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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Valero Energy Corp.

41 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $307.5M in penalties

Valero Energy is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio, with approximately 22,000 employees and annual revenues exceeding $90 billion. The company owns and operates 18 refineries throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.3 million barrels per day, making it the largest refiner in North America. Valero is also one of the nation’s largest retail operators with approximately 5,800 retail and branded wholesale outlets in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean under various brand names including Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, and Beacon.

Correspondence Date
Letter to Valero Energy Corp. 6/6/2008
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 N/A $210.3M
2015 #85 $646.0M
2014 #57 $943.7M
2013 #79 $672.5M
2012 #43 $1,565.2M
2011 #75 $905.3M

41 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

4 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
4/21/2017 Air Quality Violations at Benicia Refinery in 2014
Valero Energy Corp.
$340,000
12/15/2016 Corpus Christi Water Contamination
Valero Energy Corp.
Pending
11/19/2016 Kirklin v. Valero Partners Louisiana (Racial Discrimination and Harassment)
Valero Energy Corp.
Pending
10/24/2016 Air Quality Violations at Benicia Refinery in 2013
Valero Energy Corp.
$249,000
10/13/2016 Benicia Refinery Wastewater Permit Violation
Valero Energy Corp.
$197,500
10/5/2016 Federal Hazardous Waste Violations at Benicia Refinery
Valero Energy Corp.
$157,800
9/12/2016 Pembroke Refinery Safety Breach
Valero Energy Corp.
$609,399
12/4/2015 Bautista v. Valero Energy Corporation (Unfair Business Practices)
Valero Energy Corp.
Pending
10/29/2015 Air Quality Violations at Benicia Refinery in 2012
Valero Energy Corp.
$196,000
6/25/2015 Air Quality Violations at Benicia Refinery in 2011
Valero Energy Corp.
$122,500
3/28/2014 Air Quality Violations at Benicia Refinery, December 2010
Valero Energy Corp.
$183,000
1/6/2014 New Jersey MTBE Lawsuit
Valero Energy Corp.
$17,500,000
10/22/2013 Air Quality Violations at Benicia Refinery in 2011 and 2012
Valero Energy Corp.
$300,300
8/31/2012 March 2012 Memphis Refinery Fire – TOSHA Investigation
Valero Energy Corp.
$63,000
4/4/2012 Wisconsin Ethanol Plant Air Pollution Violations
Valero Energy Corp.
$17,000
11/15/2011 Air Quality Violations at Benicia Refinery
Valero Energy Corp.
$130,500
10/18/2011 TCEQ Fine for May – Sept. 2008 Emissions Event
Valero Energy Corp.
$591,798
3/18/2011 St. Charles Refinery Wrongful Death
Valero Energy Corp.
Pending
9/29/2010 January 2010 Air Quality Violations at Texas City Refinery
Valero Energy Corp.
$186,400
5/28/2010 Air and Water Pollution Violations at Delaware City Refinery
Valero Energy Corp.
$1,945,000
7/2/2009 OSHA Violations at Delaware City Refinery
Valero Energy Corp.
$107,500
6/29/2009 Hydrocarbon Flaring Violations at Delaware City Refinery
Valero Energy Corp.
$86,250
2/11/2009 Unauthorized Air Emissions in Texas
Valero Energy Corp.
$181,200
12/1/2008 Motor Fuel Temperature Sales Practices Litigation
BP P.L.C., Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell PLC and 1 more…
$4,000,000
7/9/2008 CSB Investigation of Sunray, Texas Refinery Fire
Valero Energy Corp.
$0
6/10/2008 Corpus Christi Oil Spill
Valero Energy Corp.
$1,950,000
4/15/2008 Safety Violations (Port Arthur, TX)
Valero Energy Corp.
$101,750
4/3/2008 Pollution Violations (Greenwich Township Refinery)
Valero Energy Corp.
$1,883,604
3/12/2008 Nationwide MTBE Groundwater Contamination Litigation
BP P.L.C., ChevronTexaco Corporation, Exxon Mobil and 2 more…
$0
8/14/2007 Upgrading Pollution Controls (Clean Air Act Violations)
Valero Energy Corp.
$237,850,000
8/8/2007 Texas City Emissions
Valero Energy Corp.
$119,149
6/28/2007 Air and Water Pollution and Hazardous Waste Violations (Delaware City, DE)
Valero Energy Corp.
$6,255,000
8/23/2006 Texas Air Quality Violations
Valero Energy Corp.
$700,000
2/21/2006 Wrongful Death (John Lattanzi)
Valero Energy Corp.
$0
2/6/2006 Wrongful Death (John Ferguson)
Valero Energy Corp.
$0
1/5/2006 Ground Water Pollution
Valero Energy Corp.
$0
6/16/2005 Violations of the Clean Air Act
Valero Energy Corp.
$11,000,000
6/1/2005 Failure to Make Proper Notification of a Marine Vessel Import
Valero Energy Corp.
$7,500
4/18/2005 Air Emission Violations
Valero Energy Corp.
$4,293,000
2/4/2003 Incorrect Emission Reporting
Valero Energy Corp.
$10,000
11/1/2001 EPA Region VIII vs. Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation (Underground Storage Tank Violations)
Valero Energy Corp.
$126,764
9/20/2001 EPA Region VI v. Diamond Shamrock Refining Company (Record-Keeping and Reporting Violations)
Valero Energy Corp.
$1,825,000
3/27/2001 EPA Region V v. Total Petroleum, Inc. (Violations of the Clean Air Act and RCRA)
Valero Energy Corp.
$13,900,000
12/20/1999 Record Keeping Deficiencies and Emissions Exceedances
Valero Energy Corp.
$174,455
2/18/1999 Failure to Install Emission Monitors
Valero Energy Corp.
$111,000

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