Alon USA Energy, Inc. operates as an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products primarily in the South Central, Southwestern and Western regions of the United States. The company owns 100% of the general partner and 81.6% of the limited partner interests in Alon USA Partners, LP, which owns a crude oil refinery in Texas with an aggregate crude oil throughput capacity of approximately 70,000 barrels per day. In addition, the company directly owns crude oil refineries in Louisiana and California, with an aggregate crude oil throughput capacity of approximately 144,000 barrels per day. The company is a marketer of asphalt, which the company distributes primarily through asphalt terminals located predominately in the Western United States. The company’s crude oil refineries are located in Texas, California and Louisiana and have a combined throughput capacity of approximately 214,000 barrels per day (bpd). The company’s refineries produce petroleum products including various grades of gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, petrochemicals, petrochemical feedstocks, asphalt and other petroleum-based products. Segments The company operates in the following segments: Refining and Marketing, Asphalt, and Retail. Refining and Marketing segment The Refining and Marketing segment includes sour and heavy crude oil refineries that are located in Big Spring, Texas; Paramount, Bakersfield and Long Beach, California; and a light sweet crude oil refinery located in Krotz Springs, Louisiana. These California refineries have a combined throughput capacity of approximately 214,000 bpd. At its refineries, the company refines crude oil into petroleum products, including gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, petrochemicals, petrochemical feedstocks, asphalt, and other petroleum-based products, which are marketed primarily in the South Central, Southwestern and Western United States. Asphalt segment As of December 31, 2013, the company owned or operated 11 asphalt terminals located in Texas (Big Spring), Washington (Richmond Beach), California (Paramount, Long Beach, Elk Grove, Mojave and Bakersfield), Oregon (Willbridge) - sold in January 2014, Arizona (Phoenix and Flagstaff), and Nevada (Fernley) (50% interest), and a 50% interest in Wright Asphalt Products Company, LLC (Wright), which specializes in patented ground tire rubber modified asphalt products. Retail segment The company is a 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and has the exclusive right to use the 7-Eleven trade name in substantially all of its existing retail markets and surrounding areas. As of December 31, 2013, the company operated 297 owned and leased convenience store sites primarily in Central and West Texas and New Mexico. The company’s convenience stores offer various grades of gasoline, diesel fuel, food products, tobacco products, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages and general merchandise to the public. Regulations The pipelines owned or operated by the company and located in Texas are regulated by Department of Transportation rules and its intrastate pipelines are regulated by the Texas Railroad Commission. Within the Texas Railroad Commission, the Pipeline Safety Section of the Gas Services Division administers and enforces the federal and state requirements on its intrastate pipelines. All of its pipelines within Texas are permitted and certified by the Texas Railroad Commission’s Gas Services Division. The California State Fire Marshall’s Office enforces federal pipeline regulations for pipelines in the State of California. The Petroleum Marketing Practices Act (PMPA) is a federal law that governs the relationship between a refiner and a distributor pursuant to which the refiner permits a distributor to use a trademark in connection with the sale or distribution of motor fuel. Under the PMPA, the company may not terminate or fail to renew branded distributor contracts unless certain enumerated preconditions or grounds for termination or nonrenewal are met and the company also complies with the prescribed notice requirements. Competition The company’s principal competitors are integrated, multi-national oil companies, such as ExxonMobil, Chevron and Royal Dutch Shell; and other major independent refining and marketing entities, such as Phillips 66, Marathon Petroleum and Valero. The company competes in the asphalt market with various refineries including Valero, Tesoro, U.S. Oil, Western, San Joaquin Refining, Ergon and HollyFrontier as well as regional and national asphalt marketing companies that have little or no associated refining operations. The company’s major retail competitors include CST Brands, Chevron, Susser (Stripes brand), Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (Circle K brand), Western Refining and various other independent operators. History Alon USA Energy, Inc. was founded in 2000.
alon usa energy inc (ALJ:New York)
12700 Park Central Drive
Dallas, TX 75251
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