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Western Refining, Inc. (Western), incorporated on September 16, 2005, is an independent crude oil refiner and marketer of refined products. The Company operates through four segments: refining, Northern Tier Energy LP (NTI), Western Refining Logistics, LP (WNRL) and retail. The Company's refining segment owns and operates over two refineries in the Southwest that process crude oil and other feedstocks into gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and asphalt. The Company markets refined products to customer base, including wholesale distributors and retail chains. The refining segment also sells refined products in the Mid-Atlantic region and Mexico. The NTI segment owns and operates refining and transportation assets, and operates and supports retail convenience stores in the Upper Great Plains region of the United States.

The Company's WNRL segment owns and operates terminal, storage, transportation and provides related services primarily to its refining segment in the Southwest. The WNRL segment also includes wholesale assets consisting of a fleet of crude oil and refined product truck transports and wholesale petroleum product operations in the Southwest region. WNRL's primary customer is its refineries in the Southwest. WNRL purchases its wholesale product supply from the refining segment and third-party suppliers. Its retail segment operates retail convenience stores and unmanned commercial fleet fueling locations located in the Southwest. The retail convenience stores sell gasoline, diesel fuel and convenience store merchandise.

Refining Segment

The Company's refining group operates a refinery in El Paso, Texas (the El Paso refinery) and a refinery near Gallup, New Mexico (the Gallup refinery). The Company supplies refined products to the El Paso area through WNRL and other logistics assets adjacent to the El Paso refinery and to other areas, including Tucson, Phoenix, Albuquerque and Juarez, Mexico through third-party pipeline systems linked to its El Paso refinery. The Company supplies refined products to the Four Corners region and throughout Northern New Mexico from WNRL operations in Albuquerque, Bloomfield and Gallup, New Mexico. The Company's refining group also includes its refined products marketing and distribution operations in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The Company's refineries makes various grades of gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other products from crude oil, other feedstocks and blending components. The Company also sells crude oil directly or through exchanges with oil companies. It sells a range of refined products to its customer base and through WNRL's wholesale business. Its El Paso refinery has a crude oil throughput capacity of over 131,000 barrel per day (bpd) with access to logistics assets, including approximately 5.1 million barrels of storage capacity, a refined product terminal and an asphalt plant and terminal. The Company's supplies refined products to the El Paso area through WNRL and logistics assets, including the light product distribution terminal and other truck and rail racks located at the El Paso refinery and to other areas, including Tucson, Phoenix, Albuquerque and Juarez, Mexico, through third-party pipeline systems linked to its El Paso refinery. It delivers gasoline and distillate products to Tucson and Phoenix through Kinder Morgan's East Line and to Albuquerque and Juarez, Mexico, through pipelines owned by Magellan Midstream Partners, LP (Magellan).

The Company's Gallup refinery, located near Gallup, New Mexico, has a crude oil throughput capacity of over 25,000 bpd and access to WNRL segment assets, including approximately 910,500 barrels of storage capacity. The Company markets refined products from the Gallup refinery in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The Company's primary supply of crude oil and natural gas liquids for its Gallup refinery comes from Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The Company distributes all gasoline and diesel fuel produced at its Gallup refinery through the truck loading rack owned and operated by its WNRL segment. The Company supplies these refined products to Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, through a fleet of refined product trucks operated by WNRL and common carriers.

NTI

The Company's NTI's St. Paul Park refinery located in Southeast St. Paul Park, Minnesota, has a crude oil capacity of over 98,000 bpd and processes a range of light, heavy, sweet and sour crudes into higher value refined products. NTI's refinery is an integrated refining operation that includes storage and transportation assets. The St. Paul Park refinery produces refined products, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and asphalt that are marketed to resellers and consumers primarily in the Petroleum Administration for Defense District (PADD) II region. NTI's transportation assets include interest in the Minnesota Pipe Line Company (MPL), an eight-bay light product terminal adjacent to the refinery, a seven-bay heavy product loading rack located on the refinery property, rail facilities for shipping liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and asphalt and receiving butane, isobutane and ethanol and a barge dock on the Mississippi River used for shipping vacuum residue and slurry. NTI's storage assets has an operating capacity of approximately 3.7 million barrels, including over 0.8 million barrels of crude oil storage and approximately 2.9 million barrels of feedstock and product storage.

