Alabama Pipeline Explosion

Largest U.S. Fuel Pipeline Shuts After Work Crew Triggers Blast

The biggest fuel pipeline in the U.S. shut its mainlines Monday after an explosion and fire in Alabama that killed at least one person. Gasoline futures surged and U.S. refiner stocks gained.
Colonial Pipeline Co., which carries refined products to New York Harbor from Houston, shut the lines for the second time in two months. A contract crew working miles from the site of a Sept. 9 spill ran into the pipeline with a trackhoe, igniting gasoline and causing a fire . . . “

OPINION: Oct. 28 headline – Exxon reveals it may lose reserves; Earnings fall to five-year low
… then Oct. 31 the guy ‘back up into a pipeline’ sending prices higher ….
hmmmm……..

7.0 Quake Off Fiji – Lake FUBAR Quivers + New Madrid

Action at Lake FUBAR may be cave-ins … Take a look at helicorders today. heli_button

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Lake FUBAR goes crazy after 3:45 P.M. (CST):

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Thanks, Walter, for links 😉

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USGS – 2016 One-Year Model [ of INDUCED quakes ] shows the New Madrid jumping. MAP

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Possible tsunami after 7.0 earthquake near Fiji

USGS REPORT – with MAP

Tsunami report says the threat window has passed.

This morning the NOAA Tsunami page had nothing recent listed while this should have been listed.  Also the USGS quake map page was down –
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Meanwhile in Japan . . .

1,000 quakes recorded in two Kyushu prefectures in two weeks since initial jolt

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Why Isn’t Space Imagery Used at Lake FUBAR?

We asked this before about JPL* and Sandia Labs etc. doing so little observation of Lake FUBAR.

We don’t know if the sinkhole is collapsing downward or sideways or both and huge butane caverns are nearby as well as State Highway 70.

Last night PBS aired this show on NOVA about Vikings and finding pre-Columbus settlements using space imagery. The show demonstrates how the imagery can penetrate top levels of the ground to see a certain depth underground at great accuracy, 10 inches(!).
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Here is the episode:  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/vikings-unearthed.html

So why isn’t anyone at LSU or U of Alabama or other science lab utilizing info that is already available to check out Lake FUBAR?? And can’t the parties that caused the sinkhole foot the bill? In the documentary U of Alabama was the place that did all the fancy imagery examination. They aren’t so far away from Bayou Corne.

*  earlier JPL report

LINK –  http://youtu.be/uGcC1vUjPXI

Short video with still images – Elusive Viking Site Spotted From Space – Newfoundland, Canada

New Madrid Fault Rumbles + News

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Strange SoundsRare earthquake strikes Canton, Mississippi – Charleston earthquake in sight?

http://strangesounds.org/2015/06/rare-earthquake-strikes-canton-mississippi-charleston-earthquake-in-sight.html


NEWS

New York TimesOklahoma Court Rules Homeowners Can Sue Oil Companies Over Quakes

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that homeowners who have sustained injuries or property damage from rampant earthquakes they say are caused by oil and gas operations can sue for damages in state trial courts, rejecting efforts by the industry to block such lawsuits from being decided by juries and judges.

BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement over deadly 2010 spill

Pipeline Safety Story Censored

Alabama Censorship over Local Newspaper
By Nicolas Walker

A state court judge in Alabama prevented the Montgomery Advertiser from publishing a story about Alabama Gas Corp.’s utility plan for gas line safety. The information had been released by the Alabama Public Service Commission after an open records request.

. . . . Algasco owns hundreds of miles of pipelines and server around 425,000 customers in central Alabama. The Montgomery Advertiser had printed an article saying that it had requested a copy of the company’s Distribution Integrity Management Plan on Wednesday. In response, Algasco claimed that such a document had been released with no required notification to the company and that it contained safety-related information. Judge Vance temporarily prevented the Advisor from writing about the issue, claiming that there was a reasonable chance that the document not be made public.

In response, the newspaper refused any request made by Algasco to return the document.

According to the newspapers lawyers, judge Vance’s ban represents an unprecedented unconstitutional restraint and that the information is already available publicly. Executive Editor Tom Clifford told reporters that the bulk of the document was already available on Algasco’s website.

In return, the utility company claimed that certain details could not be released as they would endanger public safety (according to them, they show precise locations of critical gas infrastructure). They added that preventing the Advisor from printing those details represented a matter of homeland security and as such, falls under the Alabama law.

http://www.utahpeoplespost.com/2014/09/alabama-censorship-over-local-newspaper/

Alagasco sues Advertiser to stop use of pipe safety plan

Kala Kachmar, Montgomery Advertiser

Alabama Gas Corporation has taken legal action to attempt to stop the Montgomery Advertiser from publishing or writing about the company’s document that outlines a plan to ensure the safety of gas pipes.

The document, Alagasco’s Distribution Integrity Management Plan (DIMP), was obtained in June through a public records request to the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC), which oversees the state’s utilities….

….. The Advertiser’s use of the document is part of a national USA Today investigation that examines the dangers of cast iron pipes, which when corroded can cause gas leaks, fires and explosions. According to federal data, Alagasco has about 833 miles of cast iron main gas lines, which is the highest of any gas company in Alabama and ninth highest in the country….

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2014/09/17/alagasco-sues-to-block-advertisers-use-of-safety-plan/15772173/

Item sent in –
in S. Louisiana the pipelines
have clear markings like this:
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Lake FUBAR Gurgles Wed. + News

bubbleUP    LA12 shows seeping-sloshing of small fluid movement all morning. They show as rick-tack lines on the chart.

After 10 a.m. something ominous starts up at LA21. It is near the SE corner of Lake FUBAR.

The sloshing stops and there are normal dings and dangs until 11:45 p.m. – then fluid movement again.

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Keith M. did some new maps and they are linked on the MAP page.

NEWS

Southeast LA levee board challenges law blocking ‘big oil’ lawsuit

A south Louisiana flood board has launched a legal fight against a new state law aimed at retroactively killing a lawsuit filed last year over coastal damage attributed to oil and gas drilling.
The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East argues in federal court papers filed Tuesday that the law cannot be used to block the lawsuit. . .

(Note: continuing  news about this flood board saga are regularly on the sidebar in the RSS feed section )

On methane topic – Mysterious Giant Methane Plumes Discovered In Arctic Ocean

Flesh-eating bacteria hits Texas beach community.

Flesh-Eating Bacteria in Florida Waters – Deadly Plague?

We hope this doesn’t happen near gassy Lake FUBAR! – Fireball explodes producing small meteorites near Lake Weiss, Alabama

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