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Natural gas pipeline explodes in Morgan County
Columbus Dispatch ^ | 11/16/2011 | Jim Phillips

Posted on 11/16/2011 5:57:10 PM PST by combat_boots

A portion of a major natural gas pipeline apparently ruptured and exploded this morning in rural Morgan County, sending flames hundreds of feet into the air and setting five buildings ablaze.

The explosion in a Tennessee Gas pipeline along Taylor Road near the Athens-Morgan county line was reported to authorities about 8:45 a.m.

The blast caused several fires along the route of the 25-inch high-pressure pipeline. The explosion and subsequent fires destroyed two occupied houses, one unoccupied house and a barn, said Shane Cartmill, spokesman for the state fire marshal's office. Another barn received fire damage.

(Excerpt) Read more at dispatch.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: explosion; naturalgas; ohio
Heard about this at work. The middle of nowhere. The line runs up into NE US.
1 posted on 11/16/2011 5:57:11 PM PST by combat_boots
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2 posted on 11/16/2011 5:58:33 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

Great, give the hippies ideas now. Geesh.


3 posted on 11/16/2011 6:05:00 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: combat_boots

Gee. It’s those occupied houses that I worry about.


4 posted on 11/16/2011 6:07:23 PM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: combat_boots

this is less than an hour from me. used to go fishing down there in the AEP area and Burr Oak Lake when I was a kid.


5 posted on 11/16/2011 6:08:19 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Oh yes? I was also told that AEP had outages in E Ohio last night. For several hours.

“How about that.” (From “The Unit”)


6 posted on 11/16/2011 6:09:47 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Women, children and the elderly hardest hit.


7 posted on 11/16/2011 6:10:49 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot
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To: musicman

Thanks for the update, I read some of the comments on the article. There is some real winners out there.


8 posted on 11/16/2011 6:12:39 PM PST by wild74
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To: combat_boots

Are these pipelines for feeding US gas needs and making us energy independent, or are they feeding ports where the gas is liquefied and shipped to China? I’d like to know because I am whole hog into supporting the USA energy independence, but not just for supporting the price of gas, China, and global companies. Anyone know?


9 posted on 11/16/2011 6:13:06 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: combat_boots
The middle of nowhere

It sure is. I call it home.

10 posted on 11/16/2011 6:13:33 PM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: apoliticalone

If you don’t impede the supply of LNG to whoever is willing to pay the most for it, pretty soon you get LNG at market prices.


11 posted on 11/16/2011 6:18:27 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: apoliticalone

I don’t know, but I am assuming it’s a major trunk line for nat gas from Tenn. on up thru the NE. Remember, though, that this area is all tied up in oil shale, nat gas deposits and coal. Serious, serious coal. The person that called me about this explosion told me about someone we know who worked the pipeline years ago. This is a very big deal.

The way I heard tell, fire and emergency personnel to combat the explosion were 45 minutes away. Now that’s out there. Sounds beautiful.


12 posted on 11/16/2011 6:18:50 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Rudder

Ahhhhh. Stone cold country.


13 posted on 11/16/2011 6:19:35 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: apoliticalone
I rather doubt that TGP is getting a gas supply in New England and shipping it to Texas. "Coals to Newcastle" and all that.


14 posted on 11/16/2011 6:21:44 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: combat_boots

My dad was an inspector during the installation of a large natural gas pipeline back in the 60’s.
I went with him on several occasions.
He made me stay in the truck.


15 posted on 11/16/2011 6:25:01 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: combat_boots; apoliticalone
I don’t know, but I am assuming it’s a major trunk line for nat gas from Tenn. on up thru the NE. Remember, though, that this area is all tied up in oil shale, nat gas deposits and coal. Serious, serious coal. The person that called me about this explosion told me about someone we know who worked the pipeline years ago. This is a very big deal.

That is correct. The pipeline actually has origination points on the Gulf coast in Texas and Louisiana and it ends in Eastern Massachusetts, about 25 miles north of Boston. It is large...36" in diameter and old, built in 1943. This is the second time in nine months there has been a major explosion; the earlier one was also in Ohio, about 100 miles north of today's.

16 posted on 11/16/2011 6:28:06 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Rudder

Are you from the McConnelsville area ?


17 posted on 11/16/2011 6:29:31 PM PST by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: combat_boots

Factual truism: You’ll never see one of these 25” gas lines in the back yard of a Congress critter of either Party. But if one of their donor buddies wants it in yours, they’ll be happy to use the liberal definition of eminent domain for private profit and include more campaign donations with a smile.

Gas lines and other such things can have real life and death repercussions for those unfortunate enough to be stuck with them. Those that want to put them there need to pay a market based price and not use political influence.


18 posted on 11/16/2011 6:32:20 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: buccaneer81

Hmmmm. Ohio is key to 0bama, no? And it has Somalis up the yin yang. The unions just lied thru their teeth about the collective bargaining/merit pay issue. 250 gangs in Dayton. Cleveland is a dump. Youngstown worse. And all the Detroit support shops are gonesville.

Sounds like some place ripe for 0bama 2012 OWS Plan, Phase II.


19 posted on 11/16/2011 6:33:10 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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20 posted on 11/16/2011 6:41:45 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker dowTn)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Sounds like he was protecting you...


21 posted on 11/16/2011 6:42:23 PM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Broadly-speaking, yes. I live way out in the boondocks.


22 posted on 11/16/2011 6:45:06 PM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: GOPJ

I was 8 years old; he better have been!!!!!


23 posted on 11/16/2011 7:00:08 PM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: combat_boots

The USA has lost its common ethnic European heritage due to the mass immigration act of 1965. Cities that once were livable are now dumps infested with ethnic gangs. Even small towns have been hijacked. Someone wanted to destroy the USA commonality. Who pushed it, who did it, who benefited and what was the motive? It happened for a reason.


24 posted on 11/16/2011 7:14:55 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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25 posted on 11/16/2011 7:57:41 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Morgan County native here. Grew up about 3 1/2 miles from Stockport. About 10 miles south of McConnelsville. Love it down there.


26 posted on 11/16/2011 7:57:44 PM PST by Ghengis
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