Are we under attack? Previously, I have written about a series of very strange firesthat have occurred at key food production facilities in the United States this year. Authorities insist that each one of those fires was an “accident”, and maybe they are correct. But now the same thing is starting to happen to the energy industry. In particular, we have seen a number of “mysterious explosions” at natural gas facilities in the United States during the past two months. Of course natural gas prices were already spiking dramatically all over the world, and so this string of disasters comes at a really bad time.
On Saturday, an absolutely massive explosion at a very important natural gas facility in Medford, Oklahoma made headlines all over the nation. The following comes from CBS News…
A large fire Saturday afternoon engulfed a natural gas plant in the small northern Oklahoma town of Medford. Video posted to social media showed heavy flames and smoke billowing hundreds of feet into the air.
The fire occurred at a “natural gas liquids fractionation facility” operated by ONEOK, a company spokesperson confirmed in a statement to CBS News.
The explosion that caused this fire was so large that it actually caused “a 1.74 magnitude earthquake”.
Massive explosion at a natural gas plant in Oklahoma. Caused a 1.74 magnitude earthquake.
Expect more accidents like this.pic.twitter.com/6qbNhzS8gD
— The Plymothian (@plymouthian) July 10, 2022
The black smoke that came billowing from the plant could be seen for many miles all around, and the damage that was done is likely to disrupt operations at the facility for a long time to come.
Just two days earlier, there was another “mysterious explosion” near Houston, Texas…
Authorities say a fire is now out after an explosion along a natural gas line sent up a column of flames from a field in Fort Bend County on Thursday.
According to the Fort Bend County Pct. 1 Constable’s Office, the explosion occurred before 11 a.m. in the 15400 block of JoAnn near FM 1952, west of Orchard.
Nearby residents report hearing “a loud pop” when the explosion occurred…
Is it normal to have two major natural gas explosions like this in just a matter of three days?
No, it is not.
And it is important to note that there have been other “suspicious explosions” recently.
Last month, a massive explosion at a liquefied natural gas terminal in Quintana Island, Texas ended up “taking a substantial amount of the fuel off the market”…