Valero Energy operates the Corpus Christi III coking refinery, which is located in Texas, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated coking owned by Valero Energy. The refinery started operations in 1983 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 14.4. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 370
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 91
Coking (mbd): 19
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 96
Hydrocracker (mbd): 51
Reformer (mbd): 50
Hydrotreater (mbd): 294
Alkylation (mbd): 25
Isomerization (mbd): 16

The capacity of the Corpus Christi III refinery is expected to remain the same as 370mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Corpus Christi III coking refinery

The Corpus Christi III refinery coking witnessed nine incidents during the period 2017-2022.

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. The company's 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 are 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.

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