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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 10-Q
(Mark One)
þ
 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2015
or
o
 
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
 
 
 
 
For the transition period from                      to                     
Commission file number 001-32868
DELEK US HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
 
52-2319066
(State or other jurisdiction of
 
(I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)
 
Identification No.)
 
 
 
7102 Commerce Way
 
 
Brentwood, Tennessee
 
37027
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(615) 771-6701
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes þ No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes þ No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer þ
 
Accelerated filer o
 
Non-accelerated filer o
 
Smaller reporting company o
 
 
 
 
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes o No þ
At May 1, 2015, there were 57,361,741 shares of common stock, $0.01 par value, outstanding (excluding securities held by, or for the account of, the Company or its subsidiaries).



TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Exhibit 31.1
 Exhibit 31.2
 Exhibit 32.1
 Exhibit 32.2
 EX-101 INSTANCE DOCUMENT
 EX-101 SCHEMA DOCUMENT
 EX-101 CALCULATION LINKBASE DOCUMENT
 EX-101 LABELS LINKBASE DOCUMENT
 EX-101 PRESENTATION LINKBASE DOCUMENT

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Part I.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1.
Financial Statements

Delek US Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
 
 
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
 
 
(In millions, except share and per share data)
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
376.4

 
$
444.1

Accounts receivable
 
191.0

 
197.0

Inventory
 
484.6

 
469.6

Other current assets
 
114.7

 
136.7

Total current assets
 
1,166.7

 
1,247.4

Property, plant and equipment:
 
 
 
 
Property, plant and equipment
 
1,990.4

 
1,953.2

Less: accumulated depreciation
 
(489.1
)
 
(509.6
)
Property, plant and equipment, net
 
1,501.3

 
1,443.6

Goodwill
 
73.9

 
73.9

Other intangibles, net
 
28.2

 
21.4

Equity method investments
 
6.0

 

Other non-current assets
 
120.1

 
105.1

Total assets
 
$
2,896.2

 
$
2,891.4

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
 
$
412.6

 
$
477.0

Current portion of long-term debt and capital lease obligations
 
56.4

 
56.4

Obligation under Supply and Offtake Agreement
 
186.9

 
200.9

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
 
146.6

 
122.9

Total current liabilities
 
802.5

 
857.2

Non-current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Long-term debt and capital lease obligations, net of current portion
 
617.8

 
533.3

Environmental liabilities, net of current portion
 
8.4

 
8.5

Asset retirement obligations
 
9.2

 
9.2

Deferred tax liabilities
 
256.4

 
266.3

Other non-current liabilities
 
40.7

 
18.5

Total non-current liabilities
 
932.5

 
835.8

Stockholders’ equity:
 
 
 
 
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding
 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value, 110,000,000 shares authorized, 60,716,957 shares and 60,637,525 shares issued at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively
 
0.6

 
0.6

Additional paid-in capital
 
398.4

 
395.1

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(29.2
)
 
(12.6
)
Treasury stock, 3,365,561 shares, at cost, as of both March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014
 
(112.6
)
 
(112.6
)
Retained earnings
 
706.9

 
731.2

Non-controlling interest in subsidiaries
 
197.1

 
196.7

Total stockholders’ equity
 
1,161.2

 
1,198.4

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
 
$
2,896.2

 
$
2,891.4

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

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Delek US Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31,
 
 
2015
 
2014
 
 
(In millions, except share and per share data)
Net sales
 
$
1,150.6

 
$
1,865.7

Operating costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
Cost of goods sold
 
1,006.1

 
1,643.3

Operating expenses
 
91.4

 
98.5

General and administrative expenses
 
32.7

 
31.6

Depreciation and amortization
 
28.3

 
24.6

Total operating costs and expenses
 
1,158.5

 
1,798.0

Operating (loss) income
 
(7.9
)
 
67.7

Interest expense
 
10.1

 
9.6

Interest income
 
(0.4
)
 
(0.4
)
Other income, net
 
(0.9
)
 
