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 Brian G on June 10, 2014 at 11:41pm

Explosion rips apart section of Sabah-Sarawak gas pipeline


MIRI: An explosion ripped apart a portion of the RM3bil Sabah to Sarawak interstate gas pipeline project at the stretch between Lawas town and Long Sukang in the northern most district of Sarawak on Tuesday.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 9, 2014 at 5:05pm


Explosions at petrochemical factory

  • Published: 9 Jun 2014 at 20.33

  • There were no injuries. 

  • Large flames and clouds of black smoke filled the air after two explosions at an oil-and-gas filtration plant owned by IRPC Plc in Rayong's Muang district on Monday evening. 
  • Nattapon Natthasomboon, director-general of the Department of Industrial Works, said the blasts erupted from a gas tank within the compound. Firefighters were able to control the fire after about an hour, he added.

    Pollution Control Department director-general Wichian Joongrungruang said reports of a pungent stench that had been emanating from the factory may be linked to the cause of the explosions. An investigative team has begun conducting further investigation.

Comment by Tracie Crespo on June 7, 2014 at 12:41am


Kosovo power plant blast kills three, many injured

At least three people were killed and many more were injured in a suspected gas explosion at a major power plant outside the Kosovo capital Pristina today. 
"Until now we have three confirmed dead and ," Derat Rukiqi, the chairman of plant's management board told AFP. 
The head of Pristina's emergency centre Basri Lenanji said 13 people had been taken there with injuries. 
Ambulances were seen speeding to and from the blast site, which was sealed off by police. 
Rukiqi said the blast - heard in Pristina 10 kilometres (six miles) away - was believed to have been caused by gas. 
"The explosion was so strong that I thought it was an earthquake," an injured engineer with a bandaged head told local television from his hospital bed. 
"The ceiling started to fall. Before I left the plant I noticed many wounded and much blood," he said. 
An AFP photographer who managed to approach the plant two hours after the explosion said its walls were severely damaged. 
The windows of about a dozen cars parked nearby had shattered from the impact of the blast, as had those of houses in the vicinity. 
Thick black smoke billowed from the plant as firefighters and rescuers from a special emergency unit of Kosovo Security Force made their way in and out of the building. 
The Kosovo A plant is the second largest power station in the country with a capacity of 449 MW. It produces more than 30 per cent of electricity in Kosovo. 
The European Union has described the plant as the worst single source of pollution in Kosovo. It is expected to be closed by 2017. 
A worker who happened to be outside the plant at the time of the blast said: "There was a huge fire that broke out after the explosion. Panic broke out. We started to run as no-one knew what was going on." 
"The explosion broke my (entrance) door and all windows of my house," said a man living nearby the plant. 
"We all ran out the house as we thought a bomb was thrown on it," he added. 
Outgoing Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci came to the plant shortly after the blast. 
He denied rumours that new blasts could be expected.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 5, 2014 at 7:28pm


3 Oxnard homes damaged after natural gas blast

Posted: Jun 05, 2014 8:33 AM EDTUpdated: Jun 05, 2014 12:20 PM EDT

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters in Ventura County are investigating an early morning house fire they believe started with a natural gas explosion in the city of Oxnard.

Officials tell CBS-TV that it took about 20 minutes to put out the 3 a.m. Thursday fire. Eight people were displaced as a result of the fire, which spread to two adjacent homes.

The Oxnard Fire Department says on its Facebook page that no injuries were reported.

Firefighters, police and gas company personnel remain on the scene.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 5, 2014 at 5:26am


Wednesday June 4 2014

Gas Line Explosion Shakes Knifley Area

The aftermath of Thursday morning's explosion left workers scrambling to clean up the area well into the afternoon.

By Blake Spires
Asst. Editor

An early-morning gas line explosion beneath Ky. 76 in the Knifley community destroyed much of the road, damaged three nearby homes, and sent two residents to the hospital for treatment Thursday.

The explosion, which took place just before 1 a.m. Thursday morning, sent rocks and debris the size of small vehicles erupting into the air, according to Adair County Judge-Executive Ann Melton, and forced roughly 20 people to evacuate their homes.

Two residents injured in the explosion suffered the wounds as they tried to escape their burning home. The pair, a middle-aged couple whose names have not yet been made public, were treated and released.

“You can train and practice for this all you want, but it’s still chaos at first when something like this happens,” said Adair County Emergency Management Director Greg Thomas. “Our first responders did an outstanding job of getting the situation under control, however. The best part of it was that no lives were lost. That’s the number one priority.”

