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Oil Discovered in Gulf of Mexico (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Gulf of Mexico

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-06-17

Duration: 00:06:13

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Offshore oil well drilling | OIL INDUSTRY | Energy | Gulf Of Mexico


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Alford, Jeremy Producer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Angelle, Scott Interviewee
  • Pulsipher, Allan G. Interviewee
  • John, Chris Interviewee


This segment from the June 17, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Jeremy Alford’s report on the ExxonMobil Exploration Company’s discovery of 700 million barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. The company was granted the first drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since the 2010 BP Oil Spill. Alford interviews Secretary Scott Angelle of the Department of Natural Resources, Dr. Allan G. Pulsipher of the LSU Center for Energy Studies, and Chris John of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association about the impact of this discovery on the future of deep water oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. Host: Shauna Sanford