In Canton, Portman Visits Marathon Refinery, Receives Energy Education Champion Award

August 27, 2022 | Press Releases

CANTON, OH – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) visited the Marathon Refinery – located 60 miles southeast of Cleveland, Ohio, Marathon Refinery has a crude oil refining capacity of 100,000 barrels per calendar day (bpcd). The Canton refinery processes sweet and sour crude oils into gasoline, distillates, asphalt, roofing flux, propane, refinery-grade propylene and slurry. Product distribution occurs through pipeline, transport truck and rail.

While at the refinery, Senator Portman received the Energy Education Champion Award from Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program Executive Director George Brown. The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) is a non-profit energy education and public outreach organization and is considered a creditable resource by the educational, emergency response, regulatory and general public communities.

“It was great to visit with the folks from Marathon’s Canton Refinery, which has a capacity of refining 100,000 barrels per day of crude oil and supports more than 320 jobs in the community,” said Portman. “I also want to thank the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program for awarding me with the 2022 Energy Education Champion Award. Ohio’s energy production and refining resources play a critical role in supporting our nation’s economic and energy security.”

While in office, Portman has pushed for an all-of-the-above approach to energy that reduces America’s dependence on foreign oil and ensures we have access to reliable, affordable and cleaner domestic energy. Ohio has an abundance of natural resources - including natural gas, coal, solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, oil, and bio-mass - as well as a skilled workforce, advanced technologies, and strong research and manufacturing capabilities.

Photos from today’s event can be found here: