The People of America's Oil and Natural Gas Indusry

Energy Works in Michigan

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted February 28, 2012

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

  • More than 162,000 jobs statewide – with an average salary of $62,408 for non-gas station oil and natural gas employees.
  • $8.3 billion contributed to labor income.
  • $16.8 billion contributed to the state’s economy.

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

  • Nearly 2,500 additional jobs created by 2015.
  • More than 4,400 additional jobs by 2020.

Energy works in Michigan, 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.