Houston is the energy capital of the world, and Downtown is central to many facets of the oil and gas industry. Embodying all aspects of energy business — exploration, production, transportation, trading, refining, petrochemicals, marketing, distribution, and transmission — Houston has ascended as the world’s preeminent energy center.

With continued strength of the sector and close ties to the Port of Houston, the tenth largest port in the world, Downtown is primed as the leader in energy.

Global headquarters remain committed to Downtown and contribute to the dense cluster of talented workers and face-to-face encounters that support a dynamic work environment. Energy businesses support a range of complementary services and catalyze spinoff activity in other industries. Legal, accounting, technical, consulting, and commercial and investment banking services all support Downtown’s energy business and foster collaboration for continued growth in professional networks across the broader Downtown business community.

Key Stats

Number of Employees: 16,412

Average Salary: $80,000 to $205,138 (mostly Engineers)

Featured Companies

Chevron Corporation

CenterPoint Energy

LyondellBasell Industries

Enterprise Products Partners LP

EOG Resources Inc.

Hess Corporation


Kinder Morgan

NRG/Reliant Energy