Cushing to Patoka Expansion Joint Binding Open Season

Notice of Joint Binding Open Season
Jan. 17 - Feb. 16, 2018

FINDLAY, Ohio, Jan. 17, 2018 – MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) today announced that its subsidiaries MPLX Ozark Pipe Line LLC (Ozark) and Marathon Pipe Line LLC (MPL) have commenced a joint binding open season on the combined Ozark 22-inch and Woodpat 22-inch pipelines from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Patoka, Illinois. The joint binding open season provides interested shippers with an opportunity to secure priority transportation service on the pipelines.      

The joint binding open season will commence on Jan. 17, 2018, at 8 a.m., Central Standard Time, and will conclude at noon Central Standard Time, on Feb. 16, 2018.

“We are pleased to announce the Cushing-to-Patoka Expansion Project as Midwest markets desire further access to West Texas Intermediate crude. This expansion will provide additional capacity for shippers while positioning the partnership to grow its distributable cash flow,” MPLX President Michael J. Hennigan said. 

About the Cushing-to-Patoka Expansion:
The Cushing-to-Patoka Expansion provides transportation from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Patoka, Illinois. The project will further expand the capacity of the pipelines by 15,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 360,000 bpd by providing operational modifications, including tankage, in Wood River, Illinois. The expansion is expected to begin service in the third quarter of 2018.

About the Ozark Pipeline:
The Ozark Pipeline is a 433-mile, 22-inch crude oil pipeline originating in Cushing, Oklahoma, and terminating in Wood River, Illinois, capable of transporting approximately 230,000 bpd. MPLX plans an expansion project, expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2018, to increase the line's capacity to approximately 345,000 bpd.

About the Woodpat Pipeline:
The Woodpat Pipeline is a 55-mile, 22-inch crude oil pipeline originating in Wood River, Illinois, and terminating in Patoka, Illinois, capable of transporting approximately 215,000 bpd. MPLX plans an expansion project, expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2018, to increase the line's capacity to approximately 345,000 bpd.

All interested shippers should submit an executed Confidentiality Agreement to:
Will Airhart
Attorney
539 South Main Street, Room 887-M
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Telephone: 419-421-4561
FAX: 419-427-3695
Email: waairhart@marathonpetroleum.com

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