Canton Refinery
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Marathon
  • Website:
  • Location: Southeast of Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Capacity: 3.9 million tons/annum & 78,000 bbl/day
  • Nelson Complexity:
  • Refining Depth:

Brief Description

  • A small medium complexity refinery

Refining Units

  • Atmospheric Distillation
  • Catalytic cracking,
  • catalytic polymerization,
  • hydrotreating,
  • reforming,
  • alkylation,
  • sulfur recovery

Terminal Capacity

  • Crude Oil:
  • Refined Products:

Crude Supply

  • A wide range of crude oils from light sweet to heavy sour
  • 61 percent of its oil for refining comes from domestic sources such as Light Louisiana Sweet crude, 10 percent from Canada and 29 percent from "other foreign sources."
  • Marathon plans to process crude from the nearby Utica Shale Oil and Gas Field, transporting it by barge and truck

Products Produced

  • Gasoline, diesel, asphalt, heavy fuel oil, propane, and sulfur

Ongoing Projects

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Other Information

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  • 1931 - Commissioned by Allegheny-Arrow Oil Company
  • 2006 - The Canton refinery was awarded the ENERGY STAR award
  • 2012 - Completion of a new truck rack capable of unloading 12,000 bpd of crude

Relevant Links

  1. Refinery Webpage
  2. Utica Oil May Yield Gasoline
  3. ENERGY STAR Plant Profile, Ohio Refining Division
  4. Marathon Petroleum Corporation and Harvest Pipeline Company Sign Letter of Intent for Truck-to-Barge Project on Ohio River

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