Marathon working on other logistics to supply customers if Colonial outage extended

 Marathon Petroleum can meet its supply commitments for now but is working to find alternative ways to ship motor fuels to the eastern United States if the Colonial Pipeline shutdown is extended, a company spokesman said.

Marathon, the largest U.S. refiner, operates the 585,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Galveston Bay Refinery in Texas City, Texas, and the 578,000-bpd Garyville, Louisiana, refinery.

"Marathon Petroleum is working with customers and other business partners to determine potential alternative logistics arrangements in the event of an extended shutdown of Colonial Pipeline," said Marathon spokesman Jamal Kheiry. "At this time, there is no impact to our ability to meet supply commitments."

A cyberattack last week on Colonial's software shut the company's pipeline system, which moves 2.5 million barrels per day of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to the eastern and southeastern United States. (Reporting by Erwin Seba, editing by Louise Heavens and Susan Fenton)

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