Alon USA Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in refining and marketing petroleum products primarily in the south central, southwestern, and western regions of the United States. The company operates in three segments: Refining and Unbranded Marketing, Asphalt, and Retail and Branded Marketing. The Refining and Unbranded Marketing segment refines crude oil into petroleum products, including gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, petrochemicals, petrochemical feed stocks, asphalt, and other petroleum-based products. This segment also markets finished products and blend stocks through sales and exchanges with other oil companies, state and federal governmental entities, unbranded wholesale distributors, and various other third parties. The Asphalt segment markets patented tire rubber modified asphalt products; and produces paving and roofing grades of asphalt, as well as manufactures performance-graded asphalts, emulsions, and cutbacks. The Retail and Branded Marketing segment operates 302 owned and leased convenience store sites primarily in central and west Texas, and New Mexico. Its convenience stores offer various grades of gasoline, diesel fuel, food products, tobacco products, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, and general merchandise primarily under the 7-Eleven, Alon, and FINA brands. This segment markets gasoline and diesel under the Alon and FINA brand names through a network of approximately 640 locations, including the company’s convenience stores; and provides credit card processing services to approximately 260 licensed locations. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Alon USA Energy, Inc. is a subsidiary of Alon Israel Oil Company, Ltd.