Valero’s Three Rivers Refinery Gets a $100 Million Boost

Valero has shifted from 90% foreign oil to 85% Eagle Ford oil over the last decade

Valero has been able to increase Eagle Ford crude oil capacity at its Three Rivers Refinery with $100 million in improvements over the past few years. Changes included expanding crude oil storage capacity, adding truck unloading capacity, and increasing light crude processing capabilities.

The facility has shifted from importing heavy foreign crude oil to supplying 85% of its needs locally. Approximately 85,000 b/d of the 100,000 b/d running through the plant is produced in the Eagle Ford Shale.

  • The plant receives 35,000-40,000 b/d of oil from 350-400 trucks each day
  • Supports 300 full-time jobs in Three Rivers
  • 80-200 contract jobs at any given time

Read more on the history of the plant and recent improvements at

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R.T. Dukes

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