Valero Wilmington Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Valero
  • Website:
  • Location: Wilmington, California, USA
  • Capacity: 6.75 million tons/annum & 135,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • The refinery is a combination of two process complexes, Valero Wilmington and Ultramar Wilmington refineries. It is a medium sized complex refinery capable of processing heavy & sour crude and producing high specification products.

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Vacuum Distillation, 45,000 + 5,000
  • Delayed Coker, 29,000
  • Fluidised Catalytic Cracker, 55,000
  • Catalytic Reformer, 18,000
  • Desulphurisation
    • Naphtha, 32,000
    • Diesel, 45,000
    • Heavy Gasoil, 64,000

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • The Wilmington refinery processes a blend of California and foreign crude oil, as well as unfinished feedstocks from local and foreign sources
  • The refinery is well-suited to process lower-cost heavy, high-sulfur crude oils and feedstocks.

Products Produced

  • Gasoline, jet fuel, ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD), CARB diesel, propane, coke and asphalt

Ongoing Projects

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Other Information

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  • 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

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