MPC has the largest domestic asphalt production capacity in the United States, producing base asphalt binders from four of its seven refineries. Galveston Bay, TX, Robinson, IL, and Texas City, TX refineries do not produce asphalt.
Asphalt must be kept hot to remain a liquid and is generally shipped at temperatures exceeding 300 degrees Fahrenheit via barge, rail or transport truck. Pipelines can not be used to move this product great distances efficiently due to temperature constraints.
MPC markets asphalt through 26 owned or leased terminals located throughout the Midwest and Southeast. The MPC customer base includes asphalt paving contractors, government entities (states, counties, cities, and townships), and asphalt roofing shingle manufacturers.