The Valero Memphis Refinery is located on along the Mississippi River. The refinery's crude oil supply is primarily from pipelines. Crude oil can also be received, along with other feedstocks, via barge. Most of the refinery's products are distributed via truck rack and barges.


Memphis By the Number

  • ~300 employees
  • 195,000 barrels per day (bpd)
  • Produces gasoline, diesel and jet fuels
  • OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Site
  • American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Elite Gold Award recipient for being in top five percentile in safety performance
  • Contributed more than $807,000 for the 2024 United Way campaign

By the Numbers

Memphis Fast Facts Desktop
Valero tanker truck

Refinery Products

The Valero Memphis refinery produces gasoline, diesel and jet fuels, and: 

  • Nearly 100 percent of production in light products including regular and premium gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and petrochemicals
  • Primarily processes light and sweet crude oil received through the Diamond pipeline, which can transport up to 200,000 barrels per day of domestic sweet crude from Cushing, Okla. directly to the refinery.

Snapshots of Memphis Refinery & Community

In Our Community

Memphis Employees Give Back

Back of Valero volunteer t-shirt

Charitable Donations

  • Provided $4.3 Million to local charities since 2007 through funds raised by the Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children
  • Valero and its employees contributed more than $807,000 for the 2024 United Way campaign

Volunteering Time

  • Valero donated $1 million to the Memphis River Parks Partnership in support of planting more than 1,000 trees at the newly redesigned Tom Lee Park.
  • Valero volunteers from our Memphis refinery assisted with the tree planting.
Check presentation of $54,000

Community Partnerships

For more than 20 years, Valero Memphis has been donating food and funding to Feed the Needy, which provides thousands of boxes of food every year to residents. In addition, Valero also partners with the Boy Scouts of America, Knowledge Quest, and other local non-profit agencies.

Valero volunteer planting tree

Environmentally Responsible Operations

  • The refinery reduced flaring by more than 80% over last five years
  • Memphis Refinery received Valero’s Chairman Award for Environmental Excellence in 2016.
Valero fire truck and fireman

Safety Awards & Honors

  • 2022 AFPM Elite Gold Award recipient
  • Zero employee or contractor injuries in 2022
  • The refinery is an OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Site, the highest recognition for safety workplace programs
  • Twice a year, the refinery conducts emergency preparedness drills involving both federal, state and local agencies
  • Refinery conducts monthly emergency response training drills in to prepare responders should they ever need to respond to a fire, hazmat release, rescue or oil spill.

Local Information

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  • General Inquiries

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    Lisa Jenkins

    Manager, Refinery Public Affairs

    Valero Memphis Refinery

    2385 Riverport Rd.

    Memphis, TN 38109

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