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Memphis Refinery
The Valero Memphis Refinery originally was constructed in 1941 with numerous expansions to its present rated capacity of 195,000 barrels per day (BPD) of light, low-sulfur crude oil. Since the refinery's acquisition in 2005, Valero has invested more than $245 million upgrading it to a modern and highly efficient facility. Crude oil is supplied to the refinery through the Capline Pipeline and can also be transported, along with other feedstocks, by barge. Products primarily are distributed via truck-loading racks at three product terminals, barges, and a pipeline directly to the Memphis airport.
  • Originally constructed in 1941 with numerous expansions
  • One of four refineries acquired in the purchase of Premcor in 2005
  • Total throughput capacity of about 195,000 BPD
  • Primarily processes light and sweet crude oil received through the Capline pipeline
  • Nearly 100 percent of production in light products, including regular and premium gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and petrochemicals
  • Located on 250 acres along the Mississippi River’s Lake McKellar, enabling it to serve many upriver markets at a significant cost advantage
  • Extensive logistics system, including access to a crude oil pipeline, a jet fuel pipeline, a large truck rack and a dock adjacent to the plant
  • Employs approximately 310 individuals
Awards & Honors
  • Past winner of a Safety Achievement Award from American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) for going a year without a lost-time employee accident
Community Activities
The employees at the Memphis refinery have always helped when there was a need. It’s part of their DNA. The employees:
  • Pledged more than $301,000 to United Way in 2014, for donations in 2015, with a company match projected to bring total donations to approximately $451,000
  • Nominated 20 local organizations to receive $320,000 in 2014 from the Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children
  • Logged 845 volunteer hours in 2014 for a variety of activities
  • Raised $13,950, in conjunction with The Independence Fund, to purchase an all-terrain wheelchair in 2014 for a military-veteran amputee
  • Current and past activities include:
    o Prepare and distribute food baskets to needy families in Memphis
    o Support for Special Kids and Families
    o “Adopt” children and seniors in the South Memphis area to receive holiday-season gifts
    o Donate food and other items to the Memphis Food Bank
    o Walk and fundraising for March of Dimes
    o Habitat for Humanity program
    o Book donation to Le Bonheur, a local children’s hospital
    o Meals on Wheels to home-bound seniors during United Way Day of Caring
    o Scholarships for area students
    o Partners with neighborhood schools to award Memphis Grizzlies tickets to students who excel in math, science or technical trades
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Contact Us
Memphis Refinery
543 West Mallory Ave.
Memphis, Tennessee  38109
(901) 774-3100
Community Relations
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