In the U.S. state of Texas explosion at a natural gas storage. The incident occurred in g.Mont Bellevue, 35 kilometers east of the state capital — Houston, reports Reuters.
Right now the site of the explosion is raging strong fire. Information on casualties have been reported yet. Cause of the explosion is also not called. Upon explosion under investigation work.
Gas storage g.Mont Bellevue, which is one of the largest in Texas It is owned by the U.S. operator of gas and oil pipelines, Enterprise Products Partners LP
Natural gas is widely used as a fuel in the private residential and apartment buildings for heating, water heating and cooking, and as fuel for cars, boilers, CHP, etc. Now it is used in the chemical industry as a raw material for production of various organic substances, such as plastics.
Note that the burning of a variety of different fuels, including natural gas, over the past half century has led to some slight increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is a greenhouse gas. Some scholars on that basis to draw conclusions about the risk of the greenhouse effect and as a result — a sharp warming. In this regard, in 1997. signed the Kyoto Protocol to limit greenhouse gas emissions.