Delek Logistics Partners LP (NYSE: DKL), headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, is a growth-oriented publicly traded master limited partnership (MLP) formed by Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DK) ("Delek") in 2012 to own, operate, acquire, and construct crude oil and refined products logistics and marketing assets.
A substantial majority of our existing assets are integral to the success of Delek’s refining and marketing operations. We gather, transport and store crude oil and market, distribute, transport and store refined products in select regions of the southeastern United States and west Texas for Delek and third parties, primarily in support of Delek’s refineries in Big Spring and Tyler, Texas and El Dorado, Arkansas. Learn more about our parent company at DelekUS.com.
We operate in two business segments: our Pipelines and Transportation segment and our Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling segment.
Pipelines and Transportation Segment. Our pipelines and transportation segment consists of assets, including pipelines and trucks and ancillary assets, that provide crude oil gathering and crude oil, intermediate and refined products transportation and storage services primarily in support of the Tyler, El Dorado and Big Spring Refineries. Additionally, this segment provides crude oil gathering and crude oil, intermediate and refined products transportation and storage services to Delek Holdings and third parties. In providing these services, we do not take ownership of the products or crude oil that we transport or store; and, therefore, the results of our pipelines and transportation segment are not directly exposed to changes in commodity prices. Our pipeline assets include approximately 400 miles of operable crude oil transportation pipelines, approximately 450 miles of refined product pipelines and approximately 600 miles of crude oil gathering and trunk lines. Associated with and currently used in connection with the operation of these lines are crude oil, intermediate and refined products storage tanks with an aggregate of approximately 9.6 million barrels of active shell capacity.
Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling Segment. Our wholesale marketing and terminalling segment provides wholesale marketing and terminalling services to Delek Holdings’ refining operations and to independent third parties from whom we receive fees for marketing, transporting, storing and terminalling refined products and to whom we wholesale market refined products. In providing certain of these services, we take ownership of the products and are therefore exposed to market risks related to the volatility of refined product prices in our west Texas operations, which depend on many factors, including demand and supply of refined products in the west Texas market, the timing of refined product deliveries and downtime at refineries in the surrounding area. As of December 31, 2018, we generated revenue in our wholesale marketing and terminalling segment by (i) providing marketing services for the refined products output of the Tyler Refinery and the Big Spring Refinery, (ii) engaging in wholesale activity at our Abilene and San Angelo, Texas terminals, as well as at terminals owned by third parties, whereby we purchase light products for sale and exchange to third parties, and (iii) providing terminalling services to independent third parties and Delek Holdings.