Operated by Valero Energy since 1986, the Montreal East Terminal is the largest terminal of its kind in Canada and stores different grades of gasoline and distillate (diesel, home heating oil and jet fuel), ethanol, biodiesel and crude oil. Close to 70 persons are employed by the terminal to perform its operations.
Valero Energy leases port facilities from the Port of Montreal and the Port of Quebec to receive and ship all types of petroleum products throughout the year.
The terminal is connected to the Port of Montreal facility by a network of underground pipes 2.5 km long.
Over the years, the development of the Montreal East Terminal has required substantial investments to modernize its facilities, including its loading rack that now has 8 bays. In 2014, close to $140 million was invested to increase its storage capacity.