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.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

Information

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.

Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    $1,906,195
    Total Spent:
    $1,950,466
    Cash on Hand:
    $76,276
    Debts:
    $14,876

Standardized Donation Information

federal data covers roughly through Q2 2014
state-level data is not available in bulk for 2014. for current state data, browse http://followthemoney.org/
  • Top Recipients

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    Organization's PAC(s)
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    Associated Individuals
    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
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
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    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for Valero Energy Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$1,334,000 Spent
Information

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.

Lobbying on Behalf of Valero Energy

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Valero Energy $1,334,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Taxes,
    • Trade,
    • Clean Air & Water,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Fuel, Gas & Oil,
    • Homeland Security,
    • Marine, Boats & Fisheries,
    • Banking,
    • Food Industry,
    • Labor, Antitrust & Workplace
  • 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.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: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 34 dockets; Submitted to 2 dockets
Information

All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. 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 Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

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

Contractor Misconduct

3 Instances
Information

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 TCEQ Fine for May: Sept. 2008 Emissions Event 2011 Fine $591,798
Environment None Air Quality Violations at Benicia Refinery 2011 Settlement $130,500
Labor None St. Charles Refinery Wrongful Death 2011 Pending $0
View all contractor misconduct data for Valero Energy Sources: Federal Contractor Misconduct Database from POGO

Advisory Committees

2 people on 2 committees
Information

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 Environmental Protection Agency 1 person on 1 committee
View all advisory committee data for Valero Energy