The Company's light refined products that include gasoline and distillates, are distributed from the St. Paul Park refinery through a pipeline and terminal system owned by Magellan. Asphalt and heavy fuel oil are transported from the refinery through truck from NTI's seven-bay heavy products terminal and through rail and barge through its rail facilities and Mississippi River barge dock, and are sold to a customer base. The NTI segment has a retail-marketing network of approximately 280 convenience stores located throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. NTI operates over 170 and supports over 110 franchised stores. NTI brands all of its company-operated and franchised convenience stores as SuperAmerica. NTI also owns and operates SuperMom's Bakery that prepares and distributes baked goods and other prepared items for sale in NTI's retail outlets and for other third parties.

WNRL

The Company's WNRL segment owns and operates terminal, storage, transportation and wholesale assets. WNRL's primary customers are its refineries in the Southwest. WNRL is a limited partnership that owns, operates, develops and acquires logistics and related assets and businesses to include terminals, storage tanks, pipelines and other logistics assets related to the terminalling, transportation, storage and distribution of crude oil and refined products. WNRL's pipeline and gathering assets consist of approximately 690 miles of crude oil pipelines and gathering systems that serve as the primary source of crude oil for its Gallup refinery and provide access to shale crude oil production in the Delaware Basin and southern New Mexico for shipment to its El Paso refinery through the Kinder Morgan crude oil pipeline. These pipeline systems connect at various points to an aggregate of approximately 830,000 barrels of active crude oil storage located in the Delaware Basin and in the Four Corners area.

WNRL's terminalling, transportation and storage infrastructure consist of on-site refined product distribution terminals at the El Paso and Gallup refineries and refined products terminals located in Bloomfield and Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Bloomfield product distribution terminal is permitted to operate at 19,000 bpd with a total storage capacity of approximately 675,900 barrels and a truck loading rack with over four loading spots. WNRL provides additional product deliveries to Bloomfield from its truck fleet. The Albuquerque product distribution terminal is permitted to operate at 27,500 bpd with a refined product storage capacity of approximately 185,700 barrels and a truck loading rack with over two loading spots. This terminal receives product deliveries through truck or pipeline, including deliveries from the Company's El Paso and Gallup refineries. These assets include approximately 6.9 million barrels of active shell storage capacity. These assets receive, store and distribute crude oil, feedstock and refined products for Western's Southwest refineries. WNRL also provides asphalt terminalling and processing services at an asphalt plant and terminal in El Paso and asphalt terminalling services at approximately three asphalt terminals in Albuquerque, Phoenix and Tucson that have a combined storage capacity of over 473,000 barrels.

WNRL's wholesale assets include lubricant and bulk petroleum distribution plants, and a fleet of crude oil and refined product trucks and lubricant delivery trucks. WNRL distributes wholesale petroleum products in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. WNRL purchases petroleum fuels and lubricants from the refining segment and from third-party suppliers. WNRL's wholesale customers are retail fuel distributors, its retail segment and the mining, construction, utility, manufacturing, transportation, aviation and agricultural industries.

Retail Segment

The Company's retail group operates retail stores that sell various grades of gasoline, diesel fuel and convenience store merchandise to the general public. The Company's retail segment also operates unmanned commercial fueling locations (cardlocks) that sell various grades of gasoline and diesel fuel to contract customers' vehicle fleets. The Company's retail group operates approximately 260 retail stores located in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas and over 50 cardlocks located in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. The Company supplies its retail gasoline and diesel fuel inventories through WNRL and purchases general merchandise, as well as beverage and food products from various suppliers. The Company's retail stores operate under various brands, including Giant, Western, Western Express, Howdy's, Mustang and Sundial. The gasoline brands sold through these stores include Western, Giant, Mustang, Phillips 66 Company, Conoco, 76, Shell Oil Company, Chevron, Mobil and Texaco.

The Company competes with Valero Energy Corporation, Phillips 66 Company, Alon USA Energy, Inc., HollyFrontier Corporation, Tesoro Corporation, Chevron Products Company, Suncor Energy, Inc., Shell Oil Company, BP Oil, CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Koch Industries, Holiday, Kwik Trip, Marathon, Freedom Valu Centers, Costco Wholesale Corp. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Kroger Company, Pro Petroleum, Inc., Southern Counties Fuels, Synergy Petroleum, LLC, SoCo Group, Inc., C&R Distributing, Inc., Brewer Petroleum Services, Inc., ampm, Brewer Oil Company, Circle K, Maverik, Murphy Oil, Quik-Trip, Shay Oil and 7-2-11 food stores.

Company Address

Western Refining Inc

6500 Trowbridge Dr
EL PASO   TX   79905-3402
P: +1915.7753488
F: +1302.6555049

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