Fire Departments from Knifley, Breeding, Adair County, Taylor County, Dunnville, Clementsville, and Casey County responded to the situation, and were joined by the Adair County Sheriff’s Dept., Adair Search and Rescue, and the Lake Cumberland Territory Red Cross.

By roughly 8:30 a.m., the blaze was completely extinguished. Thomas said in a press conference Thursday morning at the Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Dept. that he hopes residents can be back in their homes by tonight.

“The goal is for tonight to be as normal a night as possible for them,” he said of those displaced by the explosion. “The wonderful thing is that a lot of times in areas like this, people rely on neighbors and family. That’s what happened here.” 

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 4, 2014 at 1:55pm



22 people were killed and 6 injured in a gas explosion at a coal mine in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on Tuesday.

Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of all the dead miners. 

A total of 28 miners were working down the shaft at the time of the accident. 

6 of them managed to escape. 

2 of the survivors are still in hospital receiving treatment for their injuries, mainly burns and carbon monoxide poisoning during their escape from the mine. 

Local authorities have launched an investigation to determine the cause of the accident. 

China has the world's deadliest mines in view of this, in recent years regulators have strengthened enforcement of safety rules.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 4, 2014 at 1:01am


3 June 2014 Last updated at 18:29 ET

Explosions and fire at Dutch Shell plant

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A large fire has broken out at a Shell chemical plant in the Netherlands following a series of explosions, reports say.

Television footage showed flames and smoke pouring from the plant in Moerdijk, south of Rotterdam.

It is not known if there are any casualties and the cause of the blasts was not clear.

Local media said the explosions could be heard several miles away from the site.

The factory is reported to make oil-based chemicals for use in products that range from car components to insulation materials.

The Shell complex is close to another chemical factory that was hit by a serious fire in 2011, Dutch media said.

That blaze sent a plume of toxic smoke across a wide area, causing a health alert.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 3, 2014 at 8:23pm


Couple killed in apartment explosion caused by gas leak

Four-year-old son among injured, one in critical condition

(ANSA) - Foggia, June 2 - Two people were killed and four were injured when a gas explosion early Tuesday destroyed four apartments inside a building in the center of Foggia, southern Italy. One of the injured was in critical condition. The two who died were a couple, aged 29 and 37, whose four-year-old son survived with burns and broken bones. Tenants reportedly complained of a gas odor the day before.

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Gas leak explosion kills 2, injures 4 in southern Italy: media

2014-06-03 10:35:16 GMT2014-06-03 18:35:16(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

ROME, June 3 (Xinhua) - Two people were killed and four injured as a residential building collapsed following a big explosion caused by a gas leak in Foggia, a city in southern Italy, early on Tuesday, local reports said.

Giuseppina Fiore, 28, and her husband Luigi Veneziano, 37, died from injuries suffered in the collapse. Their 3-year-old kid was extracted alive from the rubble by rescue teams. An elderly man was seriously burnt while a couple was slightly injured.

The explosion destroyed four flats at the first and second floors of the building, which has six floors. The blast was felt across a large surrounding area, and smashed dozens of parked cars, according to ANSA news agency.

A man living at the fifth floor, Salvatore Morese, told local media he had called gas technicians a day before the explosion as there was smell of gas in the building.

"I waited for a while but they were not coming, so I phoned again and they came. They said there was no problem. I insisted there was a strong smell of gas, but they assured me that there was no problem," Morese stressed.

"I heard a terrible roar and I went down the street. It was a hell, with frightened people all around, destroyed cars and the smoke coming out of the building," a woman living in the neighborhood said.

"I saw rescue teams holding an alive child, then I saw they were covering two corpses .. it was a tragedy," she added.

Police were reportedly questioning the residents of the building to ascertain the causes and responsibilities of the deadly blast.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 2, 2014 at 7:28am


Gas explosion blasts through Dublin house

A man was rescued from the house and taken to hospital with severe burn injuries.


A picture from the scene of the explosion this evening,

AN EXPLOSION BLASTED through a house on Sullivan Street in Dublin this evening, leaving one man in serious condition with severe burns.

Emergency services are currently attending the scene of the what is thought to have been a gas explosion, which caused extensive damage to the house.

The adjacent Infirmary Road has been closed to facilitate Dublin Fire Brigade which has six units in attendance.

A 58-year-old man was rescued from the house with severe burns. He was taken to the Mater Hospital  and is understood to be in critical condition. There were no other injuries reported in the incident.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on May 28, 2014 at 11:35pm


Posted 28 May 2014  23:32:38

Sewerage line explodes in Dhaka city building, 5 hurt.



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