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Jan. 14, 2022 /CSRwire/ — Recent recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demonstrates that Marathon Petroleum’s commitment to energy efficiency doesn’t stop at its operational assets. Five refineries and the company’s office building in San Antonio have earned the agency’s 2021 ENERGY STAR® certifications for achieving energy efficiency levels that rank in the top 25% of similar facilities across the world. country.
Refining’s focus on energy
The EPA uses the Energy Intensity Index® from benchmarking firm Solomon to compare a refinery’s efficiency performance to the performance of similar industrial plants nationwide. This generates an ENERGY STAR® score on a scale of 1 to 100, and facilities must achieve a score of 75 or higher to receive ENERGY STAR® certification. Our refineries that ranked in the top quartile in 2021 are:
- Anacortes, Washington – second consecutive certification and second overall
- Canton, Ohio – 16th consecutive certification (each year refineries have been eligible)
- Garyville, Louisiana – 16th consecutive certification (each year refineries have been eligible)
- Robinson, Illinois – fourth consecutive certification and seventh overall
- St. Paul Park, Minnesota – third consecutive certification and fourth overall
These same refineries also achieved certifications last year when Marathon Petroleum became the first oil refiner to have five refineries achieve certifications in one year. Since the start of the ENERGY STAR® program, our refineries have achieved more certifications than all other refiners combined.
A key driver of these achievements is the refining organization’s Focus on Energy (FOE) program, which establishes key performance indicators to guide energy management at all sites. In the third quarter of 2021 alone, FOE initiatives helped avoid more than 125,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions and reduced energy costs by $6 million.
Retention of office
ENERGY STAR® certification for the 659,000 square foot office complex in San Antonio was its first certification since 2018 and fifth overall. To be certified, commercial buildings must achieve an ENERGY STAR® score of 75 or higher, based on their energy consumption calculated with the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager tool. The score takes into account differences in operating conditions, regional weather data and other considerations. The information in the certification application must also be verified by a licensed professional engineer or licensed architect to be eligible for approval.
The EPA launched the ENERGY STAR® program in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Refineries were first eligible for certification in 2006. The first ENERGY STAR® label awards for commercial office buildings were in 1999.
Marathon Petroleum Corp.
Marathon Petroleum Corp.
MPC is the second largest refiner in the country, with a crude oil refining capacity of around 1.9 million barrels per calendar day in its system of six refineries. Marathon brand gasoline is sold at approximately 5,600 independent retail outlets in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, Speedway LLC, a subsidiary of MPC, owns and operates the nation’s second-largest convenience store chain, with approximately 2,730 convenience stores in 21 states. Through subsidiaries, MPC holds the general partner of MPLX LP, an intermediate master limited partnership. Primarily through MPLX, MPC owns, leases or has interests in approximately 10,800 miles of crude oil and light products pipelines. Also through MPLX, MPC holds 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 efficiently move crude oil, NGLs, feedstocks and petroleum-related products through the company’s distribution network and midstream service businesses in Midwest regions , Northeast, East Coast, Southeast and Gulf Coast.
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