Obama to Talk Energy and Gas Prices at Miami Speech
President Barack Obama will talk about ways to expand oil and gas production and how to decrease the dependence on foreign oil in a speech at the University of Miami Thursday afternoon, the White House said.
Obama’s speech in Florida comes at a time when gas prices are soaring around the nation. Gas prices rose 3.3 cents nationwide overnight to $3.61 a gallon, according to AAA.
“The president clearly understands the impact that high gas prices have on middle class families, but unlike some, he isn’t interested in engaging in false debates and phony promises,” a senior administration official said. “On Thursday, the president will make clear that while domestic oil and gas production has increased under his watch, (and is) currently higher than any time since 2003, the solution requires more than increased drilling, it requires an all-of-the-above approach that leverages technologies.”