In Altai, a woman died in a gas explosion in a house :: Society :: RBC

Photo: Maria Vashchuk / Global Look Press

In the Altai Territory, a fire and gas explosion occurred in a residential building, as a result of which a person died. This was reported by the press service of the regional department of the Ministry of Emergencies, reports TASS.

The incident occurred in a private house in the city of Kamen-on-Ob, 160 km from Barnaul. There was a fire, the cause of which, according to the preliminary version, was the careless handling of fire.

“During the fire, a popping gas bottle occurred. A woman resident of the house died, ”the Ministry of Emergencies said. The second resident of the house – presumably the spouse of the deceased – was hospitalized.

In the Krasnoyarsk Territory, two people were injured in the explosion of a cylinder in garages

The fire area was 60 square meters. m. Now emergency workers are working at the scene.


The professionals in the gas attack the State

The cloth burns between the gas and the government. According to our information, the professional Association of the gas (AFG) will file an appeal before the Council of State to request the partial cancellation of the decree concerning the multi-annual programming of energy (EPP).

→ TO READ. Energy, the gas is advancing at the expense of coal

This is particularly the new environmental regulation (ER 2020) that will be required in the buildings. The professionals in the gas accused him of doing too much beautiful to electricity, which would result in the opposite effect sought, namely the reduction of emissions of CO2 to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

An electrification of the massive use of heating will only strengthen the leading power in the winter, which is often covered by imports, especially from thermal power plants in Germans, ” says Patrick Corbin, the president of the AFG.

The new regulation has already been postponed for six months

The gas are not the only ones to think so. Ten-eight professional organizations, including Enerplan, the union of pv, the Cibe for the wood, a Primer for local elected representatives or the association négaWatt, have addressed, with the AFG, an open letter to the prime minister on Tuesday 9 June.

They ask the public authorities to” an urgent review of the trade-offs “regarding the RE 2020, and the reform of the energy performance diagnostics (DPE) and the revision of the label low consumption Building (BBC).

In early may, the government announced the postponement at 1er July 2021 the implementation of the RE 2020, which had to be at 1er January.

Huge stakes behind the regulatory changes

The record is extremely technical and complex. The RE 2020 changes the” coefficient of the primary conversion “the electricity, that is to say, the quantity of primary energy (the one found in nature) necessary to obtain the final energy (the one that arrives at the consumer). It is lowered 2.58 2.3. Similarly, the emission factor of CO2 of the electricity used by the heating system has also been revised, going from 210 grams per kilowatt/hour to 79 g/kWh.

→ TO READ. The all-electric are required in new homes

As amended, these two indicators would virtually eliminate the gas in new housing, but also wood, biomass, and heat pumps, say the opponents.

EDF would seek to protect its nuclear

The conflict between the electricians and the gas is not new. The first to be blamed and to RT 2012 to be too favourable to the latter. It is the reverse today. The gas see it as a sub-hand the pressure exerted by EDF, which is seeking, they claim, to save its nuclear fleet and to build new reactors.

The group contends that the performance of the electrical appliances have greatly improved and that the peak of the winter is not as carbonated as in the past.

A plan of energy renovation in preparation

If tempers flare now, it is mostly because the government is preparing a comprehensive programme of energy renovation for the new school year, in the framework of the recovery plan. It could change the game for the millions of housing units concerned, both of which are building sites for professionals. Because if the RE 2020 applies to the nine, the modification of diagnoses of energy performance and of the BBC label affect the former.

The fact that they are now calculated in terms of final energy and in primary energy, is tantamount to impose everywhere the electricity for the renovations, says the AFG. According to her,” this new labeling will lead, in an unacceptable manner, and without works, out of the classes F and G (the worst in which we find the strainers thermal imaging, editor’s NOTE) approximately 3 million dwellings heated by electricity, and to bring in about 6 million homes heated by fuels “. It warns also against an increase in heating bills, which could be multiplied by three.


Sadko Next got longer and got a double cab – Autoreview

Large gas new-generation SUVs Sadko Next sold in Russia since the end of last year. Until recently, they were offered exclusively in the version with a single-row triple cabin and a short wheelbase. Now, new modifications have appeared on the market – with an elongated base and a cabin with two rows of seats.

