Vertex Energy, Inc. to Participate in the First WasteExpo/Wunderlich Securities Investor Summit on May 20, 2013

  Vertex Energy, Inc. to Participate in the First WasteExpo/Wunderlich
  Securities Investor Summit on May 20, 2013

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- May 15, 2013

Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTNR), an environmental services company that
recycles industrial waste streams and off-specification commercial chemical
products, announced that Benjamin Cowart, Chairman and CEO, will participate
in the first WasteExpo/Wunderlich Securities Investor Summit on Monday, May
20, 2013 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Mr. Cowart
will be part of the Used Oil Panel that starts at 10:00 AM.

WasteExpo 2013, which runs from May 20 through May 23, is North America's
largest solid waste and recycling industry event, serving both the private and
public sectors, with over 575 exhibiting companies and more than 11,000 total
participants. WasteExpo and Wunderlich Securities have partnered to sponsor
this first-ever "Waste Industry Investor Summit" which will take place on the
first day of WasteExpo. The event will bring together senior management of
major solid, industrial and energy waste companies, innovators of new
technologies and institutional investors in a discussion forum focused on this
$85 billion revenue industry. The Agenda includes public and private companies
along with panels on sustainability, used oil and energy waste.


Established in 1996, Wunderlich Securities Member FINRA, SIPC is a
full-service brokerage firm based in Memphis, Tenn. Wunderlich Securities is a
full service broker dealer catering to individual and institutional client
with wealth management, equity and fixed income capital market services. The
firm operates from 26 offices across 15 states and has over 450 associated


Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTNR), is a leading environmental services company
that recycles industrial waste streams and off-specification commercial
chemical products. Its primary focus is recycling used motor oil and other
petroleum by-product streams. Vertex Energy purchases these streams from an
established network of local and regional collectors and generators. The
company also manages the transport, storage and delivery of the aggregated
feedstock and product streams to end users, and manages the re-refining of a
portion of its aggregated petroleum streams in order to sell them as
higher-value end products. Vertex Energy sells its aggregated petroleum
streams as feedstock to other re-refineries and fuel blenders or as
replacement fuel for use in industrial burners. The re-refining of used motor
oil that Vertex Energy manages takes place at a facility operated by a related
party that uses a proprietary Thermal Chemical Extraction Process ("TCEP")
technology. Based in Houston, Texas, Vertex Energy also has offices in Georgia
and California. More information on the company can be found at

This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including
information about management's view of Vertex Energy's future expectations,
plans and prospects, within the safe harbor provisions under The Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). In particular, when used
in the preceding discussion, the words "believes," "expects," "intends,"
"plans," "anticipates," or "may," and similar conditional expressions are
intended to identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Act,
and are subject to the safe harbor created by the Act. Any statements made in
this news release other than those of historical fact, about an action, event
or development, are forward-looking statements. These statements involve known
and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the
results of Vertex Energy, its divisions and concepts to be materially
different than those expressed or implied in such statements. These risk
factors and others are included from time to time in documents Vertex Energy
files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited
to, its Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and Form 8-Ks. Other unknown or unpredictable
factors also could have material adverse effects on Vertex Energy's future
results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are
made only as of the date hereof. Vertex Energy cannot guarantee future
results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you
should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Finally,
Vertex Energy undertakes no obligation to updates these statements after the
date of this release, except as required by law, and also takes no obligation
to update or correct information prepared by third parties that are not paid
for by Vertex Energy.


Porter, LeVay & Rose, Inc.
Marlon Nurse, 212-564-4700
SVP – Investor Relations
Vertex Energy, Inc.
Matthew Lieb, 310-230-5450
Chief Operating Officer
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.