President Obama and Democrats may be correct when they claim oil and gas production are up in the U.S.A. It is very hypocritical of them to imply they deserve any credit. The opposite is actually true. President Obama and his democratic administration have been thwarting new drilling permits. Oil and natural gas production actually declined on Federal Land in 2011. The increase was on private and State controlled land.
From IER via CFP:
Sources: Department of the Interior, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, and onrr.gov