The People of America's Oil and Natural Gas Indusry

Energy Works in Minnesota

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted February 6, 2012

For the state of Minnesota, the oil and natural gas industry currently means:

  • More than 117,000 jobs – with an average salary of more than $67,000 for non-gas station oil and natural gas employees.
  • $5.8 billion contributed to labor income.
  • $11.1 billion contributed to the economy.

With sensible energy development and sound tax policies, here’s what the oil and gas industry could mean to Minnesota:

  • 796 additional jobs created by 2015.
  • 1,675 additional jobs created by 2020, supported by oil and gas industry operations in the state.

Energy works in Minnesota, with the men and women of the oil and natural gas industry playing a critical role in that state’s economy. See more, here.


Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.