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Natural Gas Deregulation (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-01-15

Duration: 00:11:20

Subjects: Energy | NATURAL GAS | Public utilities | Politics | Deregulation | Industry


  • George, Beth Host
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Moore, Henson Speaker
  • Bailey, Bill Interviewee
  • Benedetto, Bill Interviewee
  • Irving, Steve Interviewee


This segment from the January 15, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the upcoming Congressional battle over the decontrol of natural gas prices. This report touches on the current price structure established in the 1978 Natural Gas Policy Act, the high gas prices paid by industry in Louisiana because of the pricing structure, the increase in utility bills due to the cold weather, and the potential impact of deregulation on the prices paid by consumers. Host: Beth George