Alon USA Partners, LP Launches Initial Public Offering

            Alon USA Partners, LP Launches Initial Public Offering

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Nov. 9, 2012

DALLAS, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Alon USA Partners, LP, a Delaware limited
partnership ("Alon Partners"), announced today that it has commenced an
initial public offering of 10,000,000 common units representing limited
partner interests in Alon Partners pursuant to a registration statement on
Form S-1 previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the
"SEC"). The underwriters will be granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an
additional 1,500,000 common units. The common units will be listed on the New
York Stock Exchange and traded under the symbol "ALDW".

Alon Partners was formed by Alon USA Energy, Inc. ("Alon USA") (NYSE: ALJ) to
own, operate and grow its strategically located crude oil refinery in Big
Spring, Texas, with total throughput capacity of approximately 70,000 barrels
per day, and the related petroleum products marketing business. The common
units being offered to the public represent a 16% limited partner interest in
Alon Partners, or an 18.4% limited partner interest if the underwriters
exercise theiroption to purchase additional common unitsin full.

Goldman, Sachs & Co., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Citigroup are
acting as joint book-running managers, Jefferies & Company, Inc. is acting as
lead managing underwriter and Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. and Tudor,
Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities, Inc. are acting as co-managers.

The offering of common units will be made only by means of a prospectus. When
available, a written prospectus, which meets the requirements of Section 10 of
the Securities Act of 1933, may be obtained through:

Goldman, Sachs & Co. Attention: Prospectus Department 200 West Street, New
York, NY 10282 (866) 471-2526

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC Attention: Prospectus Department One
Madison Avenue New York, NY 10010 (800) 221-1037

Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue,
Edgewood, NY 11717 (800) 831-9146

When available, to obtain a copy of the preliminary prospectus free of charge,
visit the SEC's website and search under the registrant's name, "Alon USA
Partners, LP".

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the
SEC, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor
may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement
becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or
the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these
securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation
or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the
securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

This press release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of
the federal securities laws. These statements contain words such as
"anticipate," "assume," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect,"
"future," "intend," and "may" and can be impacted by numerous factors,
including the risk that an initial public offering of Alon Partners may not
occur, risks relating to the securities markets generally, the impact of
adverse market conditions affecting Alon USA's refining and marketing business
or Alon Partners' business, adverse changes in laws, including with respect to
tax and regulatory matters, and other risks. There can be no assurance that
actual results will not differ from those expected by management of Alon USA
or Alon Partners. For more information concerning factors that could affect
these statements, see the registration statement relating to these securities
and Alon USA's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011
and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2012,
June 30, 2012 and September 30, 2012, each filed with the SEC. Neither Alon
USA nor Alon Partners undertake any obligation to update or revise such
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur, or
which Alon USA or Alon Partners becomes aware of, after the date hereof.

Contacts: Amir Barash, Vice President - IR
               Alon USA Energy, Inc.
               Investors: Jack Lascar/Sheila Stuewe
               DRG&L / 713-529-6600
               Media: Blake Lewis
               Lewis Public Relations
               Ruth Sheetrit
               SMG Public Relations

SOURCE Alon USA Partners, LP
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