Overview

The Valero Benicia Refinery is located northeast of San Francisco on the Carquinez Strait of San Francisco Bay. It processes sour crude oils into gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and asphalt. The refinery receives crude oil feedstocks via a marine dock and crude oil pipelines connected to a southern California crude oil delivery system. Most of the refinery's products are distributed via pipeline and truck rack into Northern California markets. 

Since Valero’s acquisition in 2000, the facility has been continually improved and upgraded.

By the Numbers

Valero Benicia Refinery Quick Facts Infographic
Valero tanker truck

Refinery Products

The Benicia Refinery produces a range of petroleum products including CARBOB gasoline, diesel, CARB diesel, jet fuel and asphalt

  • California Air Resources (CARB) gasoline, California’s clean-burning fuel
    • Accounting for 10% of CARB used in California
    • Accounting for 25% of CARB used in San Francisco Bay Area
  • Asphalt Accounting for 45% of asphalt supply in northern California

Snapshots of Benicia Refinery & Community

In Our Community

Benicia Employees Give Back

Back of Valero volunteer t-shirt

Partners With the Community

We partner with community organizations, including:

  • Benicia Teen Center
  • Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
  • Benicia Community Action Council

Funding Local Charities

Benicia Refinery gives more than $1 million each year to local charities.

Volunteering Time

Employees donate more than 4,100 hours per year to local charitable work.

Valero fire truck and fireman

Safety Awards & Honors

  • Continuously earned the California/OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star site, OSHA’S highest plant safety designation for exceptional safety practices and procedures
  • One of only two refineries in California to receive the VPP Star Site recognition
  • Participates in annual emergency preparedness drills with City of Benicia and other regulators

Local Information

Contact Us

  • General Inquiries

    Have Questions or Comments?

    We care about your opinion and we’d love to hear from you!

    Paul Adler

    Director Community Relations & Government Affairs

    Valero Benicia Refinery

    3400 East 2nd Street

    Benicia, CA 94510

  • In An Emergency

    Emergency Notifications

    Notification information to come.