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 January 10, 2018 at 8:47pm


January 10 2018

Gas explosion triggers panic

Lawas District Officer Hussaini Hakim (fourth left) is briefed by representatives of Petronas, Fire and Rescue Department and local residents at the site of the gas leak. The blackened earth on the right indicates where the explosion occurred.

MIRI: A gas leak followed by an explosion at KP181 of the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP) sent locals in Long Luping, Lawas scurrying to safety early yesterday.

The leak in the pipeline also triggered an immediate evacuation of some 80 pupils from nearby SK Long Luping.

Sixty-one-year-old Martin Singa and his wife, who live just 500 metres from the site, were left with breathing difficulties as well as eye and throat irritation caused by the leaked gas from the pipeline.

Martin, who was taking his wife to a clinic in Long Semadoh for treatment when contacted by The Borneo Post, said he was the first to know about the leakage.

“I smelled the gas around 1.30am before hearing a loud explosion. The sound was so loud – like a plane had crashed.

“I immediately knew something was not right and my wife and I drove our car to the main road to safety,” he said, adding his wife’s condition was more serious than his as she had breathing difficulties and blurred vision.

“We were in a state of panic, but managed to drive to the school (SK Long Luping) about three kilometres away to inform them about the gas leak, prompting the school to evacuate its pupils.”

Martin said as there was no telephone reception in the area, he used amateur radio to make an emergency communication around 1.45am.

“I called them via the (amateur) radio and thankfully, someone from Ba Kelalan responded to the call. He forwarded my message to the police station in Lawas to get the valves shut down,” he said.

Another local, Peter Dison, 36, who works at a logging camp in Merarap (about 10 kilometres from the site) said he also heard the explosion.

“The sound was so loud that we could hear it from as far as Merarap. It was about 2am and I was going to start the generator set. Some of the mechanics working at the camp rushed to the school (SK Long Luping) to check on their children.

“We all panicked,” he said.

Petronas representatives (right and extreme left) talk to Martin Singa during their visit to the site yesterday following the incident. With them is Gituen Labung, who is a representative of Ba Kelalan assemblyman.

The leakage at KP181 – the second to hit the pipeline caused the gas supply from Kimanis in Sabah to be immediately shut off.

On June 10, 2014, an explosion at KP135 of the SSGP ripped apart a portion of the RM3-billion interstate gas pipeline project along a stretch between Lawas town and Long Sukang in the northern-most district of Sarawak.

In a brief statement issued by the media relations unit of its Sabah and Labuan Regional Office yesterday, Petronas confirmed the gas leak incident at Long Luping.

It said that its emergency response team was mobilised and brought the situation under control, and that all relevant authorities had been informed.

“There is no impact to the surrounding communities and the environment. Investigation (is) still being carried out,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, Ba Kelalan assemblyman Baru Bian said he was informed of the leakage by his Lawas office staffers.

“I understand that Petronas security personnel had been sent to the area around Long Meringau, near to Long Luping,” he said when contacted.

“As this is the second time a leakage has occurred, I am very concerned and so are the people in the area.

“A thorough investigation must be done. I hope to get a briefing from Petronas on the incident soon,” he said.

The 512-km SSGP pipes gas from Kimanis for processing into liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Petronas LNG Complex in Bintulu for export.

Aftermath of the explosion at point of the leakage at KP181 of the Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline at Long Luping

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 5, 2018 at 6:43am


Methane Gas Explosion Damages Kansas City Treatment Plant

Fire officials say a build-up of methane gas caused an explosion at a Kansas City wastewater treatment plant.

Jan. 4, 2018, at 3:20 p.m

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Fire officials say a build-up of methane gas caused an explosion at a Kansas City wastewater treatment plant.

No injuries were reported.

Brooke Givens, spokeswoman for the city's water department, said the Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant was damaged by the Wednesday explosion but it remained in operation.

The explosion occurred near the plant's rear door and damage was reported in the hallway and stairwell. A monetary damage estimate was not immediately available.

Methane gas is a byproduct of the wastewater treatment process. Givens says the cause of the explosion is being investigated.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 2, 2018 at 6:08am


Six Reported Dead, Dozen Injured in Gas Explosion in Pakistan Hospital

Six Reported Dead, Dozen Injured in Gas Explosion in Pakistan Hospital
AP Photo/ Arshad ButtAsia & Pacific05:02 02.01.2018Get short URL

At least six people including two children were killed and 12 more injured as a result of a gas cylinder explosion in the District Headquarters Hospital in the northern Pakistani city of Attock, local media reported.

Following the Monday explosion the building partially collapsed, the Geo TV broadcaster reported.

More people are feared to be trapped under the debris, according to the media outlet.

Authorities of the Punjab province launched an investigation into the incident. The special commission will visit the site of the blast and present a report identifying persons responsible for the incident within 72 hours.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 26, 2017 at 6:41pm


Explosion at major oil pipeline in Libya – sources

An explosion has rocked a crude oil pipeline that feeds the Es Sider sea terminal in Libya, an oil source in the country said.

The Mediterranean port of Es Sider, also spelled as Sidr and Sidra, features the largest oil depot in Libya. The blast occurred near Marada, on the pipeline belonging to the Waha oil company, the source told Reuters.

Unverified photos of what is said to be a plume of black smoke coming from the site of the pipeline explosion are being shared on social media.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 21, 2017 at 6:05am


Natural gas explosion rocks vacant restaurant near Hollywood and Highland

Shattered glass and other debris rest in the middle of a street in Hollywood after an explosion erupted in a restaurant on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017.

A natural gas explosion at a restaurant caused a precautionary evacuation to part of an apartment building in Hollywood Wednesday night.

