Thank you to reader, Gretchen in Arlington, for compiling this exhaustive list. (Note: this list does not include the recent Carthage incident or the Wise County and Palo Pinto incdents. Gretchen promises more to come.)
Not all of these are pipeline, some were caused by leaks
near houses (supply lines?)
Pipeline Explosion(1994) Dramatic video, very well done!
Natural Gas Explosion – Houston:
Appomattox,VA Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion VIDEO
Story to go with Appomattox video:
Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion: Supposedly a 36 inch pipe!
Strip Mall explosion in Maryland, Natural Gas
Incredible!! someone must have already been filming (leak?)
Bozeman, Montana, firefighting in the aftermath of Gas Explosion
Glass was blown out up to 3 blocks away
NW Houston Gas Line Explosion
Cary Gas Line Fire burns a truck:
Gas explosion kills toddler:
Gas Line Leak/Explosion of home – Rancho Cordova CA 12 24 2008 with 1 Fatal and 5 Injured:
More on Moscow explosion 30 yr. old line, poor welding…
We have at least 1/2 million miles of line here, no bad welds???
Prescott, Wisconsin – House explosion Video
The story that goes with this one. Why should a vehicle even be
able to hit an unprotected gas line!
Some might be duplicate, but good overview of Pipeline problems:
Several Pipeline explosions shown in this Eminent Domain story
Story and video
Plum (a 46 year old pipe cracked!! DUH) (even older than Moscow’s)
Gas explosions, nothing new 1886 Story
The 1937 New London school explosion, after that scent was added to gas
The industry learns at the public’s expense once again” 1944
Natural Gas Explosion Damages Store In Northern Illinois
Floral Park area Queens: (good video) narrated
Story (sounds like the kind of inspections that happen around here)
The mother of all recent natural gas pipeline explosions!
Ghislenghien explosion in Belgium
- 23 (or more killed)
- 132 sustained terrible burns
- Threw bodies a hundred feet
- 50 ambulances from several countries….
July 2004 [* toll according to Wikipedia]
Update, trial set for June 15th – quotes as <---24 deaths 132 serious injuries
Another Queens fire earlier! No a video yet
An 80-year-old cast-iron gas main broke !!!!!!
A different Queens explosion burns young father badly:
Huge pipeline explosion in Germany, great webpage about it:
It even warped a hundred meters of metal rail lines!
Video in German: oddly understandable…
Saudi Natural Gas pipeline explosion kills 28:
Somerset, Ma House Explosion Video:
even nearby homes may be condemned (7 are uninhabitable)Story
Pipeline explosion near Cabri, Saskatchewan
Propane explosion: Bethel Maine
Excellent presentation to audio, Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire
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