The Valero Port Arthur Refinery is located approximately 90 miles east of Houston. 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.

The Port Arthur Refinery is adjacent to the new Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) plant will increase capacity to 1.2 billion gallons of renewable diesel and 50 million gallons of renewable naphtha per year (expected to startup in Q4 2022). DGD is a joint venture between Valero Energy Corporation and Darling Ingredients Inc. producing renewable diesel.

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 employees have nearly 47,000 volunteer hours since 2017. 

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 more than $1.7 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.
  • 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.