MPL Operations Grow with Ozark Addition
On Aug. 21, 2017 Marathon Pipe Line LLC (MPL) assumed operatorship of the Ozark pipeline system. MPLX Ozark Pipe Line LLC is the owner of the 433-mile, 22-inch crude oil pipeline system that transports approximately 230,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Wood River, Illinois. With the addition of the states of Oklahoma and Missouri, MPL now operates in 16 states, and has increased its operating mileage to approximately 6,400 miles. The system is currently undergoing an expansion which when completed will increase the line’s capacity to approximately 345,000 barrels per day.
“The transition of operatorship on the Ozark pipeline system was truly a team effort involving resources across the enterprise to ensure it was done safely and efficiently,” said Brian Duggan, Business Development Representative. “The many months of planning and the sacrifices of employees to integrate the system into MPL’s operations really paid off.”