Undertoad Monday Apr 10 11:43 AM
4/10/2006: Nigerian pipeline break
glatt Monday Apr 10 12:14 PM
What an amazing image. The first thing I thought of when I saw that image is a flash fire engulfing all those people. It would be so easy for that to ignite. It's scary.
Kitsune Monday Apr 10 12:37 PM
Of what use is sandy gasoline going to be to these people, anyways?
barefoot serpent Monday Apr 10 12:42 PM
That'll be another 10-15 cents/gallon at the Conoco next week.
Pancake Man Monday Apr 10 12:48 PM
Everyone grab your sand bucket!!
Kitsune Monday Apr 10 12:58 PM
Imagine the smell, too! I'd pass out in the fumes.
floatingk Monday Apr 10 01:00 PM
I reckon thats diesel due to the color, so smoke away, cuz it wont do much. I believe it needs compression or extreme heat to ingite...
Elspode Monday Apr 10 02:20 PM
If I recall correctly, Nigerian pipelines are often punctured on purpose precisely to allow the people to steal fuel. Pipelines are also frequent targets of attack by rebels.
Elspode Monday Apr 10 02:25 PM
A more horrific incident briefly related:
Trilby Monday Apr 10 04:39 PM
dude. i may be incorrect, but methinks Nigeria is the number two (one?) supplier of oil to the "we don't give a damn 'bout no EPA" countries.
funkykule Monday Apr 10 06:00 PM
methinks there are some very fine men in that photo!!
Leah Monday Apr 10 07:34 PM
Someone forgot to take their thongs (flip flops) with them through all the excitment of getting free fuel.
bigpeeler Monday Apr 10 08:18 PM
I'm thinking that it's diesel fuel also. Gasoline would surely have an adverse affect (melting) some of those plastics that they are using/wearing. Too, the fumes aren't quite as volatile as gas and it's not nearly as hard on one's skin as gas. Diesel can be used for tractors, pumps and heating which I am sure, these poor souls deal with on a daily basis.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Apr 10 08:50 PM
milkfish Monday Apr 10 10:37 PM
Kagen4o4 Tuesday Apr 11 07:43 AM
the guy in the foreground on the right has a very "la di dee la di daa" look about him as if he did it
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Apr 11 08:32 PM
Maybe that's the "'la di dee la di daa' look" that procedes pitching head first into the stream? The article said 2 men and a woman passed out from breathing the fumes.
Kagen4o4 Tuesday Apr 11 08:49 PM
maybe he has matches in his pocket