(0.1
)
Total non-operating expenses, net
 
8.8

 
9.1

(Loss) income from continuing operations before income taxes
 
(16.7
)
 
58.6

Income tax (benefit) expense
 
(6.0
)
 
19.3

Net (loss) income
 
(10.7
)
 
39.3

Net income attributed to non-controlling interest
 
5.4

 
5.6

Net (loss) income attributable to Delek
 
$
(16.1
)
 
$
33.7

Basic (loss) earnings per share
 
$
(0.28
)
 
$
0.57

Diluted (loss) earnings per share
 
$
(0.28
)
 
$
0.56

Weighted average common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
57,289,925

 
59,248,855

Diluted
 
57,289,925

 
59,878,013

Dividends declared per common share outstanding
 
$
0.15

 
$
0.25

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

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Delek US Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Unaudited)

 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2015
 
2014
 
 
(In millions)
Net (loss) income attributable to Delek
 
$
(16.1
)
 
$
33.7

Other comprehensive (loss) income:
 
 
 
 
Net (loss) gain on derivative instruments, net of tax benefit (expense) of $8.9 million and $(9.0) million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, and net of ineffectiveness (loss) gain of $(5.0) million and $3.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
 
(16.5
)
 
15.7

Foreign currency translation loss
 
(0.1
)
 

Comprehensive (loss) income attributable to Delek
 
$
(32.7
)
 
$
49.4


See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements


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Delek US Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2015
 
2014
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
(In millions, except per share data)
Net (loss) income
 
$
(10.7
)
 
$
39.3

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
28.3

 
24.6

Amortization of deferred financing costs
 
1.1

 
1.3

Accretion of asset retirement obligations
 
0.1

 
0.1

Amortization of unfavorable contract liability
 

 
(0.7
)
Deferred income taxes
 
(1.0
)
 
2.6

Equity-based compensation expense
 
3.7

 
3.1

Income tax benefit of equity-based compensation
 
(0.5
)
 
(0.5
)
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:
 
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
 
6.0

 
(46.6
)
Inventories and other current assets
 
(5.6
)
 
134.0

Market value of derivatives
 
16.9

 
(23.6
)
Accounts payable and other current liabilities
 
(50.2
)
 
(24.0
)
Obligation under Supply and Offtake Agreement
 
(14.0
)
 
6.8

Non-current assets and liabilities, net
 
(13.3
)
 
(52.7
)
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities
 
(39.2
)
 
63.7

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
 
Business combinations
 

 
(11.1
)
Equity method investments
 
(2.2
)
 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment
 
(90.7
)
 
(114.3
)
Purchase of intangible assets
 
(7.2
)
 

Proceeds from sales of assets
 
1.2

 

Net cash used in investing activities
 
(98.9
)
 
(125.4
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
 
Proceeds from long-term revolvers
 
226.2

 
421.9

Payments on long-term revolvers
 
(132.1
)
 
(342.7
)
Proceeds from term debt and capital lease obligations
 
2.0

 
2.7

Payments on term debt and capital lease obligations
 
(11.6
)
 
(2.2
)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
 

 
0.1

Taxes paid due to the net settlement of equity-based compensation
 
(1.1
)
 
(3.3
)
Income tax benefit of equity-based compensation
 
0.5

 
0.5

Distribution to non-controlling interest
 
(4.9
)
 
(3.9
)
Dividends paid
 
(8.2
)
 
(14.9
)
Deferred financing costs paid
 
(0.4
)
 
(3.6
)
Net cash provided by financing activities
 
70.4

 
54.6

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
 
(67.7
)
 
(7.1
)
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period
 
444.1

 
400.0

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period
 
$
376.4

 
$
392.9

Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:
 
 
 
 
Cash paid during the period for:
 
 
 
 
Interest, net of capitalized interest of $0.6 million and $0.3 million in the 2015 and 2014 periods, respectively.
 
