The Valero St. Charles Refinery is located on approximately 1,000 acres along the Mississippi River in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, approximately 25 miles west of New Orleans. The refinery receives crude oil over docks and has access to the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port. Finished products are shipped over these docks and through our Parkway pipeline and the Bengal pipeline, which ultimately provide access to the Plantation and Colonial pipeline networks.

The St. Charles Refinery is adjacent to the Diamond Green Diesel plant, a joint venture between Valero Energy Corporation and Darling Ingredients Inc producing environmentally friendly renewable diesel.

By the Numbers

Valero St. Charles Refinery Infographic
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Refinery Products

The Valero St. Charles Refinery processes sour crude oils and other feedstocks into gasoline and:

  • Environmentally friendly renewable diesel through our Diamond Green Diesel plant
    • 275 million gallons annual production capacity
    • Currently expanding to 675 million gallons of renewable diesel and 60 million gallons of naptha annually

Snapshots of St. Charles Refinery & Community

In Our Community

St. Charles Employees Give Back

Valero Volunteers on an air boat

Volunteering Time

Our employees annually logged 8,000 employee volunteer hours in 2019.

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Community Partnerships

  • St. Charles Refinery is an active member of the River Regional Chamber of commerce and the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA)
  • We partner with the following community organizations: United Way, Junior Achievement, A Safe Space St. Charles.
Valero Texas Open golf ball

Benefiting Children

Donated more than $8 million to children’s charities in the Southeast Louisiana region since 2003.

Valero fire truck and fireman

Safety Awards & Honors

  • 2020 AFPM Elite Silver & Innovation Award Recipient
  • Recognized with the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Site designation since 2017
    • This is the highest plant-safety recognition by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Three-year employee injury averages four times lower than the sector average as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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

    Manager Community Relations & Government Affairs

    Valero St. Charles Refinery

    14902 River Road

    Norco, LA 70079

  • In An Emergency

    Emergency Notifications

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