Marathon Upgrades 85-Year Old Canton Refinery to Process Condensates, October 3, 2016

Over the last few years, Marathon Petroleum has made several upgrades to it's 85-year old refinery in Canton, Ohio.  The facility can now process up to 93,000 bpd of all types of of crude oil, including light oils from Ohio's Utica shale wells, and can produce low sulfur gasoline and diesel that meet the latest federal standards. 

Canton Refinery at Dusk (Photo courtesy of Marathon Petroleum).

Plant upgrades at Canton also include a state-of-the art computerized operations center, which has increased the refinery's capacity and safety, said Brad McCain, plant manager. And the refinery operators can monitor and control everything that is going on throughout the refinery from the new operations center adjacent to the complex.  In addition, Marathon Petroleum has built a new 50-mile pipeline from Ohio shale country to Canton, designed to deliver up to 180,000 barrels of condensate a day.


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