Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Obama Defends Energy Record [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama is dismissing Republican presidential candidates who argue the nation needs a massive increase in oil drilling to reduce high gas prices.

President Obama speaks on American energy at Prince George's Community College
President Obama speaks on American energy at Prince George's Community College. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The president says in Maryland that the U.S. is producing more oil than at any time in the past eight years and has quadrupled the number of operating oil rigs.

GOP candidates seeking the White House have criticized the sharp rise in gas prices on Obama’s watch. The average retail price for a gallon of gas was $3.81 on Wednesday, 50 cents higher than a month ago.

Obama compares the arguments of his critics to an old movie or TV show. He says, “It’s like a bad re-run.”

 

 

Obama was speaking at Prince George’s Community College in the Washington suburbs.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.