$
8.5

 
$
8.4

Income taxes
 
$
1.9

 
$
7.1

Non-cash investing activities:
 
 
 
 
Equity method investments
 
$
3.8

 
$


See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements

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Delek US Holdings, Inc.
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)
1. Organization and Basis of Presentation
Delek US Holdings, Inc. is the sole shareholder or owner of membership interests of Delek Refining, Inc. ("Refining"), Delek Finance, Inc., Delek Marketing & Supply, LLC, Lion Oil Company ("Lion Oil"), Delek Renewables, LLC, Delek Rail Logistics, Inc., Delek Logistics Services Company, MAPCO Express, Inc. ("MAPCO Express"), MAPCO Fleet, Inc., NTI Investments, LLC, GDK Bearpaw, LLC, Delek Helena, LLC, Commerce Way Insurance Company, Inc., Delek Transportation, LLC and Delek Land Holdings, LLC. Unless otherwise indicated or the context requires otherwise, the terms "we," "our," "us," "Delek" and the "Company" are used in this report to refer to Delek US Holdings, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries. Delek is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "DK."
Our condensed consolidated financial statements include Delek Logistics Partners, LP ("Delek Logistics"), a variable interest entity. Because our consolidated subsidiary, Delek Logistics GP, LLC ("Logistics GP"), is the general partner of Delek Logistics, we have the ability to direct the activities of Delek Logistics that most significantly impact its economic performance. We are also considered to be the primary beneficiary for accounting purposes and are Delek Logistics' primary customer. Delek Logistics does not derive an amount of gross margin material to us from third parties. However, in the event that Delek Logistics incurs a loss, our operating results will reflect Delek Logistics' loss, net of intercompany eliminations, to the extent of our ownership interest in Delek Logistics.
The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Delek and its consolidated subsidiaries. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") have been condensed or omitted, although management believes that the disclosures herein are adequate to make the financial information presented not misleading. Our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in conformity with GAAP applied on a consistent basis with those of the annual audited financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on February 26, 2015 (the "Annual Report on Form 10-K") and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SEC. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2014 included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K.
In the opinion of management, all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position and the results of operations for the interim periods have been included. All significant intercompany transactions and account balances have been eliminated in consolidation. All adjustments are of a normal, recurring nature. Operating results for the interim period should not be viewed as representative of results that may be expected for any future interim period or for the full year.
Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified in order to conform to the current year presentation. These reclassifications had no effect on net income or shareholders' equity as previously reported.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.



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2. Delek Logistics Partners, LP
Delek Logistics is a publicly traded limited partnership that was formed by Delek to own, operate, acquire and construct crude oil and refined products logistics and marketing assets. A substantial majority of Delek Logistics' assets are currently integral to Delek’s refining and marketing operations. As of March 31, 2015, we owned a 59.9% limited partner interest in Delek Logistics, and a 95.9% interest in Logistics GP, which owns the entire 2.0% general partner interest in Delek Logistics and all of the incentive distribution rights. Delek's partnership interest in Delek Logistics includes 2,799,258 common units, 11,999,258 subordinated units and 494,197 general partner units.

In March 2015, a subsidiary of Delek Logistics completed the acquisition of two crude oil offloading racks in El Dorado, Arkansas (the "El Dorado refinery") and related ancillary assets adjacent to our El Dorado refinery from Lion Oil (the "El Dorado Offloading Racks Acquisition"). The cash paid for the assets acquired was approximately $42.5 million, financed with borrowings under the DKL Revolver (as defined in Note 5).
In March 2015, a subsidiary of Delek Logistics completed the acquisition of a crude oil storage tank with 350,000 barrels of shell capacity that supports our refinery in Tyler, Texas (the "Tyler refinery") and related ancillary assets adjacent to our Tyler refinery from Refining (the "Tyler Crude Tank Acquisition"). The purchase price paid for the asset acquired was $19.4 million in cash, financed with borrowings under the DKL Revolver (as defined in Note 5).

