Moving to Markets
Early transportation included barrels hauled by horse-drawn wagons. In those early days, two-thirds of the price of oil at a refinery was the cost of delivery.
Several efficiencies, including cost, drove the use of rail transportation and the development of pipelines. If a waterway was nearby, product could also move by barge.
MPC's multi-faceted transportation and distribution infrastructure includes pipelines, trucks, railroad cars, towboats and barges.
Efficient, safe pipeline
transportation now links crude
oil production hubs to refineries.
A network of terminals receive,
store and blend refined products,
and asphalt, providing reliable
supply to dozens of different local
Erected by Marathon Petroleum Company.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marathon & Speedway (here, next to this marker); Marketing Petroleum (here, next to this marker); Refineries Multiply (here, next to this marker); Versatile Hydrocarbon (here, next to this marker); Names Will Change (a few steps from this marker); Independent Company (a few steps from this marker); Beneath the Surface (a few steps from this marker); Growing Pains (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Findlay.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 15, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.