The technically elongated Sadko Next repeats its shorter counterpart in almost everything. So, it is equipped with a 149 hp YaMZ-534 engine. and has similar solutions like a reinforced frame, axles with new steering knuckles, integral steering and a fully pneumatic brake system. As an option, electro-pneumatic control of all-wheel drive transmission modes is also available.

The wheelbase of the new versions lengthened from 3.8 to 4.5 meters, and the total length of the car increased from 6.5 to 7.3 meters. But carrying capacity, on the contrary, has decreased. If the short Sadko Next can take on board three tons, then a car on an elongated chassis with a conventional cabin is already 2.95 tons, and with a double – 2.77 tons.

Sadko Next with a double cab is the ideological successor of the previous generation of all-wheel drive named Huntsman. But if its narrow square cabin was designed for a maximum of five, then the new one can accommodate seven already.

In fact, this is the same cabin that is installed on some versions of Next Gazelles and conventional Next Non-Drive Lawns Next with all the attendant benefits. For example, having spread the back of the rear seat, you can get a berth. And under the seats themselves there was a place for roomy drawers.

The usual Sadko Next with an on-board body now costs at least 2 million 618 thousand rubles, and for the version with an extended wheelbase and a dual cab, they ask for 100 thousand more.


GAZ to discontinue old GAZelles and Sables – Russian newspaper

Not so long ago, the Gorky Automobile Plant discontinued the classic family of medium-tonnage trucks – the GAZ-3309 and GAZ-3308 Sadko. Old GAZones were replaced by a new line of models – GAZON Next and Sadko Next.

According to the Rossiyskaya Gazeta, GAZelle Business and Sobol Business will soon go down in history. As in the case of “Lawns”, cars simply disappear from their company directory. This decision will be made in connection with the complete stocking of the new GAZelle Next line.

It is known that at the end of 2020 or at the beginning of 2021, serial production of GAZelle NN starts. In turn, either before this deadline, or simultaneously with the advent of the “GAZelle” of the new generation, the Sable Next will be released.

The model is being developed on the modular chassis of the shortened Next GAZelle (with solid spars), it will receive cabin modules from the Next family, the front and interior from the new GAZelle. It will also be available with a 4×4 and 4×4 wheel arrangement.

GAZ has already notified all government agencies that Businesses are being phased out, and for state contracts it is possible to order exclusively GAZels Next. However, in connection with the coronavirus, the supply of cheaper and more utilitarian models is still ongoing.

At the same time, GAZ Group denied the information on the discontinuation of GAZelle Business and Sable Business. When asked by Rossiyskaya Gazeta whether the plant plans to remove the above-mentioned models from the assembly line, we were told the following:

“No, not planned,” the GAZ Group press service said.

Recall, “GAZelle” Next has been produced since 2013, over the years its gamut has gradually expanded. As for the Sable Next, the first rear-wheel drive prototype was shown in 2012. In 2018, GAZ demonstrated all-wheel drive versions of the new Sable.

Note, on the NN GAZelle platform in the future, a wider model line of the GAZelle Next platform will be developed, a line of light commercial vehicles with a gross weight of 3.5 and 4.6 tons, with various body types, wheelbases and special equipment options.


“Oil will be drained into the sea”: storage facilities are overflowed

Now the price of oil is growing – in just a week, Brent quotes increased by more than 50% – from $ 20 to 31 per barrel. Experts attribute the price increase to the new OPEC + alliance deal on a serious reduction in oil production concluded in April. But how long will stock market players and fundamental investors have enough optimism?

Goldman Sachs data on a glut in the global oil market looks very impressive: 95% of the storage capacity of oil refineries in India, one of the main consumers of hydrocarbons, is used.

Similar troubling calls come from Europe: deliveries to the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain exceed demand by about 50 million barrels per week. Vaults of the main American oil storage in Cushing are more than 80% full. By the beginning of summer, experts believe that the storage space for hydrocarbons will be completely filled.

Is this threat real to the world as a whole and to Russia in particular? What will happen to the price of a barrel – will it again fall below zero, as in the 20th of April? Are you worried about building new storage facilities in the world? With these questions, MK turned to experts: Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Department of Russian State University of Oil and Gas named after Gubkin Elena Telegin and leading analyst of the National Energy Security Fund Igor Yushkov.

– Is the threat from Golden Sachs analysts real? Video clips from Venezuela appeared on the Internet – you can see on them that oil from bunkers literally spills onto the ground. How can this be explained?

Telegin: Such shots, most likely, can be called somewhat exaggerated and designed for a biased perception of an unprofessional audience.

