Marathon Petroleum operates the Catlettsburg cracking refinery, which is located in Kentucky, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles more than 1,400 refineries worldwide, it is an integrated cracking owned by Marathon Petroleum. The refinery started operations in 1922 and has a Nelson Complexity Index (NCI) of 10.49. Buy the profile here.

Key refinery processes

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 291
Condensate Splitter (mbd): 35
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 134
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 104
Reformer (mbd): 58
Hydrotreater (mbd): 276
Alkylation (mbd): 22
Isomerization (mbd): 17

The capacity of the Catlettsburg refinery is expected to remain the same as 326mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Catlettsburg cracking refinery

The Catlettsburg refinery cracking witnessed three incidents during the period 2017-2022.

About Marathon Petroleum

Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) is a downstream energy company that refines, markets and transports petroleum products. The company owns and operates refineries in the Gulf Coast and Midwest regions in the US. It also owns common carrier pipeline systems that transport crude oil and refined products to the company’s refineries, terminals, and other pipeline systems. With a number of convenience stores, MPC offers gasoline and a variety of products. An integrated system provides crude oil, feedstock, and petroleum-related products through a distribution network in the Midwest, East Coast, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions in the US. The company also has interests in gas processing plants, natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation facilities and a condensate stabilization facility. MPC is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, the US.

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