Lévis, December 30, 2015 – A crude oil leak has been detected on a pipe at the Lévis Jean Gaulin Refinery around 11:00 AM today. The situation is under control as the leak source has been found and stopped. Presently, it is not possible to determine the volume of product involved. The leak is confined to the refinery site. However, the situation has resulted in the closure of some refining units.

The Quebec Government Department of sustainable development and fight against climate change (MDDELCC), as well as the City of Lévis, have been advised.     

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 10,000 people in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Assets include 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 2.9 million barrels per day, 11 ethanol plants with a total production capacity of 4.9 billion litres per year, a 50-megawatt wind farm, and renewable diesel production from a joint venture. Through Valero Energy Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary in Canada, it owns and operates the Jean Gaulin refinery in Lévis, which has a refining capacity of some 265,000 barrels per day, along with several other logistics infrastructures in Eastern Canada, including the Montreal East oil terminal, the most important of its kind in Canada, and the Pipeline Saint-Laurent that links the Lévis refinery and its Montreal facilities. Its Canadian operations also make it a leader, among others, in the field of industrial and commercial sales of petroleum products, and as a supplier to resellers and independent distributors, as well as Ultramar and Valero branded distributors.                                                          

Source: Valero Energy Inc.


Julie Cusson, Public and Government Affairs

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