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Marathon Petroleum Company LP (MPC) is a major producer and marketer of liquid asphalt used primarily as a binder in constructing and maintaining road surfaces. The liquid asphalt is combined with aggregate to produce Hot Mix Asphalt, used for roadways. Other uses for asphalt include the manufacture of roofing products.

Production Information 
MPC has the largest domestic asphalt production capacity in the United States, producing base asphalt binders from four of its six refineries: Canton (Ohio), Catlettsburg (Kentucky), Detroit (Michigan) and Garyville (Louisiana).

Asphalt must be kept hot to remain a liquid and is generally shipped at temperatures exceeding 270 degrees Fahrenheit via barge, rail or transport truck. Pipelines can not be used to move this product great distances efficiently due to temperature constraints.

MPC markets asphalt through 18 company-owned and -operated and two third-party terminals located throughout the Midwest and Southeast. The MPC customer base includes asphalt paving contractors, government entities (states, counties, cities, and townships), and asphalt roofing shingle manufacturers. In addition, MPC makes domestic U.S. barge sales in the Midwest and Gulf Coast regions. Any export sale is sold F.O.B. Garyville, Louisiana, as inventories permit.

  Marketing Contact
  Alex Knapp
  Asphalt Coordinating Manager
  Phone: (419) 421-2184
  FAX: (419) 421-3492