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 Juan F Martinez on Monday

BALTIMORE, MD —  A "major gas explosion" rocked northwest Baltimore on Monday morning, killing at least one person and leaving several others trapped or injured, local fire officials said.

Baltimore City Fire Department said in a Facebook post that at least three homes were involved in the gas explosion that killed at least one woman. At least two occupants had also been transported to the hospital in serious condition, the department said.

According to the city's local fire union, at least five people, including children, had been trapped but three were rescued as of 10:30 a.m. as search operations continued.

"This is a major incident," the IAFF Local 734 said in a tweet. Officials with Baltimore County Fire, the city's emergency management office and Baltimore Gas and Electric were also responding, the union said.

Linda Foy, a spokeswoman for Baltimore Gas and Electric, told USA TODAY that crews received a call from Baltimore's fire department just before 10 a.m. Monday and were working to turn off gas to other buildings in the immediate area.

Photos from the scene showed the rubble of the collapsed structures next to other row houses.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Saturday


Pipeline Explodes, Roads Collapse After Flooding in Yulin, China

A natural gas pipeline exploded in China’s north-central city of Yulin on Wednesday. Authorities blame the blast on recent flooding in the region and have issued a warning to area citizens to expect more heavy rains in the coming days.

In addition to the pipeline explosion, several roads collapsed this week because of flooding in and around Yulin, located in China’s Shaanxi province. No casualties have been reported in connection with the pipeline blast, but regional authorities have evacuated roughly 600 people from the Yulin area as a result of the infrastructure damage caused by the explosion and road collapses, the South China Morning Post reported Wednesday.

“It happened at around 1:40 AM. We were sleeping,” local resident Ma Yongping told the state-controlled broadcaster, China Central Television (CCTV), of the pipeline explosion.

“We were woken up by the blast, which was so loud. I went out to check what happened. When I stepped out of my home, I realized it was a natural gas pipeline that exploded,” Ma said.

Yulin borders China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to the north, which in recent months has suffered from severe droughts; approximately 45 percent of the region was affected as of June. In China’s south and interior, torrential rains have caused historic flooding in recent weeks. The overnight transition from one climate extreme to another proved too much for Yulin this week, whose faulty infrastructure was poorly equipped to withstand the flooding.

Typhoon Hagupit made landfall in east China on Tuesday, further complicating the environmental crisis. Since early June, torrential rains in southern China have flooded the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, one of the world’s largest. As of mid-July, 433 Yangtze tributaries were flooded. An estimated 55 million people living in communities along the Yangtze’s nearly 4,000-mile path have been affected by the flooding, and at least 56 people have died.

China’s Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric plant in the world, is located on the Yangtze. The dam is at risk of collapsing because of the extreme flooding and has “moved, leaked, and distorted,” Chinese state media reported in late July. The admission was a rare instance of Beijing revealing the extent of the flooding’s damage, as it has otherwise insisted that the floods are under control and that the dam’s structure was sound.

In an effort to relieve pressure on the strained dam, Chinese officials have been opening the Three Gorges’ floodgates, sacrificing lesser dams along the Yangtze and purposefully flooding communities located along the river.

In mid-July, Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping ordered local Communist Party officials in flooded zones to “brave challenges and go to the frontline of flood prevention and rescue and relief work.” Xi himself has failed to visit the flooding sites. His official acknowledgment of China’s worst flooding in decades has been minimal. Xi has made numerous public appearances since mid-July without mentioning the flooding.
Comment by jorge namour on August 7, 2020 at 1:20am


Fire breaks out at the Al-Haramain Train Station in the Saudi city of Jeddah SAUDI ARABIA

AUGUST 6 2020


---------------------------------------------------------------------- IRAN Mysterious fires continue .. fires devour a factory in Tehran (video) https://www.masrawy.com/news/news_publicaffairs/details/2020/8/6/18... A fire broke out at dawn on Thursday in a livestock and poultry factory in the Tehran district of Tehran, in the latest chapters of the series of mysterious fires that have hit Iran for weeks. a large-scale operation is underway to contain the fire, but the fire is expanding and extending to the outskirts, and that firefighters and rescue personnel are present at the site, according to Al Arabiya news channel. This comes two days after another fire broke out in an industrial area near the capital, Tehran. Iranian television reported - at the time - that a fire broke out in the industrial area of the Jagrod district of Bardis district on Tuesday morning.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 30, 2020 at 12:02am


Gas explosion claims 2 lives, destroys 9 shops in Lagos – LASEMA

Five people feared dead after gas explosion at Ajao Estate, Lagos. (Graphic pictures)

Five people have reportedly died as a result of a gas explosion in Ajao Estate area of Lagos which just five kilometers away from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport.

The incident, according to reports happened at a gas refill shop yesterday evening. From the pictures available, not only were lives lost but some properties were also destroyed as a result of the explosion.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 25, 2020 at 8:07pm


Explosion at Pattaya crematorium injures 2

July 25 2020

Two people were hurt when a gas leak resulted in an explosion at a Pattaya temple crematorium.

