Events & Announcements

Valero appoints new VP

St. Charles Parish- Valero Energy Corporation announced this week that Ralph Phillip has been named vice president and general manager of the company’s St. Charles refinery. Former plant manager Gary Simmons has relocated to Valero’s corporate headquarters in San Antonio to serve as vice president of planning and economics. […]


A big boom at Valero

Local residents were startled when an explosion at the 1,000 acre Valero St. Charles Refinery shook up homes for miles Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. The fire and explosion shot into the air from a unit that is used to produce diesel fuel causing flames to shoot more than 100 feet. […]


Valero to move heavy equipment through Norco

This week, four huge vessels, each weighing about 130 tons, will be trucked from the Bonne Carre Spillway to the Valero St. Charles refinery. Part of the plant’s new upgrades, the equipment will be used in the hydrogen production facility, which is currently under construction. The Louisiana State Police and the St. Charles Sheriff’s Department will help direct and detour traffic in an effort to ensure the safety of and minimize the impact on area residents. […]