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Marathon’s Second-Quarter Throughput Falls on Robinson Unit

July 03, 2012

Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC:US) processed 6.9 percent less oil in the second quarter than it previously anticipated after shutting the crude unit at the Robinson refinery early for a planned maintenance turnaround.

Marathon ran 90,000 barrels a day less oil across its six- refinery system than the 1.3 million it had forecast, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The reduction reflects a crude unit turnaround at the Robinson plant that’s expected to be completed in mid July, Robert Calmus, a company spokesman, said by telephone.

Total throughput in the second quarter was about 60,000 barrels a day less than a predicted 1.4 million, Marathon said in the 8-K filing. The work at Robinson affected total throughput slightly less than crude because some units at the refinery are still processing fuel, said Calmus, who is based at the company’s headquarters in Findlay, Ohio.

The Robinson refinery has a capacity of 215,000 barrels a day, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The plant shut multiple units around June 7 for the planned turnaround, Shane Pochard, a Marathon spokesman in Findlay, said in an e-mail that day. The work was initially scheduled to begin this month, Marathon said in the 8-K filing.

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