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Valero acquired the Pembroke Refinery in Wales from Chevron, along with related marketing and logistics assets throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, marking the company’s entry into Western Europe. The Pembroke plant is one of Western Europe’s largest and most complex refineries, with a total throughput capacity of 270,000 barrels per day, and a Nelson complexity rating of 11.8. The plant employs about 600 people, with roughly 400 contractors.

In addition to the refinery, Valero also purchased ownership interests in four major pipelines and 11 fuel terminals, and acquired a 14,000-barrel-per-day aviation fuels business, and a network of more than 1,000 Texaco-branded wholesale sites, which is the largest branded dealer network in the U.K. and the second-largest in Ireland. In these markets, Valero continued with the Texaco brand, in use in the U.K. since 1916.
Awards & Honors
  • Won the Best Employer category of the 2009 Modern Apprenticeship Awards for its Young Apprentices Program, an engineering scholarship program
  • Winner of the Industry & Power Station Category, 2008 British Trust for Ornithology Community Award
  • Finalist in the 2010 Arts & Business Cymru Awards, in recognition of an established partnership in which arts-based training delivers community benefits
  • Won the Prince’s Trust Cymru 2007 “Celebrate Success” award for community project
Apprentice Programme Award
Sport Pembrokeshire Community Activities
  • A more than 45-year history of community engagement in rural Pembrokeshire in southwest Wales
  • Support for extracurricular education, environmental projects and initiatives to promote culture and the arts; members of Arts & Business Cymru and the Welsh National Opera sponsors’ group
  • Sports development partnership with Pembrokeshire County Council, one of the longest-running sports partnerships in the United Kingdom; survey estimated more than 80 percent of county’s primary school children participated
  • Active in west Wales in support of thousands of volunteers with groups, clubs and organizations across the region
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1 Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London, England E14 4HA
United Kingdom
+44 (0) 20 7513 3000
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