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 March 26, 2017 at 2:38am


At least three killed in Inner Mongolia gas explosion

Comment by Stanislav on March 25, 2017 at 6:28pm

Discovered: 200-plus Arctic lakes which bubble like jacuzzis from seeping methane gas

Lakes in the area of Bovanenkovo and Kruzenshternskoye areas (pink outlines) in the Landsat-8 image (a - visible colors, b - infrared synthesis). Picture: Vasily Bogoyavlensky

23 March, 2017. Space pictures show the blue-tinted lakes formed in depressions caused by thawing permafrost on the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas.

A feature of these thermokarst lakes are craters or funnels in the sediment on the floor through which they are haemorrhaging methane. These pockmarks are similar to those found on the floors of the great oceans.  

Scientists say these leaks are year round in lakes where carbon processing and methane emission occur even at temperatures close to zero degrees Celcius. Detailed study of satellite data from 2015-16 has identified more than 200 lakes which are seen as an active source of methane emissions.

The gas is of both a biochemical nature, the result of microbial activity released by permafrost thawing, and catagenesis, formed in deep ground layers.

Lake with craters of gas emissions in the north of the Yamal Peninsula, pictured by Vasily Bogoyavlensky in 2015. Satellite image of thermokarst lake with craters of gas emissions to the north of Sabetta, taken on June 24, 2011 from the WorldView-2 satellite.

Professor Vasily Bogoyavlensky, deputy director of the Moscow-based Oil and Gas Research Institute, part of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said: 'These lakes have a number of features, which can help identify them from a distance: the anomalous blue colour of water, the presence of craters on the bottom and gas seeps in the water, the traces of gas in the seasonal ice cover, as well as active coastal erosion and permafrost swelling near the water's edge.'
The sulphur in the gas leaks results in algae flourishing in these Arctic waters, which  give the lakes their distinctive hue. He warned that 'many of the sites with gas emissions are located close to the territory of oil and gas deposits'.

The surface of Lake Hekhekhanto with traces of gas sipes in ice according to WorldView-2, May 29, 2011. Satellite image of partially dried lake with craters of gas emissions in the north of the Yamal Peninsula. Pictures: Vasily Bogoyavlensky

Moreover, he sees an 'interrelation of gas emissions and seismic activity. 'For example, over one of the gas deposits (in Yamal),  lakes are located along two lines ... looking like a giant cross'.
This suggests a 'genetic connection of craters with deep faults in the earth's crust, but to confirm we need to conduct thorough seismic research'.
His work in highlighting the lakes with bubbling methane follow revelations this week of several thousand pingos, some of which are filled with gas which could 'explode' forming giant craters - as seen in pictures here. At least 10 craters are known about caused by such eruptions.

The surface of Lake Hekhekhanto with traces of gas sipes in ice according to WorldView-2, May 29, 2011. Remote monitoring of the water status of Lake Neito from the Landsat-8 (L) and Sentinel-2 (S) satellites. Pictures: Vasily Bogoyavlensky

Scientists say it was wrong to call these pingos 'gas bubbles'. Nor are all pingos in this region susceptible to explode.
Pingos are dome-shaped mounds over a core of ice, and they can erupt  under pressure of methane gas released by the thawing of permafrost caused by climate change.
Alexey Titovsky,  director of the Department of Science and Innovation in  Yamal-Nenets autonomous region, said: 'All the pingos revealed in Yamal are now monitored and in the coming summer the scientists will study them more closely.

Craters of gas emissions in the South Kara region (C1, C2, C3, C4, C9). Picture: Vasily Bogoyavlensky

'One of the most important things  for us it to understand how they appear, to develop a method of detection of such formations. It is also important to understand what is inside such mounds.
'There can be gas, water, ice - anything. We need to know precisely in order to make forecast.
'Sadly the study of the crater that appeared in 2014 near Bovanenkovo does not give us the precise answer as to what exactly was inside the pingo that preceded this crater. When we understand what is inside the pingos, we can predict how dangerous they are.'

Dr Marina Leibman, an expert from the Institute of Earth Cryosphere, Russian Academy of Sciences, said  'Last year in Yamal there was a very warm summer season.
'As a result, the expeditions of 2017 will be aimed at assessing the changes associated with this warming. There is a possibility of the activation of these cryogenic processes. Obviously, the area of thermocircuits will increase. The temperature of rocks and the depth of seasonal thawing will increase.'
But the scientists say they 'refute' the term 'underground gas bubbles'. They have never encountered such a natural phenomenon.

