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NUSTAR ENERGY L.P. filed this Form S-8 on 05/15/2002
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Exhibit 5.1

May 15,2002

Valero L.P.
One Valero Place
San Antonio, TX  78212

Re:  Valero  GP,  LLC  (formerly  Shamrock  Logistics  GP,  LLC) 2000  Long-Term
     Incentive Plan ("Plan").

Ladies and Gentlemen:

     I  am  counsel  for  Valero  L.P.,  a  Delaware  limited  partnership  (the
"Company").  The  Company  expects  to file  with the  Securities  and  Exchange
Commission on or about May 15,2002 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended,
a  Registration  Statement on Form S-8 (the  "Registration  Statement")  for the
purpose of  registering  200,000  shares of common  units  representing  limited
partnership interests of the Company ("Common Units") issuable under the Plan .

     In  connection  with such filing,  I have  examined the Plan and such other
documents,  records,  and  matters  of law as I have  deemed  necessary  for the
purpose of this opinion and based thereupon, I am of the opinion that the Common
Units that may be issued  and sold or  delivered  pursuant  to the Plan will be,
when  issued in  accordance  with the Plan,  legally  issued,  fully  paid,  and
nonassessable.

     I hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the
Registration  Statement  filed by the Company with the  Securities  and Exchange
Commission  to register the Common Units under the  Securities  Act of 1933,  as
amended.

Sincerely,

/s/ Todd Walker