Valero Pembroke Refinery are delighted to announce a two-year partnership with Cricket Wales West (CWW) and Wales National County.

CWW represents part of the regional programme within the Welsh cricket pathway, covering both Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire areas, whilst the Wales National County stands proudly at the top of the recreational game in Wales, representing the highest standard of cricket outside the professional ranks of Glamorgan CCC.

Valero’s Manager of Public Affairs for the Pembroke Refinery Stephen Thornton said: “Valero are delighted to partner with Cricket Wales. Valero is embedded in the communities in which its employees live and work and remains the only refinery in Wales.

“Many of our employees are actively involved in sports, both participating and in a voluntary capacity.

“Sport is vital to the wellbeing of young people and as we look to develop the leaders of the future, their commitment to excellence in these programmes will provide them with the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

Cricket Wales Head Pathway Matt Thompson commented: “right from the outset Valero demonstrated a keenness to support cricket in the West of Wales, and we are hugely grateful to them for their support which will in turn benefit the Wales National County team as well.

“We very much share the same values in terms of professionalism, high quality service delivery whilst driving high standards in a supportive environment and we are proud to welcome them as a partner for the coming two years.”

Pictured is Cricket Wales Head of Pathway Matt Thompson (left) presenting a green Cricket Wales West shirt and a red Wales National County top to Valero’s Stephen Thornton.


Valero’s Pembroke Refinery is one of the leading employers in south Wales and is one of Europe’s largest and most complex refineries. Valero Energy Ltd, a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, markets fuel in the UK and Ireland under the Texaco brand.

There are around 850 Texaco-branded service stations in the UK and 230 Texaco-branded service stations in Ireland.

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, and assets include 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 2.9 million barrels per day, 11 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.3 billion gallons per year, a 50-megawatt wind farm, and renewable diesel production from a joint venture.

Through subsidiaries, Valero owns the general partner of Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE: VLP), a midstream master limited partnership. Approximately 7,400 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, Texas.

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