Rath Changpradit, 74, suffered extensive burns covering his entire body and a blow to the face, while an assistant identified as Wanchai, 63, also sustained serious burns.

The explosion occurred at the end of a funeral at Banglamung Temple as the two brothers prepared the body for cremation. The explosion damaged the building, with cracks appearing in its external walls.

The body that had been set for cremation was moved to Chonglom Temple and Banglamung Temple’s facility was closed pending inspection and repairs.

Comment by M. Difato on July 20, 2020 at 3:24pm

Explosion hits power plant in Iran's Isfahan, no casualties reported


TEHRAN: An explosion hit a power plant in the central Iranian province of Isfahan on Sunday (July 19), state news agency IRNA reported, saying it was over faulty equipment and caused no casualties.

A "worn out transformer... at Isfahan's Islamabad thermal power plant exploded at around 5:00 am today," the managing director of Isfahan's electricity company Said Mohseni told the agency.

The facility returned to normal working conditions after about two hours and Isfahan's power supply was uninterrupted, he added.

The incident is the latest in a string of fires and explosions at military and civilian sites across Iran in recent weeks.

Two explosions rocked Tehran in late June, one near a military site and the other in a health centre, the latter killing 19 people.

Fires or blasts also hit a shipyard in southern Iran last week, a factory south of Tehran with two dead and the Natanz nuclear complex in central Iran earlier this month.

Iranian authorities called the Natanz fire an accident without elaborating and later said they would not reveal the cause, citing "security reasons"..."

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 19, 2020 at 11:12pm


Dozens evacuated after massive explosions at local supermarket in North Western France

sidents were suddenly awakened in the middle of the night in Plancoet, in north western France by a series of huge explosions coming from a nearby supermarket, which destroyed properties, blew out windows and had the authorities scrambling to evacuate the area, whilst trying to contain the enormous blaze.

Approximately 40 firefighters were in attendance in minutes, from the town’s service and local villages to attend to the blaze which started at 02.38am local time at the ‘Hyper U’ store in the town.

Exploded gas bottles were hurled over 50 metres, and in the vicinity there was a huge worry for firefighters as there is a large LPG, (liquid petroleum gas), tank nearby which had it exploded would have wreaked havoc

Fifty-five people were evacuated from their homes as the gas bottles continued to explode, these could become missiles, and cause more devastation.

Hampering their efforts further was the risk of additional gas cylinders exploding and becoming improvised missiles, forcing firefighters to keep their distance and rely on water cannons to tame the blaze.

Thursday morning’s fire is the largest of 15 blazes to occur in the town in the last three months. Mayor Patrick Barrault declined to comment on the possibility that a serial arsonist was to blame for the recent spate of fires, citing an ongoing investigation.

Thankfully nobody was injured in the incident, and at the moment there is no knowledge of how much the damage will cost to repair

and another:


Worker injured in explosion at Titusville factory making hand sanitizer

Updated: 4:40 PM EDT Jul 16, 2020

An explosion at a factory that makes hand sanitizer in Titusville sent one worker to the hospital with significant burns Thursday.

The state fire marshal is investigating what caused the explosion.

The fire department rushed to the scene after a phone call reporting several injuries from an explosion.

Firefighters found one person injured amid some debris inside a hand sanitizer-making business.

“There’s mild evidence of a percussion or some sort of, I don’t know if you want to say explosion, but visible damage around the area — nothing significant,” Battalion Chief Greg Sutton said.

Sutton says the victim’s burns were significant, and covered a large part of the victim’s upper body. The worker was flown to a hospital. The business, Ocean Potion, is located on Chaffee Drive across from the Astrotech satellite-processing plant.

Ocean Potion is a brand of sunscreen, but firefighters say the plant was turning out hand sanitizer, made with a flammable ingredient.

“Certainly, there is some alcohol base to hand sanitizer, but that’s what’s going to come out in the investigation. What work was going on in the area and what product may have caused that,” Sutton said.

Officials are looking into whether they were producing the hand sanitizer legally.

No one at the business was available to answer our questions.

and another:


No injuries after explosion rocks NW Indiana steel mill

JULY 16, 2020 12:45 PM

A fiery explosion that rocked a northwestern Indiana steel mill early Thursday was caused by equipment failure at one of the plant's blast furnaces, a company official said.

ArcelorMittal spokesman William Steers said no one was injured and the resulting fire was contained and extinguished at the company’s Burns Harbor mill along Lake Michigan.

He said the fire was caused by a stove dome failure, and the furnace was taken safely offline at the complex, located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of Chicago.

“We are creating a timeline for repairs and the company does not anticipate any impact on our ability to meet customer demand,” Steers said.

A video posted to social media showed that the explosion at Blast Furnace D showered the mill with shrapnel from big chunks of burning hot white refractory, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported.

Refractory is the interior lining that protects the blast furnace shell from super-heated temperatures within during the steelmaking process

Burns Harbor Fire Chief William Arney said his department and the Porter Fire Department assisted ArcelorMittal's internal fire department in dousing the flames following the explosion and fire.

“The cause of the fire/explosion is still under investigation," Arney said.

