UPDATE 1-Marathon Petroleum may consider IPO of pipeline assets
May 1 (Reuters) - U.S. refining company Marathon Petroleum Corp said it will look at spinning off some of its pipeline assets into a master limited partnership (MLP) and taking it public, even as it considers strategic alternatives for those assets.
Marathon added that it may sell a minority interest in the unit in an initial public offering.
If Marathon goes through with the public offering, the wholly owned subsidiary -- MPLX LP -- will hold an interest in onshore pipeline assets located in the Midwest and Gulf Coast regions of the United States.
Marathon said it expects to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission during the third quarter.
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