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(Trust.org)   Massive Chinese fire drill takes place after massive Chinese pipeline explosion   (trust.org) divider line 35
    More: News, Sinopec, Chinese, explosions, oil terminal, container terminal, Qingdao, oil products  
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2013-11-22 08:34:12 AM  
Actually, that wouldn't be a drill.
 
2013-11-22 08:36:58 AM  
Mike Watt notified.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-22 08:38:27 AM  
The primary problem with Chinese pipelines is that they're made with cheap Chinese parts...
 
2013-11-22 08:38:40 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
This is not a drill.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-11-22 08:41:31 AM  
Damn it Drew... racist headline.

My good friend Oh Fuk Bang, was extremely offended!
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-11-22 08:44:40 AM  
oh look... gas prices in Indiana just went up a dollar a gallon over the last 15 minutes.
 
2013-11-22 08:45:42 AM  
Send in the Hellfighters.
 
2013-11-22 08:46:11 AM  
Don't worry, guys. This will never happen to the Keystone XL pipeline.
 
2013-11-22 08:46:43 AM  
I find this headline callous, tasteless, and insensitive.

Y'know, the sort of thing that keeps me coming back.
 
2013-11-22 08:47:39 AM  

d23: Damn it Drew... racist headline.

My good friend Oh Fuk Bang, was extremely offended!


...and contestant number three, Enormous Genitals.
 
2013-11-22 08:49:15 AM  
Poor bastards, we're still talking about Lac Megantic here.
 
2013-11-22 08:49:29 AM  
This is the second major oil disaster in China in 5 years. By all means keep screaming that oil companies don't know what they are doing. State run companies are a much bigger concern than private ones. The only major private oil company with a bad safety record is BP. State run companies all have bad safety records.
 
2013-11-22 08:50:08 AM  
Must be their Black Friday.
 
2013-11-22 08:51:36 AM  
FTFA: State television says 35 killed, 166 injured


Soooo, probably more like 70 killed and 332 injured?
 
2013-11-22 08:53:18 AM  
The affected crude oil pipeline connects Huangdao to the city of Weifang in the same province, Shandong.

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HUANGdao? WeiFANG? ShnagDONG? Oh that's comedy gold right there.
 
2013-11-22 08:54:35 AM  

tallen702: FTFA: State television says 35 killed, 166 injured


Soooo, probably more like 70 killed and 332 injured?


I was thinking more like adding a zero to the original numbers.
 
2013-11-22 08:57:07 AM  

balfourk: This is the second major oil disaster in China in 5 years. By all means keep screaming that oil companies don't know what they are doing. State run companies are a much bigger concern than private ones. The only major private oil company with a bad safety record is BP. State run companies all have bad safety records.


Say, those wouldn't be self-reported safety records, Mr Astroturfer?
 
2013-11-22 08:57:32 AM  

SVenus: The primary problem with Chinese pipelines is that they're made with cheap Chinese parts...


Ugh.  The Chinese are just as capable of making widgets and material as anyone else.  It comes down to testing, inspection, and process improvement both during manufacture and operation.  That's in the wheel house of management and corporations and always where corners get cut.  The reason they get a bad rap is entirely because of the corporations who go there to cut costs anywhere they can.

And I just bit didn't I.  Meh.
 
2013-11-22 08:57:35 AM  
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"Serious this time!"
 
2013-11-22 09:01:38 AM  
Yeah.. not good.  Read about this on Al Jazeera FB this morning.

The fuel leaked for a good 30 minutes before someone decided to turn it off.

Then a couple hours of if flooding out to sea, inside the storm drains, all over the place.  Seeping into everything.

Then - whammo!
 
2013-11-22 09:12:49 AM  

Super_Agro_Craig: tallen702: FTFA: State television says 35 killed, 166 injured


Soooo, probably more like 70 killed and 332 injured?

I was thinking more like adding a zero to the original numbers.


I thought about that, but then the numbers looked REALLY high.... of course, it IS China we're talking about soooo.....
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-11-22 09:24:13 AM  
Looks like Wang Chung won't be having fun tonight.
 
2013-11-22 09:24:20 AM  
And thus ended Sum Ting Wong's, Bang Ding Ow's, and Ho Lee Fuk's new career as pipeline engineers.
 
2013-11-22 09:28:24 AM  

balfourk: This is the second major oil disaster in China in 5 years. By all means keep screaming that oil companies don't know what they are doing. State run companies are a much bigger concern than private ones. The only major private oil company with a bad safety record is BP. State run companies all have bad safety records.


No no we won lots of times http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oil_spills
 
2013-11-22 09:31:18 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-22 09:32:26 AM  
Massive.  How much did it weigh?

I don't wanna hear about the 2nd and 3rd definitions, either.
 
2013-11-22 09:34:43 AM  
I think subby meant to say "piperine exprosion".  Always go full racist, subby.
 
2013-11-22 09:42:16 AM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: Massive.  How much did it weigh?

I don't wanna hear about the 2nd and 3rd definitions, either.


It was heavy, man!

/yeah, I hate the misapplied word "massive" now too.
 
2013-11-22 10:07:17 AM  
Have several good laughs playing GTA 5 when your crew mates do an accidental Chinese fire drill trying to put their cell phones away.
 
2013-11-22 11:44:20 AM  
Hank Stram approves...........
 
2013-11-22 12:19:24 PM  
I'm going out on a limb and saying that today, at least one farker will be learning what a Chinese fire drill is.
 
2013-11-22 01:40:35 PM  

Serious Black: Don't worry, guys. This will never happen to the Keystone XL pipeline.


So the question is not: Is this perfectly safe?

The question is: Is this safer than what's currently happening where they shift it by train/truck?

/With related question: Are there reasonably cost-effective things that we can do to make it safer?
 
2013-11-22 02:12:14 PM  

Taxee: Hank Stram approves...........


Very Nice!


/My lawn -- OFF!
 
2013-11-22 02:23:32 PM  
Air quality should improve now.
 
2013-11-22 05:47:28 PM  

Gonz: I find this headline callous, tasteless, and insensitive.

Y'know, the sort of thing that keeps me coming back.


Me no likeee...

/flaps dickie
 
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