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The State of the Petrochemical Industry in Louisiana (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-01-28

Duration: 00:12:40

Subjects: United States. Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 | Economy | Recessions | PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY | Energy | NATURAL GAS | LAY-OFFS | Louisiana. Department of Natural Resources


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Loy, Fred Interviewee
  • Finch, Karl Interviewee
  • Story, Les Interviewee
  • Scott, Loren Interviewee


This segment from the January 28, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the economic difficulties facing the petrochemical industry in Louisiana due to falling demand for their products and the rising cost of energy. This report touches on the impact of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 on the high costs paid by industry for natural gas in Louisiana, the expectation of more lay-offs, and the recommendations made by a recent Department of Natural Resources study on the industry. Host: Beth George