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First Use Tax on Natural Gas (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-06-23

Duration: 00:07:25

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1978 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | First use tax | Coastal protection | NATURAL GAS | GAS INDUSTRY


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Tauzin, Billy Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker
  • Simoneaux, Frank Speaker
  • Reilly, Kevin Speaker
  • Brooksher, Bob Speaker


This segment from the June 23, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an In-Depth report on the passage of the first use tax on natural gas. The tax only applies to natural gas produced offshore, processed in the state and transported to other states by pipeline companies. The revenue generated by the tax will be used in paying off the state’s long-term bonded debt and for barrier island protection. Host: Ron Blome