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By Robert Rapier on Jan 23, 2012 with 36 responses

Are President Obama’s Policies Causing U.S. Oil Production to Rise?

Question: What do President Barack Obama and ex-President Jimmy Carter have in common? Answer: Both presided over strong increases in domestic oil production that were a result of decisions made before they took office, as I explain in this post. In my recent post The Oilman in the White House, I posted the following graphic: Is There More to this Graphic than Meets the Eye? The purpose of the graphic was to get people to think about why oil production had behaved in this manner over the past decade. A lot of people took the bait, and asked how I could possibly believe that President Obama was responsible for this rise in production given his apparent hostility toward the oil… Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Jan 6, 2012 with 108 responses

The Oilman in the White House

No, I am not talking about George W. Bush. I just finished the chapter on politics for my book, and I created a number of graphics to show the behavior of oil prices, production, imports, and consumption through the last eight presidential administrations. Here is one of the more counter-intuitive graphics that you will ever come across: Is There More to this Graphic than Meets the Eye? During the eight years of the Bush Administration, annual domestic oil production fell every year (I have a graphic in the book that makes this even clearer than the one above). During the first three years of the Obama Administration, domestic oil production has gone up every year. In the book I put… Continue»

By Samuel R. Avro on Oct 5, 2010 with 2 responses

Obama Gives the Nod: White House Going Solar

The panels will provide hot water and some electricity for use in the White House Residence when installed in the Spring of 2011.