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 KM on December 2, 2019 at 6:19am


Thousands 'left without gas for days' in freezing conditions 

A mains failure means thousands of people could be without gas for days.

Gas: Thousands left without.
Gas: Thousands left without.

Schools could be closed and thousands of people left without gas for days in central Scotland due to a mains failure.

Eight thousand properties are affected, with Gas infrastructure company SGN saying it will have to go door-to-door to turn off supplies in affected properties for safety reasons.

Temperatures in the area are below zero and are expected to remain low over the coming days. Falkirk Council said schools may have to close tomorrow and it would be working with SGN to care for vulnerable people affected.

SGN said it would provide electric heaters and cookers for the elderly, disabled, chronically sick and those with young children - and would be available from Camelon Community Centre.

In a statement, the company said a fault in a piece of equipment that regulates pressure in the gas network was to blame.

"While we repair the gas governor, we need to visit all affected properties to turn off your gas supply at the meter and we'll need access to your home to turn off your gas supply," SGN said.

"It will take us some days to reach everyone so if you do need to pop out or go to work, it would be helpful for us if you're able to leave a key with a neighbour.

"With so many homes affected, it's likely you could be without your gas supply for several days. We're sorry for the inconvenience this will cause. We're doing all we can to restore gas supplies to the area as soon as possible."

Falkirk Council said i had alerted housing and social work services to be on stand by to support SGN and was contacting head teachers to let parents know this evening about what schools may be affected.

"We have a list of vulnerable people in the area so we know were people who may have the most difficulty are," a spokesman said.

He said schools could potentially close if the buildings are very cold, though all care homes in affected areas are currently fine.

"We are ready to support SGN in any way we can," he said.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 29, 2019 at 2:31am


Explosion at Princeton reclamation plant

Nov. 28, 2019 4:00 p.m.

Envirogreen soil processing plant rocked by blast

The cause of an explosion at a soil reclamation operation near Princeton may not be known for a while.

Vijay Lanji, president of Envirogreen Technologies, said the company is in the process of investigating the explosion that occurred at their Similkameen operation on Nov. 28.

“There were no injuries. And that’s the most important thing,” said Lanji.

“Now we’re just trying to figure out what happened, whether it was a control issue or what. We’ve just had WorkSafe take a look at the site, release it back to us so we can start our investigation.”

The Envirogreen plant, located about 18 kilometres south of Princeton, on Highway 3, uses a thermal desorption process to purify hydrocarbon-contaminated soil.

Lanji said the soil it processes comes from many sites, such as old gas station brown sites and old mine sites such as the one his plant is located in.

Unlike incineration, which produces ash, the desorption process heats waste at a lower temperature, causing the hydrocarbon contaminants to off-gas. That gas is captured and used as fuel for the plant.

The resulting soil is sterilized and used for mine reclamation, according to Lanji.

Investigators are looking into where the explosion began.

“We’re trying to determine that, whether it was in some ductwork or a burner. It hasn’t been established yet,” said Lanji. “We were just on the phone with our supplier to see what might have failed.”

The plant employs about 30 people and Lanji said the company wants to make sure everything is sound before it returns to full operation.

“We want our supplier to be involved in the investigation to make sure all of our safety mechanisms etc are working before we start putting our plan together for starting up operation.”

Envirogreen has operated in the Princeton location since 1995. According to the company’s website, it operates with permits granted by the British Columbia Ministry of Environment and the facility has been audited by prominent regulatory agencies.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 29, 2019 at 12:39am


Horror! Lagos Gas Explosion Leaves Two People Dead, Over 20 Injured

November 28 2019

Two persons were said to have died and over 20 others seriously injured in a horror gas explosion that happened in Ajegunle, Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area of Lagos State.

The incident happened at Aduke Street, late Tuesday, eyewitnesses said.

The PM News quoted  the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, as confirming the incident.

Oke-Osanyintolu reportedly added that two children were burnt to death in the incident.

He said, “Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that a gas cylinder store had exploded as a result of gas leakage.

“Further investigations revealed that the fire was ignited as a result of a call being made by an unidentified resident near the gas retailing shop.

“The fire escalated to other nearby shops and a bungalow behind the shops.

“Unfortunately, two children (male and female) lost their lives and multiple burn casualties were recorded — 23 in number,” he said.

Oke-Osanyintolu disclosed that all the casualties were being evacuated to the Burn Unit, Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos.

Comment by Juan F Martinez on November 27, 2019 at 10:53pm

60,000 people ordered to flee as MORE explosions rock burning Texas chemical plant (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)    27 Nov, 2019 21:44 / Updated 4 minutes ago

Tens of thousands of residents in Texas have been ordered to flee as firefighters struggle to contain a massive blaze at a chemical plant, following a series of explosions at the facility.


Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 26, 2019 at 5:08am


Apparent natural gas explosion destroys Mt. Vernon home, closes nearby high school

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- An apparent natural gas leak caused a large explosion that shook a Mount Vernon neighborhood and left a home fully engulfed in flames.

The explosion was reported in the 900 block of East Fulton Street just after 6 a.m., according to Peter Donovan with the city of Mount Vernon. Firefighters arrived to find a "raging fire" in a home, reportedly fueled by a leaking natural gas line.

Two people were inside the home at the time of the explosion and managed to escape before flames took over the entire structure, Donovan said. One of the residents was injured and was taken to a local hospital, but the extent of their injuries was not given. The other resident was not hurt.

Daniel Darsch, who lives next door, immediately woke up when the explosion happened.

“I was sound asleep, I heard a big boom and I was trying to figure out what the heck it was, like a storm or something,” Darsch said. “I noticed in the curtains of my window in my bedroom, that there was some glowing, I looked and a big stinkin’ fire right over there.”

Firefighters were able to save two nearby homes from damage. Officials from Cascade Natural Gas responded to the scene to shut off the gas line. According to Mount Vernon’s assistant fire chief Bryan Harris, the gas line was shut off at around 10:15 a.m.

“I don’t necessarily know if there was a natural gas leak,” Harris said, “I don’t even know if that was the cause at this point.”

According to Harris, it will take some time before investigators will be able to determine a cause.

“We just want to get in there, get room for the investigators to try to make a cause determination,” he said.

The explosion was so powerful, it knocked items off of shelves in nearby homes.

“All of the stuff in our house, most of the stuff on the shelves and stuff, they were just falling off,” Darsch said.

Mount Vernon High School, which is across the street from the burning home, was closed for the day due to the fire response.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 24, 2019 at 7:09am


4 injured in Dippin' Dots factory explosion

'We are praying for their recovery'

An explosion at a Dippin' Dots ice cream fatory in Ketucky injured four people Friday night, authorities said.

Dippin' Dots CEO Scott Fischer said the four who were injured have been hospitalized. One person was discharged and another is set to be discharged soon.

"We have contacted the proper local, state and federal officials and will be working side-by-side with them to conduct a thorough investigation. It is premature for us to comment at this time without the benefit of facts from a comprehensive investigation," Fischer said in a statement to FOX Business.

"At this moment what is most important to us is our employees, especially our four team members who were injured last night. We are a close-knit company and we are praying for their recovery, and grateful there were no fatalities. Additionally, we want to thank our local first responders for their quick and capable assistance last night. We appreciate what they did to help us," Fischer added.

Paducah city spokeswoman Pam Spencer said the plant, where Dippin' Dots is headquartered, had a nitrogen leak, but it was unclear whether that leak caused the explosion or happened afterward. Nitrogen is used to flash-freeze Dippin’ Dots novelty ice cream.

The extent of the explosion victims' injuries and damage to the factory remains unknown, Hesiner told reporters, adding that he wants to "ensure that they're safe" and would bring a structural engineer to the facility to assess the damage so cleanup can begin.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 20, 2019 at 11:16pm


15 Dead, Nine Injured in China Coal Mine Explosion

Gas explosion in mine in Pingyao county

BEIJING (AP) — A gas explosion inside a coal mine in northern China has killed 15 miners and left another nine injured, authorities said Tuesday.

The blast occurred Monday afternoon at a mine operated by the local Feng Yan Group in Shanxi province’s Pingyao county. Rescue work was halted early Tuesday morning after everyone was accounted for.

The Shanxi provincial work safety administration said 11 miners escaped without injury and the cause of the explosion was being investigated. While relatively small in scale, the mine had been cited last year for failure to provide adequate training for workers.

Gas explosions in mines usually occur when volatile methane, also known as coal gas, is not properly ventilated after leaking from the seam. At a high concentration, the gas can be ignited by a simple spark, open flame or electrical equipment, setting off second explosions of coal dust in the air.

In this Nov. 18, 2019, photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, rescuers prepare to enter a coal mine that was the site of a gas explosion in Pingyao county in northern China’s Shanxi Province. Authorities in northern China say more than a dozen people were killed and others injured in a gas explosion inside a coal mine on Monday afternoon. (Yang Chenguang/Xinhua via AP)

Such a scenario was blamed for the world’s deadliest mining accident, at the Benxihu, or Honkeiko, colliery in northeastern China’s Liaoning province in 1942 while it was under Japanese military management. A total of 1,549 workers were believed to have been killed, almost all of them Chinese.

China’s mines have long been the world’s deadliest, accounting for about 80% of all mining deaths globally. A drop in the price of coal, safety improvements, better training and the closure of smaller mines have reduced the toll considerably in recent years.

Comment by Juan F Martinez on November 16, 2019 at 1:37am

Gas-line explosion rattles Pepper Pike, forces evacuations, shuts down roads
Updated 6:02 AM;Today 5:05 AM
PEPPER PIKE, Ohio — A gas-line explosion early Friday morning lit up the sky as flames leapt from the ground, forcing the evacuation of several residents and closing several roads.

Pepper Pike Chief of Police Joe Mariola says the explosion occurred just before 1 a.m. on Brainard Circle. Although nearby residents reportedly felt the blast, there are no reports of injuries or damage to homes. The gas line has been shut off and the fire is no longer burning.
Mariola says “several” residents were relocated to the Beachwood Community Center overnight, but he did not say exactly how many. More than 500 homes were without power Friday morning because of the explosion. FirstEnergy estimates power could be restored by 6:30 a.m.

Roads in the area, including Gates Mills Boulevard from Lander to Brainard Circle, Shaker Boulevard from Lander Road to Richmond Road, and Brainard Road from Fairmount to South Woodland were closed as of 5 a.m. because of damage to roads and power lines, Mariola says. It’s unclear when they will reopen.

Nearby schools have been notified and might be affected by the road closures, Mariola says. He says more information will be released as it becomes available.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 8, 2019 at 8:09pm


CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A Clark County dispatcher has confirmed to WAVE 3 News’ sister station, WKYT, that there is a fire at GenCanna’s Winchester location.

An explosion was also reported.

GenCanna is an agricultural technology company and has a hemp processing facility in Clark County, Kentucky.

It was one of the first members of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.

The company was the first to build a commercial hemp-specific crop processor, called ‘Big Blue.’ GenCanna also created Kentucky’s first internal processing lab.

GenCanna also cultivates and supplies farms with hemp plants.

GenCanna has partnered with more than 60 farming families. The company has more than 30 million plants on more than 6,000 acres.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 8, 2019 at 5:24pm


Rescue operation after German mine explosion
Updated 20:22, 08-Nov-2019
More than 30 people have been rescued following an explosion in a mine in eastern Germany.

The staff were trapped 700 meters (2,300 feet) below ground following an unexplained blast, police said, adding "all personnel have been rescued."

The mining authority said one of the staff was seriously injured, according to the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung news website.

Before the rescue, those trapped were supplied with oxygen and took refuge in a safe section of the mine in Teutschenthal, about 150 kilometers southwest of Berlin, near the city of Halle.

The mine was closed in 1982 but is being used to deposit mining waste from elsewhere, the website said. Around 100 people are employed at the site.

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