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  • Obama clears Iran oil sanctions

    By Susan Crabtree - The Washington Times

    President Obama on Friday signed off on tough new sanctions aimed at hitting Iran's oil exports, after determining there is enough crude supplies in the world market that taking the step won't harm U.S. allies or drive gas prices even higher. Published March 30, 2012

  • Senate GOP sets stage for energy debate

    By Sean Lengell and Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times

    Eager for a debate they believe will highlight rising gas prices on President Obama's watch, Senate Republicans on Monday gave the green light to debating Democrats' plan to end tax subsidies for oil and gas companies. Published March 26, 2012

  • Natural gas industry high on future, despite current low prices

    By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times

    Despite looming federal regulations and rock-bottom market prices, leaders in the natural gas business are confident the shale boom that's helped revitalize economies from Pennsylvania to Wyoming is only just getting started. Published March 19, 2012

  • EPA regs could hamper oil, natural gas production, report says

    By Ben Wolfgang and Dave Boyer - The Washington Times

    Despite rhetoric to the contrary, the Obama administration is poised to deal a major blow to U.S. oil and natural gas, a leading industry group charged Thursday. Published March 15, 2012

  • Government data undercut Obama's energy claims

    By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times

    Countering President Obama's claim that he's doing everything he can to increase domestic oil production, a top House Republican Thursday released data from the Energy Department showing that fossil fuel production on federal lands has fallen since Mr. Obama took office. Published March 15, 2012

  • GOP challenges administration on oil production

    By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

    Every time President Obama takes credit for rising U.S. oil and gas production during his administration, Republicans start rolling their eyes and grinding their teeth. Published March 14, 2012

  • Gasoline over $4 a gallon in 4 states, D.C.

    By Chris Kahn - Associated Press

    Gasoline is now over $4 per gallon in four states and Washington, D.C., as a three-month surge in pump prices continues. Published March 14, 2012

  • Rising gas prices hamper Obama

    By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times

    President Obama on Monday trumpeted an administration report that praises him for reducing the country's reliance on foreign oil, but a new poll shows that Americans are holding him responsible for soaring gas prices. Published March 12, 2012

  • Natural gas prices drop sharply on bulging supply

    By Sandy Shore - Associated Press

    Natural gas prices fell Thursday after spring-like weather blanketed much of the country, raising expectations that demand will remain weak. At the same time, supplies have stayed well above year-ago levels. Published March 8, 2012

  • Natural gas drops to a 10-year low; oil rises

    By Chris Kahn - Associated Press

    The price of natural gas dropped to the lowest level in a decade Wednesday as a mild winter comes to a close with a huge surplus of the fuel on hand. Published March 7, 2012

  • EPA heightens scrutiny over Pa. gas drilling

    By Michael Rubinkam - Associated Press

    More than three years into the gas-drilling boom that's produced thousands of new wells, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Pennsylvania are tussling over regulation of the Marcellus Shale, the vast underground rock formation that holds trillions of cubic feet of gas. Published March 5, 2012

  • White House hails scaled-down Keystone pipeline plan

    By Tim Devaney and Susan Crabtree - The Washington Times

    The White House on Monday hailed the news that a scaled-down portion of the Keystone XL pipeline that would stretch from Oklahoma to Texas will move ahead, but the president's critics said the move only underscored the need to approve the entire Canada-to-Texas project. Published February 27, 2012

  • Oil prices fall after 7-day surge

    By Chris Kahn - Associated Press

    Oil prices took a breather on Monday, falling slightly as investors booked some profits after a seven-day surge. Retail gasoline prices continued to climb, adding five cents over the weekend for a national average of $3.70 per gallon. Published February 27, 2012

  • Sessions: Obama 'defeatist' on rising gas prices

    By Susan Crabtree - The Washington Times

    President Obama's indignant defense this week of his administration's energy policies has done nothing to deter GOP critics, as gas prices continue to rise amid worries that their continued climb could throw the economic recovery off course. Published February 24, 2012

  • Obama hits back at GOP detractors of energy policies

    By Susan Crabtree - The Washington Times

    As gas prices rise and President Obama faces growing criticism of his energy policies from the right, Mr. Obama aggressively — and at times angrily — defended his drilling and clean-energy record at a Thursday speech. Published February 23, 2012

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