Overview

The Bill Greehey Refineries East and West plants are located in Corpus Christi on the Texas Gulf Coast along the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. The East refinery processes sour crude oil, and the West refinery processes sweet crude oil, sour crude oil and residual fuel oil. The feedstocks are delivered by tanker and barge via deepwater docking facilities along the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, and West Texas or South Texas crude oil is delivered via pipelines. The refineries' physical locations allow for the transfer of various feedstocks and blending components between them. Other finished products are also distributed by ship and barge across docks and third-party pipelines. 

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. The East plant was acquired in 2001.

By the Numbers

Valero Bill Greehey Fast Facts Infographic
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Refinery Products

The Bill Greehey Refineries produce ultra-low sulfur diesel, gasoline, jet fuel, petrochemicals, propane, butane and light naptha, asphalt and petroleum coke.

  • Approximately 70 percent of the refinery’s production represented by light products
  • The total complex includes an eight-bay truck rack for servicing local markets, and access to a pipeline distribution network

Snapshots of Bill Greehey Refinery & Community

In Our Community

Bill Greehey Employees Give Back

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Funding Local Charities

 

  • $1.2 million raised for the Corpus Christi Police Athletic League through Valero’s annual Dove Hunt and Skeet Shoot.
  • Largest contributor to the United Way of the Coastal Bend
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Benefiting Children

Distributed $800,000 divided among 35 local charities through funds raised at the Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children.

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Partners With the Community

Valero meets monthly with members of the Corpus Christi Community Advisory Council, which is comprised of residents living near the industrial corridor.

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Safety Awards & Honors

  • Meritorious Safety Performance Award from American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers for 2016, achieving an employee Total Recordable Incidence Rate (TRIR) of 0.5 incidents per 200,000 working hours for the combined plants
  • Both East and West Plants have been OSHA VPP Star Sites since 2005 and earned numerous Super Star and Star of Excellence awards.

Local Information

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    Darcy Schroeder

    Manager, Refinery Public Affairs

    Valero Bill Greehey Refineries

    1147 Cantwell Lane

    Corpus Christi, TX 78407

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