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The MPLX product pipeline systems

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The MPLX product pipeline systems

MPLX LP’s (MPLX) product pipeline systems are integrated into Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s (MPC) refined product marketing terminals.

These product pipeline systems transport refined products like gasoline and distillates from six of Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s, or MPC’s, refineries to MPC’s marketing operations and also to third parties. These pipeline systems also supply feedstock to MPC’s Midwest refineries.

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Gulf Coast product pipeline systems

This part of the series describes the product pipelines that are connected to MPC’s refineries:

Garyville products system – As illustrated above, the pipeline is 70 miles long and delivers refined products from MPC’s Garyville, Louisiana, refinery to either the Plantation Pipeline in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, or the MPC Zachary breakout tank farm in Zachary, Louisiana.

The system also owns a pipeline connector from the MPC tank farm. It carries crude to Colonial Pipeline in Zachary. With a capacity of 389 million barrels per day, the pipeline is the Garyville refinery’s primary mode for refined product pipeline distribution.

Texas City products system – This 39-mile long pipeline delivers refined products from refineries owned by MPC and third parties in Texas City, Texas, to MPC’s Pasadena tank farm and also to third-party terminals in Pasadena, Texas.

The system also includes a pipeline connector that delivers refined products from MPC’s Pasadena tank farm to the third-party Enterprise, Colonial, and Centennial pipeline systems. The pipeline system has a capacity of 215 million barrels per day.

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).

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