| Valero Energy is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and petrochemical products. Co.'s segments include: Refining, which includes the operations of its petroleum refineries, the associated activities to market its refined petroleum products, and the logistics assets that support those operations; Renewable Diesel, which includes the operations of its joint venture, Diamond Green Diesel Holdings LLC and the associated activities to market renewable diesel; and Ethanol, which includes the operations of its ethanol plants, the associated activities to market its ethanol and co-products, and the logistics assets that support those operations. |
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