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Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-09-24

Duration: 00:07:06

Subjects: Energy | Louisiana Offshore Oil Port | OIL INDUSTRY


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Read, Bill Interviewee
  • de Gravelles, Nobby Interviewee


This segment from the September 24, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the underperformance of the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), the only deep-water port in the United States where super tankers can pipe oil directly to on-shore refineries. LOOP is located twenty miles south of Lafourche Parish in the Gulf of Mexico. Host: Beth George