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Cumene

Cumene is a colorless, flammable, hydrocarbon liquid. It is part of the aromatic family and has a distinctive odor. Cumene is primarily used as a feedstock in the manufacture of phenol.

Production Information
MPC has cumene production capacity at its Catlettsburg refinery (Kentucky). Cumene is made by combining benzene and propylene feedstocks in the presence of a SPA (solid phosphoric acid) catalyst.

Transportation
MPC transports cumene via barge and transport truck to Midwest and U.S. Gulf Coast customers.

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