An oil field exploded in Basra Iraq [Iraq Oil Report ; Published September 20, 2011]; Comment by Starr DiGiacomo


List of comment about gas explosion, in order of posted time; as of 2011-09-01


1) SOMERVILLE, Ohio, US; "Investigation continues in house collapse"

2) BAKERSFIELD, Calif. US; "Bakersfield resident hurt in natural gas explosion"

3) Pompton Lakes, NJ, US; "Update: Suspected gas explosion levels home in Pompton Lakes [raw video]"

4) Brantford, Ontario, Canada; "Natural gas explosion levelled Brantford house: fire marshal"

5) Warren, MI, US; "City of Warren Home Explosion Underscores Need for Natural Gas Safety"

6) Castleford, West Yorkshire, UK; "Dramatic footage shows huge gas explosion at Yorkshire home"

7) Warren Park, Harare, Zimbabwe; "2 seriously injured in Warren Park gas explosion"

8) Logan City, south of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia; "Seven children killed in gas explosion at house"

9) Herscher, IL, US; Douglasville, GA, US; "This Week In Natural Gas Leaks and Explosions – Aug. 22, 2011"

10) "Seven children killed in gas explosion at house" [See 8)]

11) Lakeview, MI, US; "Explosion inside Lakeview house causes fire, couple escapes with minor injuries"

12) Newborough, Victoria, Australia; "Gas blast destroys Newborough garage"

13) Cato, Montcalm, MI, US; "Couple escapes house explosion"

14) Glenrock, Converse, WY, US; "Oilfield explosion claims three"

15) St. Augustine, Fla, US; "Gas Station Explosion Site in St. Augustine now 'Stable'"



* Comment by Starr DiGiacomo

We'll be seeing an uptick in unusual home and business gas explosions and I'm trying to locate specific ZT on the matter.  Below is a refresher for the many gas related news articles.



Fault lines, when adjusting, do not just rip apart one day during a dramatic earthquake. They most often creep. Laying gas lines along or across a fault line is asking for an accident of this sort. Fault lines are also seldom so clearly delineated that one can go a mile in this or that direction and avoid their action. Where a slip-slide fault such as the San Andreas will often leave a clear line on the surface, this is only the surface action, not what occurs in the rock layers on either side which can fracture for a long way to either side during any movement. The gas company, or the age of the pipes, will be faulted but in truth the finger should be pointed in many directions. The public, who insist on living at such a scenic spot, is to blame. Officials, who zoned for housing are to blame. The public utility company, for allowing gas lines in the area, is to blame. But this will change nothing, while man continues to live on the San Andreas, even as it awakens. EOZT



The danger from radon gas will not be increased as a result of the pole shift. Radon gas is emitted by rock containing uranium, which is degrading. In normal circumstances, where air can circulate, it is disbursed rapidly as is any methane created by decay of organic material. The danger from these gasses comes from confinement - being trapped in a mine, a basement, or beneath the permafrost. The dangers are well known. For methane, it is explosions. An accumulation of methane gas can be identified by the smell of rotten eggs, or as some have described it, dirty socks or cabbage soup. For radon gas the danger is lung cancer, from the continual exposure to the radioactive air. Radon gas is odorless, and cannot be detected except by specialized equipment not in the hands of the average person.

In that the pole shift, or the Earth changes preceding the pole shift, can fracture rock and release pockets of either gas, survivors should be cautious about huddling in bunkers. You are safer out in the open air, or in a trench you have dug that will allow the pole shift winds to pass over you, but nothing to fall on and crush you. The fact that both methane gas and radon gas can accumulate in the bunkers of the elite is one of the reasons we have stated that they have dug their own graves. EOZT



* Comment by Starr DiGiacomo


Anyone watching the news, for instance the news on the San Bruno explosion in a distribution line close to the San Andreas Fault line, knows that gas in any form is a danger. Oil and gas refineries explode when rigid piping cracks. Oil or gas wells explode when the ground around them moves. And the gas distribution lines running under cities are no exception. They likewise will explode. Gas lines, whether along the street or within a home, are rigid. In some cases automatic shutoff valves can limit the amount of gas available for an explosion by sensing a drop in pressure, but this is always after the fact. The explosion has already occurred. Utilizing gas on a planet prone to earthquakes was a mistake to begin with, but man never thinks of the consequences when striving for modern conveniences. We have advised turning off the gas at the street, though when the street explodes and your neighbor's homes are on fire you are not likely to escape the holocaust. A better alternative is to live in an area where gas is not available, as in your rural safe location where you will be doing a form of camping while gardening. A campfire at night, for cooking and washing and a bit of friendly light before bed. Nothing explosive. EOZT



