Marathon Petroleum 3Q16: Profit Triples to $141M Thx to M-U

mplxMPLX, Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s fuels processing, transportation and logistics subsidiary, issued its third quarter 2016 update yesterday. MPLX reported that profits more than tripled, to $141 million, in 3Q16. MPLX is the owner of MarkWest Energy after buying them out late last year. One of the keys to MPLX’s increase in profits? Yep–the Marcellus/Utica. On an analyst phone call yesterday, MPLX’s president Don Templin said: “While other basins are in decline the Marcellus and Utica rich gas volumes continue to grow. For 2016 we continue to expect processed volumes to increase by approximately 15% year-over-year and gathered volumes to increase by approximately 20%. And in 2017, we expect an additional 10% to 15% increase in processed volumes compared to 2016.” Here’s the MPLX 3Q16 update…

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