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joensf Level 82
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We turned to the Energy Information Administration, the federal government’s official office for energy statistics. Since Obama said "oil production," we will only look at oil removed from U.S. territory, rather than natural gas or other petroleum products.

Here are the annual totals, in barrels produced, going back to 2003:

2003: 2,073,453,000
2004: 1,983,302,000
2005: 1,890,106,000
2006: 1,862,259,000
2007: 1,848,450,000
2008: 1,811,817,000
2009: 1,956,596,000
2010: 2,011,856,000

So, 2010 is definitely the highest since 2003. But we’ll note a couple of caveats.


Natural Gas Production and U.S. Oil Imports

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Richard Level 79 / Retired Dentist
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Private energy production is way up due to technological improvements like fracking. The administration also approved two new nukes. Overall energy production is up.
You can give the administration credit for that if you desire.

However energy from sources controlled by the federal government is way down. That includes coal and offshore permits delayed.
Shale oil is off limits in the U.S.
We are still importing about 50% of our oil.

Stats can be found to support whatever answer you like.
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