The Valero Port Arthur Refinery, a flagship refinery within the Valero system, is strategically located on about 4,000 acres along the Texas Gulf Coast, approximately 90 miles east of Houston. It was commissioned in 1901 and acquired in 2005 from Premcor. The refinery receives crude oil by rail, marine docks and pipelines. Finished products are distributed into the Colonial, Explorer and other pipelines, and across the refinery docks into ships and barges.

By the Numbers

Valero Port Arthur Refinery Infographic
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 employees annually logged 12,300 employee volunteer hours in 2019.

Valero Texas Open golf ball

Charitable Donations

  • $3.1 million in grants to children’s organizations through the Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children over the last five years.
  • Valero and its employees gave $1.5 million to the United Way of Mid and South Jefferson County in 2021.
Valero Volunteers at a Port Arthur Community Event

Community Partnerships

Title sponsor of Kid Fest – Free event for kids with entertainment and activities focused on education (STEM) and safety.

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!

    Barbara Phillips

    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.