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.