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McKee Refinery
The Valero McKee Refinery began operations in 1933 with expansions and developments to the present total feedstock throughput of 170,000 barrels per day (BPD). Unit age varies throughout the refinery with a few older units dating to the 1950s while other units were constructed in the 1990s. Situated in the heart of the Texas Panhandle, the McKee refinery has access to crude oil from northern Texas, Oklahoma, southwestern Kansas and eastern Colorado through an extensive network of crude oil pipelines, making it one of the most well-connected plants in Valero's system. The refinery is joined by third-party pipelines to major crude oil centers in Cushing, Okla., and Midland, Texas. The McKee refinery also has pipeline access at Wichita Falls, Texas, to major third-party pipelines that transport crude oil from the Texas Gulf Coast and from major West Texas oil fields into the mid-continent region.
  • Commissioned in 1933, and has had several major upgrades
  • Recent upgrades including revamps and additions to allow Tier II gasoline and diesel production
  • One of six refineries acquired in the purchase of Ultramar Diamond Shamrock in 2002
  • Total throughput capacity of approximately 170,000 BPD
  • Produces a wide variety of refined petroleum products including gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, asphalt, carbon black oil, sulfur, sulfuric acid and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
  • Located on 5,000 acres 45 miles north of Amarillo, Texas, bordered on all sides by large tracts of open farm land
  • Crude oil from the southwestern and midwestern United States brought in by pipeline
  • Transports most refined products through six main pipelines
  • Transports diesel, fuel oil, and asphalt by rail
  • Delivers gasoline and diesel to local customers by tank trucks
  • Employs approximately 450 individuals
Community Activities
The employees of the McKee Refinery are dedicated to serving the communities where they work and live:
  • Raised $474,000 for the United Way
  • Nominated several organizations to receive donations from the Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children Golf Classic, including Panhandle Children’s Foundation, The Hope and Healing Place, Safe Place, Dumas Discovery Center, Gait Quest, Hutchinson County Cares and Dumas After School Program
  • Sent more than 50 military care packages to friends and family of employees and contractors
  • Raised $20,000 for the National MS Society from the combination of the MS Walk, MS 150 Wild West Bike Ride and DreaMS of a CURE Car Show fundraisers
  • Helped remodel transitional housing for Safe Place
  • Raised $12,000 for Relay for Life
  • Sponsored 75 children with gifts at Christmas
  • Collected enough donations to fill 65 baskets of cleaning and hygiene supplies for the elderly
  • Delivered Meals on Wheels in both Dumas and Sunray on three different routes weekly
  • Hold two food drives each year to help replenish the community food bank
  • Clean the two-mile stretch of highway by the plant that Valero sponsors each year
  • Built a chain-link fence that contains the YMCA soccer field, to keep the children safe
  • Feed and serve the Special Olympics participants of the Texas Panhandle at their annual track meet
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Contact Us
McKee Refinery
6701 FM 119, HCR Box 36
Sunray, Texas  79086
(806) 935-2141
Community Relations
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