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Whats up with all the recent Power/Energy related explosions?

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posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 09:17 PM
Am I noticing a "trend" or all just coincidences.

The Drilling Rig in the Gulf almost 2 months ago and now today a West Virginia Gas Well, A Texas Gas Well, and a Denver Electrical Substation.

Have I missed any happening closely before and since the gulf rig explosion, not including today ?

[edit on 7-6-2010 by I_am_Spartacus]

posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 09:23 PM
June 7 (Reuters) - Procuring and shipping energy to U.S.
cars and homes can be a dangerous task, even in a country with
a slate of safety regulations.
Here is a look at energy-related disasters that have rocked
the United States in this year. (Graphic on U.S. occupational
fatalities by industry: June 7 - A natural gas pipeline explosion in North Texas
killed three people, according to local media reports.
Enterprise Products Partners (EPD.N) said it owned the 36-inch
(91-cm) pipeline, which is part of its Texas Intrastate system.
The explosion was 15 miles (24 km) south of Godley, Texas.
WFAA-TV, a Dallas television station, quoted Chester Nolen,
city manager of Cleburne, Texas, as saying 10 people were
missing following the explosion. Cleburne is the largest city
near the explosion. The blast was originally thought to be an oil well
explosion. An electrical crew was digging a hole when it struck
the gas pipeline, an emergency services spokesman in Hood
County, Texas, said. [ID:nN07179091] June 7 - A fireball and explosion burned seven members of a
crew drilling for natural gas at an abandoned coal mine in West
Virginia, the second big fire at an energy formation known as
the Marcellus Shale in less than a week, a government worker
said. [ID:nN07216379] June 4 - Workers capped a natural gas well in central
Pennsylvania after it ruptured during drilling, spewing gas and
drilling fluid 75 feet (23 meters) in the air, officials said.
The well, operated by EOG Resources Inc (EOG.N) in a remote
area of Clearfield County, blew out when a drilling team "lost
control" of the well while preparing to extract gas, according
to a statement from the state Department of Environmental
Protection. No one was killed or injured, and there were no
evacuations, but nearby roads were closed, and officials
declared a no-fly zone around the site. Three days later, state
officials ordered the company to suspend its natural gas
drilling operations in the state. [ID:nN04144723] April 20, 2010 - Explosion and fire on Transocean Ltd's
drilling rig Deepwater Horizon licensed to BP (BP.L); 11
workers are killed. The rig was drilling in BP's Macondo
project 42 miles (68 km) southeast of Venice, Louisiana,
beneath about 5,000 feet (1,525 metres) of water and 13,000
feet (4 km) under the seabed. The Deepwater Horizon rig, valued
at more than $560 million, sinks on April 22 and a 5-mile-long
(8 km) oil slick forms. TIMELINE: [ID:nN07190153] * April 5, 2010 [ID:nN06200853] - An explosion at the Upper
Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia, leaves at least 25
miners dead and four remain missing. It is the deadliest U.S.
mining disaster since 1984. According to federal records, the coal mine owned by Massey
Energy (MEE.N) has had a worse-than-average injury rate over
the last 10 years with three fatalities since 1998. * April 2, 2010 [ID:nN05192907] - Four workers died in a
fire at Tesoro Corp's (TSO.N) refinery in Anacortes,
Washington. A catastrophic failure of a heat exchanger in the
highly flammable naphtha unit of the plant is believed to have
started the blaze. It is the worst refinery accident since
March 2005. * March 2, 2010 [ID:nN02195856] - A fire on an asphalt
tank under construction killed two workers at Holly Corp's
(HOC.N) Navajo refinery in Artesia, New Mexico.
(Compiled by Jasmin Melvin; Editing by David Gregorio)

There ya go, think thats all of em....

posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 10:22 PM
could it have anything to do with this??


posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 10:24 PM
What better way for the NWO via Obama to get Cap and Trade passed. Energy is badddd stuff, it pollutes and kills so please pass the tax so we can control corporate America while bankrupting small business interests. They always have an agenda....

posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 10:28 PM
reply to post by lostviking

I agree. You beat me to it.

This is all just a way to heard the American public into accepting Obama's agenda and higher prices.

Listen carefully to his words.

posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 10:41 PM

Originally posted by scubagravy
could it have anything to do with this??


Wow! Never heard of that one before, but don't buy it as oil and water underground is not sitting in "caverns" that become empty chambers when removed. It sits in permeable soil, so their premise that gas is building in empty spaces is not likely, but still interesting.

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