HOUSTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Marathon Oil Corp (MRO.N) will bring a 180,000 barrel per day expansion of its Garyville, Louisiana, refinery online by the end of 2009, a company executive said on Monday.
"We are in the sequence of bringing up our brand-new refinery in Garyville. We expect to have that up by the end of the year," said Gary Heminger, president of Marathon's refining subsidiary, speaking at a Houston refining conference.
The expansion will bring the refinery's total capacity to 436,000 bpd.
Reporting by Erwin Seba