Valero Energy operates the Port Arthur I coking refinery, which is located in Texas, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is a non integrated coking owned by Valero Energy. The refinery started operations in 1901 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 12.7. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 395
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 220
Coking (mbd): 103
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 75
Hydrocracker (mbd): 135
Reformer (mbd): 58
Hydrotreater (mbd): 334
Alkylation (mbd): 20

The capacity of the Port Arthur I refinery is expected to remain the same as 395mbd by 2030.

During the period 2021-2025, the Port Arthur I refinery coking is expected to witness an estimated $731.25m of capex.

Maintenance activities at Port Arthur I coking refinery

The Port Arthur I refinery coking witnessed thirty three incidents during the period 2017-2022.

Upcoming expansion projects at Port Arthur I coking refinery

Delayed Coking Unit, Sulfur Recovery Unit

Contractors involved in the refinery

Some of the key contractors for the upcoming projects at the Port Arthur I coking refinery include the following.

Main EPC: John Wood Group.

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.

For more details on the Port Arthur I coking refinery, buy the profile here.


GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying research used to produce this article.

This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Oil & Gas Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of 34,000+ oil and gas fields, 400,000+ exploration blocks, 1,100+ LNG terminals, 3,400+ gas processing plants, 5,000+ storage terminals, and 8,000+ pipelines, 1,400+ refineries and 13,000+ petrochemical plants worldwide.