How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Drilling
We do live with a lot of natural gas around and there have been some big blasts in the past caused by leaks and seepage of various causes. Just got me wondering what the biggest blast ever was in the region. I don't know if this was the biggest, but disturblingly close to where I spend my days was this blast on the campus at Pitt 35 years ago that leveled a building and killed 2 people. No fault of Pitt by the way. Looks like the university building was impacted by a leaking main line that just happened to be nearby. From reading the story, it appears to be luck that classes had recently let out or else it sounds like it could have made this Wikipedia list.
Can we make a local version of that list though? Any bigger blasts?
Speaking of natural gas though, just an interesting link. Some interesting stuff beyond what is generally being repeated on all sides is some of the discussion in this site which I just came across: Natural Gas Forum for Landowners. Certainly a lot of posts and some interesting stuff popping from the discussions I see there. I didn't quite realize there is a competition of sorts between shale gas and liquified natural gas (LNG) . Also something I have wondered about is the future distribution of this tsunami of natural gas we are going to be producing here. See some related news from Louisiana on that. Also, whatever your view of frak'ing is consider what had been considered in the past toward the same end. Leaves you a bit speechless.