The SC Environmental Excellence Program (SCEEP) recognizes the MPLX Terminals, LLC (MPX) terminal in Belton, South Carolina, on its renewed membership in the program. This MPLX facility has been a member since 2009 and strives to be an industry leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
SCEEP is a voluntary environmental leadership initiative designed to recognize and reward facilities that have demonstrated superior environmental performance through pollution prevention, energy and resource conservation, and the use of an environmental management system. Any South Carolina facility committed to waste reduction and continuous environmental improvement is eligible to participate.
In the past three years, MPLX’s terminal has initiated energy conservation efforts that include upgrading a vapor recovery unit with physical and programmable logic changes that allow the system to operate on demand instead of continuously.
The terminal has also implemented an inspection program to monitor overfill probes on transport trailers. Through this program, the facility is able to prevent spills and the overfilling of tankers, while also preventing petroleum haulers from intentionally bypassing safety devices.
In addition, rainwater in the transport loading areas is collected and shipped to a reclamation/treatment facility to reclaim petroleum. Through this effort, the terminal has been able to reclaim more than 450,000 gallons of contaminated water.
The terminal is also active in its community though a “Good Neighbor” program. At this facility’s open house, the community is invited to see the terminal and learn more about its operations. Another program is the MPLX Philanthropy Program, through which grants were awarded to the Belton Fire Department and the Cheddar Fire Department. Belton Interfaith Ministries also received a grant to continue their work with inner city residents and those in need. The terminal also participates in emergency response drills with the local fire departments and county HAZMAT teams.
Congratulations to MPLX Terminals, LLC and its Belton terminal on its membership renewal in the SCEEP and for doing its part to be a leader for energy efficiency and a responsible environmental steward.