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 17 hours ago


Home Explosion Rocks St. Louis Neighborhood

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A St. Louis home was leveled by an explosion Wednesday and emergency crews evacuated nearby residents as a precaution.

UPDATES with new details.

April 26--ST. LOUIS -- A vacant home explosion that rocked the Baden neighborhood Wednesday miraculously injured no one on the street, despite the shards of glass, window casings and chunks of rubble sent flying at a normally busy time of day, a fire captain said.

"It's miraculous for 8:30 in the morning, not to have any injuries, no one walking by," said Capt. Garon Mosby of the St. Louis FireDepartment. "It's a good day for us."

The brick bungalow in the 8600 block of Oriole Ave. was flattened. The cause of the blast is under investigation, but the leading theory is that it was a gas explosion.

Firefighters believe the home had been vacant. However, the St. Louis Fire Department's Collapse Rescue Task Force was still searching through the debris nearly two hours later. Mosby said the task force is using a sensitive listening device that can detect the faintest of movements and sounds.

Crews worried about a potential gas leak evacuated neighbors on the block. Firefighters first to arrive were unable to shut off the gas at the curb, so they dug through the rubble to turn it off from inside the leveled home.

The brick homes on either side of it are essentially untouched, other than a few blown out windows. Part of the roof of the home that exploded fell onto the roofs of the adjacent homes. One of those adjacent homes was occupied at the time of the explosion, Mosby said.

David West lives eight or nine houses away. "I heard it and felt it," West said of the explosion. "It was like North Korea had dropped a bomb on us."

West thought something had happened to his own home, so he scrambled into the attic, fully expecting to

see something caved in. Then, he looked outside and saw a neighbor pointing up the alley. West said he then went up the street and saw neighbors approach the debris, trying to see if anyone was trapped.

West said he didn't smell anything that might signal a natural gas leak as he got close. He said the home had been undergoing rehab.

Mosby said investigators are looking at a gas explosion as a likely culprit.

"It's not really the fault of the gas company," Mosby said. "We have a vacant-structure challenge in the city. This could be a gas leak or ... people take pipes, and if somebody takes a pipe and it's gas piping, that could lead to issues as well."

Mosby said the Fire Department gets calls frequently for gas leaks due to missing pipes.

The theory is that someone could have broken into the home and stolen a pipe to sell as scrap metal. Mosby urged city residents to report anything suspicious in their neighborhoods, such as someone going in and out of a vacant home. He said he had heard of no reports of such crimes on Oriole Ave.

and another:


Steam explosion knocks out power unit at Lakeland Electric

LAKELAND — No one was injured by an explosion at Lakeland Electric’s C.D. McIntosh Power Plant on Tuesday, but the older, second-line unit will remain out of operation for an indeterminate amount of time as engineers look for the cause of the failure, city officials said.

The high-pressure explosion on Unit 2 happened at 1:17 p.m., launching debris and steam as superheated water was rapidly released from the high-pressure system.

Two contract workers in the vicinity of the blast were covered with mud and soot, but there was no evidence of burns or injuries, Lakeland Electric General Manager Joel Ivy said. Regardless, the workers were sent to the city’s in-house clinic for checkups.

“There were some things blown away a pretty good ways,” he said. “Hopefully, they’ll be OK, that’s our first concern.”

Had anyone been closer to the explosion, it likely would have been fatal, Ivy said. Everyone is counting their blessings.

“Thank God we didn’t have any working in that near proximity,” said City Manager Tony Delgado.

The 110-megawatt, gas-burning power unit is approximately 40 years old, Lakeland Electric spokeswoman Cindy Clemmons said, part of the first set of generators constructed at the power plant.

Though it is primarily used during high-demand periods of the day and as a backup when the utility’s two main generators are not operational, recently it has been operating more steadily.