In April, May futures did trade at a negative price. Everyone understood that otherwise it would be impossible to sell oil. Now the situation has not changed. Almost all of the world’s oil storage facilities are full. It is possible that such a dramatic situation will continue for another one or two months, but by mid-summer demand will recover slightly, thanks to the OPEC + transaction, and the gradual restoration of demand for raw materials after the pandemic.

Yushkov: Of course, the new OPEC + deal should work. True, you should not expect an instant effect from the approved contract.

The conclusion of the agreement allowed hinting to producers and buyers of raw materials that onshore oil storage facilities and offshore tankers would soon have to deal with the supply of new volumes of raw materials. That is, storing oil has become less profitable than selling it. However, demand at one point will not increase.

It is possible that manufacturers will dump raw materials into the sea in order to maintain the available volumes for filling with fresh hydrocarbons. While there is a place for oil storage – even at the famous American Cushing there are available volumes for filling them with “black gold”. But gradually resource bases are being filled. Around July, if the parties to the OPEC + agreement fulfill their obligations, the market will return to the pre-crisis levels and the volumes of oil offered by traders will not exceed the demand for hydrocarbons.

– Is it possible to quickly create new underground oil storage facilities, including through the use of already exhausted fields that could become natural reservoirs for the content of raw materials?

Telegin: This is not the most efficient storage method. It is extremely unprofitable to first extract oil, and then pump the raw materials back into the reservoir.

You can create a large underground oil storage in less than a year. A similar project will cost several billion dollars. Just keep in mind that its service, when demand for petroleum products will increase, will be several times more expensive than the services that such a bunker can provide. Therefore, no new storage capacities are now heard in the world.

Yushkov: You have to understand: in three days and even in three months you cannot build a new oil storage. And when such a structure, requiring serious investment, is created, it will most likely be needed by no one – if the demand for oil grows, it will not be profitable to store significant volumes of raw materials. Why keep oil “in the bosom” if it can be sold with profit and not be wasted on services for its maintenance.

Even now, it is much cheaper for manufacturers to rent crowded oil bunkers or sea transport than building additional storage facilities. Such containers will save only in times of crisis. In the absence of such strokes as coronavirus, they will be idle and take away money for maintenance.

Oil storage facilities have always been located on the territory of importing countries. Large projects are going to be implemented in China. Russia, as a supplier of oil, always had only transshipment facilities capable of ensuring stable transportation, but not long-term storage of raw materials.

– Back in March, the cost of daily freight of supertankers transporting hydrocarbons to China rose to $ 250 thousand. This was influenced by Saudi Arabia’s plans to increase production and booking of ships for storing cheap oil. How much does it cost today to rent a marine supertanker that can store several hundred thousand barrels of oil?

Telegin: This is an extremely opportunistic issue. The cost of freight soared almost ten times. But even for such money it will be extremely difficult to find affordable containers for storing hydrocarbon resources. In the waters of large port cities there are several dozen supertankers who are full to the eye, who are waiting for them to be unloaded.

Yushkov: Rental of marine supertankers has, of course, grown recently. True, there is a paradox. If you rent a tanker for two months, when the cost of a barrel does not exceed $ 20, by the end of the lease term you may be at a loss. Storage of cheap oil is an extremely dubious prospect. Oil, like other hydrocarbon feedstocks, is best sold as it arrives, rather than stored “under the pillow,” like dollars or gold.

Read the material “Everything is flooded with oil: hell is created with storage facilities”


India. Gas plant leak leaves at least five dead and hundreds injured

At least five people died and hundreds were hospitalized on Thursday following a gas leak at a LG Polymers chemical plant in east-central India.

“We can confirm at this point that five people have died. At least 70 people are in an unconscious state in a nearby hospital, and overall, between 200 and 500 people are receiving care. “said Swaroop Rani, a police official in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh state.

At least three surrounding villages have been evacuated. “We anticipate that it will take at least an hour to complete the evacuation of these villages”, added the manager.

The gas leak was identified at LG Polymers facilities, said the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) in a tweet.

Images posted on Twitter show emergency services, including police, firefighters, ambulances on site, as well as terrible images of residents, including children, unconscious on the streets.

South Korean battery maker LG Chemical Ltd, which owns the plant, has yet to speak.


The Sun explained to children: at the heart of this gigantic gas ball

Its age, its lifespan … Here is the Sun’s identity card!

