On Oct. 18, 2018, the Detroit Refinery will begin the process of restarting its operations as we complete maintenance work. This startup process will take approximately one week, and you may notice occasional flaring or noise during this time. Should you have any concerns, please contact the refinery’s community hotline number, 313-297-MARA (6272).
Detroit’s Channel Four news published a story today noting that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has identified the foamy substance that has been emerging from a sewer near the Marathon Petroleum refinery. It appears to have originated from a nearby parking lot, which is unaffiliated with the refinery. Read the full story here:
A recent sponsored article appearing in Politico magazine described the dramatic reduction in flare emissions made possible by flare gas recovery systems. Marathon Petroleum’s refinery in Detroit has also installed this type of technology. You can read the full article here.
Marathon Petroleum regularly conducts firefighting training, both internally and with other firefighters in the Detroit area. We will be conducting this type of training on our property on the following dates, which may cause visible smoke:
Firefighter training: June 15 and 19 (each during late morning)
Fire extinguisher training: June 21 (during late morning)
Firefighter training with the Metro Airport Fire Dept.: June 27, 28 and 29 (each will be all-day training)
The Detroit refinery will be conducting firefighter training on the following dates. There may be some smoke visible on these dates between the hours of 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.
April 23, 24, 27
May 1, 2, 9, 10, 17
Personnel from Marathon Pipe Line will conduct a practice drill on the Rouge River as part of the company’s program to continually improve its emergency-response capabilities. The drill, scheduled for Tuesday, June 13, will involve personnel and equipment being deployed on and near the Rouge River in the vicinity of the Melvindale Civic Arena. If you have any questions about this practice drill, please contact Jamal Kheiry, Public Affairs Department, at 419-421-3312.