Air Liquide, Marathon Petroleum sign long-term supply agreement

(The Associated Press)

Air Liquide has signed two long-term supply agreements with Marathon Petroleum Company for a total of up to 900 tons per day oxygen for Marathon Petroleum’s Refineries in Louisiana and Texas.

The two agreements mark a growing relationship between the two companies and nearly double the total amount of oxygen Air Liquide supplies Marathon Petroleum. Both sites are located on the Gulf Coast.

At Marathon Petroleum’s Louisiana refinery in Garyville, Air Liquide will increase oxygen delivery by up to as much as 500 tons per day. At Marathon’s Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas, Air Liquide will up its current oxygen delivery by 400 tons per day.

Marathon Petroleum Corporation operates the nation’s largest refining system, with more than 3 million barrels per day of crude oil refining capacity across 16 refineries.

“The two new supply agreements with Marathon Petroleum further demonstrate Air Liquide’s ability to develop and scale its capacity across our pipeline networks,” Air Liquide Executive Vice President Michael Graff said in a statement, “and safely and reliably serve the growing demand for industrial gases in key geographies.”