Do not pay the ransom. I’m still here, still alive, I just took a few days off is all.
Here is something about pipelines sent in by GhostBlogger. Later, I will have something amazing to tell you about that December 3rd Williams Transco pipeline that exploded in Alabama.
A harder look at pipeline blasts coming
Flaws seen on pipelines that were thought to be minor are now getting a harder look in the wake of continued gas pipeline explosions:
“Nationally, the number of major failures on high-pressure natural-gas pipelines climbed 50% in the last decade, while the number of miles of such pipe increased less than 5%, according to federal data. Accidents caused by people inadvertently digging into pipelines have decreased 43% over that time; those caused by the failure of pipeline materials have nearly quadrupled.”
Some pipeline flaws thought to be stable may be causing delayed pipeline failures. The danger of a gas pipeline failing extends for a long ways out: “The (Ohio) blast destroyed two houses more than 300 yards away and caused minor injuries.”