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Welcome to BASF in Houston, Texas

BASF’s presence in the greater Houston area is diverse.  

With locations across the city, Houston is the regional headquarters to our Petrochemical business, Engineering & Maintenance, and the global headquarters for Global Oilfield Solutions. We also support many other BASF businesses in research, manufacturing and production. In total, the sites employ more than 1100 employees with new opportunities posted often.




The Petrochemicals business is the cornerstone of BASF’s petrochemical-based value chains throughout the region. We manufacture and market a broad portfolio of cracker products, industrial gases, alkylene oxides, glycols, solvents, plasticizers and acrylates.

Headquartered in downtown Houston, the Petrochemicals business has a large presence in Texas with manufacturing facilities in Pasadena, Port Arthur and Freeport. We provide intelligent solutions for the raw material requirements of our customers. We are a responsible, reliable and trustworthy partner, and we have a dedicated, creative and global team.

Global Oilfield Solutions

BASF’s Global Oilfield Solutions provides a broad range of high quality chemicals to help you meet the technical challenges in drilling, cementing, stimulation and production. With innovative and high-quality chemical solutions, we can help meet the changing needs of the industry for greater efficiency and productivity. With a state-of-the-art laboratory in Houston, we partner with our customers to discover the perfect solution for every challenge.

Engineering & Maintenance

The Engineering & Maintenance organization within BASF provides functional leadership and technical expertise for engineering & maintenance services in North America. Headquartered in Houston, our focus is to partner with the BASF sites and operating divisions to provide expertise and to help develop customized solutions tailored to the individual need of each business model.


Other Businesses Operating in Houston

  • Agriculture Chemicals
  • Catalyst Chemicals
  • Construction Chemicals
  • Gas Treatment Solutions
  • Performance Chemicals
  • BASF Intertrade Corporation

Community Relations

Sites around Houston come together each year to support the Marrow Donor Foundation and Be the Match by sponsoring and participating in the Be The One Run in Houston. We also support The Houston Food Bank through the Houston Marathon and The MS Society with an MS150 team. Each sites also work closely in their community with science education programs, bringing the love of science and math to local schools.

Careers in Houston, T.X.

General Contact

Leslie Thomson
Communications, Petrochemicals
Shannon Cranson
Sr. Communications and Business Relations Specialist