MPC’s ENERGY STAR Certifications Dominate Industry
For the past 10 years, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR Program has helped identify the companies that truly demonstrate a commitment to energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. To be ENERGY STAR-certified, a site must be in the top quartile for energy efficiency and meet strict environmental criteria, such as no unresolved high-level violations of the Clean Air Act. It’s not easy to obtain certification, and even a single environmental incident can disqualify a site for three to five years.
Even with those tough criteria, two of Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s (MPC’s) refineries stand out. The refineries in Canton, Ohio, and Garyville, Louisiana, are the only two refineries in the United States that have qualified for ENERGY STAR certification every year since the EPA’s industrial program first began.
As the fourth-largest petroleum refiner in the country, MPC dominates the ENERGY STAR program in the refining industry. Of the total 44 ENERGY STAR certifications in the 10-year history of the industrial program, MPC facilities have received 33 of them. The Detroit, Michigan refinery has six years to its credit, Texas City, Texas follows with five, and Robinson, Illinois has come on strong for the past two years. Only two other petroleum refiners in the U.S. have any ENERGY STAR certified sites at all.
“At the annual ENERGY STAR Conference, the EPA told me that MPC gets a ‘gold star’ for their relationship with regulators,” says MPC Energy Technologist Michael Harp. “We are very proud of our ENERGY STAR certifications and ‘walking the talk’ when it comes to energy and the environment.”