Nature : star

Age : 4.6 billion years

Estimated life : 5 billion years

Ray : 700,000 kilometers

Diameter : 1.4 million km, 109 times that of Earth

Perimeter : 4.4 million km

Description of the Sun

1. Solar crown. The solar corona stretches over millions of km. Degrees: 1 to 2 million ° C

2. Chromosphere. Degrees: 10,000 ° C to 4,200 ° C. Thickness: 10,000 km

3. Convection zone. Degrees: 500,000 ° C to 6,400 ° C. Thickness: 199,752 km

4. Core. The nucleus produces energy from the sun. It turns on itself in 7 days. Degrees: 15 million ° C. Thickness: 250,000 km

5. Radiation zone. The radiation zone is a layer of gas so dense that it takes millions of years for the energy of the nucleus to pass through! Degrees: 10 million at 500,000 ° C. Radius: 244,160 km

6. Photosphere. It’s the visible surface of the sun. Its name means “sphere of light”. Degrees: 6,500 ° C to 4,500 ° C. Thickness: 500 km

7. Protuberance. It’s a burst of energy that lasts a few minutes to a few hours.

Temperature and composition

Composition : gas ball including:

• Hydrogen: 73.46%

• Helium: 24.85%

• Oxygen: 0.77%

• Carbon: 0.29%

• Iron: 0.16%

• Neon: 0.12%

• Traces of silicon, magnesium and sulfur.

Center temperature : 15.5 million degrees Celsius

Surface temperature : 6000 ° C

Atmosphere temperature : over a million degrees Celsius

Average distance from Earth : between 147 and 152 million km.

Situation of the Sun : on the Orion arm of the Milky Way galaxy (name of the galaxy in which the Sun and the solar system are located).

Unravel the true from the false!

To measure distances in space, astrophysicists count in “dust years”. True or false ?

It’s wrong. Astrophysicists count in “light years”. A light year is the distance that the light of a star travels in a year. However, light travels 300,000 km per second. In one year, it therefore covers the incredible distance of around 9,470 billion km.

To access other files and games, you can go to the Classroom website. Connect with this code (to be entered in the username and password fields): OF2020

Classroom news also has a Youtube channel!

You can find the other mini-series on


Gazelle Next will receive airbags – Autoreview

Fedor Lapshin

At the IAA in Hanover at the end of 2018, GAZ demonstrated a variant of the Next Gazelle with a VW engine and airbag. A year later, the promising Gazelle NN was also shown at the Comtrans exhibition in Russia, one of the many differences from the usual Nexts was the presence of airbags for the driver and front passengers. Even then, they talked carefully about the timing of their appearance on production vehicles. But not even half a year had passed – and the serial Airbags Next received airbags.

At first, they will begin to be installed only for drivers and only on some versions of the Gazelles. At the same time, Gazelles will also receive new seat belts with pretensioners. The steering structure and the shape of the front panel will change. Obviously, coupled with the initially calculated security structure, these decisions should seriously improve passive safety.

By the end of the year, driver’s airbags will become the basic equipment for all Next Gazelles. Now the pillow for front passengers is also being finalized. It is expected that it will be offered as additional equipment for a fee.

Featured Articles


An abysmal drop in oil, a small drop in gas prices

LE FIGARO INFO – From 1 May, the regulated gas prices applied by Engie will drop by 1.3%.

Since January 1, 2019, Engie's fares have dropped 23.2%.
Since January 1, 2019, Engie’s fares have dropped 23.2%. Jean-Christophe MARMARA / Le Figaro

These days, the consumer is hanging on to the slightest good news. This is one of them: from 1 May, according to our information, the regulated gas prices applied by Engie (ex-GDF Suez) will drop by 1.3%. For a long time, Engie’s administered prices have been linked to oil prices. But that is no longer the case, which explains why the next move does not reflect the incredible downward spiral of crude oil seen in recent weeks. Regulated gas prices now stick to changes in gas market prices. However, their decline is significant: since January 1, 2019, Engie’s prices have dropped by 23.2%.

