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Western Refining Announces Start-Up of Delaware Basin Logistics Project



Western Refining Announces Start-Up of Delaware Basin Logistics Project

Company Evaluating Additional Logistics Projects

EL PASO, Texas, April 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Western Refining, Inc.
(NYSE:WNR) announced today the start-up of its Mason Station Crude Oil
Terminal in Reeves County, Texas ("Mason Station") which is the first phase of
the Company's Delaware Basin Crude Oil Gathering System ("Delaware Basin
System"). Mason Station is owned and operated by a subsidiary of the
Company. Mason Station includes crude oil storage, truck offloading stations,
and a pipeline connection to the Kinder Morgan El Paso crude oil pipeline
("Kinder Morgan Line").     

The second phase of the Delaware Basin System includes approximately 50 miles
of crude oil gathering lines in Southern New Mexico and West Texas and is
expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2013. When completed,
phases one and two of the Delaware Basin System will be capable of delivering
up to 100,000 barrels per day of shale crude oil to the Kinder Morgan Line for
delivery to Western's El Paso refinery. The refinery is currently processing
approximately 25,000 barrels per day of the Delaware Basin-sourced crude oil.

Western also announced it is evaluating the feasibility of third and fourth
phases for this project. Phase three would connect its Delaware Basin System
to its existing 16" TexNew Mex pipeline in Chaves County, New Mexico. This
connection would provide additional supply flexibility for new shale crude oil
to its El Paso, Texas and Gallup, New Mexico refineries. Phase four includes
evaluation of the feasibility of expanding Western's rail capabilities at its
Gallup refinery. Currently, the Gallup refinery has capacity to load six
tanker rail cars per day which could be expanded to 20 tanker rail cars per
day.

Jeff Stevens, President and CEO of Western commented, "We continue to explore
all options to expand and enhance our logistics capabilities in the Permian
Basin and Four Corners regions. Our unique location and existing
infrastructure present us with a number of opportunities to maximize our
flexibility to deliver shale crude oil to both our refineries, and potentially
others, by capitalizing on the increased crude oil production in these
regions."

About Western Refining

Western Refining, Inc. is an independent refining and marketing company
headquartered in El Paso, Texas. Western operates refineries in El Paso, and
Gallup, New Mexico. Western's asset portfolio also includes stand-alone
refined products terminals in Albuquerque and Bloomfield, New Mexico, asphalt
terminals in Albuquerque, El Paso, and Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, retail
service stations and convenience stores in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and
Texas, a fleet of crude oil and finished product truck transports, and
wholesale petroleum products operations in Arizona, California, Colorado,
Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Virginia. More information about the
Company is available at www.wnr.com.

Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements which are protected as
forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained herein include statements
about future: completion of gathering lines including the timing and cost
thereof, ability to deliver crude oil to the Kinder Morgan Line and El Paso
refinery up to 100,000 barrels per day or at all, ability of the El Paso
refinery to process Delaware Basin-sourced crude oil, expansion of the
Delaware Basin System including connection to the TexNew Mex Pipeline and
expansion of rail capabilities at Gallup, supply flexibility for delivery of
new shale crude oil to our refineries or others, expansion and enhancement of
our logistics capabilities in the Permian Basin and Four Corners regions, and
our ability to capitalize on increased crude oil production. These statements
are subject to the general risks inherent in our business and may or may not
be realized. Additional information relating to the uncertainties affecting
Western's business is contained in its filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements are only as of the date
made, and Western does not undertake any obligation to (and expressly
disclaims any obligation to) update any forward-looking statements to reflect
events or circumstances after the date such statements were made, or to
reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: Investor and Analyst Contact:
         Jeffrey S. Beyersdorfer
         (602) 286-1530
        
         Media Contact:
         Gary Hanson
         (602) 286-1777

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