Recently, former President Obama bragged about how oil production increased during his presidency:
“American energy production…you wouldn’t always know it, but it went up every year I was president. That whole, suddenly America’s, like, the biggest oil producer and the biggest gas…that was me, people.”
Well, he just got a dose of truth from the former Shell Oil President (see video below) who says that “the facts are the facts” in a total rebuke of what Obama bragged about:
“This was production in states like Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado — North Dakota in particular. And these were all state decisions made with industry applications for permits. The federal government had no role.”
Former president of Shell Oil Company John Hofmeister said former President Barack Obama had nothing to do with America’s increased oil production and actually frustrated many areas of the energy sector.
“The facts are the facts. And, yes, the production did increase throughout his term. But, frankly, he had nothing to do with it.”
“If anything, he was trying to frustrate the efforts by taking federal lands off of the availability list…putting them just, no more drilling. He shut down the Gulf of Mexico for a period of six months. He changed the regulations from an average of 60 to 80 pages per permit to 600 to 800 pages per permit. He also never approved the Keystone XL pipeline after dangling all the potential customers for eight years. And it was in the eighth year when he said no Keystone Pipeline.”
“I would say that he was not a leader when it comes to energy.”