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Marathon Petroleum Recognized by U.S. Coast Guard for Outstanding Environmental Stewardship

Published 06-17-22

Submitted by Marathon Petroleum Corp.

Marathon Petroleum employees receiving award from U.S. Coast Guard

June 17, 2022 /CSRwire/ — Marathon Petroleum’s Logistics & Storage (L&S) organization was recently recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for its outstanding environmental stewardship.

The Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Marine Environmental Protection Award for Excellence is the premier marine environmental protection award presented by the USCG to members of the marine industry. The biennial award recognizes corporations and businesses involved in marine facility or vessel operations that have demonstrated sustained excellence and outstanding achievement, beyond regulatory compliance, in protecting the marine environment. It also encourages innovations in operations, maintenance, cargo handling, refueling and training, and provides a means for award recipients to share their successful methods and techniques with others in the industry.

L&S, which includes the operations of Marine Transportation, Terminals and Marathon Pipe Line (MPL) organizations, was recognized at the gold level. Highlights of the organization’s efforts and successes over the past two years, which were acknowledged in winning the award, include:

  • S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Award for innovation that lowered emissions at six additional L&S locations
  • Hart Energy’s 2021 Energy Top Performers award for lowering emissions by 28% since 2016 at L&S locations
  • The Chamber of Shipping of America Environmental Achievement award for mariners and shore-side staff for Marine Transportation having 22 vessels with a combined total of 164 years of environmental excellence
  • The Devlin award for Marine Transportation for having 11 vessels with a combined 103 years without a loss time injury
  • The International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) Safety Excellence Award for L&S Terminals’ safety achievement in 2020 and 2021
  • American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Distinguished Pipeline Safety award for MPL’s operating performance
  • L&S Terminals and MPL adding locations to OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program with a total of 36 STAR sites across L&S
  • Partnerships with USCG on multiple area maritime security and safety committees

“Marathon Petroleum’s Logistics and Storage is proud to be recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard for our marine environmental protection activities with the Gold Level Benkert Award,” said Environmental Safety, Security and Product Quality Manager Tim Haley. “This award is a reflection of the relentless pursuit of environmental excellence and the hard work and dedication of our employees and is an affirmation that our commitment to sustainability is making a difference in the communities where we have the privilege to operate.”

This is the tenth time an MPC operating component has been recognized as a Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Marine Environmental Protection Award for Excellence winner.

The award was recently presented during North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) Safety at Sea and Automated Mutual-assistance Vessel Rescue award seminar in Washington, DC.

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MPC is the nation's second-largest refiner, with a crude oil refining capacity of approximately 1.9 million barrels per calendar day in its six-refinery system. Marathon brand gasoline is sold through approximately 5,600 independently owned retail outlets across 20 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates the nation's second-largest convenience store chain, with approximately 2,730 convenience stores in 21 states. Through subsidiaries, MPC owns the general partner of MPLX LP, a midstream master limited partnership. Primarily through MPLX, MPC owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 10,800 miles of crude oil and light product pipelines. Also through MPLX, MPC has ownership interests in gathering and processing facilities with approximately 5.9 billion cubic feet per day of gathering capacity, 8 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas processing capacity and 610,000 barrels per day of fractionation capacity. MPC's fully integrated system provides operational flexibility to move crude oil, NGLs, feedstocks and petroleum-related products efficiently through the company's distribution network and midstream service businesses in the Midwest, Northeast, East Coast, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions.

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