Thanks for weighing in, Skymutt. You raise some very good (talking) points.
Natural gas prices are down because of market forces. An unusually mild winter in the Northeast was a contributing factor. I suppose you could say the President deserves some credit for the reduced demand, though. With so many people out of work and on public assistance, you'll have that.
The energy industry is just about the only thing that's bailing out the economy right now. If I'm doing well, it's in spite of the "Obama economy" (your words), not because of it. My success or failure isn't determined by who wins elections. And I'm glad you're doing okay, too, really. But results matter and there are a lot of people still hurting out there. What has this administration done to make things any better for them?
Oh and by the way, when President Bush announced he was opening up drilling off the outer continental shelf, gasoline went from a high of $4.11 a gallon in June 2008 to around $1.60 a gallon by December of that same year. I think that's pretty much why nobody accused him of trying to regulate the industry out of business.