The Valero Texas City refinery is located southeast of Houston on the Houston Ship Channel, with deep-water access for the receipt of feedstocks and refined products. The refinery uses ships and barges, as well as the Colonial, Explorer and other pipelines for distribution of its products. 

The Texas City refinery began operations in 1908 and has gone through numerous modifications and expansions. 

By the Numbers

Valero Texas City Refinery
Valero tanker truck

Refinery Products

The Texas City Refinery processes crude oils into:

  • Gasoline
  • Ultra-low sulfur diesel
  • Jet fuel
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPGs)
  • Petroleum Coke
  • Sulfur

Snapshots of Texas City Refinery & Community

In Our Community

Texas City Employees Give Back

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Volunteering Time

The Texas City Refinery plays an active role in the community through volunteerism, including participating in:

  • Pi Day at the Galveston Sea Base with SMART Family Literacy
  • Galveston Bay Foundation
  • Calvin Vincent Early Childhood Center garden days
  • Galveston County Food Bank United Way Day of Caring
  • Bobby Beach Little League Field Clean Up
Valero donates forklift in Texas City, TX

Charitable Donations

Valero was a founding donor for, and regularly supports the Texas City ISD Industrial Trades Center, which provides high school students with hands-on learning in valuable trades and certifications in industrial technologies and careers.

Valero volunteers at United Way Day of Caring

Community Partnerships

  • Valero Texas City Refinery is the No. 1 contributor providing around 36% of the campaign.
  • The refinery is actively engaged in the Texas City/La Marque Community Advisory Council
  • Valero employees serve on a variety of boards throughout the area, including the United Way of Galveston County Mainland, the Texas City/La Marque Chamber of Commerce, Texas City ISD Foundation for the Future, and The Salvation Army of Galveston County.
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Safety Awards & Honors

  • Valero Texas City is the first site to reach VPP Star Site status for 20 consecutive years
  • Member and active participant in the Texas City Industrial Mutual Aid System (IMAS) organization, which shares personnel and resources during times of emergency
  • Honored by the Houston Area Safety Council for outstanding performance in promoting and improving contractor safety.

Local Information

Contact Us

  • General Inquiries

    Have Questions or Comments?

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

    Michael Walter

    Community Relations/Public Affairs Supervisor
    1304 Loop 197 South

    Texas City, TX 77590

  • In An Emergency

    Emergency Notifications

    Notification information to come.