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Palmdale Oil Company Now a Branded Marathon Distributor
May 10, 2010

Fort Pierce, Florida – Palmdale Oil Company, a South Florida-based fuel distributor changing the standard in fleet fuel and distribution, is excited to announce that it has been named a Branded Marathon Jobber for Marathon Petroleum LLC, the fourth largest United States-based integrated oil company and nation’s fifth largest refiner.

A family-owned, customer-centric fuel distributor, Palmdale Oil is the only Florida-based company that caters to the specific needs of the industrial, mining, construction, ranching, golf services, automotive, landscaping, marinas, marine vessels, fleet, agricultural and government sectors with reliable service.

Marathon Petroleum LLC (Marathon) is an integrated international energy company focused on the exploration and production, oil sands mining, integrated gas and refining, marketing and transportation. Palmdale Oil Company will distribute Marathon branded gasoline and diesel that support retail operations throughout the state of Florida.

Palmdale joins Marathon’s extensive refining, marketing and transportation operations concentrated primarily in the Midwest, Upper Great Plains and Southeastern regions of the United States. Marathon is strategically located to serve major markets and its operations include a seven-plant refining network, a comprehensive terminal and transportation system and extensive marketing operations.

“The fuel industry is an ever-changing environment and as Palmdale strives to deliver the best to our customers, it is critical to our mission that we continue to seek out value-added partnerships that align with our mission and delivers optimal benefits for our customers,” said Lachlan Cheatham, President of Palmdale Oil Company.

“We are excited about this partnership with Marathon as we believe their focus, approach to business and overall product offerings reflect the Palmdale philosophy. We are proud to be a new Marathon distributor and look forward to many years of success with this innovative company.”

Since it first opened its doors in 1984, Palmdale Oil has seen much change within the industry, most of it for the better. The company a multi-port bulk terminal operation with locations in Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Boynton Beach, and Fort Myers, Florida. This latest partnership with Marathon extends the philosophy of the company to deliver the best possible experience for the customer through value-added partnerships.

About Palmdale Oil Company

South Florida-based Palmdale Oil is a customer-centric, family-owned fuel distributor changing the standard in fleet fuel and distribution. Palmdale Oil procures its fuel supply from four different terminals on both coasts in the South Florida area and the company operates up to 30 trucks daily, delivering millions gallons of fuel per year. Palmdale Oil offers a full line of FINA-based products for its customers throughout the state. This distinction, combined with its other lubricant products and petroleum-based equipment, Palmdale Oil is positioned as one of the premier providers of petroleum-based products in all of Florida.

About Marathon

Marathon Petroleum LLC (NYSE: MRO) is an integrated international energy company engaged in exploration and production; oil sands mining; integrated gas; and refining, marketing and transportation.

Marathon, which is based in Houston, Texas, has principal operations in the United States, Angola, Canada, Equatorial Guinea, Indonesia, Libya, Norway and the United Kingdom. Marathon is the fourth largest United States-based integrated oil company and the nation's fifth largest refiner.