Skip to comments.Texas panhandle gas pipeline blast kills 2
Posted on 06/08/2010 7:28:40 PM PDT by Willie Green
(Reuters) - A natural gas pipeline exploded Tuesday in the Texas panhandle near the border with Oklahoma, killing two people, authorities said.
A total of three people have died in two gas pipeline blasts in as many days in Texas. One worker was killed on Monday near Cleburne, Texas, when a construction crew struck a buried pipeline.
Tuesday's explosion occurred when a bulldozer being used to remove caliche from a pit near Darrouzett, about 145 miles/230 km northeast of Amarillo, struck a gas pipeline, according to the Lipscomb County Sheriff's Office.
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Why are there gas lines and oil rigs blowing up all over the place?
Coincidence. It happens.
Obama’s lax enforcement? ... lol
That’s what I am asking.
How often do these things happen? Is this average? Above average? Who tracks that kind of data?
I believe we are under attack
Here is a good way to see the trends in news reports on pipeline explosions.
The chart displayed shows there actually was a big peak around 2000, then again in 2007. Doesn’t seem like 2010 is out of pattern. I wouldn’t read too much into the dropping numbers before 95 because of the fewer archived stories loaded on the web.
Atlas is shrugging.
I think this is the work of Democrats—creating crises to not waste.
I checked this out... Some of the “peaks” are just the same news articles reported by a lot of different sources (therefore a large number of news “hits”). This doesn’t mean the actual numbers of incidents were high, just the number of news items about it were high.
I did some searches back in May about all this, the oil refineries, coal mines, energy plant, and now these. There are accidents over the years, but fatal accidents are not that common.
A few folks came on FR to refute these concerns, but the numbers they used are from this admin’s energy department numbers and the steelworker’s union which is a huge democrat supporter (which used the same numbers). Doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.
I would feel a lot better if some independent entity would take a look at this, one that is not somehow connected to Obama (not that he has an agenda or anything /s)
HC has the stats, but I believe that in Texas, we have 15 to 20 a year.
If I were a conspiracy freak, I would be looking at our open borders for the occasional misunderstander of Islam who might get into our country. A misunderstander of Islam that might want to cause mischief in the name of his false god allah. Just say’n
The whole gas company crew was incompetent. One guy had a face that looked like a vagina. Another crew member told me he'd been hit in the head with a steel cable a couple of years ago when they were pulling some pipe. Even with competent crews, it's still dangerous work. I've made three or four calls where road crews hit gas lines that weren't on the official utility maps.
I know all too well how that is since I’m in the business of finding leaks.
Nine times out of ten I have to guess where the lines run because nothing is ever marked as it’s supposed to be, and to make things worse the guys who know where the lines run have retired years ago.
Anybody using muzzie back-hoe operators?
By heavy equipment operators? So far they’re not doing a very good job attacking.
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