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Haynesville Shale, Part 1 (2008)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, 32.0379356, -93.70707

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2008-09-26

Duration: 00:06:11

Subjects: Haynesville Shale | NATURAL GAS | GAS INDUSTRY | OIL INDUSTRY | Mineral rights | Energy


  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Bush, Charles Editor
  • Roe, Reggie Interviewee
  • Briggs, Don Interviewee
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the September 26, 2008, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s visit to DeSoto Parish in northwest Louisiana, where 150 landowners were recently made instant millionaires after leasing their mineral rights to oil and gas companies for land they own on the Haynesville Shale. The DeSoto Parish government also made $28.7 million. The Haynesville Shale could be the fourth largest natural gas reservoir in the world and the largest in the United States. The story includes interviews with Reggie Roe of the DeSoto Parish Police Jury and Don Briggs of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford