The Valero Houston Refinery is located on the Houston Ship Channel. It processes sweet crude and intermediate oils into gasoline, jet fuel and diesel. The refinery receives its feedstocks primarily by various interconnecting pipelines and also has a waterborne-receiving capability at deepwater docking facilities along the Houston Ship Channel. The majority of its finished products are delivered to local, mid-continent U.S. and northeastern U.S. markets through various pipelines, including the Colonial and Explorer pipelines. 


Houston on the map

Houston By the Numbers

  • ~315 employees
  • 255,000 barrels per day (BPD)
  • More than $7 million given to the United Way of Greater Houston since 2013
  • OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Site
  • Bwin SlotsDonated .3 million to Houston area children’s charities through the Valero Benefit for Children since 2013
  • More than $12 million given to local charities since 2013
  • Products: Processes sweet crude and intermediate oils into gasoline, jet fuel and diesel

By the Numbers

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Houston Community Update

Learn more about what's happening at the Valero Houston Refinery. This newsletter was published in December 2023. 

Conozca más sobre lo que está sucediendo en la Refinería de Valero Houston. Este boletín fue publicado en diciembre de 2023.

Valero tanker truck

Refinery Products

The Houston Refinery produces:

  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Jet fuel
  • Ultra-low-sulfur diesel
  • Liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs)
  •  Propylene
  • No. 6 fuel oil
  • Sulfur

Snapshots of Houston Refinery & Community

In Our Community

Houston Employees Give Back

Houston Earth Day

Volunteering Time

Valero volunteers from the Houston Refinery partnered with Community Family Centers to help lay new sod, restore picnic tables and power wash the building that houses after school Bwin Slotsand weekend activities for students. 

Houston BFC 2023

Charitable Donations

Valero Energy Foundation has donated $1,000,000 to Houston-area children's charities through the Valero Benefit for Children. 

Houston Back to School Bash

Community Partnerships

Refinery employees distribute hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies at its annual Back to School Bash.

Houston Fire Safety

Safety Awards & Honors

  • 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Safety Achievement Award Recipient
  • AFPM Elite Silver and Innovation Awards for 2020
  • Valero Houston refinery employees have worked 11 years without a lost-time injury
  • The refinery is an OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Site, the highest recognition for safety workplace programs
  • Recipient of the Valero Chairman’s Environmental Award

Local Information

Contact Us

  • General Inquiries

    Have Questions or Comments? We care about your opinion and we’d love to hear from you!

    Sara Montelongo-Oyervidez

    Manager Refinery Public Affairs

    Valero Houston Refinery

    751 95th St. 

    Houston, TX 77012

  • In An Emergency

    Emergency Notifications

    For updates on planned tests or maintenance, as well as emergency information about the Houston Refinery, please download the Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER) Online App or visit ehcma.org/caeronline.