ST. PAUL PARK - Marathon Petroleum is officially in charge of the St. Paul Park refinery.
Public Affairs Manager Kate Blair said the deal closed Oct. 1, and the company swiftly began changes. It was quickly announced that SuperAmerica, now one of Marathon's subsidiaries, will be renamed Speedway.
Blair told the St. Paul Park City Council that though there are some larger corporate changes, nothing is changing at the local St. Paul Park refinery.
"Nothing changes with our relationship and our relationship with our community," she said. "The people you've worked with are all still there and plan on maintaining that relationship."
Now Marathon owns and operates 16 refineries in 13 states.
"For us here at St. Paul Park, that means we will have the greatest backup of technology, of safety and of finance that any refinery could ask for, and that's really good news for us," Blair said.
A Marathon spokeswoman said that SuperMom's will now be owned by the Speedway subsidiary and will continue to provide baked goods and sandwiches for the convenience stores in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Since the turn of the century, the refinery has gone from ownership of Ashland to Marathon to Northern Tier to Western Refining, to Andeavor and now back to Marathon. Andeavor owned the refinery from last June through Oct. 1.