Overview

The Valero Wilmington Refinery is located on a 120-acre site, approximately 23 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.The refinery is adjacent to the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and its location has made it a frequent backdrop in Hollywood movies and commercials.

The refinery is connected by pipeline to marine terminals and associated dock facilities that move and store crude oil and other feedstocks. Refined petroleum products are distributed via pipeline systems to various third-party terminals in southern California, Nevada and Arizona.

By the Numbers

Valero Wilmington Fast Facts Infographic
Valero tanker truck

Refinery Products

The Valero Wilmington Refinery processes a blend of heavy and high-sulfur crude oils and produces:

  • California Air Resources Board (CARB) gasoline
  • Diesel
  • CARB diesel
  • Jet fuel
  • Asphalt (15% of the asphalt supply in southern California.)

Snapshots of Wilmington Refinery & Community

In Our Community

Wilmington Employees Give Back

Benefiting Children

Wilmington Refinery is a member of United Way "Success By 6," a 40-member community-based education collaborative focused on early childhood and parenting education programs.

Volunteering Time

Employees logged more than 6,200 volunteer hours in 2019 with organizations in Wilmington and surrounding communities.

Valero volunteer hands out gas cards

Community Partnerships

​​​​​​Wilmington Refinery community partnerships include:

  • 2018 & 2019 Corporate Partner of the Year LA Harbor Boys and Girls Clubs
  • 2019 Corporate Partner of the Year Gang Alternatives Program
  • 2019 Corporation of the Year, Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce
  • 2018 & 2019 Recognized by Port of LA under the Vessel Speed Reduction Program.
Valero fire truck and fireman

Safety Awards & Honors

  • First California refinery to earn U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Star Site designation, the agency's highest plant-safety recognition, under the Volunteer Protection Program (VPP)
  • Received an Elite Silver Safety Award in 2017 from American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), the industry's major trade association, recognizing the top 5 percent of member-company refineries that have exhibited excellent industry safety performance and program innovation
  • Received a Safety Achievement Award in 2017 from AFPM, judged on a range of occupational and process safety indicators.

Local Information

  • About Wilmington

    Wilmington is a neighborhood in the Los Angeles Harbor region of Los Angeles, California. It covers 9.14 square miles and has a heavy concentration of industry. It is the third-largest oil field in the continental United States. 

    Los Angeles is the largest city in California and the second most populous in the United States. It’s often referred to by its initials L.A. The current population is nearly four million. L.A. is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. 

    The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity and rich cultural heritage, Hollywood, the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis.

  • Things to Do in Los Angeles

    Space Shuttle Endeavour
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Getty Center
    Art galleries and urban art
    Michelin-starred restaurants
    Multicultural neighborhoods
    75 miles of coastline
    Hundreds of miles of bike and hiking trails
     

  • Weather

    Summers are warm, arid, and clear. Winters are long, cool, wet, and partly cloudy. 

    Temperatures typically vary from 48°F to 85°F throughout the year. It is rarely below 42°F or above 93°F. 

  • Professional Sports Teams

    •    Los Angeles Lakers (basketball)
    •    Los Angeles Clippers (basketball)
    •    Los Angeles Dodgers (baseball) 
    •    Los Angeles Kings (hockey) 
    •    Los Angeles Galaxy (soccer) 
    •    Los Angeles Rams (football) 
     

  • Proximity to Major Cities

    •    Los Angeles, CA: 25 miles
    •    San Diego, CA: 113 miles
    •    Santa Barbara, CA: 114 miles
     

  • Helpful Links

    •    Los Angeles https://www.lacity.org/
    •    Discover L.A. https://www.discoverlosangeles.com/
    •    The City of Los Angeles https://ctd.lacity.org/
    •    Los Angeles Magazine https://www.lamag.com/
    •    Chamber of Commerce https://lachamber.com/
    •    Sports and Entertainment Commission http://lasec.net/
    •    LA Public Schools https://achieve.lausd.net/
     

Contact Us

  • General Inquiries

    Have Questions or Comments?

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

    Brissa Sotelo

    Dir. of Community Relations & Gov’t Affairs

    Valero Wilmington

    2402 East Anaheim

    Wilmington, CA 90744

  • In An Emergency

    Emergency Notifications

    Notification information to come.