Alon USA Partners Conducting Maintenance Work on Big Spring Refinery Unit

  Alon USA Partners Conducting Maintenance Work on Big Spring Refinery Unit

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Jan. 29, 2013

DALLAS, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alon USA Partners, LP (NYSE: ALDW) today
announced that the partnership's Big Spring, Texas, refinery will undergo
maintenance in February, primarily to make repairs to the facility's vacuum

While making these repairs, the partnership will also complete a reformer
catalyst regeneration and a diesel hydro-treater catalyst replacement that
were scheduled to be performed later in the year. Completing this work now
will eliminate the planned crude reductions scheduled to occur later in the
year and minimize the overall impact on annual throughput.

This maintenance is expected to take approximately 10 days to complete. "Our
focus is to ensure the work is performed safely and properly while also
minimizing downtime," according to Paul Eisman, President and CEO of the
general partner of Alon USA Partners, LP.

As a result of these activities, total throughput at Big Spring Refinery
during the first quarter of 2013 is expected to be reduced to 62,000 barrels
per day. However, the impact on total throughput for 2013 is expected to be

Alon USA Partners, LP is a Delaware limited partnership formed in August 2012
by Alon USA Energy, Inc. ("Alon Energy") to own, operate and grow our
strategically located refining and petroleum products marketing business. Our
integrated downstream business operates primarily in the South Central and
Southwestern regions of the United States. Alon USA Partners, LP owns and
operate a crude oil refinery in Big Spring, Texas with total throughput
capacity of approximately 70,000 barrels per day. Alon USA Partners, LP
refines crude oil into finished products, which we market primarily in West
Texas, Central Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona through our wholesale
distribution network to both Alon Energy's retail convenience stores and other
third-party distributors.

Any statements in this press release that are not statements of historical
fact are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements reflect our
current expectations regarding future events, results or outcomes. These
expectations may or may not be realized. Some of these expectations may be
based upon assumptions or judgments that prove to be incorrect. In addition,
our business and operations involve numerous risks and uncertainties, many of
which are beyond our control, which could result in our expectations not being
realized or otherwise materially affect our financial condition, results of
operations and cash flows. Additional information regarding these and other
risks is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contacts: Amir Barash, Vice President - IR
          Alon USA Partners, LP
          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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