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).
On Sunday, Sept. 9, the Detroit Refinery will begin a scheduled shutdown for routine maintenance. The shutdown process will take approximately one week. During this time, you may observe an increase in vehicle traffic for the workers at the site. Additionally, the flares may appear larger than during normal operation. Should you have a concerns or questions, please contact the refinery’s community hotline number: 313-297-MARA (6272). We will provide an additional notice when the refinery is ready to resume normal operation.
Marathon Petroleum will be conducting firefighter training on its property on Monday, Aug. 20 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. During this period, there may be visible smoke.
Marathon Petroleum Company’s Detroit light-products terminal, located next to the Detroit refinery on Fort Street in Southwest Detroit, will conduct an emergency response exercise on Tuesday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this exercise, Marathon Petroleum Company firefighters will use firefighting equipment to practice responding to a simulated fire at the light-products terminal. The exercise is a simulation only, and no action is required of the public.
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