Liberal Democrats always cause the price of oil to go up. Never fails. In the current case I think higher oil prices are part of the plan to spur more hate and mistrust toward the oil industry and to help ensure trillions of government money are spent on developing renewables.
Conservative Republicans, on the other hand, were simply willing to print and throw government money at shale oil as long as they could. That wasn't really going to work either, not in the long run. America is full up on debt. Period.
Private enterprise in America, be it shale oil or solar panel farms, should stand on its own financial feet, without low interest stimulus, without tax breaks or big government handouts...without being able to walk the check in bankruptcy proceedings. THATS the American way, or use to be.