The Valero Jean Gaulin Refinery is located in Levis, Canada (near Quebec City). The refinery receives crude oil by ship at its deepwater dock on the St. Lawrence River and by pipeline and ship from western Canada. It transports its products through Valero's pipeline from Quebec City to the company's terminal in Montreal and to various other terminals through eastern Canada by rail, ships, trucks and third-party pipelines.



Jean Gaulin By the Numbers

  • ~470 employees
  • 235,000 barrels per day (bpd) throughput capacity
  • Produces sweet crude oils into gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, heating oil and low-sulfur fuel oil
  • Valero Canada supplies 70% of petroleum products consumed in the Quebec province. 
  • More than 30% of fuels consumed in Eastern Canada
  • Close to $1 million invested in the community each year
Valero tanker truck

Refinery Products

The Jean Gaulin Refinery produces sweet crude oils into gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, home heating oil, butane and low-sulfur fuel oil. 

By the Numbers

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In Our Community

Jean Gaulin Employees Give Back



Team Valero and their families planted 750 trees at Valero’s Montreal-East terminal site in Canada. This project was carried out in collaboration with the (Société de verdissement du Montréal métropolitain) Soverdi, an organization that develops greening strategies in urban environments.

Valero Texas Open golf ball

Benefitting Children

Since 2004, the Valero Energy Foundation of Canada has distributed $6 million to 3,000 organizations.


Partnering with the Community

For the sixth consecutive year, Valero was one of the major sponsors for the Défi Kayak Desgagnés, a three-day kayaking challenge that raised more than $476,250 for Jeunes musiciens du monde (Young Musicians of the World).

Awards & Honors

Valero Chairman’s Award for Reliability four out of the past 10 years, posting the best reliability numbers of Valero’s 15 refineries.

2017 Quebec’s Civil security merit and federal government exemplary service award for the 2016 flagship operation simulating a major spill in the St. Lawrence River, called Operation Phare.

2016 top award Business and Social Commitment for large organizations at the Quebec City Board of Trade and Industry Fideides Awards.

Valero fire truck and fireman

Safety Awards & Honors

  • ZERO contractor recordable injuries in 2021

  • ZERO Tier 1 process safety events in 2021

  • Nine-time recipient of the Valero Chairman’s Reliability Award

Local Information

Valero Jean Gaulin Refinery

Valero in Canada

Valero Energy operates in Quebec, the Atlantic Provinces, Ontario and New England, and is the leading distributor of petroleum products in Quebec, meeting 70% of Quebecers' needs and approximately 40% of demand in Eastern Canada. It is the second largest refiner in the East of the country and its main assets in Quebec are the Jean Gaulin refinery in Lévis, the Pipeline Saint-Laurent and its Montreal East storage and distribution terminal. It also has several major logistics infrastructures in Eastern Canada.

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    Jean Gaulin Refinery

    165, chemin des Îles

    Lévis, Québec G6V 7M5

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