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Valero Energy Corporation is based in San Antonio, Texas and is one of the leading U.S. refining companies, with a throughput capacity of nearly 2 million barrels per day. The company has plants in Canada and on the East, West and Gulf Coasts of the United States.

Over 4,000 retail sites in the U.S. and Canada sell gasoline branded as Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Ultramar, Beacon and Total. They also produce gasoline in accordance to stringent California Air Resources Board (CARB) specifications.

In 2000, Valero purchased ExxonMobil's Benicia, California, refinery and interests in 340 Exxon-branded service stations in California.

Valero is gradually shifting its focus from being a discount gasoline brand to a premium brand.

See also: List of automotive fuel brands

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