The People of America's Oil and Natural Gas Indusry

Launching: American Energy Works.org

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted July 23, 2012

Jobs. Energy jobs. Energy jobs that are working for America.

Those are the themes you’ll see on a brand-new website – American Energy Works.org – which highlights the people of the oil and natural gas industry. Their jobs, their stories, their communities.

Our industry supports 9.2 million jobs. Here are some of them – the faces, the voices, people telling the story of an industry that’s a major engine of economic growth and individual prosperity – and which is ready to do more.

Check the videos. Listen to real folks talk about what they do. See listings for actual jobs that are hiring. We’re an industry that’s creating opportunity and could do more – 1.4 million jobs by 2030 with the right policies, the right approach to American energy development.

It’s an industry that contributed $476 billion to the U.S. economy in 2010, whose member companies are leading investment inside the United States – claiming five of the top 11 spots on the Progressive Policy Institute’s recent list of the top 25 nonfinancial U.S.-based companies, ranked by their 2011 U.S. capital spending.

Who’s betting on America? We are, with well-paying jobs and opportunities for promising careers in an industry that can help lead an economic recovery while providing the energy our country needs, now and in the future. Meet some of the people that are making this happen.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.