The Valero Texas City refinery is located southeast of Houston on the Houston Ship Channel. The refinery receives feedstocks by pipeline, ship or barge via deepwater docking facilities. The refinery uses ships and barges, as well as the Colonial, Explorer and other pipelines for distribution of its products. 


Texas City on the map

Texas City By the Numbers

  • ~445 employees
  • 260,000 barrels per day (BPD)
  • OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Site
  • More than 10,000 volunteer hours since 2018
  • More than $4 million contributed to the United Way since 2017
  • More than $3 million donated to local charities since 2017
  • Products: processes crude oils into gasoline, diesel and jet fuel

By the Numbers

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 employees hold an oversize check donation to charity.

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.

Charity-branded cookies bear the names of the Child Advocacy Center, Galveston County Food Bank, M.I. Lewis Social Service Center, CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, and The Salvation Army.

Community Partnerships

  • The Valero Texas City Refinery is a major contributor to United Way.
  • 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.
Valero fire truck and fireman

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.
  • American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Elite Silver Safety Award in 2021
  • United Way Galveston County Mainland Gold Champion Industrial Division Achievement Award in 2022

Local Information

  • About Texas City

    Texas City is the third-largest city in Galveston County and is considered part of the Houston metropolitan area. It is located on the southwest shoreline of Galveston Bay, a petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing center. 

    Whether you're solo, with friends, family, or your significant other, Texas City has activities for everyone. Savor delicious local cuisine, experience fishing from the nation's longest pier, or enjoy a live music performance on 6th street. These are just a few of the numerous exciting activities available in Texas City!

  • Things to Do in Texas City

    • Historic 6th Street
    • More than 40 parks with over 1,000 acres
    • Bayou Golf Course
    • Charles T. Doyle Convention Center
    • Municipal Shooting Range
    • Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center
    • Texas City Dike, the largest man-made fishing pier in the world
    • Texas City Museum
  • Weather

    For those who love the sun, Texas City offers long and sunny summers, ideal for a variety of outdoor activities. Even in winter, the cool, brisk air is perfect for exploring attractions in the area. The weather here balances sunshine with soft, intermittent clouds all year round, ensuring a pleasant visit any time.

    Temperatures typically vary from 46°F to 98°F throughout the year.

  • Proximity to major cities

    •    Galveston: 13 miles

    •    Houston: 44 miles

    •    Corpus Christi: 213 miles

    •    San Antonio: 241 miles


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Contact Us

  • General Inquiries

    Have Questions or Comments?

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

    Sara Montelongo-Oyervidez

    Manager Refinery Public Affairs

    Valero Houston Refinery

    751 95th St. 

    Houston, TX 77012

  • In An Emergency

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