Farmer woman carrying dynamite home

| March 1st, 2012

From Mop:

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There is an oil well on the west side of Yellow River 12 Road in Binzhou City, Shandong Province.  Many villagers of nearby villages often come here to take gas home by filling a giant plastic bag with nature gas, which really make people sweat for them.  On February 20, oil field staff said, what villagers are doing are really dangerous, however the villagers never stopped when discouraged many times.

February 20 morning, reporter came here. The oil extraction machines were under normal operation; an oil tank and a large gas furnace were placed on both sides of the oil extraction machine, and there was no one guarding.   10 am in the morning, a middle-aged woman came to the extraction machine with a large plastic bag.  This woman skillfully unscrewed the gas valve, and then she connected it to her bag she was carrying.  The plastic bag quickly expanded, and soon formed into a huge air balloon, 6 meters long and 1 meter in diameter.  About after 4 minutes, the air bag was full. 

There is more than just this one oil well in Binzhou, all the other wells near village are all extracted by other villagers as well.  “Some villages even connected a natural gas pipeline directly from the well to the villages.  Each household then connects to it to use as a power source.  Once there was an electricity outage with the gas pipeline, villagers unknowingly still had the natural gas stove turned on, when the electricity came again, huge among of the natural gas came in contact with the open flame, resulted in an explosion.”  One oil production plant staff said.

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  1. Quentin says:

    Wow. If you ignore safety warnings, it’s going to be Darwin award time soon. Natural Gas is very dangerous & explosive stuff folks! Safety rules are there for a reason!

  2. chinmuncher says:

    holy crap! that’s the biggest condom i’ve ever seen!!!

  3. garth says:

    Ive been in many third world countries and seen lots of ways that peasants steal what they want, gas from pipelines in Mexico by punching holes, for example, then selling it on the roadside. They look nervous and scared when you look at them. However, when seeing this type of thing in China, one cant help but think of rats scurrying around without one ounce of sense and no thought to consequences. Whoops, must apologize to the rats, they are smart enough to sense danger and backoff!

  4. Curren$y says:

    She was actually carrying one of my used condoms.

  5. Huzhang says:

    It’ll stop once they get blown up

  6. Suneena says:

    If only someone could teach these Chinese how to save their farts for use as fuel or light up their feces for cooking, they’d live longer but their lives wouldn’t have been a blast.

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