The El Dorado Offloading Racks Acquisition and the Tyler Crude Tank Acquisition are each considered a transfer of a business between entities under common control. As such, the assets acquired and liabilities assumed were transferred to Delek Logistics at historical basis instead of fair value.
In March 2015, Delek Logistics entered into two joint ventures that will construct logistics assets to serve third parties and subsidiaries of Delek. The total projected investment for the two joint ventures is approximately $91.0 million and will be financed through a combination of cash from operations and borrowings under the DKL Revolver (as defined in Note 5). As of March 31, 2015, the investment in these joint ventures totaled $6.0 million and was accounted for using the equity method.
We have agreements with Delek Logistics that, among other things, establish fees for certain administrative and operational services provided by us and our subsidiaries to Delek Logistics, provide certain indemnification obligations and establish terms for fee-based commercial logistics and marketing services provided by Delek Logistics and its subsidiaries to us.

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With the exception of affiliate balances which are eliminated in consolidation, the Delek Logistics condensed consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, as presented below, are included in the consolidated balance sheets of Delek.
 
 
March 31,
2015
 
December 31, 2014(1)
 
 
 
 
 
(In millions)
 
 
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$

 
$
1.9

Accounts receivable
 
30.3

 
28.0

Accounts receivable from related parties
 
2.8

 

Inventory
 
4.5

 
10.3

Other current assets
 
0.3

 
0.8

Net property, plant and equipment
 
253.7

 
255.1

Equity method investments
 
6.0

 

Goodwill
 
11.7

 
11.7

Intangible assets, net
 
16.3

 
16.5

Other non-current assets
 
7.0

 
7.3

Total assets
 
$
332.6

 
$
331.6

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
 
$
14.2

 
$
18.2

Accounts payable to related parties
 

 
0.6

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
 
11.9

 
11.8

Revolving credit facility
 
316.4

 
251.8

Asset retirement obligations
 
3.4

 
3.3

Deferred tax liabilities
 
0.5

 
0.2

Other non-current liabilities
 
6.8

 
5.9

Equity
 
(20.6
)
 
39.8

Total liabilities and equity
 
$
332.6

 
$
331.6

                
(1) These amounts have been restated to reflect the assets and liabilities acquired in the El Dorado Offloading Racks Acquisition and the Tyler Crude Tank Acquisition.

3. Inventory
Refinery inventory consists of crude oil, in-process, refined products and blendstocks which are stated at the lower of cost or market. Cost of inventory for the Tyler refinery is determined under the last-in, first-out ("LIFO") valuation method. Cost of inventory for the El Dorado refinery is determined on a first-in, first-out ("FIFO") basis. Cost of crude oil, in-process, refined product and feedstock inventories in excess of market value is charged to cost of goods sold.
Logistics inventory consists of refined products which are stated at the lower of cost or market on a FIFO basis.
Retail inventory consists of gasoline, diesel fuel, other petroleum products, cigarettes, beer, convenience merchandise and food service merchandise. Fuel inventories are stated at the lower of cost or market on a FIFO basis. Non-fuel inventories are stated at estimated cost as determined by the retail inventory method.

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Carrying value of inventories consisted of the following (in millions):
 
 
March 31,
2015
 
December 31,
2014
Refinery raw materials and supplies
 
$
175.8

 
$
158.8

Refinery work in process
 
39.8

 
26.5

Refinery finished goods
 
228.1

 
235.1

Retail fuel
 
10.0

 
10.9

Retail merchandise
 
26.4

 
28.0

Logistics refined products
 
4.5

 
10.3

Total inventories
 
$
484.6

 
$
469.6

At March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, the excess of replacement cost (FIFO) over the carrying value (LIFO) of the Tyler refinery inventories was $1.1 million and $0.3 million, respectively.
Permanent Liquidations
During the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, we incurred a permanent reduction in a LIFO layer resulting in a liquidation (loss) gain in our refinery inventory of $(3.6) million and $4.1 million, respectively. These liquidations were recognized as a component of cost of goods sold.

