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Argentina: Natural Gas Leak Causes Deadly Residential Blast

7 Aug


by Jonathan Gilbert / NY Times

Twelve people died and at least 60 more were injured, officials said Tuesday, in an explosion in the center of Rosario, Argentina’s third largest city, with 1.2 million people. A gas leak from the ground floor of a residential building caused the blast on Tuesday morning, Mónica Fein, the mayor of Rosario, confirmed. Witnesses said it felt like an earthquake. “I woke up and there were no walls,” said Franco Járiton, who lived on the seventh floor. News channels showed that the middle block of the building, which was nine stories tall, had collapsed. There are fears that two adjoining blocks, which are badly damaged, will also fall. Fifteen people were missing. Neighbors said they had called the provincial gas company hours before the explosion, warning of a strong gas smell. The company, Litoral Gas, said it had not received any calls.

Explosion at Gas Compressor Station in Oklahoma

5 Apr

LOGAN COUNTY, Oklahoma –

An explosion at a natural gas compressor station near the Logan and Lincoln County lines has forced the evacuation of homes within one square mile of the incident, Thursday night.

The incident occurred near county road 3290 and 810, to the southeast of the town of Langston.

Crews from Lincoln, Payne and Oklahoma Counties have responded to the scene.

No injuries have been reported at this time and it is unclear how long residents in the area will have to remain evacuated.

The compressor station is owned by DCP Midstream.

PEMEX Explosion: 33 Dead, 121 Injured In Mexico Oil Company Blast

2 Feb


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By Mark Stevenson and Michael Weissenstein/ Huffington Post

MEXICO CITY — A blast that collapsed the lower floors of a building in the headquarters of Mexico’s state-owned oil company, crushing at least 33 people beneath tons of rubble and injuring 121, is being looked at as an accident although all lines of investigation remain open, the head of Petroleos Mexicanos said Friday.

As hundreds of emergency workers dug through the rubble, the company’s worst disaster in a decade was fueling debate about the state of Pemex, a vital source of government revenue that is suffering from decades of underinvestment and has been hit by a recent series of accidents that have tarnished its otherwise improving safety record.

Until now, virtually all the accidents had hit its petroleum infrastructure, not its office buildings.

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