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02/15 - Dollars per Barrel: Oil Prices & Louisiana

Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana from the drop in prices?

Crude oil prices have dropped from close to $110 per barrel last summer to around $50 per barrel in January. What is the reason for the reduction in oil prices? How big a role does oil play in the state’s economy? Who are the winners and losers in Louisiana when oil prices drop? And how will the decrease in oil and gas revenues affect the state’s budget? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on ”Dollars per Barrel: Oil Prices & Louisiana” airing February 25 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD.


"Louisiana is an unusual state in many respects. Because of its relatively low concentration of employment in the durable goods industry (4.6% employment versus 6.4% nationally) Louisiana tends to (1) get hammered less by national recessions than other states and (2) respond less vigorously to national recoveries than its sister states. The state is often further buttressed from the harm of a national downturn by its huge energy sector."

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Then maybe it’s time people switch to other form of energy source. I hope people will realize that not all things depends on crude oil.

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