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