The failure occurred in the “feeder pipes” low on the boiler where water is heated into steam which then turns a turbine. The water is liquid at the point in the steam circuit but only because the pressure in the system prevents it from expanding into steam. With the failure, the rapid decompression created the explosion as the water flashed into steam.

Though dangerous, it was a “minor explosion,” Delgado said, “meaning it didn’t blow the whole unit up but it blew up the head on one of the pipes.”

Ivy said he didn’t want to speculate on whether the failure constitutes a gut shot for the older power unit. That’ll be determined when engineers are able to examine the cause of failure, such as whether heat fractures, bad welds, or water chemistry and corrosion caused the weakness.

The failure on Unit 2 follows a string of three outages at C.D. McIntosh’s 370-megawatt natural-gas burning Unit 5, events which caused some members of the Utility Committee, an advisory board that oversees the utility, to question whether there are maintenance issues at Lakeland Electric.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on Sunday


Explosion occurs at Armenia village natural gas station

  • Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:14:37 +0100

Explosion occurs at Armenia village natural gas station
18:34, 23.04.2017
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YEREVAN. – The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia received a report, on Sunday at 5:17pm.
Accordingly, there was an explosion at the natural gas station in Arpi village of Vayots Dzor Province, there were affected, and rescuers were needed.
A firefighting squad and a rescue team were dispatched to the scene.
According to preliminary information, one person is dead and two others are injured in this blast.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 15, 2017 at 10:29pm


1 dead in Egypt gas pipeline explosion

April 15, 2017

Egypt's Civil Protection Authority is attempting to put out a fire that erupted after a gas pipeline exploded in the upscale satellite Cairo neighbourhood of New Cairo on Saturday, with one person dead and 10 injured.

Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement that seven of the victims were released after receiving first aid treatment while the rest remain hospitalized.

Health ministry officials said that at least one person was killed and 17 others injured in the explosion.

General Tarek Attia, a communication aide to the interior minister, told the TV channel that a loader operator working at a construction site in the area accidentally broke the pipe.

The accident led to a huge jam traffic at 90 Street.

Security sources said that a loader used in maintaining the sewerage system in the area had broken the gas line at the Fifth Settlement and sparked a fire.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 12, 2017 at 6:49am


Virginia medical waste facility explodes

Three people were hospitalized after the explosion at Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services in Petersburg.

April 11, 2017

An explosion at a medical waste facility in Petersburg, Virginia, caused the building to partially collapse and three people to be hospitalized, a report by NBC12 says. The facility is used to incinerate medical waste.

The blast happened at around 2 p.m. on March 31, the report says. Employees reported the explosion caused a corner of the Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services building to blow out.

According to the report, the front and back facades of the building were taken out and a nearby car was smashed by falling concrete. A witness also told NBC12 they saw downed power lines and people running from the building.

At least four people were inside the building, with three being sent to the hospital. There were no deaths on the scene, the report says.

The Petersburg Fire Department declared the building not secure enough for anyone to go inside, and Columbia Gas crews monitored the building. According to the report, there was no indication that a gas leak caused the explosion.

The cause of the explosion was still under investigation at the time of the report.

Comment by M. Difato on April 10, 2017 at 3:57pm

Greenwich CT.— Friday afternoon on Greenwich Avenue was a bit more dramatic after a manhole cover burst out of the ground, causing traffic delays.


According to the Greenwich Fire Department, no one was hurt by the explosion.

The incident took place a little after 5 p.m. just below the Avenue’s intersection with Lewis Street near Hoagland’s and

Brooks Brothers. Police and fire units responded to the scene and directed traffic away from the area.

Several stores closed as a precaution. Eversource Energy responded to the scene and work is continuing to fix the manhole.

According to witnesses, a loud boom was heard but no property damage was detected. Responders reported no sign of any gas leaks in the area.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 9, 2017 at 6:28am


Several People Injured After Gas Explosion in Russian Taganrog

© Sputnik
06:32 09.04.2017

Three people were injured and 150 evacuated after a gas explosion occurred in Russia's Taganrog.

