Our St. Paul Park refinery (SPPR) is located along the Mississippi River southeast of St. Paul Park, Minnesota, and was originally built in 1939. It has a crude oil refining capacity of 98,000 barrels per calendar day (bpcd).
The St. Paul Park refinery primarily processes sweet crude from the Bakken region in North Dakota as well as various grades of Canadian sweet and heavy sour crude and manufactures gasoline, distillates, asphalt, heavy fuel oil, propane and refinery-grade propylene. Products are delivered from the refinery by truck, rail and barge.
Environment, Health and Safety
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.
- Safety is and always will be a corporate value at MPC. We are committed to operating our refineries, pipelines, retail stations and other facilities in a manner that promotes the health and safety of our employees, our customers and the communities where we do business.
- Our employees receive training in the safe handling and use of refinery chemicals, hazardous wastes and other hazardous materials; emergency response tactics, including firefighting procedures; and the use of emergency response and personal protective equipment.
- Our emergency response plans comply with all regulatory requirements and are reviewed and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and state and local agencies.
- We conduct simulation and training exercises following the guidelines of the National Preparedness Response Exercise Program. These drills provide opportunities for emergency and first responders to discuss and train in simulated, non-urgent situations.
- Locally, we regularly drill and train with local responders, including Washington County, St. Paul Park, Newport, and Cottage Grove Emergency Response teams.
At Marathon Petroleum, we know that community is important. It's why we do what we do every day. So, aside from fueling the St. Paul Park 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.
Through volunteer programs and charitable investment, the refinery supports organizations that address vital community needs and issues. We’re proud of our employees who devote their time and dollars to make the community a better place. Listed below are some of the ways that we do just that.
- In 2018, the SPPR, through its foundation, contributed nearly $900,000 in grant funding, which helped increase students’ understanding and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related concepts and careers; make our communities safer places to live, work and play; and protect, conserve and sustain our environmental resources. Some of the Minnesota non-profits that were awarded grants include:
- Friends of Mississippi River
- Environmental Initiative
- Red Cross Minnesota
- Minnesota Life College
- Hope Kids
- Dodge Nature Center
- Camp Fire Minnesota
- Special Olympics