The Valero St. Charles Refinery is located 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 renewable diesel.



St. Charles by the numbers

  • ~550 employees
  • 340,000 barrels per day (bpd) throughput capacity
  • Processes sour crude oils and other feedstocks into gasoline and diesel
  • OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Site
  • Contributed more than $1.3 million for the 2024 United Way campaign

By the Numbers

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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

More than 31,000+ volunteer hours have been logged since 2017. The Pontchartrain Conservancy, A Safe Space, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Second Harvest Food Bank are just a few non-profits that volunteers dedicate their time and efforts to in the community.

Valero volunteer t-shirt

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

  • 2021 AFPM Elite Gold Award Recipient for performance in the top five percentile of industry safety
  • 2021 Valero Chairman's Safety 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.

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