ROSTOV-ON-DON  (Russia) (Sputnik) — The gas has exploded in one of the flats in the apartment building in the Russian southern city of Taganrog, 150 people were evacuated and three people were injured in the explosion, the Russian Emergencies ministry said Sunday.

“We have received a message that a gas explosion took place on Shaumian street 12/1 in of the flats of the five-story apartment house, 3 people  were injured, two hospitalized, one refused hospitalization … four flats were partly destructed on the fifth floor. The residents of the building were evacuated, around 150 people,” the ministry said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 8, 2017 at 10:48pm

As a result of gas explosion in residential building in Poland, three people were killed


Posted under Collapsed infrastructure: http://poleshift.ning.com/profiles/blogs/worldwide-infrastructure-c...

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 3, 2017 at 6:43am


Manhole explosion, fire in Boston

Monday, April 03, 2017

Several manholes caught fire and one exploded, flying into the air near Government Center yesterday morning, authorities said.

Firefighters were first alerted to a smoldering manhole about 10:50 a.m. near Bowdoin, Cambridge and Sudbury streets, said Steve MacDonald, a spokesman with the Boston Fire Department.

“When we arrived, there was thick, black smoke coming out of a manhole. The cover was already off. While we were there, a second manhole exploded, sending it at least 50 feet in the air. The potential was there to seriously injure someone. Fortunately, no one was injured.”

Firefighters used an extinguishing agent in the burning manholes to contain the blaze until workers from Eversource made it to the scene, MacDonald said.

Eversource spokesman Michael Durand said the fire was at least partially caused by failing electrical cables that serve traffic lights, which “triggered the fire.”

But there were no power outages to the area caused by the manhole fires, he said.

“We expect to be done with the repairs to the cable that serves the traffic lights by around 6 a.m. (today). In the meantime, we brought in the generator to restore power to the traffic lights while we do our work, so the lights are working. We’re investigating the possibility that there was a buildup of some type of gas in the manhole that was ignited by the cable failure,” Durand said.

Comment by M. Difato on March 31, 2017 at 5:55pm

Huge manhole explosion shakes lower Manhattan during rush hour, starting THREE fires, shattering windows and promptingevacuations of nearby buildings


A blast was heard shortly before 8am Friday morning,(Mar 31) near 12th Street and Broadway in the Union Square area

of Manhattan. The FDNY responded to the scene and began fighting multiple manhole fires.

As of 8:30am, there was still smoke at the site but it seemed the active fires had been put out as firefighters searched

through buildings in the area. The blast seemed to be centered on The Strand bookstore, which had its windows blown

out Officials have not said what started the fire, but trucks for ConEdison, the city's gas provider, were on the scene

There have been no reports of injuries


Comment by jorge namour on March 27, 2017 at 3:47pm

Alarm in the sea area near the ants Montecristo: registered gas emissions, here are the results of the investigations INGV - ITALY
increase in methane concentration.

March 24, 2017 -

Continue the investigation in the sea area between the islands of Montecristo and Pianosa to understand the phenomenon of outgassing



Continue the investigation in the sea area between the islands of Montecristo and Pianosa to understand the outgassing phenomenon which, as reported on March 16 last by some fishermen in the area, has resulted in the elevation of a water column of a few meters on the surface sea ​​in the vicinity of the Ants of Montecristo.

The Civil Protection Department has instructed the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), will investigate to understand the magnitude and characteristics of the phenomenon. The overflights, carried out by the Harbour Master with measurements with thermal camera, have shown that the gaseous emissions are not associated with localized temperature changes. The chemical analysis of sea water, carried out by INGV Geochemical Group of Naples, showed a significant increase in methane concentration.

The set of elements allows to narrow the field of hypothesis, indicating that it is a type of mud "volcano phenomenon" in which large amounts of methane protrude in vigorous manner.

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