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Gasoline Shortage Update (1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-07-06

Duration: 00:06:01

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | Gasoline shortages | 1970s energy crisis | Energy | SERVICE STATIONS | United States. Department of Energy | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1979


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee
  • Rambo, Dan Speaker
  • Tauzin, Billy Speaker
  • Fernandez, Manny Speaker
  • Usner, Dan Interviewee


This segment from the July 6, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an in-depth report on the continuing gasoline shortages in the state. This report includes testimony by an official from the U.S. Department of Energy on the federal gasoline allocation policy and the concerns of independent service station operators. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome