Valero Houston Refinery
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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • The refinery is a mid-sized plant with a total throughput capacity of 145,000 barrels per day (BPD) and produces a wide range of petroleum products.

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation - 145,000
  • Vacuum Distillation Unit - 38,000
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker - 65,000
  • Catalytic Reformer - 60,600
  • Solvent Deasphalting - 18,000
  • Alkylation Unit
  • Desulpurisation
    • Naphtha - 9,000
    • Gasoline - 30,300
    • Jet Fuel - 12,000

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The refinery imports crude from Saudi Arabia & Iraq

Products Produced

  • fuel gas, gasoline, kerosene, jet fuel, diesel fuel, sulfur, No. 2 fuel oil, liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs), propylene, vacuum gas oil, No. 6 fuel oil and iso-octene

Ongoing Projects

  • -

Other Information

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History

  • 1943 - Refinery Commissioned
  • 1997 - Refinery acquired with the purchase of Basis Petroleum
  • 2003 - Completed an initial energy efficiency project

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Valero: Houston Refinery Uses Plant-Wide Assessment to Develop an Energy Optimization and Management System
  3. Valero Energy Strategy

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