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The Tuscaloosa Trend (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana, New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-08-21

Duration: 00:27:09

Subjects: Energy | Tuscaloosa Trend | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY | NATURAL GAS | Oil and gas leases


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Fourrier, Clay Photographer
  • Harrison, Joseph Photographer
  • L'Herisson, Sandra Photographer
  • Bryan, William Photographer
  • Blome, Ron Editor
  • Fuglaar, Bill Director
  • Blome, Ron Producer
  • George, Beth Producer
  • Galloway, Gayle Interviewee
  • Bruser, Brent Interviewee
  • Hise, Ann Interviewee
  • Hise, Bill Interviewee
  • Adams, Joe Interviewee
  • Jewell, Ernest Interviewee
  • Jumonville, J. E. Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from August 21, 1981, features a special report on the Tuscaloosa Trend, a geological trend spanning over 4,000 square miles from Lake Charles to the Rigolets Pass at Lake Pontchartrain with an estimated 4 to 6 trillion cubic feet in oil and gas reserves.  This report includes: a look at the potential oil and gas production of the Tuscaloosa Trend; the potential profits available to landowners through lease and royalty agreements with the oil and gas companies; the process of determining the exact land on which the oil and gas is located; interviews with landowners; and an interview with State Senator J.E. Jumonville on the impact of the Tuscaloosa Trend on the town of New Roads in Pointe Coupee Parish.