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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Valero
  • Website:
  • Location: Mckee, Texas Panhandle
  • Capacity: 8.5 million tons/annum & 170,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A large medium complexity refinery

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation Unit
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker
  • Hydrocracker
  • Catalytic Reformer
  • Desulphurisation
    • Naptha
    • Gasoline
    • Diesel

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery is joined by third-party pipelines to major crude oil centers in Cushing, Okla., and Midland, Texas.
  • The McKee refinery also has pipeline access at Wichita Falls, Texas, to major third-party pipelines that transport crude oil from the Texas Gulf Coast and from major West Texas oil fields into the mid-continent region.

Products Produced

  • Produces a wide variety of refined petroleum products including gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, asphalt, carbon black oil, sulfur, sulfuric acid and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)

Ongoing Projects

  • Valero plans to expand the crude unit capacity of its McKee refinery by 25,000 barrels per day. The refinery will process West Texas Intermediate crude oil from Midland to feed the increased charge rate. The expansion project, which will take place over the next three years, will increase the amount of crude oil available to be processed at the McKee refinery to 195,000 bpd

Other Information

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  • 1933 - Refinery commissioned
  • 2002 - One of six refineries acquired by Valero in the purchase of Ultramar Diamond Shamrock

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Valero to Acquire Ultramar Diamond Shamrock
  3. Technip awarded two hydrogen plant contracts in the United States
  4. Valero Plans to Expand Crude Unit Capacity at the Valero McKee Refinery

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