Aruba Refinery

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Summary Information

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation Units
  • Vacuum Distillation Unit - 160,000
  • Delayed Cokers - 64,000
  • Visbreaker - 42,000
  • Hydrotreatment units

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:
  • Total: Sixty-three storage tanks with almost 12 million barrels of storage capacity

Crude Supply

Products Produced

  • High quality distillates
  • Semi finished motor fuels to be upgraded in Valero's other refineries

Ongoing Projects

  • Valero did plan to build an the Aruba LNG Terminal to supply the refinery with natural gas

Other Information


  • Commissioned in 1929 by Standard Oil
  • 1985 - Shut down by Exxon
  • 1990 - Restarted by Coastal Oil
  • 2004 - Purchased by Valero from El Paso Energy
  • 2009 - Refinery mothballed for economic reasons
  • 2010 - Valero announces the restart of the refinery
  • 2012 - Valero announces indefinite mothballing of the refinery
  • 2012 - Valero announces the layoff of workers and conversion to terminal

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Valero Enters Into Purchase Agreement To Acquire El Paso's Aruba Refinery And Related Assets
  3. Valero plans to shut Aruba refinery up to 3 months
  4. Valero Announces Plans for LNG Project, Decision to Restart Aruba Refinery Units
  5. Valero Energy to Suspend Refining Operations At Aruba
  6. Valero Energy to Convert Aruba Refinery to Terminalling Operation

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