HolyCoast: Oil Production on Federal Lands Has Declined Since Obama Took Office

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Oil Production on Federal Lands Has Declined Since Obama Took Office

But, but, but we're drilling EVERYWHERE!
While President Obama has been touting in recent days that his administration is promoting oil drilling in the United States, oil production on federally owned lands has in fact declined by 17,000 barrels per day since he took office in 2009.

This figure comes from a new Congressional Research Service (CRS) report on domestic energy production. That report found that domestic oil production fluctuates from year-to-year, on both federal and non-federal lands. But 96 percent of the increase in production since 2007 has taken place on non-federal lands.
Sort of like the pipeline project that Obama tried to take credit for - all on private land and not requiring his approval.

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