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Q: Would like info on LNG fire caused by truck leak (Sept. 2005 in Nevada) ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Would like info on LNG fire caused by truck leak (Sept. 2005 in Nevada)
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: hlg111-ga
List Price: $75.00
Posted: 15 May 2006 13:46 PDT
Expires: 14 Jun 2006 13:46 PDT
Question ID: 729107
I'd like information on an incident that occurred in Fernley (near
Reno), NV on Sept. 14, 2005.  A truck driver stopped on I-80 near Reno
and noticed that LNG was leaking from a valve on the truck.  The LNG
vapor subsequently ignited and the area was evacuated.

I'd like copies of (or references to) any articles that have been
written on this incident.  I'm interested in questions such as the
design of the truck, what caused the leak, whether other LNG trucks
may be vulnerable to such an event, etc.  But in general, any detailed
information you can find about the incident would be helpful.

Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 15 May 2006 14:22 PDT
Hi hlg111,

The following are the available reports and articles regarding this
accident that I have been to gather:

Please let me know if the information above suffices as an answer to your question.

Best regards,

Clarification of Question by hlg111-ga on 15 May 2006 14:42 PDT
Hi Rainbow,

Thanks for this info.  However, I was hoping for more detailed
information - for example, was an investigation conducted as to the
cause or handling of the incident?  Have any scholarly articles
written on what went wrong, how the incident was handled, how it could
have been prevented, and/or any implications?


Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 15 May 2006 14:46 PDT
Thank you for your clarification.

I have provided you with the available information I was able to find
online. I have found no references to any additional information.

Perhaps another researcher will have better luck.

Best regards,
Subject: Re: Would like info on LNG fire caused by truck leak (Sept. 2005 in Nevada)
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 15 May 2006 16:39 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

The actual incident report on the Fernley LNG fire is available at this link:

The report was part of the California PUC submission to FERC, as
mentioned at this link:

and was available directly, by searching the FERC docket files here:
FERC Online

By the way, I searched the general internet, government sites and
newspaper files for any "post mortem" reports of the incident, but did
not find anything along those lines.

I believe the full incident report should meet your needs for details
of the Fernley fire, but if there's anything more I can do for you,
please let me know by posting a Request for Clarification, and I'm at
your service.

All the best,

hlg111-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
This is perfect!  Exactly what I was looking for (and couldn't find on
my own)  Thanks so much.

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