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American Energy Works: Frank

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted August 23, 2012

Frank Komin is president and general manager of Oxy of Long Beach (Calif.), which operates the THUMS oil and natural gas facility in Long Beach Harbor.

THUMS is made up of four man-made islands, as well as onshore facilities. The islands are uniquely designed not to look like functioning oil and gas production facilities – with rigs and other above-ground equipment camouflaged and sound-proofed to maintain harbor ambiance. In this video, Frank conducts a mini-tour:

Frank says Oxy’s production facility provides important support for the local and state economy:

“It provides revenues for the city and the state of California, and it’s an excellent source of quality jobs for the local community. We’ve worked hard over the years to become a very, very good neighbor here in Long Beach, and we intend to keep it that way for many years to come.”

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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.