The People of America's Oil and Natural Gas Indusry

Energy Works in Ohio

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted March 6, 2012

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

  • More than 230,800 statewide jobs provided or supported – with an average salary of $68,256 for non-gas station oil and natural gas employees.
  • $11.4 billion contributed to state labor income.
  • $22.7 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 Ohio:

  • 2,751 additional jobs created by 2015
  • 6,437 additional jobs created by 2020

Energy works in Ohio, 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.