Prepared By R.R. Donnelley Financial -- Form 8-K
Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 8-K
Current Report
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  03/31/2006
Valero Energy Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number:  1-13175
(State or other jurisdiction of
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
One Valero Way
San Antonio, Texas
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(210) 345-2000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Information to be included in the report

Item 8.01.    Other Events
On March 31, 2006, Valero Energy Corporation (the "Company") issued a press release announcing the filing of a registration statement on Form S-1 by the Company's subsidiary, Valero GP Holdings, LLC, for an initial public offering of approximately 37% of the subsidiary's units representing limited liability company interests. A copy of the press release is furnished with this report as Exhibit 99.1, and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01.    Financial Statements and Exhibits
(c) Exhibits.

99.1        Press Release dated March 31, 2006.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Valero Energy Corporation
Date: April 05, 2006
/s/    Jay D. Browning

Jay D. Browning
Vice President and Secretary


Exhibit Index
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press release 03-31-06