Vertex Energy, Inc., an environmental services company, provides a range of services designed to aggregate, process, and recycle industrial and commercial waste streams, as well as off specification commercial chemical products. The company operates in two divisions, Black Oil, and Refining and Marketing. The Black Oil division aggregates used motor oil by purchasing from a network of local and regional collectors and generators; and sell it to third-party re-refiners, fuel oil blenders, and industrial burners. The Refining and Marketing division gathers hydrocarbon streams in the form of petroleum distillates, transmix, and other chemical products that are purchased from pipeline operators, refineries, chemical processing facilities, and third-party providers; and sells end-products, such as gasoline blendstock, pygas, and fuel oil cutterstock to oil companies or to petroleum trading and blending companies. This division also purchases, re-refines, and sells black oil as a fuel oil cutterstock and a feedstock component for refineries, as well as re-refines used oil into marine fuel cutterstock and a feedstock through its thermal chemical extraction process technology. The company offers its services in 13 states primarily in the Gulf Coast and Central Midwest Region of the United States. Vertex Energy, Inc. is based in Houston, Texas.