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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(PUERTO SANDINO, Nicaragua) — Billowing black smoke and flames could be seen from a distance after two large tanks holding oil caught fire on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast.

Puma Energy confirmed the fires, which started with a single tank Wednesday before spreading to a second tank Thursday.

The energy company said that no injuries or damage had occurred beyond the facility’s perimeter as a result of the fires. The cause of the fires, the company said, was not immediately clear.

As of Friday morning, the fire was still burning, according to an EFE news agency report published by Fox News Latino, and people were being evacuated from the surrounding area.

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 18, 2016 at 11:41pm


NOFD: Gas line explosion reported at Entergy Michoud plant; 1 person trapped

UPDATED 4:30 PM CDT Aug 18, 2016

A person was reported trapped at the scene. Eight people were injured in the incident.

Officials said 11 people were working at the time of the incident.

The fire, which happened at 1:13 p.m., was reported as a 1-alarm incident. Crews were working to take a gas line out of service.

Emergency workers were at the scene and surrounded the hole. Later, a man emerged from the hole via a ladder placed by authorities, climbed out and walked among the firefighters.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on August 14, 2016 at 5:38am


Seven injured in explosion at Texas oil plant

Several victims suffer serious burns

UPDATED 4:41 PM CDT Aug 13, 2016

Texas oil plant explosion map


(CNN) —Seven people were injured, including four critically, in an explosion at a Texas crude-oil plant, authorities said.

The fire occurred Friday night at a Sunoco Logistics terminal in Nederland -- about 90 miles east of Houston.

According to the company that owned the marine terminal, Sunoco Logistics, it appeared to involve a crude-oil pipeline connection.

Some of the victims suffered serious burns, according to Deputy Marcus McLellan with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

"Three of the injured were transported to burn centers via helicopter, four by ambulance to area hospitals," Sunoco Logistics said in a statement.

The injured were employees of a company that contracted for Sunoco.

"Sunoco Logistics will work with the contractor, L-Con, Inc., to investigate the cause of the accident and support those injured and their families. Our prayers are with them," the company said.

The fire did not affect nearby residents, they added.

The Nederland plant is used to store crude oil and other natural gases, with a storage capacity of approximately 24 million crude oil barrels, according to Sunoco's website.

Comment by KM on August 11, 2016 at 2:17pm



Firefighters search for multiple missing people after huge explosion rips through an apartment building in suburb of DC 

  • At least 30 people injured in a Maryland suburb of Washington
  • Injuries include severe burns and fractures from jumping from windows 
  • Fire service received calls just before midnight on Wednesday 
  • Three firefighters injured while tackling the blaze
  • Locals said they heard a loud 'boom' and some felt their house shake 

Firefighters are searching for at least seven missing people after a large explosion ripped through an apartment building in a Maryland suburb of Washington. 

At least 30 people, including three firefighters, have been injured. Residents are reported to have suffered burns from the blaze and fractures from jumping out of windows.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service say first responders were dispatched to the scene in Silver Spring just before midnight on Wednesday. 

At least 30people have been injured after a huge fire broke out in an apartment block

At least 30people have been injured after a huge fire broke out in an apartment block

Terrifying scenes as fire rips through Silver Spring apartment building
Pictures shared by the fire department show debris strewn across the road  after the explosion 

Pictures shared by the fire department show debris strewn across the road  after the explosion 

Around 28 units have been impacted and more than 90 people have been forced to leave their homes after being woken up by the blast.  

Locals said they heard a loud 'boom' and some felt their house shake during the explosion at the Flower Branch Apartments on Piney Branch Road.

Comment by KM on August 9, 2016 at 1:13pm


Victims jump from roof and window and rescuers are injured after huge 'gas explosion' destroys terraced house and injures ten - three seriously 

  • Six people were injured in a massive explosion at a terraced property in Greater Manchester at 5am this morning
  • A 23-year-old woman was taken to hospital with major burns while others suffered minor injuries in the blast 
  • A couple were reportedly forced to jump from a window to escape as flames tore through the two-storey property 
  • Gas supplies to neighbouring homes have been switched off and roads remain close as police investigate the cause

At least 10 people were injured in a suspected gas explosion at a terraced property in Greater Manchester this morning.

A couple were forced to jump from a bedroom window as the blast shook the two-storey home in Ashton-under-Lyne shortly after 5am. A third resident, believed to be their adult daughter, is understood to have leapt from the roof in a bid to escape.

Three people were seriously injured, including a 23-year-old woman who was taken to hospital with major burns. Among the casualties are neighbours who had bravely tried to rescue those trapped inside.

Six people were injured in a huge explosion at a terraced property in Greater Manchester at around 5am this morning

Six people were injured in a huge explosion at a terraced property in Greater Manchester at around 5am this morning

A couple were forced to jump from a window as flames tore through the two-storey property, pictured 

A couple were forced to jump from a window as flames tore through the two-storey property, pictured 

Aerial images show smoke rising from the property as emergency service workers secure the surrounding area 

Aerial images show smoke rising from the property as emergency service workers secure the surrounding area 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 27, 2016 at 12:26am


Gas pipeline explosion in Akwa Ibom: Children go missing


When two giants wrestle over a matter of importance, the less vulnerable suffers most.

