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MPLX Proposes Expansion of SLC Core Pipeline System

Findlay, Ohio-based MPLX LP announced on Sept. 21 a proposal to expand the SLC Core Pipeline System in Wyoming.

MPLX launched a binding open season to assess shipper interest in firm priority capacity on the SLC Core Pipeline System, located in Wyoming, to transport crude oil from Fort Laramie Station, Wyoming, to Wahsatch Station, Utah. From Wahsatch Station, crude transportation service is available on a third-party system for ultimate delivery to refineries in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area.

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The binding open season will end at noon CDT on Oct. 23.

The proposed SLC Core Pipeline System capacity expansion would provide shippers access to the Guernsey crude oil market hub and access to additional crude oil grades for refiners in the Salt Lake City area. The expansion would provide incremental pipeline capacity of approximately 11,000 barrels per day (bpd), reinstating origin service from Fort Laramie, Wyoming. This expansion would bring total capacity on the SLC Core Pipeline to approximately 56,000 bpd and is expected to begin service in the first quarter of 2022.

The SLC Core Pipeline System, owned by Tesoro Logistics Northwest Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of MPLX, is a common carrier system transporting crude oil from various points in Wyoming to Wahsatch Station, Utah, with a connection to a third-party pipeline at Wahsatch Station for further transportation to refineries in the Salt Lake City area, with approximate total delivery capacity of 45,000 bpd.

Documents and further details related to the binding open season will be made available upon completion of a Confidentiality Agreement, available at: www.MPLX.com

All interested shippers should submit an executed Confidentiality Agreement to:

Martin Marz
19100 Ridgewood Parkway
San Antonio, TX  78259
Telephone: 210-626-6517
Email: mjmarz@marathonpetroleum.com

MPLX is a diversified, large-cap master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and logistics assets, and provides fuels distribution services. MPLX’s assets include a network of crude oil and refined product pipelines; an inland marine business; light-product terminals; storage caverns; refinery tanks, docks, loading racks, and associated piping; and crude and light-product marine terminals. The company also owns crude oil and natural gas gathering systems and pipelines as well as natural gas and NGL processing and fractionation facilities in key U.S. supply basins.

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