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Offshore and Federal Lands Oil Production Up Under Obama Administration

FuelFix looks at new data from the nonpartisan Energy Information Administration and finds oil production offshore and on federal lands is actually up during the Obama administration:

Oil production on federal lands and offshore during the first three years of the Obama administration was 13 percent higher than from 2006 to 2008, according to new government data, though it did decrease somewhat between 2010 and 2011.

The new data from the Energy Information Administration, which produces nonpartisan energy data and reports, provided some relief to a White House that has taken a continual battering from Republicans in recent weeks. GOP lawmakers had alleged that President Obama’s policies have impeded U.S. oil production on federal lands and offshore, contributing to gasoline prices that have roughly doubled since he took office in early 2009.

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