Overview

The Valero Pembroke Refinery is located in the County of Pembrokeshire in southwest Wales, U.K. on 450 acres of a 1,275-acre site on the southern shore of the Milford Haven Waterway. Valero acquired the refinery in South West Wales in 2011, marking Valero’s entry into the European refining market. Opened in 1964, Pembroke is one of the largest, most complex refineries in Western Europe.

The refinery receives all of its feedstocks and delivers some of its products by ship and barge via deepwater docking facilities along the Milford Haven Waterway, with its remaining products being delivered through our Mainline pipeline system and by trucks.

By the Numbers

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Refinery Products

The Valero Pembroke Refinery processes primarily sweet crude oils into gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, heating oil and low-sulfur fuel oil.

  • About 44 percent of Pembroke’s products are gasolines, including ultra-low sulphur gasoline, and about 40 percent of products are distillates.

Snapshots of Pembroke Refinery & Communty

In Our Community

Pembroke Employees Give Back

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Charitable Contributions

Annually, the refinery’s community engagement programme supports local and national charities with over £1 million in donations over the past five years.

Valero Pembroke volunteers paint fence

Volunteering Time

4,000 employee volunteer hours helping with tasks including tree planting, beach clean-ups, painting and redecorating schools/community centers.

Valero Pembroke volunteer

Community Partnerships

Annual role as industry partner with a local school in the Engineering Education Scheme Wales program, to help promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. 

Valero volunteer's hands planting tree

Environmentally Responsible Operations

  • Pwllcrochan Environmental and Community Centre.  Pembroke Refinery acquired the abandoned, deconsecrated church at Pwllcrochan providing the Refinery the opportunity to renovate a 14th century Grade 2 listed building and at the same time manage the adjacent marsh, in line with Pembroke Refinery’s biodiversity and community outreach efforts. The centre is stocked with equipment for school children to explore wildlife in the marsh and nearby woodland.
  • Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU) upgrades
    • Recover sulphur from the overhead gas from the VDU & FCCU Sour Water Strippers
    • Improved recovery of sulphur by the addition of a Super Claus Reactor
  • Introduction of Natural Gas to the refinery
    • Reduced the requirement to burn fuel oil resulting in reductions in emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrous oxides, particulates and carbon dioxide
  • Over 9 years, 1.2 millions tonnes of C02 reduced.
Valero fire truck and fireman

Safety Awards & Honors

  • Pembroke achieved Valero Protection Programme (VPP) Star status in 2016, an internal program similar to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP); Recertified in 2019
  • Won Valero’s Chairman award for safety, 2015.

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