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Sulfur

Sulfur is a non-metallic chemical element that is bright yellow in color. It is a solid at room temperature and pressure. Sulfur is primarily used to make phosphate fertilizer. Sulfur is also in industrial applications, such as sulfuric acid for refinery alkylation units, and in consumer products, such as detergent.

Production Information
Marathon Petroleum Company LP (MPC) produces sulfur at all seven refineries. Sulfur is a common constituent in crude oil, but must be removed in the refining process in order to meet environmental regulations.

Transportation
MPC transports sulfur out of the refineries via truck and rail. In order to facilitate loading and unloading, sulfur is heated into a molten state. Since all transportation modes are not available at all facilities, the table below illustrates MPC's current logistical capabilities.

 

Facility Transportation
Modes Available
Sulfur Detail
Galveston Bay, Texas Transport Truck
Catlettsburg, Ky. Rail, Transport Truck
Canton, Ohio Transport Truck
Detroit, Mich. Rail, Transport Truck
Garyville, La. Transport Truck
Robinson, Ill. Rail, Transport Truck
Texas City, Texas Transport Truck

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