Overview

The Valero Three Rivers Refinery is located in South Texas, halfway between San Antonio and Corpus Christi. The refinery has access to crude oil from West Texas and South Texas through third-party pipelines and trucks. The refinery distributes its refined petroleum products primarily through third-party pipelines.

By the Numbers

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Three Rivers by the numbers

  • 290 employees
  • 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) throughput capacity
  • Produces gasoline, distillates and aromatics
  • American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Elite Gold Award recipient for being in top five percentile in safety performance
  • Contributed more than $583,500 for the 2024 United Way of the Coastal Bend campaign
  • More than $7.1 million provided to local charities since 2017
  • 20,000+ volunteer hours since 2017
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Refinery Products

The Valero Three Rivers Refinery processes sweet crude oils into:

  • Gasoline
  • Distillates
  • Aromatics

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In Our Community

Three Rivers Employees Give Back

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Volunteering TIme

Three Rivers employees annually log more than 2,900 total volunteer hours in our local community.

Three men hold signs saying "1 Purpose. My Purpose. I'm making a difference for children. Right now."

Charitable Donations

  • Provided $240,000 divided among nine local children’s charities through funds raised by the Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children
  • Provided funds to purchase 100 laptops for fifth and sixth grade students as well as teachers at the local elementary school
  • $250,000 to Atascosa Health Center for a new medical clinic in Three Rivers
  • In the past five years, more than $200,000 has been provided to the Live Oak County Boys & Girls Clubs.
Valero employees at the Three Rivers refinery compete in a BBQ cook-off benefiting The United Way.

Community Partnerships

  • Valero Three Rivers meets with its Community Advisory Council twice a year to discuss a variety of topics including emergency response and community engagement.
  • The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) awarded Valero Three Rivers with the 2023 Community and Social Investment Award
  • 2023 Three Rivers Community Newsletter
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Safety Awards & Honors

  • OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Site since 2003; Employee commitment across all disciplines demonstrated by safety programs.
  • 2023 AFPM Elite Gold Award recipient for performance in the top 5 percentile of industry safety
  • 2022 AFPM Innovation Award recipient for implementing its innovative design of an energy isolation lock out device for an air operated valve (AOV) on alkylation unit fire monitors and vapor suppression systems when testing
  • 2021 AFPM Elite Silver Award recipient for performance in the top 10 percentile of industry safety
  • Participates in regular emergency preparedness drills.

Local Information

  • About Three Rivers

    Three Rivers has a population of nearly 1,500 people and is located between Corpus Christi and San Antonio, between the Atascosa, Frio and Nueces rivers which give the city its name. At 70 miles north of Corpus Christi and the Padre Island National Seashore, a day at the beach is just a short drive away.

  • Things to Do in the Area

    • Choke Canyon Reservoir (fishing, camping and wildlife)
    • Tips Park camping area
    • Kopplin Park's playground and walking trails
    • Short distance to the Gulf of Mexico's beaches
    • RV camps available

       
  • Weather

    The extended summers in Three Rivers are perfect for enjoying sun-filled outdoor adventures. The winters are brief, offering a cool and refreshing change, ideal for indoor activities. With a mix of sun and occasional clouds throughout the year, every visit promises a delightful blend of weather.

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

     

  • Proximity to Major Cities in Texas

    •    Corpus Christi: 73 miles

    •    San Antonio: 75 miles

    •    Austin: 148 miles

    •    Houston: 221 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!

    Darcy Schroeder

    Manager, Refinery Public Affairs

    Valero Bill Greehey Refineries

    1147 Cantwell Lane

    Corpus Christi, TX 78407

  • In An Emergency

    Emergency Notifications

    Notification information to come.