Sunoco, Inc.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Sunoco, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of petroleum and petrochemical products as well as metallurgical-grade coke for the steel industry. Sunoco is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its continued success in building upon the foundation of its corporate energy management program and its successive energy savings in 2009. Key accomplishments include:

  • Achieving a 5 percent energy intensity reduction (normalized to 80 percent plant utilization) in the refining and supply business and a 3.4 percent reduction in the company's chemical business. Refining and supply accounts for 75 percent of Sunoco's energy use.
  • Building in 2009 upon the existing energy management program to embed energy management deeper in all of its business lines through a new corporate-wide business improvement initiative. Sunoco's successful plant "treasure hunts" are a key part of the initiative, having identified 680 opportunities in energy savings in the refining business alone. In 2009, the refining business has saved the equivalent of 19 million gallons of imported oil through its energy management program.
  • Adopting a "total cost of ownership" approach in the Sunoco retail outlets. As a result, an Energy Management System is being piloted in the retail setting to test its efficacy in balancing customer needs with maximized energy savings.
  • Completing conversion of a third of its fuel delivery trucks to low resistance tires and another third to new, lower emitting engines.
  • Communicating about its partnership with ENERGY STAR and energy efficiency to audiences only Sunoco could reach. Sunoco ran a public service announcement for its customers at 106 retail outlets on TV monitors at pumping stations.
  • Supporting EPA's ENERGY STAR Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Focus.