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The Energy Corridor is a district of Houston, Texas, United States that lies along Memorial Drive and Eldridge Parkway.

The area is loosely bound to the area just north of Interstate 10 (the Katy Freeway) and Westheimer Road/Farm to Market Road 1093 to the south, and extends from Kirkwood Road to the east and Fry Road to the West. The area is defined by many oil industry related companies ranging in size from large corporations, such as ExxonMobil and Shell Oil Company. [1]

Over 26,000 acres (105 km2) of urban park area, the largest outside the National Park System, borders the Energy Corridor. Two parks adjacent to the district include George Bush Park and Bear Creek Pioneers Park. [1]

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Economy

ConocoPhillips headquarters
Citgo headquarters

BP America, the United States division of BP, has its headquarters in the Energy Corridor.[2] The 20 story BP Plaza tower was under construction in 1992.[3] BP Plaza was one of a few office towers that was being built in a two year period before December 1992.[4] ConocoPhillips has its world headquarters in the Energy Corridor.[5] Citgo has its world headquarters in the Energy Corridor.[6]

Other oil industry companies in the Energy Corridor include:[7]

  • Cabot Oil and Gas
  • First Texas Energy Corporation operates small and medium-sized Oil and Gas services
  • ExxonMobil has chemical industry operations.[8][9]
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Citgo
  • BP also has their North America headquarters in the Energy Corridor

Transportation

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) provides public transportation to the area.

The founder of Houston Executive Airport in unincorporated Waller County, west of the Energy Corridor, intended for his airport to be patronized by employees of firms in the Energy Corridor.[10]

Education

The Energy Corridor is served by three different school districts.

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Houston Independent School District

Residents of the AMLI on Eldridge Parkway, San Paloma, and Village on the Parkway are within the Houston Independent School District. The community is within Trustee District VI, represented by Greg Meyers as of 2008.[11][7] The Houston ISD residents are zoned to Ray K. Daily Elementary School,[12] West Briar Middle School (with Revere Middle School as an option),[13] and Westside High School.[14]

Katy Independent School District

The the IH-10 / Park Ten East area is zoned to the Katy Independent School District:

The zoned schools are [1]:

For Empirian at Park Row, Heritage at Park Row, Legends at Park Ten, and Park Place Apartments :

For Stone Oak Apartments:

For all IH-10 / Park Ten East sections of the Energy Corridor:

In addition, the Promenade at Memorial in the Memorial Drive West area is zoned to:

Spring Branch Independent School District

The Village on Memorial Townhomes of the Memorial Drive West area is zoned to the Spring Branch Independent School District.

The zoned schools are:

Notes

  1. ^ a b Harris County Improvement District #4 : Overview
  2. ^ "Contact Us." BP America. Retrieved on July 27, 2009.
  3. ^ Bivins, Ralph. "BMC building 20-story tower near tollway on city's west side." Houston Chronicle. Tuesday August 6, 1991. Business 1. Retrieved on August 3, 2009.
  4. ^ Bivins, Ralph. "Greenspoint ground broken for Exxon Exploration building." Houston Chronicle. Thursday December 17, 1992. Business 3. Retrieved on August 2, 2009.
  5. ^ "Contact Us." ConocoPhillips. Retrieved on October 1, 2009.
  6. ^ "Contact Us." Citgo. Retrieved on November 18, 2009.
  7. ^ a b Map. Energy Corridor. Retrieved on February 5, 2009.
  8. ^ "contact us chemicals." ExxonMobil. Retrieved on January 26, 2009.
  9. ^ "contact us business headquarters." ExxonMobil. Retrieved on January 26, 2009.
  10. ^ Lee, Renée C., Helen Eriksen, Eric Hanson, Ruth Rendon, Harvey Rice, and Richard Stewart. "TRANSPORTATION / A flurry of airport expansions in the Houston region can serve corporate customers who don't like the hassles of airline travel." Houston Chronicle. Sunday June 17, 2008. Business 1. Retrieved on October 18, 2009.
  11. ^ "Trustee Districts Map." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on November 11, 2008.
  12. ^ "Daily Elementary Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District.
  13. ^ "West Briar Middle Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on February 5, 2009.
  14. ^ "Westside High School Attendance Zone." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on February 5, 2009.

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