A third explosion in Missouri on Panhandle Eastern’s 200 Line in six years.
Panhandle is the
parent company of Florida Gas Transmission (FGT),
famous for throwing a pipe across the Florida Turnpike in 2009, near a high school.
Chris Oberholtz wrote for KCTV5.com 13 October 2014,
Emergency crews respond to pipeline rupture, fire near Centerview,
JOHNSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) – Emergency crews are on the scene of a
pipeline rupture and fire near Centerview, MO.
The location is Northwest 701 Road and Northwest Division Road. This
is a rural area with no homes threatened.
Sandi Wilsom wrote for KMZU 100.7 FM 13 October 2014,
Update: Report of Gas Pipe Explosion in Centerview, MO, Continue reading Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line explosion, Centerview, MO 2014-10-13 →
A 30-inch pipeline explosion was visible 30 miles away.
The 36-inch Sabal Trail pipeline would carry 44% more fracked methane
than that Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company Line 400,
and could be even more destructive.
“The most intense, scared feeling I’ve ever felt in my life,”
said one witness.
Troy Diggs and Michelle Pekarsky reported for fox4kc.com 29 November 2013,
Pipeline explosion sends fireball 300 feet into air, Continue reading 300-foot fireball near Hughesville, MO, Panhandle Eastern Pipeline 2013-11-29 →
Not in a High Consequence Area (HCA)?
Then a pipeline explosion may not even rate pictures on the news,
even if your house or field or forest or river is what explodes.
That’s what happened near Pilot Grove, Missouri 25 August 2008
on the Panhandle Eastern Pipeline 200 Line.
PHMSA, the so-called Pipeline and Hazardous Materials and Safety Administration,
doesn’t actually know when the
“impressed curent cathodic protection system”
and doesn’t have the results of the last hydrostatic test,
which was in 1955, 53 years before the pipeline corroded until it exploded.
Administrator just resigned,
after continuing to let pipeline companies
set the very definitions of accidents.
Do you want to trust your air, water, property values, or safety
to such an industry or such an agency?
Dennis Rich reported for the Sedalia Democrat 29 November 2013,
Pipeline explodes near Hughesville,
Another Panhandle Eastern pipeline in the area ruptured on Aug. 25,
2008, near Pilot Grove in Cooper County and caused $1,046,359 in
damages, according to a company pipeline failure investigation
Actually, it was Continue reading Pilot Grove, MO PEPL explosion 2008-08-25 →