EPA Names Marathon Petroleum for Sustainable Excellence
EPA Names Marathon Petroleum – Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) has received its third consecutive ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of achievement in the ENERGY STAR® programme administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This award recognizes MPC’s success in 2021 in terms of energy efficiency and environmental compliance, as well as the company’s capacity to maintain a high level of performance throughout time. This year, the Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award was given to only 16 organizations across the whole US manufacturing sector.
MPC’s focus on continual improvement resulted in various accomplishments in 2021 that helped the organization win the award:
The company’s Focus on Energy key performance indicator programme was improved, resulting in even lower energy usage and emissions. This programme has saved over 2 billion Btu per hour in energy use. This is roughly equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 100,000 residences or 200,000 gasoline-powered passenger automobiles.
Five refineries (Anacortes, Washington; Canton, Ohio; Garyville, Louisiana; Robinson, Illinois; St. Paul Park, Minnesota) were awarded ENERGY STAR® certifications for energy efficiency that placed them in the top 25% of similar operations nationwide.
EPA Names Marathon Petroleum
MPLX, MPC’s sponsored master limited partnership, completed the ENERGY STAR® program’s Challenge for Industry by reducing their energy intensity by an average of more than 34% over three years.
The EPA selects Sustained Excellence Award winners at its discretion among companies that have received ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year distinction for at least two years and have gone above and beyond the criteria to qualify for the award. Honorees for Partner of the Year must demonstrate best practices throughout their companies, demonstrate overall energy savings, and actively participate in the ENERGY STAR® programme, including publicizing the program’s advantages.
“These companies are demonstrating once again that promoting a clean energy economy helps not only the environment but also businesses and customers,” EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan said.