Overview

The Valero Memphis Refinery is located on 250 acres along the Mississippi River's Lake McKellar, enabling it to serve many upriver markets at a significant cost advantage. It is one of four refineries acquired in the purchase of Premcor in 2005. The refinery's crude oil supply is primarily from Cushing, Oklahoma, over the Diamond Pipeline. 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.

By the Numbers

Valero Memphis Refinery Infographic
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 $632,000 to the United Way of the Mid-South in 2021.
Volunteers moving food boxes

Volunteering Time

  • 3,956 refinery volunteer hours in 2019.
  • Recognized by the United Way of the Mid-South with three awards: Best Team Effort, Best Difference Maker and Best Game Changer.
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

  • 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

Contact Us

  • General Inquiries

    Have Questions or Comments?

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    Lisa Jenkins

    Manager, Refinery Public Affairs

    Valero Memphis Refinery

    2385 Riverport Rd.

    Memphis, TN 38109

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