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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
Awards & Honors
  • Awarded Texas Environmental Excellence Award in the Technical/Technology category from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in 2013, for wind-farm operations that help power the refinery and reduce reliance on conventional power sources
  • Earned a Meritorious Safety Performance Award in 2014 from American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), for achieving an employee total recordable incidence rate (TRIR) of 0.6 incidents or less, per 200,000 working hours, over the previous year
Community Activities
The employees of the McKee refinery are dedicated to serving the communities where they work and live:
  • Pledged more than $284,000 to United Way in 2014, for donations in 2015, with company match projected to bring total to approximately $427,000
  • Nominated 15 organizations to receive $270,000 in donations from the Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children in 2014, including BACA Texas Inc., Baptist Community Services, CASA 69th Judicial District Inc., Dumas After School Program, Dumas Area Crisis Pregnancy Center, Dumas Discovery Center, Dumas Education Foundation, Harrington Cancer Foundation, Hutchinson County Cares, Moore County 4-H Double D Club, Panhandle Children's Foundation, Presbyterian Home For Children, Safe Place Inc., The Hope and Healing Place and Turn Center
  • Logged 6,546 volunteer hours in 2014 for a variety of activities
  • Current and past activities include:
    o Military care packages to friends and family of employees and contractors
    o Fundraisers for the National MS Society
    o Remodeling transitional housing for Safe Place
    o Relay for Life
    o Sponsoring children with gifts at Christmas
    o Collecting donations for cleaning and hygiene supplies for the elderly
    o Meals on Wheels in Dumas and Sunray
    o Food drives to help replenish the community food bank
    o Adopt-a-highway
    o Built a chain-link fence that contains the YMCA soccer field
    o Feed and serve Special Olympics participants at 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
Send Email(210) 345-2000