|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Stock:||Valero Energy Corporation|
|Industry:||Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing|
|Valero Energy Corporation was incorporated in Delaware in 1981 under the name Valero Refining and Marketing Company. The Company name was changed to Valero Energy Corporation on August 1, 1997. Its refineries produce conventional gasolines, distillates, jet fuel, asphalt, petrochemicals, lubricants, and other refined products as well as a slate of premium products including CBOB and RBOB, gasoline meeting the specifications of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), CARB diesel fuel, and low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel. The Company’s business is organized into three reportable segments: refining, ethanol, and retail. The Company’s refining operations, wholesale marketing, product supply and distribution, and transportation operations. The refining segment is segregated geographically into the U.S. Gulf Coast, U.S. Mid-Continent, North Atlantic, and U.S. West Coast regions. The Company’s ethanol segment includes sales of internally produced ethanol and distillers grains. Its ethanol operations are geographically located in the central plains region of the United States. The Company’s retail segment includes company-operated convenience stores, Canadian dealers/jobbers, truckstop facilities, cardlock facilities, and home heating oil operations. The retail segment is segregated into two geographic regions. Its retail operations in the U.S. are referred to as Retail-U.S. Its retail operations in Canada are referred to as Retail-Canada. The Company markets branded and unbranded refined products on a wholesale basis in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Ireland through an extensive bulk and rack marketing network, and it sells refined products through a network of 1,880 company-owned and leased retail sites in the U.S. and Canada and 5,450 branded wholesale sites that it neither own nor operate in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Aruba, and Ireland. The main purchasers of its transportation fuels from terminal truck racks are wholesalers, distributors, retailers, and truck-delivered end users throughout the U.S., the U.K., and Ireland. The Company competes with many companies for available supplies of crude oil and other feedstocks and for outlets for its refined products. The Company’s refining and marketing operations are subject to various hazards common to the industry, including explosions, fires, toxic emissions, maritime hazards, and natural catastrophes.|
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