All the cryogenic processes which occur on the peninsula are well studied and have scientific explanations,' said a statement. 'All of them are the subject of ongoing scientific monitoring.
'It should be added that 'gas bubbles' is used in common language for another unusual phenomenon, recorded in July 2016 on the Bely Island, when an abnormally hot summer resulted in thawing permafrost and swelling the turf.... Scientists counted only a dozen of such small 'bubbles' on the surface.' Source: siberiantimes.com

Comment by KM on March 23, 2017 at 4:07pm


7000 mysterious underground gas bubbles could explode at any moment in the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas

Last year, researchers in Siberia’s remote Bely Island made the bizarre discovery that the ground had started bubbling in certain places.

At the time, just 15 of these swollen bubbles had been identified. A new investigation in the wider region of the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas has revealed that 7,000 or so of them have cropped up, and the concern now is that they could explode at any moment.

These bubbles – such as one seen in our video on Bely Island – have been called ‘trembling tundra’:

Scientists have discovered as many as 7,000 gas-filled ‘bubbles’ expected to explode in Actic regions of Siberia during field and satellite surveys.

underground gas bubbles yamal peninsula, 7,000 Huge Gas Bubbles Have Formed Under Siberia and Could Explode at Any Moment, methane bubbles yamal peninsula7,000 Huge Gas Bubbles Have Formed Under Siberia, and Could Explode at Any Moment. Via The Siberian Times

The bulging bumps in the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas are believed to be caused by thawing permafrost releasing methane.

underground gas bubbles yamal peninsula, 7,000 Huge Gas Bubbles Have Formed Under Siberia and Could Explode at Any Moment, methane bubbles yamal peninsulaBulging bumps in the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas believed to be caused by thawing permafrost releasing methane. Pictures: Yamal Region Via The Siberian Times

The region has seen several recent examples of sudden ‘craters’ or funnels forming from pingos after what scientists believe are caused by eruptions from methane gas released by the thawing of permafrost which is triggered by climate change.

underground gas bubbles yamal peninsula, 7,000 Huge Gas Bubbles Have Formed Under Siberia and Could Explode at Any Moment, methane bubbles yamal peninsulaHere’s an image of one bubble found by Bogoyavlensky that has swelled immensely. via Science Alert

Scientists believe that thawing permafrost is a suspected reason for the cause of underground gas bubble formation.

underground gas bubbles yamal peninsula, 7,000 Huge Gas Bubbles Have Formed Under Siberia and Could Explode at Any Moment, methane bubbles yamal peninsulaWhile collapsed bubbles can form fairly small ‘pockmarks’ in the ground, they’ve also been linked to the massive sinkholes and craters that have been appearing across Siberia.

Analysis last year of the 15 Bely island underground gas pockets showed multiple excesses of greenhouse gas content compared with average levels in the atmosphere.

underground gas bubbles yamal peninsula, 7,000 Huge Gas Bubbles Have Formed Under Siberia and Could Explode at Any Moment, methane bubbles yamal peninsulaWith time, the bubble explodes, releasing gas. This is how gigantic funnels form.

Recently there were accounts of a ‘big bang’ triggering the formation of a crater on the Taimyr Penin.... However, there was no pingo on this spot before the eruption in 2013. The noise could be heard up to 100 km away and one resident saw a ‘glow in the sky’ after the explosion, it was revealed.

The question is now: Which bumps are dangerous and which are not. Scientists are working on detecting and structuring signs of potential threat, like the maximum height of a bump and pressure that the earth can withstand.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on March 21, 2017 at 3:20am


One injured as explosion rocks gas plant in Warri

One person, identified as Ohis Eruaga, has been seriously injured as explosion rocked a gas plant at Fani-Kayode Road, in Warri, Delta State, at about 7pm on Monday.‎

It was gathered that there is frantic efforts by men of the Delta State Fire Service to salvage the situation at about 7:30pm.

But for the quick intervention of the fire service, the gas plant would have been completely razed down.

The gas explosion also caused serious tension as members of Comforters Ministry and other churches, including residents, fled the area for safety.

The 27 year old victim who spoke with DAILY POST said that he was off loading gas from a tanker into the gas plant when its hose suddenly pulled off resulting to the explosion.

“I cannot tell you what caused the explosion but all I know is that the hose pull off and I am seriously injured”, he said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on March 19, 2017 at 4:06am


Brussels ‘gas’ explosion kills one, injures seven

Brussels, Mar 19 (AFP) A man was killed and seven injured -- including three seriously -- in an explosion at a home in Brussels, most likely due to a gas leak, an official has said

Published: March 19, 2017 7:19 AM IST

Brussels, Mar 19 (AFP) A man was killed and seven injured — including three seriously — in an explosion at a home in Brussels, most likely due to a gas leak, an official has said.

“This afternoon, the residents of two houses were hit by an explosion, followed by a fire,” the Brussels public prosecutor yesterday said in a statement.

“Seven people were moved to two hospitals. According to them, three are seriously injured, including a two-year-old infant and a 15-year-old child. In the evening, the body of a man was found in the rubble,” it said, adding he had not yet been formally identified.

