Green Plains Partners and Delek US to Build Ethanol Terminal

OMAHA, Neb. and BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Nov. 04, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Plains Partners LP (NASDAQ:GPP) and Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DK) today announced plans to form a 50:50 joint venture to build an ethanol unit train terminal in Maumelle, Arkansas on the Union Pacific rail line. The project is expected to cost approximately $12 million and be completed during the fourth quarter of 2016.

“We are pleased to move forward with the partnership’s first organic growth project with a strategic downstream partner,” said Todd Becker, president and chief executive officer at Green Plains Partners. “When completed, this new terminal will allow ethanol to be delivered more efficiently into the Little Rock and surrounding markets. This certainly will give the joint venture a platform upon which to build.”

The terminal will be capable of unloading 110-car unit trains in less than 24 hours and initially include storage for approximately 4.2 million gallons of ethanol. Green Plains Partners and Delek US will jointly operate the terminal.

Mayor Mike Watson of Maumelle added, “The investment by Green Plains Partners and Delek US is a positive economic development opportunity for both the city of Maumelle and surrounding Little Rock area.”

About Green Plains Partners LP
Green Plains Partners LP (NASDAQ:GPP) is a fee-based Delaware limited partnership formed by Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) to provide fuel storage and transportation services by owning, operating, developing and acquiring ethanol and fuel storage tanks, terminals, transportation assets and other related assets and businesses.

About Delek US Holdings, Inc.
Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics and convenience store retailing. The refining segment consists of refineries operated in Tyler, Texas and El Dorado, Arkansas with a combined nameplate production capacity of 155,000 barrels per day. Delek US Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates also own approximately 62 percent (including the 2 percent general partner interest) of Delek Logistics Partners, LP. Delek Logistics Partners, LP is a growth-oriented master limited partnership focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets. The retail segment markets motor fuel and convenience merchandise through a network of approximately 355 company-operated convenience store locations operated under the MAPCO Express®, MAPCO Mart®, East Coast®, Fast Food and Fuel™, Favorite Markets®, Delta Express® and Discount Food Mart™ brand names. Delek US Holdings, Inc. also owns approximately 48 percent of the outstanding common stock of Alon USA Energy, Inc.

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Contacts Green Plains Partners LP Jim Stark VP, Investor & Media Relations 402.884.8700 Delek US Holdings, Inc. Keith Johnson Vice President, Investor Relations 615.435.1366

Source:Green Plains Partners LP