Valero Corpus Christi Refinery

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Summary Information

Refining Units

  • CDU, VDU
  • Hydrocrackers - 36.000 & 15.000 bpd
  • Catalytic reformer

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • This facility is capable of processing heavy, high-sulfur crude oil

Products Produced

  • Specializes in the production of environmentally clean fuels and products, primarily RFG and ultra-low-sulfur diesel and also asphalt and petroleum coke

Ongoing Projects

  • NuStar Energy investing in pipeline revamps and construction to supply crude from the Eagle Ford Shale Oil Field to the refinery.
  • The pipelines will be completed in 2012

Other Information

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  • 1983 - Valero commissioned the grass-roots Corpus Christi refinery which is now referred to as the Corpus Christi Refinery West Plant.
  • 2001 - Valero acquired a 115,000 barrels per day (BPD) refinery, now referred to as the Corpus Christi Refinery East Plant, located less than a mile from the flagship refinery in Corpus Christi.

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Maintenance News, Feb 2010
  3. NuStar, Valero Agree to South Texas Pipeline Projects Aimed at Increasing Transportation of Eagle Ford and Other Crude Sources
  4. Valero Executes Lease Agreements for El Paso's Corpus Christi Refinery and Refined Product Logistics

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