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The MPLX Midwest product pipeline systems

Keisha Bandz - Author

Dec. 16 2014, Updated 5:34 p.m. ET

The Ohio River Pipe Line LLC products system 

The 518-mile long pipeline system consists of the following pipelines:

  • Kenova to Columbus – delivers refined products from Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s, or MPC’s, Catlettsburg refinery to MPC’s Columbus, Ohio, area terminals
  • Canton to East Sparta – consists of two parallel pipelines that connect MPC’s Canton refinery with the MPLX LLC East Sparta, Ohio, breakout tankage and station
  • East Sparta to Heath – delivers products from the MPLX East Sparta, Ohio, breakout tankage and station to MPC’s terminal in Heath, Ohio
  • East Sparta to Midland – delivers products and light petroleum-based feedstocks between the MPLX breakout tankage and station in East Sparta, Ohio and MPC’s terminal in Midland, Pennsylvania.
  • Heath to Dayton – delivers products from MPC’s terminals in Heath and Columbus, Ohio, to terminals owned by third parties in Dayton, Ohio
  • Heath to Findlay – delivers products from MPC’s terminal in Heath, Ohio, to MPC’s tankage in Findlay, Ohio
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Robinson products system

The 250-mile Robinson products system consists of the following pipelines:

  • Robinson to Lima – delivers products from MPC’s Robinson refinery to various MPC terminals in Indianapolis, Indiana, Muncie, and Lima
  • Robinson to Louisville – delivers products from MPC’s Robinson, Illinois, refinery to two MPC and multiple third-party terminals in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Robinson to Mt. Vernon – delivers products from MPC’s Robinson refinery to an MPC terminal located on the Ohio River in Mt. Vernon, Indiana
  • Wood River to Clermont – extends from MPC’s terminal in Wood River, Illinois, to Martinsville, Illinois, to Clermont, Indiana, to MPC’s Robinson refinery
  • Wabash Pipeline System – consists of three interconnected pipelines:
    •                 West leg – Wood River, Illinois, to Champaign, Illinois
    •                 East leg – extends from MPC’s Robinson refinery to Champaign, Illinois
    •                 Terminal-bound – extends from the junction of the east and west legs in Champaign to MPC’s terminals in Griffith and Hammond, Indiana

Louisville Airport products system

This system delivers jet fuel from MPC’s Louisville, Kentucky, refined product terminals to customers at the Louisville International Airport.

Key ETFs

MPLX LP is a component of the Global X MLP & Energy Infrastructure ETF (MLPX). Its parent company, MPC, is a component of the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE). MPC is also a component of broader market ETFs such the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY).

The next part of this series looks at MPLX’s other major midstream assets.


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