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Valero and TGS Development to Construct Marine Terminal in Port Arthur, Texas


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2013-01-04 22:06:45 -

SAN  ANTONIO, Jan. 4, 2013 -  Valero Terminaling and  Distribution Co. (VTDC), a
subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO), and TGS Development LP have
formed  a 50-50 joint venture and started  construction on a new marine terminal
on the lower Sabine-Neches Waterway near Port Arthur, Texas.

As  participants in  the joint  venture, known  as PI  Dock Facilities  LLC, TGS
Development LP will act as the site developer and VTDC will act as the operator.
The  marine terminal will receive crude tankers of up to Suezmax class, and will
be  able to operate without the daylight restrictions imposed on other terminals
in the upper Sabine-Neches waterway.

The  crude dock,  which is  scheduled for 
completion in the fourth quarter of 2013, will deliver crude oil through a new 36-inch pipeline to Valero's Port Arthur Refinery and will have the flexibility to connect to other local refineries. The marine terminal site spans over 100 acres and has space for two additional berths suitable for LPG and refined product exports or additional crude receipts. "We are excited to have Valero and TGSD develop this site for crude oil receipts.  This will be a huge plus for the City of Port Arthur, and we support further expansion into marine movements of other commodities through PI Dock Facilities," said Terry Doyle, chairman of the Pleasure Island Commission of the City of Port Arthur. Richard Lashway, Senior Vice President, Logistics Operations and Commercial Development for Valero, said, "The site, previously used as a dry dock facility with a protected inlet off the channel, offers Valero 24-hour berthing for vessels up to Suezmax Class, reducing our delivered crude costs." About Valero Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels, other petrochemical products and power. Valero subsidiaries employ approximately 22,000 people, and assets include 16 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3 million barrels per day, 10 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.2 billion gallons per year, and a 50-megawatt wind farm. Approximately 6,800 retail and branded wholesale outlets carry the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock and Beacon brands in the United States and the Caribbean; Ultramar in Canada; and Texaco in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Valero is a Fortune 500 company based in San Antonio. Please visit www.valero.com for more information. Contacts Investors: Ashley Smith, Vice President - Investor Relations, 210-345-2744 Media: Bill Day, Executive Director - Corporate Communications, 210-345-2928 Website: www.valero.com This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Valero Services Inc via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1668153]


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