Wilmington Refinery
2402 East Anaheim
Wilmington, CA  90744
(562) 491-6877


​The Valero Wilmington Refinery was commissioned in 1969 and has had three major expansions to become a fully integrated refinery and several upgrades to meet clean-fuel standards. The Wilmington refinery processes a blend of California and foreign crude oil, as well as unfinished feedstocks from local and foreign sources. Given its coking and desulfurizing capabilities, it is particularly well-suited to process lower-cost heavy, high-sulfur crude oils and feedstocks. The refinery also produces 15 percent of the asphalt supply in southern California. Refined products are distributed from the Wilmington refinery through a network of third-party pipelines and terminals in southern California, Nevada and Arizona, and then on to wholesale and retail customers.

  • Located in Wilmington, California, on a compact 120-acre site 23 miles south of downtown Los Angeles
  • Significant new construction and upgrades in the early 1980s and mid-1990s, with the latter focused mainly on the addition of hydrotreating capacity
  • One of six refineries acquired in the purchase of Ultramar Diamond Shamrock in 2001
  • Total throughput capacity of 135,000 barrels per day (BPD)
  • Products include California Air Resources Board (CARB) gasoline, jet fuel, ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD), CARB diesel, propane, coke and asphalt
  • Location has made it a frequent backdrop to many Hollywood movies and commercials
  • Connected by pipeline to marine terminals and associated dock facilities that are used for movement and storage of crude oil and feedstocks
  • Operates a refined-product marine terminal which is leased from the Port of Los Angeles
  • Products including jet fuel, diesel fuel, light cycle oil, fluidized catalytic cracker slurry oil, and liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs) can also be shipped using on-site track racks
  • Employs approximately 440 personnel

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
  • Past recipient of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Company of the Year award; and the Metropolitan Los Angeles YMCA Martin Luther King Human Dignity Award for community service and leadership

Community Activities

  • Pledged more than $314,000 to the local United Way for 2018, with additional donations and a company match projected to bring total contributions to approximately $477,000
  • Founding member of United Way "Success By 6," a 40-member community-based education collaborative focused on early childhood and parenting education programs
  • Distributed $320,000 in 2017 to 18 area children's charities from the Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children
  • Holds many volunteer events logging more than 4,700 total hours annually