The Valero Port Arthur Refinery is located on the Texas Gulf Coast approximately 90 miles east of Houston. The refinery receives crude oil by rail, marine docks and pipelines. Products are distributed into pipelines and across the refinery docks into ships and barges.

The Port Arthur Refinery is adjacent to the Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) plant, which will increase capacity to 1.2 billion gallons of renewable diesel and 50 million gallons of renewable naphtha per year. DGD is a joint venture between Valero Energy Corporation and Darling Ingredients Inc. producing renewable diesel.

Port Arthur on the map

Port Arthur By the Numbers

  • ~770 Employees
  • 395,000 barrels per day (BPD)
  • Processes heavy sour crude oil and other feedstocks into gasoline, diesel and jet fuel
  • $1.5 million provided to the United Way of Mid and South Jefferson County in 2021

By the Numbers

Port Arthur Fast Facts Desktop
Valero tanker truck

Refinery Products

The Valero Port Arthur refinery processes heavy sour crude oils and other feedstocks into:

  • Gasoline
  • Diesel
  • Jet Fuel

Snapshots of Port Arthur Refinery & Community

In Our Community

Port Arthur Gives Back

Back of Valero volunteer t-shirt

Volunteering Time

Our Port Arthur employees have more than 95,000 volunteer hours since 2013. 

Valero Texas Open golf ball

Charitable Donations

  • $8 million in grants for children’s organizations through the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children since 2013.
  • Valero and its employees gave more than $2.1 million to the United Way of Mid and South Jefferson County for 2023.
Valero Volunteers at a Port Arthur Community Event

Community Partnerships

  • Since 2000, Valero has partnered with Port Arthur Industry Group (PAIG) to provide college scholarships to Port Arthur residents interested in STEM-related careers.
  • Since 2018, employees at Valero’s Port Arthur Refinery have hosted the Reel United fishing tournament as a way to raise additional funds for the United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County.
Valero fire truck and fireman

Safety Awards & Honors

  • 2020 AFPM Elite Silver Award Recipient
  • Increased safety awareness through a weekly safety newsletter
  • Increased employee involvement through safety committees and more peer-to-peer safety observations
  • Improved Job Safety Hazard & Observation Analysis program
  • Annual face-to-face safety training for all employees
  • The ASTORS American Security Today’s 2019 Platinum Award was presented to Port Arthur Refinery for Homeland Security Best Maritime/Seaport Security Program.

Local Information

Contact Us

  • General Inquiries

    Have Questions or Comments?

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

    Carol Hebert

    Manager, Refinery Public Affairs

    Valero Port Arthur Refinery

    1801 South Gulfway Dr

    Port Arthur, TX 77640

  • In An Emergency

    Emergency Notifications

    Notification information to come.