Valero Energy operates the Benicia refinery, which is located in California, the US. It is a non integrated refinery owned by Valero Energy. The refinery, which started operations in 1968, has an NCI of 16.1.


Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 170
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 86
Coking (mbd): 30
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 75
Hydrocracker (mbd): 34
Reformer (mbd): 37
Hydrotreater (mbd): 169
Alkylation (mbd): 17
Isomerization (mbd): 4


The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 170mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Benicia refinery

The Benicia refinery witnessed four incidents during the period 2015-2020.


About Valero Energy


Valero Energy Corp (Valero) is a downstream company that produces and markets transportation fuels and petrochemical products. Its assets include petroleum refineries, ethanol plants, and renewable diesel production from a joint venture. Its refineries produce gasoline, diesel, low-sulfur diesel, ultra-low-sulfur diesel, distillates, asphalt, jet fuel, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined products. It markets the refined products on a wholesale basis in the US, the UK, Canada, and Ireland through bulk and rack marketing networks and its branded outlets operated by partners. The company also offers dry distillers grains (DDGs), ethanol and corn oil essentially to gasoline blenders and refiners. Valero is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, the US.

Methodology

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