The Price of Gas

Photojournalist John Barone and I flew more than 200 miles off the shore of New Orleans to an oil rig operated by Devon Energy in the Gulf of Mexico.  The trip was an opportunity to see where hundreds of Houstonians commute to work every day and follow the route of gasoline from the Gulf (where crude oil is discovered) to the gas pump at  your local gas station.

We did the story because everyone is so focused on the price of gas right now. It is a serious story, but in the middle of writing it… I received an email that made me laugh. I thought I’d share it with you.

The viewer wrote:

This accident happened 8 years ago this March.

A Southwest Airlines flight from Vegas overshot the runway at Burbank.

It smashed through the airport fence, careened across a street and ended up in a gas station.

That’s not the amazing part. Look below.




2 Responses

  1. I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

  2. Educate yourself ladies and gentleman. You think the producers of your fossil fuels charge a lot. Try a producers 35 cents to your governments 85 cents per gallon and put it into perspective. For every 12 million a quarter ExxonMobil makes your government makes 36 million. Democrats are socialist and so are you if you think gimme gimme gimme. Everyone wants something for free and lawyers want to charge for it. If you want something work for it.

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