Houston is proudly known as the “Energy Capital of the World” for a reason – many of the world’s largest and most innovative energy companies call the city home. In the 1970s, Shell Oil Co. relocated its corporate headquarters to Houston, and since then it has been joined by hundreds of energy powerhouses.
Energy Capital of the World
Here are some impressive stats about Houston:
If Houston were a country, we would have the world’s 26th largest economy - larger than Norway, Ireland, Israel, and Denmark.
We serve as headquarters to more than 650 exploration and production firms.
We are home to more than a quarter of the publicly traded oil and gas companies.
Our port is the #1 foreign trading port in the U.S. by tonnage.
Houston employs nearly ⅓ of the national jobs in oil and gas extraction.
Houston has the 3rd most engineers of any U.S. metro.