This Thursday, the president will take his energy roadshow to Cushing, Oklahoma, to proclaim victory for "approving" the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Gas prices continue to dominate the headlines, with the national average price for regular fuel near $4.00 a gallon and prices even higher in some parts of the country. House Republicans are calling for policies to increase North American energy production, reduce regulatory burdens, and reduce our dependence on Middle East oil.
While President Obama now claims to support the Republican push for an "all-of-the-above" energy policy, the president's own policies have actually sought to reduce domestic energy production. Americans are feeling acute pain at the pump as prices near the $4.00/gallon mark, but that's not the only type of energy where prices are rising.
Reuters reports that the U.S. has been pressing Saudi Arabia to increase its oil production to mitigate supply disruptions caused by political tensions in Iran.