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Corpus Christi - Bill Greehey Refinery
The Bill Greehey refineries complex in Corpus Christi, Texas, is two plants. Valero commissioned the grass-roots Corpus Christi refinery in 1983, now referred to as the West plant. This facility is considered one of the most complex refineries in the world and specializes in the production of environmentally clean fuels and products, primarily RFG and ultra-low-sulfur diesel. In 2001, Valero acquired a 115,000 barrels-per-day (BPD) refinery, now referred to as the East plant, located less than a mile from the flagship refinery in Corpus Christi. This facility is capable of processing heavy, high-sulfur crude oil into light products, asphalt and petroleum coke. Combined, the East and West plant facilities have a total feedstock throughput capacity of about 325,000 BPD.
West Plant
  • Commissioned in 1983, facility has more than tripled throughput capacity since starting up
  • Rated by several industry experts as one of the most complex and efficient high-conversion fuels facilities in the world
  • Can produce 100 percent of its gasoline as RFG, which is required by the Environmental Protection Agency in many areas to improve air quality

East Plant

  • The 115,000-BPD refinery acquired by Valero in 2001
  • Processes heavy, high-sulfur crude oil into light products
  • Approximately 70 percent of the refinery’s production represented by light products, including conventional gasoline, ultra-low-sulfur diesel, jet fuel, petrochemicals, propane, butane and light naphthas
  • Also produces multiple grades of asphalt and petroleum coke
  • Total feedstock throughput capacity of about 325,000 BPD
  • Located on 523 acres including the West Plant on the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and the East Plant one mile away
  • West plant with 4,700 feet of ship channel frontage, allowing it to off-load feedstock and load products onto tankers and barges with ease
  • The total complex includes an eight-bay truck rack for servicing local markets, and access to a pipeline distribution network
  • Employs approximately 760 personnel
Awards & Honors
The Valero Bill Greehey Refineries focus on excellence in all aspects of business. In 1994, the Corpus Christi site was the first petroleum refinery operation to receive the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, the state’s highest environmental honor. Since then, Corpus Christi has continued the tradition of excellence:
  • Meritorious Safety Performance Award from American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) for 2014, achieving an employee Total Recordable Incidence Rate (TRIR) of 0.2 incidents per 200,000 working hours
  • Received re-approval as an OSHA Voluntary Protection Program Star Site, the agency’s highest plant safety designation
  • “Star of Excellence Award” to the East Plant from OSHA for achieving an injury incidence rate of at least 90 percent below industry averages


Community Activities
Employees at Valero’s Bill Greehey Refineries strive to make their community a better place to live and work. This is demonstrated through employee volunteerism and support for a variety of organizations benefiting a wide array of people. Valero employees can be found mentoring, coaching teams, serving on civic and community boards and assisting on other projects where they lend their time and talents. Together, the workers at the complex: 
  • Volunteered 5,572 hours in 2014
  • Pledged more than $430,000 to United Way for 2015
  • Selected 38 youth organizations to receive funds totaling $345,000 from the Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children
  • Current and past activities:
       o On-site career mentoring program pairing at-risk  youth with refinery volunteer mentors
       o Food aid for victims of hurricanes and tropical storms
       o Classic car show to raise money for Supply our Students (SOS), a citywide school-supply drive
       o Downtown cleanup and beautification
       o Christmas cheer and gifts for hundreds of residents at Corpus Christi State School, children with Salvation Army and Nueces County Community Action Agency
       o Adopt-a-school program at Gibson Elementary School, providing Junior Achievement educators in the classroom; sponsoring recognition program for students achieving A&B Honor Roll every six weeks, and perfect attendance

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Bill Greehey Refinery
1147 Cantwell Lane
Corpus Christi, Texas  78407
(361) 289-6000
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