* Comment by Starr DiGiacomo

SOZT Answer: It is no accident that the New Madrid fault lies under the Mississippi River near Memphis, as rivers form in lowlands created when land pulls apart, separating the rock fingers and weakening support for the land. Thus, the Ohio River bed also is an indication of where rock fingers will pull apart. Two adjustments in Kentucky, a day apart, are not an accident, but an indication of the speed at which the stretch zone is starting to adjust. Rail lines are frequently an early harbinger of such adjustments, as they run long distances, whereas structures within cities, such as tall buildings, take up relatively little space and have a small footprint. Our warning that imploding cities will be experienced, before the hour of the shift, are in this regard. Be warmed, it will not just be your rail lines and gas and water mains that will shatter and be pulled apart during the stretch. The foundations of your tall buildings will likewise be vulnerable.EOZT



[Original post on January 20, 2011]

Original title: Gas explosion kills 1, injures 5 in Philadelphia




  • The explosion occurred in Philadelphia's Tacony neighborhood
  • The blast killed one utilities worker and injured five other people
  • Some of the injuries are serious

(CNN) -- A gas main explosion in Philadelphia Tuesday evening killed one utilities worker and injured five other people, a fire department official said.

Philadelphia Gas Works employees were responding to a gas main break in the city's Tacony neighborhood when the explosion occurred, fire department spokesman Jim Smith said.

"They were trying to control it and found a source of ignition," according to Smith, who said four PGW employees and a firefighter were among the injured. He said some of the gas workers' injuries were serious.



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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 6, 2015 at 10:02pm


Gas leak explosion closes down portion of Dort Highway in Flint

See flames shoot across Dort Highway following gas leak explosion i...Flint police shutdown Dort Highway between Court Street and Lapeer Road following a gas leak explosion Saturday, June 6. The flames could be seen shooting over nearby Interstate 69.

on June 06, 2015 at 2:00 PM, updated June 06, 2015 at 2:54 PM

FLINT, MI -- Police are at the scene of a fire on Dort Highway near Interstate 69, and are evacuating the area.

Flint police are blocking traffic on Dort Highway between Court Street and Lapeer Road Saturday, June 6, due to a large blaze near I-69.

Flint police have evacuated the area and are asking people to avoid this stretch of Dort Highway and find an alternate route.

The department posted on its Facebook page the fire was caused by a gas leak explosion.

Flames from the blaze could be seen from Court Street as the fire shot up over the overpass.

Comment by Yvonne Lawson on June 5, 2015 at 9:06am

Shocking moment mother and two children have miracle escape after manhole EXPLODES just feet away from them

This is the dramatic moment a mother and her two children had a miracle escape after a manhole cover exploded just feet away from them sparking fears a 'bomb had gone off'.

Shocking CCTV footage shows flames shooting 10ft into the air following the blast at about 8am on Tuesday outside a convenience store in Northampton, UK.

The woman had been getting cash from an ATM machine outside Abington newsagents, on the outskirts of the town, when the terrifying explosion occurred.

Footage shows the family running desperately from the scene as the metal manhole grid is blown into the air before clattering to the ground some feet away.

 This is the dramatic moment a mother and her two children desperately tried to run for cover after a manhole cover exploded outside a convenience store in Northampton while they were getting cash out of an ATM
This is the dramatic moment a mother and her two children desperately tried to run for cover after a manhole cover exploded outside a convenience store in Northampton while they were getting cash out of an ATM

The force of the blast caused a fire and also ripped down part of the newsagent's sign, which narrowly avoided colliding with the head of the mother's young son.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Wellingborough Road and the mother was treated by paramedics but nobody was seriously injured.

Sela Rajesh Kumar, 28, who has run the newsagents for 12 years, said his family thought a bomb had gone off outside their shop.

He said: 'My brothers were working at the time when they heard this almighty bang that shook the foundations of the shop.

Northamptonshire Fire Service said the cause of the explosion was an electrical fault in an underground box.

An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman added: 'An ambulance attended to treat a woman who had been walking in the area with two children when the cover flew into the air, but there were no serious injuries.'

A total of 90 properties in Northampton were temporarily without power on Tuesday, with all electricity supplies switched back on by 4pm.

A spokesman for Western Power said: 'We have conducted it in stages so as to minimise disruption as much as possible, but we apologise to residents for any inconvenience caused.'

The sound of the explosion was heard by residents in Northampton town centre - almost two miles away.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3110781/Shocking-moment-mot... 


