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First Use Tax on Natural Gas (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-05-01

Duration: 00:06:25

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1981 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | First use tax | NATURAL GAS | Energy


  • Blome, Ron Host


This segment from the May 1, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the status of the first use tax on natural gas, legislation that was passed during the 1978 Legislative Session. The tax only applies to natural gas produced offshore, processed in the state and transported to other states by pipeline companies. This report touches on the $25 million monthly revenue generated by the tax, the pending court case against it, and the potential federal legislation outlawing it. Host: Ron Blome