President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

Energy policy, a key part of President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address, played a muted role in the speech he delivered one year later. It was ironic, given the significant actions to reshape the U.S. energy profile and forestall climate change that the administration has taken and that continue to unfold. The… Keep reading →

Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Held In New York City

Many in the oil & gas industry were pleased that President Obama recognized the important role dramatic hydrocarbon production increases are playing in the nation’s energy picture, but some observers feel the president took undue credit for the phenomenon during his State of the Union address last week. Much of the incremental oil & gas… Keep reading →

President Obama Speaks At Southern Site Of The Keystone Oil Pipeline

This scathing editorial shreds Washington’s energy policy record going back to the Carter administration and calls out President Obama for claiming in the State of the Union address that his administration’s policies were responsible for currently booming oil & gas production. [Forbes] Natural gas is being diverted to domestic grids in Egypt and next year… Keep reading →

President Obama Visits Largest Photovoltaic Plant In U.S. In Nevada

President Obama proclaimed in his 2014 State of the Union address that his “all the above” energy strategy is working. He then directed the focus to one specific renewable energy source, stating the following: “Now, it’s not just oil and natural gas production that’s booming; we’re becoming a global leader in solar too. Every four… Keep reading →

Anti-Fracking Activists Rally In Washington

President Barack Obama came into Tuesday’s State of the Union address with some pretty compelling environmental credentials. On his watch, the U.S. has led the world in cutting carbon emissions, the use of renewables has dramatically expanded, and the Obama White House has consistently pushed to raise taxes and increase regulation on the oil and… Keep reading →

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address At U.S. Capitol

We saw an interesting evolution of Barack Obama as an energy president on display last night in his fifth official State of the Union address. You might say the president got real. He was more emphatic than ever about the reality of climate change. He let his affection for natural gas blossom into a full-fledged love… Keep reading →

President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address At U.S. Capitol

US energy trends featured prominently in last night’s presidential State of the Union address, though some popular topics did not make the cut. President Obama worked climate change, job creation, manufacturing competitiveness and environmental protection into his natural gas discussion. Many industry watchers following the speech on Twitter were quick to point out that wind… Keep reading →

Riffgat Offshore Wind Farm Nears Completion

In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to act on climate change and clean energy with comprehensive legislation. The president backed up that call with a warning that if Congress failed to act, he would.  One year later, Congress remains in gridlock, and the President remains determined.  At stake… Keep reading →

In his third state of the Union speech, President Obama kept energy as “pillar” of economic recovery and made natural gas the pivot point.

While endorsing an “all of the above” energy strategy, he added little new from the policies of the last three years, and no real surprises. Keep reading →

For the third year in a row energy played a central role in President Obama’s State of the Union address, with the president leaning hard this year on the twin themes of increased domestic oil and gas production and the need to invest more in renewable sources. “Right now, American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years,” said Obama. “Not only that — last year, we relied less on foreign oil than in any of the past sixteen years.” Obama has indeed presided over a boom in domestic energy production since taking office. From 2008 to 2011 U.S. crude oil production has jumped 14%, going from 5.1 million barrels per day at the start of 2008 to nearly 5.8 million barrels per day currently, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.