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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.

Obama claimed he was responsible for America’s recent oil boom during an event hosted by Rice University’s Baker Institute on Tuesday night and Hofmeister challenged his assessment.

“American energy production — you wouldn’t always know it, but it went up every year I was president,” Obama said. “That whole, suddenly America’s, like, the biggest oil producer and the biggest gas — that was me, people.”

“The facts are the facts. And, yes, the production did increase throughout his term,” Hofmeister said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday. “But, frankly, he had nothing to do with it.”

“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.”

Hofmeister said Obama opposed the energy industry at every turn with his actions against offshore drilling and his handling of the Keystone Pipeline.

“If anything, he was trying to frustrate the efforts by taking federal lands off of the availability list — putting them just, no more drilling [sic]. He shut down the Gulf of Mexico for a period of six months,” he said. “[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,” Hofmeister said.

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19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. Blkojo

    November 30, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Look up narcissist in the dictionary and Obama’s pic is right there.

  2. Larry Hasbro

    November 30, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    OBAMA huh! And they trash Trump. DEMOCRATS AND LIBERALS ARE THE RUINATION OF OUR GREAT COUNTRY FOR EVERY TRUE AMERICAN CITIZEN. Watch out for the new DEMORATIC SOCIALIST GOVERMENT COMING TO AMERICA SOON VERY SOON PEOPLE!! THEN THE POO WILL HIT THE FAN. ALL FOR THE DEMORATS TO STAY IN POWER. THEY WILL SELL OUT EVERY TRUE AMERICAN CITUZEN FOR THE ILLEGALS VOTES.

  3. J Alan

    November 30, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Obama has told so many LIEs even he believes them….

  4. PATTI Burt

    November 30, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    OBAMA DID NOT DO SQUAT TO DO ANYTHING FOR THIS COUNTRY. HE WAS TOO BUSY HELPING THE MUSLIMS IN THE WORLD AND APOLOGIZING FOR THE US TO DO ANYTHING BUT DIVIDE THIS WONDERFUL NATION. HE NEEDS TO FADE AWAY.

  5. Brenda

    November 30, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Obama wants to take credit for all of the good things going on in our Great Country since President Trump has been in office because Obama is a narcissist! It’s always been about Obama and always will be about Obama, in his eyes and in his followers eyes. Obama did NOTHING for the oil industry!!!! He did NOTHING to help this Country progress. The same man who said it would take a magic wand to bring jobs back to this Country, wants to take credit for this great economy! What he can take credit for is the enormous amount of funds he gave to GM (renamed Government Motors after that buyout) , only for them to now bail out on this Country. They should have let GM and all the other businesses that were failing during the Obama Administration fail then! Trump understands business and he is doing the right things to help businesses thrive. Obama cannot take credit for any of it!!!!

  6. abacus

    November 30, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    The black boy keeps popping up, fortunately he keeps getting knocked down again.

  7. abolishliberalism

    November 30, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Anyone else notice how Obama WONT take credit for the things he actually DID do?
    Totally Divide the country.
    Instilled a sort of tribalism in our government.
    Bring Back racism full tilt.
    Lie, Lie, lie!
    Make the country look pathetic and weak.
    Cause more problems internationally than we ever had!
    Brought Terrorism to our country full scale.
    Almost single handily ruined our Economy, yet gave away the store to every one, including our sworn enemies.

  8. Evelyn

    November 30, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    this traitor to our country had nothing to do with the oil boom, he stopped oil production, oil wells were stopped and companies almost went out of business, this POS needs to keep his lying mouth shut. He couldn’t tell the truth even if his life depended on it.

  9. James Kelly

    November 30, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    “You didn’t do it, someone else did”.

    But I’d tell you what you can do.

    • MAC

      December 5, 2018 at 2:40 am

      Might be the first time he wasn’t lying……..

  10. Kamkoz

    November 30, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Takes credit for oil production?
    Who does this ass clown think he’s fooling?
    How ignorant are people that don’t remember when this piece of crap, as soon as he was elected in 2008, canceled thousands of drilling permits to promote his “green air technology”?
    Because of his pathetic leadership, he put 10 million people out of jobs to create 1 million clean air tech jobs.
    Of course oil production increased during his tenure. Only after he destroyed it to begin with.
    Any drilling that took place was and increase when you start at zero.

  11. MICHAEL ALBACH

    November 30, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    No surprise to me . What amazes me is how some , including the MSM , fall all over him whike ignoring all the subdued scandals in his administration and his violation of law by his own Eric Holder and his involvement of Fast and Furious that,got a border guard KILLED !! Look it up !! Talk about Narsistic !!!

    • Annabel

      December 15, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      Michael: At the time I found on the front page of the DOJ’s OWN WEBSITE the complete speech
      that Eric Holder gave in Cuernavaca, Mexico about gun running.The SAME time Holder was LYING
      to Congress about when he knew about it!! It was right there proving he knew months before
      he admitted. I sent that everywhere with a copy of the DOJ page. I sent it to Darrell Issa
      every which way I could. HE could have used that to put Eric Holder away for a long time.
      HE IGNORED IT ALL. REMEMBER THIS FOLKS, IF NOTHING ELSE, when Holder tries to run for President!!!

  12. Rick

    November 30, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Why is this a shock, 20 years from now muslim obama will be taking credit for something..

  13. MICHAEL MCPOLAND

    November 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Obamamama just can’t quit lying. Gawd, I wish he would go back to Hawaii, Kenya or wherever and take that water buffalo with him.

  14. Bobby

    December 1, 2018 at 12:32 am

    Obama was never a leader. He was merely filling a post until a real President could be located.

  15. pjt

    December 1, 2018 at 3:30 am

    The only things Obama can claim for sure is that he is a no class, limp wristed, spineless, worthless, narcissistic, communist/socialist.

  16. jackcandobutwont

    December 1, 2018 at 5:04 am

    WHAT!! bobo caught LYING…and the media says nothing!! WTF!!

  17. Sam

    December 15, 2018 at 6:32 am

    Like hell he didn’t…What makes you think we would believe your happy butt!….Hassan.osonna obama is a mooslim traitor who damn near destroyed America….hanging goes with treason!

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