Comment by KM on June 4, 2015 at 3:27pm


Explosion rips through Ghanaian petrol station killing at least 90 people after floodwater washes fuel into a fire while the victims were sheltering from torrential rain

  • Blast set fire to nearby buildings and left gruesome trail of charred bodies
  • Distraught president visited scene saying: 'This loss of life is catastrophic'
  • Hospitals said morgues were full amid fears the death toll is likely to rise
  • Some victims 'drowned in floodwater caused by blocked roadside gutters' 

An explosion ripped through a petrol station in Ghana, killing at least 90 people and leaving a gruesome scene with charred bodies and neighbouring buildings burning through the night.

The blast was caused when floodwater washed stored fuel into a nearby fire while the victims were sheltering from torrential rain in the capital, Accra, officials said today. 

'This loss of life is catastrophic and almost unprecedented,' a visibly shaken President John Dramani Mahama said at the scene. 'A lot of people have lost their lives and I am lost for words.'  

Pictures posted online showed the gas station ablaze with a thick, black plume of smoke billowing hundreds of feet into the sky. 

Graphic footage aired on national television also showed bodies being piled into the back of a pick-up truck and other charred remains trapped amid the debris, with the floodwater waist deep.

Disaster: Black smoke billows hundreds of feet into the air after en explosion ripped through a petrol station in Ghana, killing scores of people and setting fire to surrounding buildings which burned through the night

Disaster: Black smoke billows hundreds of feet into the air after en explosion ripped through a petrol station in Ghana, killing scores of people and setting fire to surrounding buildings which burned through the night

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 1, 2015 at 7:50am

Scores killed in gas explosion north of Syria


Scores of patients, children and nurses were killed while dozens of others were injured in a gas explosion that took place in a clinic located in Syria\'s northeastern province of Hasakah, a monitoring group and activists said. A fire caused by the explosion of a gas canister at the Maysaloun clinic in Qamishli on Sunday left at least 40 people killed and dozen others badly injured, activists told Al Jazeera. \"The fire took place east of the city at the Maysaloun clinic. We had just begun a vaccination campaign for the children with the help of the UN,\" a local activist who requested to remain anonymous said. Maysaloun clinic after the explosion [Local activists] \"The death toll could rise to 50, including nurses, women and children. We found 18 burnt bodies, it was horrific. We have cases of second and third degree burns\" he added. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens of people were killed in the fire, and did not report a final death toll yet.  The observatory said that many of those wounded are in critical conditions and suffered extreme burns, adding that the reason behind the explosion has not been determined. The observatory also confirmed the death of at least 65 people overnight due to government air strikes on the city of Qamishli. The death toll includes 22 civilians and 43 fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). ISIL launched an assault on the Kurdish city of Hasakah last week, as they clashed with pro-government National Defence Forces for control of the city . ISIL advance in Aleppo In another development, ISIL fighters advanced against rival armed groups in Aleppo on Sunday, capturing towns close to the Turkish border. The observatory reported that at least 50 fighters have been killed during clashes in the past two days. The towns overrun by ISIL include, Soran Azaz, al-Bel and al-Hasila. Soran Azaz is only 10km away from the city of Azaz and Bab al-Salam crossing into Turkey. The observatory added that at least three children were killed in air strikes on a neighborhoud controlled by rebels in Aleppo. A series of barrel bombs dropped by the government on Saturday killed at least 75 people and wounded dozens in Aleppo province.   Source:  Al Jazeera

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 1, 2015 at 7:28am


Three killed, 18 injured including two Chinese engineers in tunnel ...

Published: June 1, 2015

Labor inside tunnel, work was pulled round the clock. PHOTO: wapda.gov.pk/

Labor inside tunnel, work was pulled round the clock. PHOTO: wapda.gov.pk/

An explosion in the tunnel of the Neelum-Jhelum Hydel Power Project in Muzaffarabad has claimed three lives while 18 other workers have been injured, reportedExpress News.

According to Express News, the explosion was the result of gas compression in the tunnel where work was being round the clock because of the worsening power crisis in the country.

The injured also include two Chinese engineers who were on site at the time of the explosion.

The tunnel, which happens to be five kilometers in long, was under construction from both the sides.

Eye witnesses say that the tunnel has collapsed by approximately 50 meters in depth.

The three deceased laborers are Raja Umair, Zahid Mughal, and Saif Alam

Rescue teams have reached the site along with police who are extracting people from the rubble and shifting the injured to nearest hospitals in Muzaffarabad.

Construction on this project began in 2008 after a Chinese consortium was awarded the contract in July 2007.

