(g) Valero owns a 50 percent member interest in Diamond Green Diesel Holdings LLC (DGD) and consolidates the financial statements of DGD due to its controlling financial interest in DGD. The loss incurred by DGD that is attributable to the owner of the other 50 percent member interest has been added back to net income to arrive at net income attributable to Valero. DGD is currently building a plant that will process animal fats, used cooking oils, and other vegetable oils into renewable green diesel. The plant will be located next to Valero’s St. Charles Refinery in Norco, Louisiana.
(h) Primarily includes petrochemicals, gas oils, No. 6 fuel oil, petroleum coke, and asphalt.
(i) The regions reflected herein contain the following refineries: Gulf Coast- Corpus Christi East, Corpus Christi West, Texas City, Houston, Three Rivers, St. Charles, Aruba, and Port Arthur Refineries; Mid-Continent- McKee, Ardmore, and Memphis Refineries; Northeast- Quebec City; and West Coast- Benicia and Wilmington Refineries.
(j) Average market reference prices for Louisiana Light Sweet (LLS) crude oil, along with price differentials between the price of LLS crude oil and other types of crude oil, have been included in the table of Average Market Reference Prices and Differentials. The table also includes price differentials by region between the prices of certain products and the benchmark crude oil that provides the best indicator of product margins for each region. Prior to the first quarter of 2011, feedstock and product differentials presented herein were based on the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil. However, the price of WTI crude oil no longer provides a reasonable benchmark price of crude oil for all regions. Beginning in late 2010, WTI light-sweet crude oil began to price at a discount to waterborne light-sweet crude oils, such as LLS and Brent, because of increased WTI supplies resulting from greater domestic production and increased deliveries of crude oil from Canada into the Mid-Continent region. Therefore, the use of the price of WTI crude oil as a benchmark price for regions that do not process WTI crude oil is no longer reasonable.
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