Natural Gas Explosions in February 2013

To get an idea of just how common natural gas explosions really are, here are a number of explosions in 2012 that occurred in the month of February 2013.

The list of explosions are set up by day, and include news summaries, maps and gas explosion videos where available. This list is not comprehensive. If you know of something missing, please report the event here.

For the number of gas explosions reported here for the month of February alone, natural gas caused:

  • the deaths of at least 3 people
  • injuries for at least 12 people
  • the destruction of at least six homes destroyed, and heavy damage to many more
  • damaged highway infrastructure

Consider too the cost to local governments to respond with emergency vehicles, and follow up costs for investigation, repair and judicial follow up.

Gas Explosions in Oct 2012

While the list of gas explosions is not comprehensive, it will give you a good idea of the larger explosions reported in the English media.

If you have knowledge of a gas explosion that is not reported here, please add it below, including any photos or video you may have.

If you have any information, photos or video to add on an explosion already included in the list, then please add your information in the comments for that explosion news report.

Natural Gas Explosions in Feb 2013 - Event List


Location: Country, State / Province, City
Explosion Event Details

 10 Feb

USA, Texas, La Porte (25 miles from Houston)

Explosion blows hole in Texas gas plant. At least one person was killed and another injured after an explosion ripped through the roof of a building at a gas plant..  A second employee was said to be in a critical condition in hospital, with burns to more than 75 per cent of his body.

Source: The Telegraph: Explosion blows hole in Texas gas plant

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