The Meraux Refinery is located in St. Bernard Parish, approximately 15 miles southeast of New Orleans along the Mississippi River. The Meraux refinery receives crude oil at its dock and has access to the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port. Finished products are shipped from the refinery's dock and through the Colonial pipeline. The refinery is located about 40 miles from the Valero St. Charles Refinery, allowing for integration of feedstocks and refined petroleum product blending. 


By the Numbers

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Meraux By the Numbers

  • ~260 employees
  • 135,000 barrels per day (bpd)
  • Produces gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and high-sulfur fuel oil
  • Contributed more than $612,000 for the 2024 United Way campaign
Valero tanker truck

Refinery Products

The Valero Meraux Refinery processes sour and sweet crude oils into:

  • Gasoline
  • Diesel
  • Jet fuel
  • High-sulfur fuel oil

Snapshots of Meraux Refinery & Community

In Our Community

Meraux Employees Give Back

Back of Valero volunteer t-shirt

Volunteering Time

Our employees annually log more than 6,000 total volunteer hours in our local community.

Valero Texas Open golf ball

Benefiting Children

Donated $255,000 to help children in St. Bernard Parish and the surrounding area.


Partners With Community

As part of Valero’s $100,000 commitment to Ducks Unlimited for the 40 Arpent Canal Terracing Project in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, interns and employees at Valero’s Meraux Refinery planted native plant species on earthen terraces, helping coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana. 

Valero fire truck and fireman

Safety Awards & Honors

  • 2017 Safety Achievement Award from the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM).
  • 2017 Pelican Award from the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA).
  • St. Bernard Chamber’s 2021 Community Involvement Business of the Year award.

Local Information

Contact Us

  • General Inquiries

    Have Questions or Comments?

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

    Taryn Rogers

    Mgr., Community Relations & Gov’t Affairs

    2235 Jacob Drive

    Chalmette, LA 70043

  • In An Emergency

    Emergency Notifications

    Notification information to come.