Comment by jorge namour on July 15, 2020 at 9:28pm

At least 7 ships catch fire at port in Iran — report

Iranian news agency doesn't say what started the blaze in Bushehr, the province housing the Islamic Republic's only nuclear plant


A screenshot from video of a fire on a ship at the Bushehr port in southern Iran, July 15, 2020. (Screen capture: Twitter)

A fire broke out Wednesday at an Iranian shipyard in the southwestern port of Bushehr, damaging several vessels under construction without causing any casualties, local media reported.

“An extensive fire has engulfed Delvar Kashti Bushehr boat factory,” with thick smoke covering the area south of Bushehr city, state television IRIB reported.

At least seven ships caught fire, the Tasnim news agency reported.

The cause of the fire was unknown, Bushehr government official Jahangir Dehghani was quoted as saying by the semi-official ISNA news agency.

Bushehr Province, of which the eponymous port city is the capital, is where Iran’s sole nuclear plant is located.
Oil pipeline catches fire near Cairo-Ismailiya highway, injures 17
EGYPT Tuesday 14 Jul 2020


A fire erupted at a crude oil pipeline by the Cairo-Ismailiya highway on Tuesday afternoon, lasting for several hours and injuring 17 people, according to the Egyptian health ministry.

The fire erupted due to a break in the Shokeir-Mostorod oil pipeline, which passes close to the Cairo-Ismailiya highway. According to a statement by the petroleum ministry, a spark set alight crude oil that was leaking from the pipeline.

Videos showing huge plumes of black smoke went viral on social media networks.
The governor said that the fire had destroyed 31 cars and a car dealership located by the highway.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 15, 2020 at 5:43am


Massive explosion in chemical plant in Visakhapatnam pharma city; 4 injured

Visakhapatnam district collector V Vinay Chand said according to preliminary investigations, there were five reactors in the plant and one of them exploded.

 Jul 14, 2020 08:37 IST

At least four people were injured, one of them seriously, when a fire broke out in a chemical plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam leading to a massive explosion of one of its reactors late on Monday, in the third such accident in the district in two months, the police said.

The accident happened at the solvents’ recovery unit of Visakha Solvents Ltd, which recovers waste solvents from pharmaceutical units, located in Ramky Pharma City of Paravada on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam, at around 11pm.

Police said four workers were present in the plant at the time of the accident and all of them were injured. One of them, Malleshwar Rao, received severe burn injuries and was shifted to a private hospital at Gajuwaka.

Visakhapatnam district collector V Vinay Chand said according to preliminary investigations, there were five reactors in the plant and one of them exploded.

“Soon after coming to know about the incident, the entire district administration was alerted and efforts were made to control the fire,” Chand said.

As many as 12 fire tenders were deployed to douse the flames and officials struggled for four hours to bring the flames under control using chemical foam and water.

Visakhapatnam police commissioner Rajeev Kumar Meena said the exact cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained. “The police and fire tenders rushed there and brought the flames under control,” he said.

Chief executive officer of pharma city Lal Krishna told reporters the fire might have broken out in one of the columns during the recovery process.

“Luckily, the flames were confined only to Visakha Solvents and they did not spread to other units,” he said.

The fire spread to a few other adjacent tanks storing chemicals resulting in their explosion.

People in Visakhapatnam about 15km from the pharma city could also hear the explosions.

“We could hear the sounds of around 12-15 explosions and the flames were visible till a long distance. Thick smoke that billowed from the premises spread over several kilometres,” Rajesh M, a resident of Maddilapalem junction in Visakhapatnam, said.

People in the nearby localities in Parawada rushed out of their houses, as electric lines in the nearby areas also got snapped, leading to complete darkness.

Workers belonging to adjacent pharmaceutical companies ran for their safety. There are nearly 85 pharmaceutical companies in the pharma city but the fire did not spread to other units.

This is the second industrial mishap in the pharma city and third in the district since May.

Two workers died and four others were hospitalised after a gas leak in Sainor Life Sciences Pvt Ltd at Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City in Parawada on June 30.

Twelve people were killed in a gas leak at LG Polymers India Ltd, a South Korean-owned factory making polystyrene products, and hundreds fell sick on May 7 in Visakhapatnam.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 13, 2020 at 6:21am


Two missing in south China biofuel plant blast

The blast occurred around 10:10 a.m. (0210 GMT) at Longyan Zhuoyue New Energy Co Ltd, a Shanghai-listed biofuel producer based in the southern city of Longyan, as workers were doing maintenance, CCTV said

SINGAPORE/BEIJING: Two people were missing and two injured after an explosion on Sunday at a biofuel plant in China's Fujian province, the local fire department and state media said.

The blast occurred around 10:10 a.m. (0210 GMT) at Longyan Zhuoyue New Energy Co Ltd, a Shanghai-listed biofuel producer based in the southern city of Longyan, as workers were doing maintenance, CCTV said.

Video on state television showed thick dark smoke bellowing into the sky.
The fire was continuing as of 0600 GMT, as more than 100 firefighters were dispatched to the site and nearby residents had been evacuated, CCTV said.
Longyan Zhuoyue New Energy processes gutter oil into biodiesel, the company website says.

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