EPA Honors Marathon Petroleum for Energy Star Program
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) has been named to a select group of U.S. companies for its energy efficiency and environmental compliance. MPC received its fourth consecutive ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition in the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program. MPC is one of only two petroleum refining companies to receive the Sustained Excellence Award this year.
The Sustained Excellence Award recipients are chosen at the discretion of the EPA. Winning companies must go above and beyond the Partner of the Year criteria by demonstrating continuous improvement in organization-wide energy savings and environmental performance over time, demonstrating best practices, and actively promoting the ENERGY STAR program.
“As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan, “public-private partnerships will be critical to realizing the scale of our ambition.” “I applaud this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for collaborating with EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves money and creates jobs for American consumers and businesses.”
MPC’s award recognizes the company’s accomplishments in 2022, which include:
The refining company’s Focus on Energy program reduced energy consumption by approximately 20 billion Btu per day compared to baseline levels. This equates to saving 14 tanker trucks of gasoline per day and avoiding 31,700 metric tons of CO2-equivalent emissions per month.
Six refineries (Anacortes, Washington; Canton, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Garyville, Louisiana; Robinson, Illinois; and St. Paul Park, Minnesota) have received ENERGY STAR certifications for 2022, placing them in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency performance. This was the most certified refineries from a single petroleum refining company in a single year.
MPC’s midstream company, MPLX, achieved the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry in 2022 by reducing their energy intensity by at least 10% over a five-year period at four terminals (Cincinnati, Ohio; Jackson, Michigan; Lansing, Michigan; and Muncie, Indiana).
A joint venture agreement with Neste was signed in order to move forward with the conversion of MPC’s Martinez, California, refinery into a renewable fuels facility. It joins the company’s fully operational renewable diesel facility in Dickinson, North Dakota, which is the second largest of its kind in the United States, with a production capacity of approximately 184 million gallons per year.