REFILE-Refiner Valero's profit falls as crude costs rise

Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:05am EDT

July 23 (Reuters) - U.S. refining company Valero Energy Corp said its second-quarter profit fell 44 percent due to higher prices of some of the crude oil it processes.

Net income attributable to stockholders fell to $466 million, or 85 cents per share, in the second quarter, from $831 million, or $1.50 per share, a year earlier.