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VIDEO: Pro-Energy Policies = Good Jobs

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted January 8, 2014

Below is a video clip from API President and CEO Jack Gerard’s State of American Energy speech this week, detailing strong support from Americans for increased production of U.S. oil and natural gas – because this development translates into millions of good jobs:

Growing American energy through more development of domestic oil and natural gas reserves means significant economic growth. As detailed in API’s 2014 State of American Energy Report, we’re talking about a sector that supports 9.8 million jobs and $1.2 trillion in U.S. GDP, according to PwC. That’s about 8 percent of the entire U.S. economy.

More is possible with increased access to U.S. reserves – more jobs, more economic stimulus, more revenue generated for all levels of government.


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.