Los Angeles firefighters headed to the scene in the 1700 block of North Highland Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Officials said the explosion happened at the Tinhorn Flats Saloon and Grill, a vacant commercial restaurant on the first floor of a six-story apartment building.

The first floor above the restaurant in the building was evacuated as a precaution, according to fire officials.

The gas line was shut off and secured, according to authorities. One person was being evaluated for an unknown injury, but

eventually left the scene unharmed, according to Los Angeles Fire Department officials.

A gas reading and search were conducted on the residential floors to make sure no one would be in a hazardous environment.

The structural integrity of the building was also being checked by firefighters.

Highland Avenue was closed from Franklin Avenue to Hollywood Boulevard, as well as side streets.

The investigation was ongoing.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 15, 2017 at 4:53am


Natural Gas Line Explosion in Kingfisher

A natural gas line exploded Thursday afternoon in Kingfisher but no one was injured in the incident.

The road was damaged in the explosion that happened south of 2880 Road and 810 Road intersection. A 15-foot section of the road was damaged in the blast and authorities closed 2880 Road due to the damage.

The cause remains under investigation.

Comment by jorge namour on December 12, 2017 at 6:25pm

Austria gas plant burns after deadly explosion

DECEMBER 12 2017


A huge fire ensued - police now say a technical fault was to blame

A big blast has rocked a major natural gas hub in Austria, killing one person and injuring at least 18, police say.

A fire followed the blast which happened around 08:45 (07:45 GMT) at the Baumgarten site, just east of the capital Vienna, near the Slovak border.
On Twitter, Austrian police said the situation was under control and a technical fault had caused the blast.

The flow of Russian gas to Europe has dropped, triggering price hikes. Italy declared a state of emergency.
Baumgarten is a key hub for imported Russian gas, which is sent on to a number of European countries. The facility receives about 40bn cubic metres of gas per year.

Gas Connect said the incident should have no effect on gas deliveries to Austria but those to Italy and Croatia might be reduced.

Meanwhile, Russia's Gazprom Export company said it was working to redirect gas flows.
It said it was "doing everything possible to secure uninterrupted gas supplies" to customers in the region.
Ukraine'S Ukrtransgaz firm said that "due to the emergency situation in the EU there will be a temporary fall in the volume of natural gas transit across Ukraine in the Slovak direction".
Ukraine is a major transporter of Russian gas into the EU.
Spot prices rose sharply across Europe after the incident.

Comment by Yvonne Lawson on December 11, 2017 at 5:01pm

Elderly woman fights for her life after being 'crushed in bed' when 'giant fireball' gas explosion blew home next door to pieces – as pensioner is miraculously pulled alive from rubble 'with a flight of stairs on him'

The semi-detached property in Birstall, Leicester UK, was completely destroyed in the blast at 7.30 this morning
Three people have been hurt after a house was blown to pieces by an early morning gas explosion that was so fierce it also damaged six neighbouring properties

Three people have been hurt after a house was blown to pieces by an early morning gas explosion that was so fierce it also damaged six neighbouring properties.

An elderly man was dramatically pulled alive from the rubble by rescuers, while the bedroom of a house next door was ripped away by the blast, injuring the couple living there.

Neighbours reported hearing a 'supersonic bang' at around 7.30am when the semi-detached property in Leicester exploded. 

Pictures from the site, in the Birstall area of the city, reveal debris strewn across the street, windows blown out and door frames hanging off their hinges. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said that up to 50 homes in the area had been damaged.

Neighbours reported hearing an 'almighty bang' at around 7.30am when the semi-detached property exploded

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5166745/Gas-explosion-injur...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 11, 2017 at 3:37am


Manhole Explosions Rocks Boston Neighborhood

December 10, 2017


BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- A series of manhole explosions rocked a quiet neighborhood in Brighton early Sunday morning. It happened on Lake Street around 3:00 a.m.

One resident tells WBZ NewsRadio1030 that the manhole explosions were so loud, that houses in the area shook and that the final blast was earsplitting.

He ran outside to see what was going on.

"I heard three loud booms, the last one shook the house, then looked out the window and saw black smoke pluming from one of the manholes,” the man said.

MBTA and Boston Fire crews were on at the scene all morning and say that the smoke was caused by smoldering cables inside the manholes.

The cause of the explosions is under investigation.   

T service in the area was not affected.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 8, 2017 at 9:15pm


4 injured after explosion at UTC in Vergennes

Updated: 2:29 PM EST Dec 8, 2017

Four people were injured Friday afternoon after an explosion at UTC Aerospace Systems in Vergennes.

Four people were injured Friday afternoon after an explosion at UTC Aerospace Systems in Vergennes.

A dispatcher said the incident was reported just after noon on Friday.

The plant is in the 100 block of Panton Road.

NBC5 viewers reported hearing an explosion and feeling shaking in nearby homes.

A company spokesman said there was an explosion and all employees were evacuated.

Three people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

"Our thoughts are with those affected and we are working with emergency responders to ensure that they receive the appropriate care and relief," the spokesman said.

No additional information was released.

A Porter Medical Center spokesman confirmed that there was a fourth injured person.

That victim was transferred to UVM Medical Center for treatment.

The other three were expected to be treated at Porter and released later today.

Vermont Emergency Management spokesman Mark Bosma said there was a fire at the facility.

He said a portion of Panton Road was closed and there may be injuries.

Witnesses said they did not see smoke or fire at the buildings.

According to its website, UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products.

The Vergennes complex deals with fire protection systems and fuel measurement and management systems, among other things.

The company employs 41,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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