Kevin BengyakApril 17, 2013 06:21
Commentary: Global markets will continue to control gas prices at the pump.
US President Barack Obama arrives to speak at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma. Obama spoke about the Keystone XL pipeline and his energy policies. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
US energy independence has been a pipedream of presidents and politicians. With President Obama’s looming decision on whether to approve the Keystone pipeline, proponents are citing US energy independence, lower fuel prices, and a chance to get oil from a more friendly country as reasons to back the project.