An Australian outpost in the energy capital of the US
June 16th, 2014
As part of his recent trade mission to the United States, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced the establishment of a permanent Australian Consulate-General in the US energy heartland of Houston.
With more than 3,700 energy companies headquartered in Houston, and around $2.5 billion worth of goods and services in the sector exported to Australia every year, the move recognises the clear importance of the industry to the Australian and US economies.
It’s estimated that around 100 Australian companies have a presence in Houston – including BHP Billiton.