3.7 million French households are still subscribed to gas with regulatory tariffs. A figure which recedes regularly. In 2023, there will be none left

Currently, some 3.7 million French households are still subscribed to gas with regulatory tariffs. A figure which recedes regularly. In 2023, there will be none left: the law stipulates on that date the end of regulated prices for natural gas, after several decades of a well-marked system. This means that the customers concerned will have to choose a market offer from the supplier of their choice by this deadline: this can be Engie, at market price, or one of its many competitors (EDF, Total Direct Energy, Eni, ekWateur…). In the meantime, the legislative system provides for the dispatch by Engie of five regulatory letters advising of the new deal, as well as information and awareness-raising actions.


Resuscitation drugs: “We fear a shortage of stocks”

Damien Roux, university professor and hospital practitioner of intensive resuscitation medicine, works in the medical and surgical resuscitation department of Louis-Mourier Hospital (AP-HP), located in Colombes, in the Hauts-de-Seine. As of last weekend, this doctor was responsible for reflecting – in collaboration with other colleagues from the Public Assistance taking care of Covid-19 patients – on the means of optimizing the use of drugs in the services of resuscitation, due to the ever increasing number of serious patients. “The aim was to anticipate the overconsumption of certain drugs in the same way that we have been trying to increase the number of nurses for the past month»He explains. Except that a week later, the fear of an imminent shortage of certain molecules became a reality in Ile-de-France. “Despite our prospects and our vigilance on the issue, it is clear that suppliers and manufacturers are no longer able to monitor the consumption of drugs or certain medical devices in our hospitals.He warns.

AP-HP Director General Martin Hirsch acknowledged at a press conference on Friday that “stocks are very short on certain drugs.“This Saturday evening, it’s Edouard Philippe who admits the existence of”supply tensions here and there” “We regulate them by ensuring the circulation of these products throughout the territory, because there are stocks. We guarantee it by making sure to encourage increased domestic and global productionAdded the Prime Minister. Update with Professor Roux.

What is the situation of Louis-Mourier resuscitation service today?

We fear the beginning of a stock shortage for the end of the weekend. We have visibility over two days. That is to say, we are not sure that our internal pharmacy will be able to supply us with all of the drugs necessary for optimal patient management. There is great concern because it is very likely that the AP-HP central pharmacy, despite all its efforts, may not be able to meet the demands of all hospitals and that we will end up with shortages during the restocking. This shortage situation is new but ultimately quite logical. Instead of having a variety of patients who require very different treatments, resuscitation services are currently finding themselves with a majority of Covid + patients who need the same molecules. It is this quantity of identical patients, hitherto unknown in our units, which causes the drug shortage.

Which families of molecules are likely to be lacking?

There is a strong tension on hypnotics. These are the molecules we use to keep patients in sleep in intensive care. The equation is therefore simple: if we run out of stocks, we will no longer be able to take care of new patients. It’s a real danger. We also fear a rapid shortage of curares, which allow the patient, once asleep, to prevent him from moving and therefore consume less oxygen. Curares are necessary because they allow these patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) to be completely ventilated by the ventilator. The last other concern concerns antibiotics. As we speak, I do not believe that an AP-HP hospital is lacking. But there is a risk of overconsumption in the days and weeks to come, because these serious patients in intensive care are at high risk of nosocomial infection. As you can see, the supply of these three groups of molecules is essential to save lives.

Your working group’s mission was to think of new protocols to save your stocks. A summary of your recommendations is currently being sent to all AP-HP hospitals. What does it contain?

At this stage, we propose an optimization of the sedation protocols in order to limit any use which is not absolutely necessary. A close relationship between the pharmacy and the resuscitation service is also necessary in order to anticipate any shortage of a molecule to refer to another close molecule. We also underlined the interest of associating other molecules making it possible to reduce the quantity of usual molecules to be administered. More specifically for sedation, one of the recommendations would also be to use the usual method of anesthesia in the operating room. It is a procedure that uses halogenated gases to put people to sleep and that we never use in most resuscitation services. This technique would also limit the use of curares.

At Louis-Mourier Hospital, where are you with your stock of syringe pumps, which allow the infusion of treatments? Some hospital structures already seem to be lacking…

We did the drawer bottoms and requisitioned all the units a little to find as many as possible. But indeed, faced with the impressive influx of resuscitation patients, we had to resolve to work with fewer electric syringe pumps per patient. For the moment, it does not degrade the quality of care but it causes discomfort in work for nurses who must regularly move this type of equipment from one room to another. Unless suppliers, especially Chinese, can quickly send us a large quantity of electric syringe pumps, we will have to modify the way we administer treatments to patients using less precise techniques.

Anaïs Moran