January 24th, 2012
11:56 PM ET
11 years ago

Energy plays key role in Obama's State of the Union

New York (CNNMoney) - For the third year in a row energy played a central role in President Obama's State of the Union address, with the president leaning hard this year on the twin themes of increased domestic oil and gas production and the need to invest more in renewable sources.

"Right now, American oil production is the highest that it's been in eight years," said Obama. "Not only that - last year, we relied less on foreign oil than in any of the past sixteen years."


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  1. diridi

    Oil-Free-Nation., way to go, Obama. Hats off....

    January 25, 2012 05:51 am at 5:51 am |
  2. T'sah From Virginia

    Great Job Mr. President!!! Even though the candidates – the Right – CAN'Tor (because he already started on Morning Joe) – and the few that refuse to accept the fact that YOU have accomplished much more than they want to give you credit for, are going to COMPLAIN or PICK APART what you addressed!!!

    Not to worry – You will prevail this November, 2012 – Yes We Can!!

    January 25, 2012 07:55 am at 7:55 am |