Following an NNPC gas pipeline explosion which went off in flames on Sunday, many children were reportedly missing while trying to escape from the night explosion.

The pipeline passes through Obotim Nsit community in Nsit Ibom local government area of Akwa Ibom State.

The local chiefs and police denied terror act as the cause of the explosion after the Niger Delta Avengers had claimed being responsible for blowing up an NNPC pipeline in that area earlier on Monday.

The village head of the community, Chief Akponidung
Akpan Ukpong, said several children were missing while trying to flee from the explosion that occurred in the early hours of Monday.

He said when he came out from his house, he discovered very heavy flames and people started running for safety.

“So many children are missing and we are still looking for them; we have not traced them and many people were taken to the hospital,” he stated.

Besides the missing children, the chief said the explosion damaged the farm lands in the community.

While the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Murtala Mani, claimed that the explosion was not caused by militants’ attack, the Transition Committee Chairman in the area, Mr Victor Umondak, disagreed, saying militants’ activities should not be ruled out from the act.

Mani, who reacted during an interview in Uyo over the NNPC gas pipeline explosion, attributed it to technical faults.

“It is confirmed that there is an explosion in Obotim Nsit in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of the state,” he said. “People from the pipeline confirmed that the pipelines are old and overdue for servicing; there is technical problems in the gas pipeline.

“This is no militancy attack; our men are on ground and the fire service has put off the fire.”

Although the incident happened in the night, the Police Commissioner said there was no form of casualty and no house razed.

“Our men are doing finishing touches, our people are completely on ground and the place is well condoned off and secured.

“We are waiting for the experts to give us there reports, so that we can write our report too on the Incident”, he added.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 26, 2016 at 12:54am


1 dead, house leveled after Benson-area blast; 'It was like an earthquake,' neighbor says

Home leveled, before and after - showcase

At left, the blue house at 3858 N. 65th St. is seen in a 2014 Google Street View image. At right, the aftermath of the explosion Monday afternoon is seen in a photo provided 

One woman has died and at least two other people were injured Monday afternoon after an explosion that destroyed a house near 65th and Sprague Streets.

The explosion at 3858 N. 65th St. was reported around 12:15 p.m. The houses on either side of that house were knocked off their foundations in the blast, officials said.

Two women were taken to the Nebraska Medical Center, one in critical condition, the other in serious condition, said Fire Battalion Chief Tim McCaw. The woman in critical condition later died, the fire department said. A 14-year-old boy who was seriously injured was taken to a hospital by private auto, McCaw said.

Rachel Eadie, 46, who was in the house just north of the house that exploded, suffered a concussion and cuts and bruises, said her brother, Lemuel Eadie, 50.

"She's beat up a bit," Lemuel Eadie said of his sister. "She looks like a wreck, but she's going to be OK."

Eadie said his sister was injured by drywall falling on her.

People who live in the area, and even several blocks away, reported that they heard the blast, comparing it to a bomb.

Pennie Robinson, 50, who lives at 65th and Sprague, was inside her house with her 2-year-old grandson when the explosion occurred about seven houses south of hers.

"We definitely felt it. It was like an earthquake," Robinson said. "We ran outside and it was like it was snowing out here," referring to debris and insulation that came from the house that exploded.

Eadie said he felt the explosion at Atchley Ford on 72nd Street.

Jeffery Blount, Rachel Eadie's husband, said he was washing dishes when the explosion occurred, knocking his house sideways and collapsing the roof. "I thought lightning hit the house, or a car," he said.

Rachel Eadie had been asleep in a bedroom, Blount said, but he couldn't get to her through the wreckage. Blount said he crawled out of the house through a back window and crawled into the wreckage of the bedroom.

He called out to Rachel. At first she didn't say anything, but then said, "I'm right here."

Blount said he frantically pulled away debris. Neighbors arrived and helped.

"I was just pumped up, adrenaline going, God was with me," he told reporters during a tearful interview. Blount's green T-shirt was torn and he had scratches on his legs and dried blood on his gray shorts.

Rachel Eadie was pulled from the home and taken away on a stretcher, Blount said. He said he thought she was going to be OK.

Two of their children, ages 6 and 11, also were in the home. They were not injured, he said.

Yahaira Peralta was in her house near 63rd and Manderson Streets when she heard a loud explosion and the house shook for about five to 10 seconds.

"The whole neighborhood heard it," said Peralta, 16, not long after the blast. "You can step outside and smell the fire."

Sanjaya Bolton was picking up her room when she felt her body shake.

"I didn't see anything but I felt like something really heavy in my house dropped down the stairs," said Bolton, 14.

McCaw said 50 firefighters were on the scene. No firefighters were injured, he said.

The blast ruptured a gas line to the house, McCaw said. A crew from the Metropolitan Utilities District was digging up 65th Street to gain access to a valve to shut off the gas line.

The only thing left of the house that exploded is its foundation, he said.

The cause of the blast is under investigation.

MUD shut off natural gas to the house that exploded. MUD crews surveyed the area and detected no natural gas leaks.

Forty-one OPPD customers will be without power when crews begin to make repairs on the primary power line to the area, said Jason Kuiper, an OPPD spokesman.

"We don't know how long it will take," he said. "We hope to make repairs as quickly and as safely as possible."

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