Memphis Refinery
2385 Riverport Rd.
Memphis, TN 38109
(901) 774-3100


​The Valero Memphis Refinery originally was constructed in 1941 with numerous expansions to its present rated capacity of 195,000 barrels per day (BPD) of light, low-sulfur crude oil. Since the refinery's acquisition in 2005, Valero has invested more than $245 million upgrading it to a modern and highly efficient facility. Crude oil is supplied to the refinery through the Capline and Diamond pipelines and can also be transported, along with other feedstocks, by barge. Products primarily are distributed via truck-loading racks at three product terminals, barges and a pipeline directly to the Memphis airport.

  • Originally constructed in 1941 with numerous expansions
  • One of four refineries acquired in the purchase of Premcor in 2005
  • Total throughput capacity of about 195,000 BPD
  • Primarily processes light and sweet crude oil received through the Capline and Diamond K pipelines
  • Nearly 100 percent of production in light products, including regular and premium gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and petrochemicals
  • Located on 250 acres along the Mississippi River’s Lake McKellar, enabling it to serve many upriver markets at a significant cost advantage
  • Extensive logistics system, including access to a crude oil pipeline, a jet fuel pipeline, a large truck rack and a dock adjacent to the plant
  • Employs approximately 310 personnel

Awards & Honors

  • Received a Safety Achievement Award in 2017 from American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), the industry's major trade association, judged on a range of occupational and process safety indicators
  • Earned a Voluntary Protection Program Star Site designation in 2017, the highest plant-safety recognition by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and affiliated state agencies
  • Received the Valero Chairman's Environmental award in 2017, after reducing reportable events nearly 95 percent over the previous three years

Community Activities

  • Pledged more than $393,000 to the local United Way for 2018, with additional donations and a company match projected to bring total plant contributions to approximately $608,000
  • Distributed $385,000 in 2017 to 19 area children's charities from the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children
  • Holds many volunteer events logging more than 2,000 total hours annually