MONTREAL, May 6, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - On May 7, Valero Energy will conduct an emergency response simulation exercise at the dock of the Jean Gaulin refinery marine terminal in Lévis. This exercise, which is scheduled from 8:00 A.M. until noon, is part of Valero's normal operations. It is intended to ensure the sound preparation and coordination of action required from the various responders concerned in the event of an emergency.
The exercise's scenario involves a simulated emergency response to a fictitious fire at the dock of the refinery marine terminal. Vehicles from the City of Lévis Fire Department will also be mobilized and will be clearly visible in the area during the exercise. The refinery's regular operations will go on as usual while the exercise is conducted.
In order to ensure everyone's safety and the smooth running of this exercise, the population and representatives of the media are asked not to come to the site at that time. A security perimeter will be in effect.
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 East facilities. Its Canadian operations also make it a leader, among others, in the field of industrial and commercial sales of petroleum products, and as supplier to resellers and independent distributors, as well as Ultramar and Valero branded distributors.
SOURCE Valero Energy Inc.
For further information: Source: Julie Cusson - Director, Public and Government Affairs; Information: Marie-Pier Côté, Telephone: 418 999-4847