4. Crude Oil Supply and Inventory Purchase Agreement
Delek has a Master Supply and Offtake Agreement (the "Supply and Offtake Agreement") with J. Aron & Company ("J. Aron"). Throughout the term of the Supply and Offtake Agreement, which was amended on December 23, 2013 to expire on April 30, 2017, Lion Oil and J. Aron will identify mutually acceptable contracts for the purchase of crude oil from third parties and J. Aron will supply up to 100,000 barrels per day ("bpd") of crude to the El Dorado refinery. Crude oil supplied to the El Dorado refinery by J. Aron will be purchased daily at an estimated average monthly market price by Lion Oil. J. Aron will also purchase all refined products from the El Dorado refinery at an estimated market price daily, as they are produced. These daily purchases and sales are trued-up on a monthly basis in order to reflect actual average monthly prices. We have recorded a receivable (payable) related to this settlement of $4.5 million and $(4.9) million as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively, which is included in accounts receivable on the condensed consolidated balance sheet. Also pursuant to the Supply and Offtake Agreement and other related agreements, Lion Oil will endeavor to arrange potential sales by either Lion Oil or J. Aron to third parties of the products produced at the El Dorado refinery or purchased from third parties. In instances where Lion Oil is the seller to such third parties, J. Aron will first transfer the applicable products to Lion Oil.
While title to the inventories will reside with J. Aron, this arrangement will be accounted for as a product financing arrangement. Delek incurred fees payable to J. Aron of $2.6 million and $2.4 million during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. These amounts are included as a component of interest expense in the condensed consolidated statements of income. Upon any termination of the Supply and Offtake Agreement, including in connection with a force majeure event, the parties are required to negotiate with third parties for the assignment to us of certain contracts, commitments and arrangements, including procurement contracts, commitments for the sale of product, and pipeline, terminalling, storage and shipping arrangements.
Upon the expiration of the Supply and Offtake Agreement on April 30, 2017, or upon any earlier termination, Delek will be required to repurchase the consigned crude oil and refined products from J. Aron at then prevailing market prices. At March 31, 2015, Delek had 3.6 million barrels of inventory consigned for J. Aron, and we have recorded liabilities associated with this consigned inventory of $186.9 million in the condensed consolidated balance sheet.

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5. Long-Term Obligations and Notes Payable
Outstanding borrowings under Delek’s existing debt instruments and capital lease obligations are as follows (in millions):
 
 
March 31,
2015
 
December 31,
2014
MAPCO Revolver
 
$
105.5

 
$
76.0

DKL Revolver
 
316.4

 
251.8

Wells Term Loan
 
58.3

 
64.2

Reliant Bank Revolver
 
17.0

 
17.0

Promissory notes
 
77.8

 
76.0

Lion Term Loan, net of $0.2 million and $0.3 million debt discount at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively
 
98.8

 
104.2

Capital lease obligations
 
0.4

 
0.5

 
 
674.2

 
589.7

Less: Current portion of long-term debt, notes payable and capital lease obligations
 
56.4

 
56.4

 
 
