By Justin Sink
"This is a recognition that finally has to come to the White House because it's come to the American people," Romney said.
Romney also lampooned the president's initiatives on green energy, highlighting companies that have struggled to repay federal investments or generate job growth.
"They should do more studying on Solyndra and less studying on drilling on the intercontinental shelf," Romney said, alluding to the solar energy company that went bankrupt last year, defaulting on its federally-backed loans.
Later Wednesday, Romney will campaign in Oklahoma City with Gov. Mary Fallin, where he is again expected to discuss energy issues.