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Oil Downturn in New Iberia (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-11-17

Duration: 00:06:10

Subjects: Economy | OIL INDUSTRY | Port of New Iberia (La.) | Shipping


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Spires, Kelly Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Romero, Craig Interviewee
  • Miguez, Blake Interviewee
  • Scott, Loren Interviewee


This segment from the November 17, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kelly Spires’ report on the impact of falling oil prices on the economy in New Iberia. Spires visits the Port of Iberia to learn more about how the oil industry support businesses are faring during the economic downturn. She interviews: Craig Romero, the executive director of the Port of Iberia; Blake Miguez, the president and CEO of SeaTran, a shipping business that runs delivery boats with supplies to oil platforms; and Loren Scott, an economist. This story is a part of the “Chasing the Dream” series. Host: Andre Moreau