Saturday, October 24, 2009

Looking Back On Gas In 2009

A natural gas explosion levels two city blocks. The cause, a leak in the main service line. One woman killed, buildings and businesses destroyed, monetary costs $276,000. Bozeman seeking reimbursement from NorthWestern Energy.

HWY 79 Carthage Texas Natural Gas Explosion

Feburary 11, 2009, explosion at natural gas processing plant sparks grass and trees causing a fire on the Texas HWY.

Natural Gas Explosion Forestville MD May 2009

May 7, 2009, someone smells gas at the Penn-Mar Shopping Center. Natural gas was discovered spewing from the ground which then erupted into a fire and an explosion.

June 8, 2009 Preacher's Home In Dallas Explodes

Undetermined as to how the blast managed to occur, last minute change in plans saved pastor's life.

Natural Gas Explosion Rhode Island May 10 2009

Driver ruptures gas line, leak fills room in an apartment building that houses the electrical equipment, fire breaks out.

ConAgra Foods Natural Gas Explosion June 9 2009

Blast kills three and injures scores of others in North Carolina.

Buda Home Natural Gas Explosion August 2009

Fortunate that home owner was outside doing yard work when home exploded.

Oregon Home Leveled Natural Gas Explosion

On the night of August 7, 2009, a blast could be felt blocks away, home completely destroyed.

Grand Rapids Natural Gas Build Up Blows

Debris flies and neighbor's windows are blown out when vacant home explodes from natural gas build up.

October 15 2009 3 Injured Natural Gas Explosion

Gas line explodes while man tries to light the furnace in a Milwaukee home.

Where will the next one be?


Durango said...

Yikes! You're scaring me. A few weeks ago a police chase ended in my neighborhood with the chase-ee ramming into an unprotected natural gas meter thing. Gas started spewing, but nothing ignited it before it was shut off. I was later told this could easily have turned into a fireball disaster.

I am about 800 feet from a Barnett Shale gas well, drilled a couple years ago. Real noisy and dusty when that was going on. I don't know how much pollution I'm breathing from that well and if it's the cause of my ailments.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

You're absolutely correct about the possibility of a fireball, very glad that it didn't turn out that way.

Do you have caged birds? I've heard they can detect odorless poison gas, thinking that coal miners used them in the ol' days.

TXsharon said...

Let's hope it's not on Carter Avenue

Anonymous said...

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Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Anon: Great site! Thank you for the info.