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RE: Marathon Robinson Expansion?-


Charles Randall

It seems strange that Marathon would release it’s Refinery & Coking expansion program announcing that
it was doubling Garyville refinery & coker, adding cokers at Detroit & Catlettsburg…..and leave out expanding Robinson?
But it also seems unlikely that the margins, access to heavy Canadian crude by pipeline deliveries that were key factors in some of the other expansions and would overlook the fact that Robinson has a somewhat under-utilized anode coker of at Robinson?  So this could go either way fact or fiction.
If true then the next 4 years of coking expansions represent fairly large loss in anode grade coke producers running heavy crude and making fuel coke instead.

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