Christopher M. Matthews covers the oil and gas industry in Houston for The Wall Street Journal. Chris focuses on shale producers, liquefied natural gas exporters and petrochemical companies. He's written extensively about the economics of shale production and the industry's emerging geological and technical challenges. Chris previously covered white collar crime, law enforcement and courts in New York City for the Journal. He also has written about the U.S. Justice Department's corporate law enforcement efforts in Washington, D.C.