The Valero Houston Refinery is located on the Houston Ship Channel. It processes sweet crude and intermediate oils into gasoline, jet fuel and diesel. The refinery receives its feedstocks primarily by various interconnecting pipelines and also has a waterborne-receiving capability at deepwater docking facilities along the Houston Ship Channel. The majority of its finished products are delivered to local, mid-continent U.S. and northeastern U.S. markets through various pipelines, including the Colonial and Explorer pipelines. 

By the Numbers

Valero tanker truck

Refinery Products

The Houston Refinery produces:

  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Jet fuel
  • Ultra-low-sulfur diesel
  • Liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs)
  •  Propylene
  • No. 6 fuel oil
  • Sulfur

Snapshots of Houston Refinery & Community

In Our Community

Houston Employees Give Back



Valero volunteers from the Houston refinery partnered with the Galveston Bay Foundation to plant 140 trees and restore 35 feet of oyster reef.

Valero Houston Refinery plant manager and Benefit for Children grant recipient

Benefiting Children

Valero Energy Foundation donated $750,000 to Houston area children's charities through the Valero Benefit for Children. 


Partnering With the Community

Refinery employees distribute hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies at its annual Back to School Bash.

Valero fire truck and fireman

Safety Awards & Honors

  • 2021 AFPM Safety Achievement Award Recipient
  • Valero Houston refinery had no employee recordable injuries for 2021
  • Valero Houston refinery employees have worked seven years without a lost time injury
  • The refinery is an OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Site, the highest recognition for safety workplace programs
  • Honored by the Houston Area Safety Council for outstanding performance in promoting and improving contractor safety.

Local Information

Contact Us

  • General Inquiries

    Have Questions or Comments?

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

    Sara Montelongo-Oyervidez

    Manager Refinery Public Affairs

    Valero Houston Refinery

    9701 Manchester

    Houston, TX 77012

  • In An Emergency

    Emergency Notifications

    For updates on planned tests or maintenance, as well as emergency information about the Houston Refinery, please download the Community Awareness Emergency Response (CAER) Online App or visit ehcma.org/caeronline.