US-based Valero Energy is the world’s largest independent petroleum refiner. The company takes crude oil from various sources, processes it at its refineries to produce petrol, diesel, jet fuel, concrete, petrochemicals and other products, then sells it. Valero is also in the biofuel business. It its relatively brief history Valero has repeatedly been fined for water and air pollution, funded climate change deniers and opposed legislation to reduce carbon emissions.
You can find Corporate Watch's 2012 company profile on Valero and other articles in the right hand column of this page.
Click here for details of their latest profits and other financial results from the Bloomberg website.
There is lots of useful information on Valero's website:
Click here to see the fuels and products that Valero sells.
Click here to find out who Valero's directors and board members are.
Click here to download Valero's latest annual report and accounts (or '10-K' form, as it is also called here).
For a more critical perspective on their work, try:
If you want to do some digging into Valero yourself, have a look at our Investigating Companies: A Do-It-Yourself Handbook.
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