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April 09, 2015

Technical Paper Presented At AFPM Annual Meeting

Turner, Mason & Company (TM&C), Delek Refining and KP Engineering (KPE) presented a technical paper titled “Cost-Effective Refinery Expansion Enables Lighter Crude While Maximizing ULSD” at the 2015 American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.  The paper (AM-15-39), co-authored by James W. Jones of TM&C, Frank Simmons of Delek Refining and Tony D. Freeman of KPE, highlighted a non-traditional approach for project development and execution to facilitate a very cost-effective project.  The innovative approach significantly shortened the project development period and allowed the refinery expansion project to be completed in just over two years from concept to completion.  The project expanded crude capacity at Delek’s Tyler, Texas refinery by 20%, improved distillate recovery, and improved the refinery’s ability to handle lighter crude oil.  Due to the leveraging of existing refinery assets and a focus on high return modifications, the project is forecasted to achieve a pre-tax payback of less than 18 months.