Marathon Petroleum Showcases Small Business at Fueling Detroit Event Series


Published 30-05-22

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The Detroit Refinery hosted a Small Business Saturday event in April to showcase local suppliers in the community and help boost the local economy. This community fair was part of the refinery’s second annual series of Fueling Detroit events.

Nearly 300 residents attended the event at the Kemeny Recreation Center in Detroit’s southwest Boynton neighborhood. Marathon provided the first 200 guests with a $20 voucher to spend at the sales tables. They also sponsored the local Clean Eats Food Truck. In total, Marathon Petroleum provided approximately $15,000 in vouchers and food to guests who came out to support small businesses at this event.

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“We were so impressed with the vendors who attended our event,” said BreAnna Lockhart, community relations representative for Marathon Petroleum. “This is the first of several ways we plan to work with these small businesses. We plan to invite them to attend our events, order food from local caterers, purchase employee appreciation gifts, and reserve them for future Fueling Detroit events.

The next Fueling Detroit event will be a health and fitness trade show on June 11. To learn more, visit our Detroit refinery community website.

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About Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is a leading integrated downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the largest refining system in the country. MPC’s marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon-branded retail outlets. MPC also holds the majority general partner and limited partner interest in MPLX LP, a midstream company that owns and operates gathering, processing and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light products transportation and logistics infrastructure. More information is available at

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Marathon Petroleum Corp.

Marathon Petroleum Corp.

MPC is the second largest refiner in the country, with a crude oil refining capacity of around 1.9 million barrels per calendar day in its system of six refineries. Marathon brand gasoline is sold at approximately 5,600 independent retail outlets in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, Speedway LLC, a subsidiary of MPC, owns and operates the nation’s second-largest convenience store chain, with approximately 2,730 convenience stores in 21 states. Through subsidiaries, MPC holds the general partner of MPLX LP, an intermediate master limited partnership. Primarily through MPLX, MPC owns, leases or has interests in approximately 10,800 miles of crude oil and light products pipelines. Also through MPLX, MPC holds interests in gathering and processing facilities with approximately 5.9 billion cubic feet per day of gathering capacity, 8 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas processing capacity and 610,000 barrels per day of fractionation capacity. MPC’s fully integrated system provides operational flexibility to efficiently move crude oil, NGLs, feedstocks and petroleum-related products through the company’s distribution network and midstream service businesses in Midwest regions , Northeast, East Coast, Southeast and Gulf Coast.

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