Valero Energy

Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) is a Fortune 500 international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products, and power based in San Antonio, Texas, United States. The company owns and operates 15 refineries throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 2.8 million barrels per day, 10 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.1 billion gallons per year, and a 50-megawatt wind farm. Valero is also one of the US's largest retail operators with approximately 5,800 retail and branded wholesale outlets in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean under the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar and Beacon brands.

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Campaign Finance

$11,560,889 Given

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

federal data covers from 1989 roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse
  • Top Recipients

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    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
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$8,426,000 Spent

Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q2, 2014

Lobbying on Behalf of Valero Energy

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Valero Energy $8,426,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Taxes,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Fuel, Gas & Oil,
    • Clean Air & Water,
    • Homeland Security,
    • Marine, Boats & Fisheries,
    • Trade,
    • Banking,
    • Energy & Nuclear Power,
    • Aviation, Airlines & Airports
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.910 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011
    S.482 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011
    H.R.1938 North American-Made Energy Security Act
    H.R.4345 Domestic Fuels Protection Act of 2012
    H.R.4367 To amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to limit the fee disclosure requirement for an automatic teller machine to the screen of that machine.
    H.R.4008 Credit and Debit Card Receipt Clarification Act of 2007
    H.R.4134 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that any person who, for a commercial purpose, makes available for consumer use a machine capable of producing tobacco products, is a manufacturer of tobacco products.
View all lobbying data for Valero Energy Sources:


Mentioned in 270 dockets; Submitted to 10 dockets

All data is based on documents downloaded from The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "Valero Energy" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

1 grant

Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
Valero Energy Corporation 2006 Office Of Justice Programs FY 2006 PORT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM $1,572,625
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Contractor Misconduct

30 Instances

This information is collected by the Project On Government Oversight from press releases, court documents, news reports and other public records. It is not meant to be an exhaustive account of all instances of federal contractor misconduct.

More information on each instance, including primary source documents, is available on POGO's site by clicking on the instance description. More information on POGO's methodology is available here.

covers through POGO's March 5, 2013 release
Misconduct Type Hired By Incident Year Disposition Penalty
Environment None Upgrading Pollution Controls (Clean Air Act Violations) 2007 Settlement $237,850,000
Environment None EPA Region V v. Total Petroleum, Inc. (Violations of the Clean Air Act and RCRA) 2001 Settlement $13,900,000
Environment None Violations of the Clean Air Act 2005 Settlement $11,000,000
Environment None Air and Water Pollution and Hazardous Waste Violations (Delaware City, DE) 2007 Fine $6,255,000
Environment None Air Emission Violations 2005 Settlement $4,293,000
Environment None Corpus Christi Oil Spill 2008 Fine $1,950,000
Environment None Air and Water Pollution Violations at Delaware City Refinery 2010 Fine $1,945,000
Environment None Pollution Violations (Greenwich Township Refinery) 2008 Settlement $1,883,604
Environment None EPA Region VI v. Diamond Shamrock Refining Company (Record-Keeping and Reporting Violations) 2001 Settlement $1,825,000
Environment None Texas Air Quality Violations 2006 Fine $700,000
View all contractor misconduct data for Valero Energy Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

EPA Violations

5 Enforcement Actions

Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Valero Lima Refinery (Premcor) (National Case) Valero Lima Refinery 2007 Lima, Oh $86,515,000
Valero-Ultramar Diamond Shamrock (National Case) Valero Energy Corporation 2005 Commerce City, Co $12,365,577
Valero Refining Texas Lp Valero Refining Texas 2008 Corpus Christi, Tx $9,806,998
Valero (National Case) Valero Refining Company - California (+1 others) 2005 Benicia, Ca; Wilmington, ... $162,101,712
Valero Refining Co., New Jersey (National Case) Valero Refining Co., NJ (+1 others) 2009 Paulsboro, Nj $72,035,483
View all EPA violations data for Valero Energy Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

3 people on 3 committees

Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "Valero Energy" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle Department of Homeland Security 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Energy 1 person on 1 committee
  • Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Valero Energy