Valero’s newly expanded Avonmouth Terminal

Three of the five new tanks at Valero’s Avonmouth terminal
Following the completion of its multi-million pound expansion, Valero’s Avonmouth fuel terminal is now delivering all fuel grades to customers in the South West. Capacity has been tripled, with kerosene and gasoil added to the range of Valero products available and increased storage capacity for gasoline and diesel.
Valero’s vice president product supply, Mike Lewis, said: “It’s rare for a UK terminal to see such investment to expand capacity. We’ve now brought Avonmouth in line with our other terminals, making it a very modern facility that will supply all fuel grades and deliver a much more reliable service for our customers.
“It comes on the back of investments we’ve made at our other UK terminals since Valero entered the UK market in 2011,” Lewis added. As well as reopening Manchester Terminal in 2013, Valero has also made significant improvements at its other terminals, including Kingsbury and Cardiff. Amongst these are improved rack systems and controls, and the upgrading of ethanol blending systems.
Valero’s Avonmouth Terminal is now fully open for all grades, and receives fuel products directly from its oil refinery in Pembroke, South Wales.