Dramatic Footage: Bahrain Oil Pipeline Explodes, Bursts Into Giant Flames

Tyler Durden's picture

An oil pipeline in Bahrain exploded, bursting into a giant fireball, as shown by numerous videos posted on social media. According to the Saudi Gazette, an explosion caused a fire in an oil pipeline near Buri village. It adds that no injuries have been reported, and that civil defense teams are extinguishing the fire.

More from Al-bilad Press (google translated):

A large explosion of one of the oil pipelines near the area of ??Buri overlooking the market Waqif, and evacuate all houses near the scene of the explosion. The Waqif market was completely closed so firefighters could control the fire. The Ministry of the Interior through its official account on the site "Twitter" there is no casualties at the scene. It also announced the cutting off of traffic on the Crown Prince's road towards Hamad City.

The representative of the "country" from the heart of the pipe fire in the village of Buri that a huge fire block devoured a group of cars parked off the village and Souq Waqif.

The delegate added that the civil defense mechanisms rushed to the scene of the incident from the area centered in the village of Damastan and began to block the flames of escalating fire and has been strengthened from the number of other centers.

Residents of the houses adjacent to the fire site were reported to have been evacuated.

Yet, one can't help but wonder just how "quality" these pipelines are if they tend to not only explode on their own but burst in giant flaming fireballs. Of course, the alternative is that the explosion was not accidental, but what some would call a terrorist event, although the government of Bahrain, which houses the Naval Base for the US Fifth Fleet, would probably be the last to admit that is the case.

In light of recent dramatic tremors in the region, and following last week's news that Bahrain's finances are in dire straits, prompting the tiny nation to beg for a bailout from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, an act of terrorism certainly can not be discounted.

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FreeShitter's picture

This will be good for another dollar or two on oil.....

E.F. Mutton's picture

These things happen in a big city.  They should just get used to it.

in4mayshun's picture

PG&E is like, "see, it could happen to anyone..."

y3maxx's picture

First of many Archduke Ferdinand moments.

WTFRLY's picture


Judy Shepherd: Alan, are you ready?

Alan Parrish: There is no "ready". 

svayambhu108's picture

Seems that the Saudi clusterfuck is making sprouts

Truther's picture

The next one to sprout will be in:

1- The Aramco fields

2- Riyad Royal Palace (The Master Bedroom)

3- The UAE LGBT Club Assoc.

Dennisen's picture

Now, if we could push legislation through that would institute a ban on fire, things like this wouldn’t happen.

Winston Churchill's picture

Could be, if its the one I think,I was horrified at the state of that pipeline 30/40 years past.If its still that original

one,it leaked at nearly every seam and it was overground in large sections.In fact I think it

was only buried in the vicinity of the horse racing track.Long time ago.

land_of_the_few's picture

Any drill-n-syphon folks around like in Nigeria?

Badsamm's picture

Any Iranian passports lying around

hedgeless_horseman's picture


They probably hacked into the pipeline with box cutters.

in4mayshun's picture

I'm sure it was one of Trump's cabinet members conspiring with the Russians.

hedgeless_horseman's picture


Somebody tell me what's going -got on the roof top and saw this!!!

Said one of five dancing Israelis that luckily just happened to have a video camera already set up.

waspwench's picture


If there aren't any Iranian passports lying around then we should plant a few.

The best thing that could happen to the West would be that the Sunnis, Shiites, Wahhabis, Alawhites, Whirling Dervishes and etc. should all be too busy fighting each other to bother the rest of us.


debtor of last resort's picture

Every harem has a flag on top of it. Didn't you notice?

Nobodys Home's picture

WTI tanked and popped!
In other news gold shit and then ate some chimichangas as 40,000 notional was dumped.

Nomad Trader's picture

Monday's headline: Oil leads commodities higher as inflation rears it's ugly head.

Crazy Or Not's picture

A similar thing happened in Venezuela - right after they shifted oil supply to China.
I'm itching to know where Saudi is going to float its Aramco IPO...

Totally unrelated but which forces/ units are stationed in Barhain rigth now???

peddling-fiction's picture

Slightly OT, but it seems Bahrain has a grudge with Qatar as well, due to "occupied" islands.

Qatar sides with Iran and Bahrain with Saudi Arabia.


FoggyWorld's picture

Brit Bob will soon be around with that history.

Nobodys Home's picture

Gibraltar, Malta and the Maldives as well as Argentina have born the brunt of.......The English!

I've got news for ya Bob. We all have!

waspwench's picture

The world was a better place when the British were running it.

After all, look at the mess it is in now.   :)))

Most of you are driving on the wrong side of the road.   One cannot get a decent cup of tea anywhere.   The Americans can't spell properly and they call crisps chips and chips french fries - they haven't even paid their taxes since 1776!   I just don't know what the world is coming to - it is quite shocking.

That said, my half Italian husband claims that the world was far better when the Romans were running it.....

Zorba's idea's picture

Good point...curious, how does Barhain fit into the ME Geo-political skunkworks..who are their enemy's enemy's friends?

Theta_Burn's picture

10 years worth of motor vehical emissions let loose in 10 mins..

Don't these saboteurs give a shit about the planet?



shankster's picture

Interesting timing but just coincidence,,I'm sure.

freedom1798's picture

Sixteen sandniggers confirmed that they had to change their pajamas immediately after the blast.

silverserfer's picture

pajamas? they call those business suits over there ya know.

Minack's picture

A camel miscarried and the father was so distraught he crashed his Mercedes into a falafel stand.

Ms No's picture

Stock up on popcorn right damn MEOW!  And booze!

Ms No's picture

Blame Iran in 3...2...1

I also wonder how this could be fit into the 12D chess narrative.  I'm sure we will find out shortly.




peddling-fiction's picture

Blame Iran seems to be the ticket.

Just on time for 11.11

They are in a hurry.

silverserfer's picture

shawkanawh! shawkanawh! 

buzzsaw99's picture

some bitcoin toting iranians looking for the aloha snackbar were sighted in the area prior to the event.  probably just a coincidence.

Robert Trip's picture

Klingon fingerprints all over this baby.

newmacroman's picture

Goodness gracious...

JoseyWalesTheOutlaw's picture

Friday night news dump.......Anybody seen John Rambo

JibjeResearch's picture

I thought John Rambo was a movie character....

First shot fired?


Yukon Cornholius's picture

Retired Green Beret states 'EMPs can now sever pipelines; SEALs leaked the tech'

newmacroman's picture

another Hindenberg omen sighted

Robert Trip's picture

Cheap Chinese pipe fabricated from 1960's American automobiles, fridges and toasters.

If you want the best pipe America and Canada will fill your order.

These pipes just don't blow out for no reason.

Seattle is the world's greatest pipe manufacturer and Seattle welders and their counterparts in Calgary Canada are the world's best.

Fireman's picture

Talk to all the local crack heads in your ghetto about that!

Robert of Ottawa's picture

Are you the famous guitarist (who can't spll)?

shovelhead's picture

Yusef hammering on the pipe...Abdul says:

"Don't be a pussy...hit it harder".

Children's entertainment opportunities in poor neighborhoods are limited.

Fireman's picture

The Saudi Mercan IOU petroscrip "reserve currency" dollah is finally burning, as we all knew it would. Get Hank Ki$$inger's damn camel saddled before the Fed blows.

Lucky Leprachaun's picture

CNN cite unconfirmed reports that Putin was seen leaving the scene shortly before the explosion.