After thousands of smart meters recently exploded in the USA, there have been more exploding smart meters in California.

See this link for details:

In related news, another company in North America is making sure that smart meters are placed at least three metres away from gas cylinders, presumably to reduce explosion risk…

By contrast, here in NZ we have a major smart meter company touting “smart” gas meters. (See:


NB: If you are interested in the smart meter issue, please sign up for the email list at  This will allow you to get emails that give updates on the smart meter situation with a focus on NZ smart meter news.