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Shell Oil Co.
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Exxon Mobil Corp.
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JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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Continental Airlines
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Texas Medical Center
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University of Houston
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Texas Southern University
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National Oilwell Varco
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McDermott International
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Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
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Noble Corporation
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FMC Technologies
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↓ "Considered to be the energy capital of the world, five of the six supermajor energy companies maintain a large base of operations in Houston (international headquarters of ConocoPhillips; US operational headquarters of Exxon-Mobil; US headquarters for international companies Shell Oil (US subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell located in The Hague, Netherlands), and BP whose international headquarters are in London, England). Specifically, the headquarters of Shell Oil Company, the US affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell, is located at One Shell Plaza. While ExxonMobil maintains its small, global headquarters in Irving, Texas, its upstream and chemical divisions as well as most operational divisions, are located in Houston. Chevron has offices in Houston, having acquired a 40 story building intended to be the headquarters of Enron. The company's Chevron Pipe Line Company subsidiary is headquartered in Houston, and more divisions are being consolidated and moved to Houston each year. Houston is headquarters for the Marathon Oil Corporation, Apache Corporation, and Citgo and alternative energy companies such as Horizon Wind Energy.

-- Houston. (2009, October 24). InWikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20:16, October 2, 2009, from


Houston is a major corporate center. The city is home to 26 Fortune 500 companies (second in the United States), multinationals and domestic companies maintain operations in the city. Of the world’s 100 largest non-U.S.-based corporations, more than half have operations in Houston.  In 2006, the Houston metropolitan area ranked first in Texas and third in the U.S. within the category of "Best Places for Business and Careers" byForbes. The 2007 Fortune 500 list shows 26 firms headquartered in the 10-county Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Banking and financial services are vital the region. Forty foreign governments maintain trade and commercial offices here and the city has 23 active foreign chambers of commerce and trade associations..Eleven foreign banks representing 12 nations operate in Houston and provide financial assistance to the international community. In 1997 Houston had offices of 84 subsidiaries of Japanese companies."

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