Kenai Refinery

Overhead view of the Kenai Refinery with an Alaskan Mountain range off in the distance


Our Kenai refinery is located on the Cook Inlet, 60 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, and has a crude oil capacity of 68,000 barrels per calendar day (bpcd). 

The refinery processes mainly Alaska domestic crude, domestic crude from North Dakota, along with limited international crude to manufacture distillates, gasoline, heavy fuel oil, asphalt, propane and natural gas liquids and petrochemicals. Product delivery occurs through terminals via pipeline, rail and ships.

Health, Safety and Environment

At MPC, the health and safety of our employees is of paramount concern. We take steps to ensure an accident-free, incident-free workplace no matter where it is. Due to that commitment, we've implemented safety measures and been recognized as a leader in safety.

At the same time, we are committed to minimizing our impact on the environment. As such, we are involved in multiple programs, support several organizations and implement various initiatives that aim to protect our environment and the local communities in which we operate.

Below is a list of accolades and accomplishments that we've earned at our Kenai refinery.

  • Supporter of the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council
  • Largest member of the Cook Inlet Spill Prevention & Response Team
  • Conducts regular drills focused on safety and environmental protection
  • Invested $44 million to reduce gas flare flow by 50 percent
  • To-date, only one employee Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable injury in 5 years (2 million man-hours)
  • API Tier 1 and Tier 2 Process Safety performance better than industry first quarter average for more than 9 years


At Marathon Petroleum, we know that community is important. It's why we do what we do every day. So, aside from fueling the Kenai area, we also make it a priority to be actively involved in efforts that have a positive impact on the community. Listed below are some of the ways that we do just that.

  • Provided more than $600,000 in significant investments for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, public safety and environmental programs on the Kenai Peninsula and across Alaska
  • Served as Signature Sponsor of “Caring for the Kenai” — a nationally recognized contest for Kenai Peninsula high school students
  • Sponsored Kenai Peninsula Borough Upstream Academies focused on STEM education for at-risk middle school students
  • Strong supporter of local needs organizations from the Boys and Girls Club to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank
  • Sponsored Marine Simulator upgrade for the Alaska Maritime Training Center to allow for critical training in a safe and controlled environment
  • Our investments in the community also include projects that enhance our ability to meet the region’s energy needs efficiently. For example, we are evaluating strategic options for our liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Kenai, which is adjacent to the refinery. These include advancement of an LNG import conversion project authorized by the federal government, along with a possible second-phase, larger-scale LNG import and re-gasification facility.

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