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October 27, 2021updated 27 Jul 2022 2:36pm

Wilmington III Refinery, US

By Carmen


Valero Energy operates the Wilmington III refinery, which is located in California, the US. It is an integrated refinery owned by Valero Energy. The refinery, which started operations in 1969, has an NCI of 15.8.


Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 135
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 46
Coking (mbd): 29
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 56
Reformer (mbd): 18
Hydrotreater (mbd): 144
Alkylation (mbd): 22


The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 135mbd by 2030.

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

Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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