marathon spreads into biofuel

Two new blended fuel offerings available in Illinois.

Marathon Oil Corp. has completed projects adding biodiesel-blended fuel at its Robinson and Champaign, Ill. terminals.

“Marathon is proud to announce that two more locations have been expanded to offer biodiesel storage and distribution,” said Mary Ellen Peters, Marathon’s senior vice president, marketing. “Similar to our existing biodiesel facilities in Minnesota and Kentucky, Robinson and Champaign feature in-line ratio blending in order to provide our customers with a blended, quality product. Biodiesel helps us meet the changing needs of our customers while supporting our nation’s alternative fuels goals. Our focus continues to be on delivering the quality products our customer’s desire.”

The company will market soy-based B-2 (2% biodiesel) and B-11 (11% biodiesel) product from the terminals. Marathon began offering biodiesel at its St. Paul Park, Minn., terminal July 2005 and at its Kramer’s Lane (Louisville), Ky., terminal February 2007.

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