POSTED: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 7:23am
UPDATED: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 5:51pm
President Barack Obama will travel to Carlsbad this week, as party of a 2 day trip that will focus on renewable energy.
On Wednesday, the nation's leader will visit oil and gas fields near Carlsbad, which is home to more than 70 active drilling rigs.
President Obama will highlight his commitment to expanding domestic oil and gas production through what the Administration calls the "all-of-the-above" strategy.
Before landing in New Mexico, President Obama will tour a solar energy facility in Colorado. On Thursday, he will be in Oklahoma to discuss construction of a pipeline that will transport oil to the Gulf of Mexico.