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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Valero
  • Website:
  • Location: St. Charles, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Capacity: 12.5 million tons/annum & 250,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A large complex refinery

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • delayed coker - 60,000-BPD
  • alkylation unit - 13,000-BPD
  • fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) that includes a flue-gas scrubber - 90,000-BPD
  • continuous catalytic regenerating (CCR) reformer - 25,000-BPD

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

Products Produced

Ongoing Projects

  • A 25,000 bpd Alkylation unit is being constructed. Completion is planned for 2020
  • See St Charles Refinery Upgrade Project
  • The refinery is being upgraded with the addition of a Hydrocracker

Other Information

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  • 2002 - Continuous catalytic regenerating (CCR) reformer commissioned
  • 2003 - Acquired by Valero with the purchase of Orion
  • 2008 - Fluor awarded engineering, procurement, construction and construction management services contract, for upgrade project
  • 2011 - Air Products announces contract to Supply Additional Hydrogen following the upgrade
  • 2018 - Alkylation project started

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Acquisition of Orion Refinery
  3. Fluor Awarded Two Valero Hydrocracker Projects Totaling $1.2 Billion
  4. Air Products to Supply Additional Hydrogen for Two Gulf Coast Valero Refineries
  5. CB&I Announces CDAlky Technology Award for Valero Refinery in Louisiana

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