Speaking to Belgium television channels RTL and RTBF, the local mayor Charles Picque said “the explosion was probably accidental and caused by a gas leak”.

Belgium has remained on high alert since March 22 last year when three suicide bombers attacked Brussels airport and a metro station near the EU headquarters, killing 32 people

and wounding hundreds more.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on March 16, 2017 at 9:06pm


Man dies after building site 'gas explosion' near London's Hampstead Heath

The air ambulance was called to Hampstead Heath this afternoon as local residents reported houses 'shaking'

17:19, 16 MAR 2017

A man has died after a 'gas explosion' on a building site near London's Hampstead Heath.

The explosion reportedly set off car alarms and 'rocked' houses just after 2pm today.

Police say a man in his 50s was taken to an east London hospital by air ambulance but was later pronounced dead.

The incident is believed to have occurred at a building site in Swain's Lane, Camden.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: "Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 14:11hrs on Thursday, 16 March to reports of an explosion at an address in Swains Lane, N6.

"London’s Air Ambulance attended and took a man, aged in his 50s, to an east London hospital. He was later pronounced dead. His next of kin are aware.

"The area is cordoned off and officers remain on scene. The Health and Safety Executive has been informed."

Sally Alstrop, who works nearby, told the CNJ : “My entire office shook. I saw a builder, he had quite a lot of blood on him and was moaning.

Ozan Yelken, 27, who works at the Bistro Laz restaurant told the BBC: "I heard a very big bang, like a wall collapsing.

"I ran outside and it was very quiet for a few seconds then people started running into the construction site."

He claimed to have seen workers removing a petrol tank earlier today.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on March 13, 2017 at 8:32pm


'Explosion' heard, 1000 homes lose power in Palmerston North


Palmerston North's fire service attended a call after a "big explosion" was heard near the suburb of Kelvin Grove.

Equipment failure at a Powerco substation saw about 1000 Palmerston North homes lose power on Monday evening.

Fire communication shift manager Mike Wanoa said one person called 111 after a "big explosion was heard in the vicinity of Kelvin Grove".

Power was cut to about 1000 customers around Palmerston North following equipment failure at Powerco's Kelvin Grove substation about 5pm, Powerco network operations manager Phil Marsh said.

The power supply was restored to customers throughout the evening - with all power back on by 8.50pm on Monday, he said.

The cause of the equipment failure was being investigated.

A fire engine from Milson attended the scene, staying for about half an hour while waiting for the power company to arrive, Wanoa said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on March 7, 2017 at 9:34pm


Phoenix Fire: Gas explosion at laundromat throws 2 people into parking lot

6:57 PM, Mar 5, 2017
10:43 PM, Mar 5, 2017
video in link
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on March 4, 2017 at 1:02am


BREAKING: Soho Evacuated After Gas Explosion in London

A gas explosion in the heart of London’s Soho has evacuated pubs and offices this evening.

Police cordoned off roads and asked people to leave pubs and bars in the area of Archer Street, acceding to The Sun. 

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed the explosion was due to gas.

People panicked by the sound of the explosion as they left work and poured into the area ahead of Friday night socialising took to social media.

Transport for London said the area had been closed off as part of a “major emergency services incident”.

The area in the centre of London is popular with tourists and people heading to the many theatres and restaurants in the West End.

Another person working on Rupert Street posted their office had been evacuated.

People reported a large number of police arriving in the busy area immediately after the explosion.

A spokeswoman for the London Fire Brigade said there was no record of the service being called to the incident, which happened just after 6pm.

It is not clear exactly which building the explosion – which is thought to be from gas or electricity – came from.

Comment by Yvonne Lawson on March 2, 2017 at 2:51pm

At least 8 dead, 20 missing in methane explosion at mine in western Ukraine

At least 8 dead, 20 missing in methane explosion at mine in western Ukraine

FILE PHOTO. Stepnaya mine. © miningwiki.ru

A methane gas explosion happened at a coal mine in western Ukraine. At least eight miners have been killed and dozens remain unaccounted for, local authorities reported.

The explosion happened at the Stepnaya mine in Lvov region.

The local emergency service put the number of fatalities at eight, with six workers escaping with injuries and 20 still unaccounted for. It added that of the 172 miners at the site, 34 worked in the shaft affected by the explosion.

A union head put the number of the dead at 11. 

There is a disaster at Stepnaya. Methane explosion. 11 dead,” Mihaylo Volinets, the head of the independent miners union of Ukraine, wrote on Facebook. 

The mine is part of Lvovugol, and has been in operation since 1978. It is rated as highly dangerous due to the high amounts of methane gas in the coal mined there.

Ukraine is currently in a state of emergency in the energy sector due to a shortage of coal needed for electricity and central heating.

Read more: https://www.rt.com/news/379173-ukraine-mine-methane-explosion/

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