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Alon USA Partners Comments on EPA's Proposed Tier III Standards



       Alon USA Partners Comments on EPA's Proposed Tier III Standards

PR Newswire

DALLAS, April 8, 2013

DALLAS, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alon USA Partners, LP (NYSE: ALDW) is
providing its current assessment on the EPA's proposed regulation that
gasoline contain no more than 10 parts per million of sulfur on an annual
average basis.

The partnership is currently estimating that it will need to comply with the
proposed Tier III standards by 2020. In order to comply, it will incur less
than $10 million in capital expenditures to upgrade the ultra-low sulfur
gasoline unit at the Big Spring, Texas refinery.  Operating cost increases as
a result of the higher desulfurization levels of gasoline are not expected to
be material to the partnership's performance.

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
operates 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
              972-367-3808
              Investors:  Jack Lascar/Sheila Stuewe
              Dennard-Lascar Associates
              713-529-6600
              Media:  Blake Lewis
              Lewis Public Relations
              214-635-3020
              Ruth Sheetrit
              SMG Public Relations
              011-972-547-555551

SOURCE Alon USA Partners, LP
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