While he has taken a more hostile tact toward fossil fule production than his predecessor it has been, to my knowledge, on slightly moreso in respect to oil drilling on federal land.
In every other respect, however, President Obama has been downright combative toward the energy industry.
While I won't fault him for things that aren't his fault neither will I give him credit for things that he doesn't deserve credit for.
And he does not, in any way, deserve any credit at all for the recent increase in domestic oil production.
Yes, the increase happened during his tenure but it happened for reasons that have nothing to do with his leadership.
Giving credit to President Obama because oil production increased is like blaming President Obama because school shootings took on a grizzly new cast with the mass murder of grade schoolers at Sandy Hook.
Both are complete bull$h*t.
His being president at the time was coincidence, nothing more.