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Decline of Independent Gas Stations (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-03-08

Duration: 00:08:46

Subjects: OIL INDUSTRY | SERVICE STATIONS | Exxon Mobil Corporation


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Johnson, Ken Reporter
  • Patrick, Stan Interviewee
  • Usner, Dan Interviewee
  • Viola, Rosario Interviewee


This segment from the March 8, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on the decline of independent gas stations due to the growth of self-service gas stations operated by oil companies, like Exxon. He interviews: Stan Patrick, former Exxon dealer; Dan Usner, the president of the Louisiana Independent Dealers Association; and Rosario Viola, Exxon dealer. Host: Beth Courtney