Marathon Petroleum named among BNSF Sustainability Award winners
Business Newssustainability, environment, Dickinson, North Dakota
- BNSF Railway Company named Marathon Petroleum one of six winners of its inaugural BNSF Sustainability Award.
- Marathon Petroleum was recognized for increasing the production of renewable fuels and bringing that product to market.
- Marathon Petroleum also partnered with BNSF to develop the first unit train solution to transport renewable diesel to the West Coast.
Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) was awarded the inaugural BNSF Sustainability Award by BNSF Railway Company. The freight transportation organization recognized MPC and five other companies for achievements in making operations more environmentally friendly.
MPC was recognized for its focus on increasing the production and marketing of renewable fuels. Those achievements include converting its petroleum refinery in Dickinson, North Dakota, to a renewable diesel facility and repurposing facilities in Nebraska and Ohio to process agricultural feedstocks for the Dickinson renewable diesel plant. MPC partnered with BNSF to develop the first-ever unit train (a train carrying one commodity to one destination) solution to transport renewable diesel to the West Coast.
“The BNSF Sustainability Award is great recognition of Marathon’s partnership with BNSF and the important role rail logistics plays in supporting ours and our customers’ renewable initiatives,” said John Hack, Director of Rail Operations at MPC. “It is a testament to the collaborative efforts and hard work of our rail, refining, commercial and terminal teams. I am excited to see our relationship with BNSF continue to grow.”
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