Comment by Mark on May 20, 2015 at 10:06am

More bodies found in Philippines slipper factory fire

At least 72 dead after blaze on the outskirts of Manila, with reports saying workers were trapped after welding triggered explosion


Officials said the death toll in a rubber slipper factory fire in a suburb of the Philippines’ capital had climbed to at least 72 on Thursday as police continued to retrieve charred bodies from the gutted building. Dozens more remained missing and feared dead.

A fierce blaze quickly took hold of the Kentex Manufacturing Corp factory in Valenzuela city north of Manila on Wednesday. On Thursday Eduardo Nazar, village council chief of Ugong where the factory is located, said: “The [police forensic officers] will do all they can to identify the victims because they are totally burned.”
The flames were so intense that even jewellery the victims wore that might have helped with their identification had melted in the heat or fallen off, Nazar said.

The local mayor, Rex Gatchalian, said retrieval of the remains resumed on Thursday after it was suspended late on Wednesday because of the heat and worries about the instability of the two-storey building.

Comment by Mark on May 19, 2015 at 11:03am

Huge Charlton warehouse fire threatens

London City Airport flights


Firefighters are tackling a fire that has broken out at a warehouse in south-east London.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) said it received reports of a fire at 4.08pm at the retail park in Lombard Wall, Charlton, close to the Thames Barrier.

Ten fire engines and more than 70 firefighters are at the scene to tackle the blaze but a spokesperson said more will probably be needed to fully extinguish the flames.

Huge swathes of black smoke could be seen emitting from the area as the fire burned, with it drifting towards London City Airport on the opposite bank of the River Thames. The LFB is telling people who live or work nearby to close their doors and windows.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 19, 2015 at 4:41am


2 Dead, a Dozen Injured in Qingdao Hotel Gas Explosion
   2015-05-19 09:07:18 

Firefighters rush to the Yihe Xizhong Chain Hotel where a gas explosion occurred around 5 a.m. in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province on May 19, 2015. [Photo: Imagine China]

At least two people are dead and a dozen have been hospitalized after an explosion occurred at a hotel in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao, Shandong Province, early Tuesday morning.

A gas explosion in the southern district of Qingdao struck at the Yihe Xizhong Chain Hotel around 5 a.m. The injured were rushed to hospital; according to official reports, none of the injuries found so far are life-threatening.

The accident is still under investigation.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 19, 2015 at 12:54am


Explosion at Yamal gas field causes fire

By Anna Liesowska
19 May 2015

Accident involving drilling works sparks massive blaze but thankfully no injuries.

During drilling of a well for the installation of a deep anode bed, builders came across a shallow gas lens. There was a gas explosion.' Picture: Yury Lushin/RIA Novosti

Emergency services responded to an explosion at a gas field in the Yamal Peninsula following an accident during drill works.

A total of 12 firefighters were called to the scene at Bovanenkovo on Sunday morning after an operation to dig a well accidentally breached gas reserves.

It happened as workers were taking part in an exercise to lay specialist equipment 100 metres below the ground. Fortunately no-one was injured in the incident, which sent flames shooting 15 metres into the sky.

According to Gazprom Dobycha Nadym, a Gazprom subsidiary which controls work at Bovanenkovo, it was not a working well.

A statement said: 'During drilling of a well for the installation of a deep anode bed, builders came across a shallow gas lens. There was a gas explosion.

'This incident has no relation to the process of gas extraction, or exploration.'

The fire was extinguished by the evening and now the drilling rig is in the process of being cooled down.

It is not the first accident on the Yamal gas fields. In January this year, a fire broke out in the Severo-Gubkinskoye field, with a special military group brought in to help fight the blaze.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 9, 2015 at 9:47am


Texas gas well explodes in a fireball when struck by lightning

A gas well on the Payne lease burns during a thunderstorm on May 7, 2015, in Denton, Texas.

In recent years, the ground throughout "Tornado Alley" has become pockmarked with oil and natural gas drilling infrastructure, as the process known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has taken off in states like Texas and Oklahoma. Fracking has enabled the United States to surge to No. 1 in the world for oil production and to become a major player in the natural gas industry.

But at least occasionally, it turns out that severe thunderstorms and natural gas wells don't make for a good combination. Case in point: on Thursday night, a gas well exploded in a fireball due to a lightning strike at a Vantage Energy site in Denton, Texas. (It's not clear if that particular well was a fracked well or a more conventional well.)

According to the CBS-TV affiliate in Dallas, the accident happened at about 10 p.m. local time on Thursday. The drilling site had been shut down, the station reports, "due to low production."

A second gas well next to the explosion site was producing natural gas, but Vantage Energy workers and Denton Fire Department personnel were able to prevent the fire from spreading. The gas well fire burned until 2:30 a.m. local time, the station reports.

Luckily, no injuries were reported.

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