Overview

The Corpus Christi Refineries East and West plants are located in Corpus Christi on the Texas Gulf Coast along the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. The East refinery processes sour crude oil, and the West refinery processes sweet crude oil, sour crude oil and residual fuel oil. The feedstocks are delivered by tanker and barge via deepwater docking facilities along the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, and West Texas or South Texas crude oil is delivered via pipelines. The refineries' physical locations allow for the transfer of various feedstocks and blending components between them. Other finished products are also distributed by ship and barge across docks and third-party pipelines. 

Valero commissioned the grass-roots Bill Greehey refinery in 1983, now referred to as the West plant. This facility is considered one of the most complex refineries in the world. The East plant was acquired in 2001.

Corpus Christi Refineries on the map

Corpus Christi By the Numbers

  • 730 Employees
  • Bwin Slots370,000 barrels per day (BPD)
  • Products: The East Refinery processes sour crude oil and the West Refinery processes sweet crude oil, sour crude oil and residual fuel oil. The refineries produce gasoline, aromatics, jet fuel, diesel and asphalt.
  • More than $7.7 million provided to the United Way of the Coastal Bend since 2017

By the Numbers

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Refinery Products

The Bill Greehey Refineries produce ultra-low sulfur diesel, gasoline, jet fuel, petrochemicals, propane, butane and light naptha, asphalt and petroleum coke.

  • Approximately 70 percent of the refinery’s production represented by light products
  • The total complex includes an eight-bay truck rack for servicing local markets, and access to a pipeline distribution network

Snapshots of Corpus Christi Refineries in the Community:

In Our Community

Corpus Christi Employees Give Back

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Volunteering Time

Valero Corpus Christi Refineries play an active role in the community through volunteerism.  For the past few years, our volunteers have collectively logged more than Bwin Slots hours volunteering in our community, including participating in:

  • Reel it in for Kids, a fishing tournament Valero Bwin Slotssponsors for United Way.
  • Earth Day Bay Day, where Valero gives away hundreds of plants to the community.
  • Doggone Days, where volunteers donate dog and cat food to an animal shelter.
Corpus Christi BFC Check Presentation

Charitable Donations

  • $1 million distributed locally through funds raised at the Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children.
  • $175,000 was provided to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Texas for families who stay at the House near the hospital as their children receive treatment.
  • The Coastal Bend Food Bank’s “Building Hope” capital campaign received a big boost from the Valero Energy Foundation with a $1.5 million kick-off gift to help build a new 108,000-square-foot facility.
  • Largest contributor to the United Way of the Coastal Bend.
Corpus Christi CAP Meeting

Community Partnerships

Valero meets monthly with members of the Corpus Christi Community Advisory Council, which is comprised of residents living near the industrial corridor.

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Safety Awards & Honors

  • 2021 AFPM Safety Achievement Award Recipient
  • ZERO Tier 1 process safety events in 2021
  • Both East and West Plants have been OSHA VPP Star Sites since 2005 and earned numerous Super Star and Star of Excellence awards.

Local Information

Contact Us

  • General Inquiries

    Have Questions or Comments?

    We care about your opinion and we’d love to hear from you!

    Darcy Schroeder

    Manager, Refinery Public Affairs

    Valero Bill Greehey Refineries

    Bwin Slots1147 Cantwell Lane

    Corpus Christi, TX 78407

  • In An Emergency

    In case of an emergency, please call 911 or the main gate at (361) 289-6000.