$
617.8

 
$
533.3

MAPCO Revolver
Our subsidiary, MAPCO Express, has a revolving credit facility with Fifth Third Bank, as administrative agent, and a syndicate of lenders that was amended and restated on May 6, 2014 (the "MAPCO Revolver"). The MAPCO Revolver consists of a $160.0 million revolving credit limit which includes (i) a $10.0 million swing line loan sub-limit; (ii) a $40.0 million letter of credit sub-limit; and (iii) an accordion feature which permits an increase in borrowings by up to $50.0 million, subject to additional lender commitments. As of March 31, 2015, we had $105.5 million outstanding under the MAPCO Revolver, as well as letters of credit issued of $2.6 million, with approximately $51.9 million availability remaining. Borrowings under the MAPCO Revolver are secured by (i) substantially all the assets of MAPCO Express and its subsidiaries, subject to certain exceptions and limitations, (ii) all of Delek’s shares in MAPCO Express, and (iii) a limited guaranty provided by Delek of up to $50.0 million in obligations. The MAPCO Revolver will mature on May 6, 2019. The MAPCO Revolver bears interest based on predetermined pricing grids which allow us to choose between base rate loans or London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") rate loans. At March 31, 2015, the weighted average borrowing rate under the MAPCO Revolver was approximately 2.27%. Additionally, the MAPCO Revolver requires us to pay a leverage ratio dependent quarterly fee on the average unused revolving commitment. As of March 31, 2015, this fee was 0.25% per year.
Wells ABL
Our subsidiary, Delek Refining, Ltd., has an asset-based loan credit facility with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, and a syndicate of lenders (the "Wells ABL") that consists of (i) a $600.0 million revolving loan (the "Wells Revolving Loan"), which includes a $55.0 million swing line loan sub-limit and a $550.0 million letter of credit sub-limit, (ii) a $70.0 million delayed single draw term loan (the "Wells Term Loan"), and (iii) an accordion feature which permits an increase in the size of the revolving credit facility to an aggregate of $875.0 million, subject to additional lender commitments and the satisfaction of certain other conditions precedent. The Wells Revolving Loan matures on January 16, 2019 and the Wells Term Loan matures on December 31, 2016. The Wells Term Loan is subject to repayment in level principal installments of approximately $5.8 million per quarter, beginning December 31, 2014, with a final balloon payment due on December 31, 2016. As of March 31, 2015, under the Wells ABL, we had letters of credit issued totaling approximately $90.0 million and no amounts outstanding under the Wells Revolving Loan; under the Wells Term Loan we had approximately $58.3 million outstanding. Borrowings under the Wells ABL are secured by substantially all the assets of Refining and its subsidiaries, with certain limitations. Under the facility, revolving loans and letters of credit are provided subject to availability requirements which are determined pursuant to a borrowing base calculation as defined in the credit agreement. The borrowing base as calculated is primarily supported by cash, certain accounts receivable and certain inventory. Borrowings under the Wells Revolving Loan and Wells Term Loan bear interest based on separate predetermined pricing grids which allow us to choose between base rate loans or LIBOR rate loans. At March 31, 2015, the weighted average borrowing rate under the Wells Term Loan was approximately 3.93%. Additionally, the Wells ABL requires us to pay a quarterly unused credit commitment fee. As of March 31, 2015, this fee was approximately 0.38% per year. Borrowing capacity, as calculated and reported under the terms of the Wells ABL credit facility, as of March 31, 2015, was $132.4 million.

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DKL Revolver
Delek Logistics has a $700.0 million Senior Secured Revolving Credit Agreement with Fifth Third Bank, as administrative agent, and a syndicate of lenders (the "DKL Revolver"). Delek Logistics and each of its existing subsidiaries are borrowers under the DKL Revolver. The DKL Revolver contains a dual currency borrowing tranche that permits draw downs in U.S. or Canadian dollars and an accordion feature whereby Delek Logistics can increase the size of the credit facility to an aggregate of $800.0 million, subject to receiving increased or new commitments from lenders and the satisfaction of certain other conditions precedent.
The obligations under the DKL Revolver are secured by a first priority lien on substantially all of Delek Logistics' tangible and intangible assets. Additionally, a subsidiary of Delek provides a limited guaranty of Delek Logistics' obligations under the DKL Revolver. The guaranty is (i) limited to an amount equal to the principal amount, plus unpaid and accrued interest, of a promissory note made by Delek in favor of the subsidiary guarantor (the "Holdings Note") and (ii) secured by the subsidiary guarantor's pledge of the Holdings Note to the DKL Revolver lenders. As of March 31, 2015, the principal amount of the Holdings Note was $102.0 million.
The DKL Revolver will mature on December 30, 2019. Borrowings under the DKL Revolver bear interest at either a U.S. base rate, Canadian prime rate, LIBOR, or a Canadian Dealer Offered Rate plus applicable margins, at the election of the borrowers and as a function of draw down currency. The applicable margin, in each case, varies based upon Delek Logistics' Leverage Ratio, which is defined as the ratio of total funded debt to EBITDA for the most recently ended four fiscal quarters. At March 31, 2015, the weighted average borrowing rate was approximately 2.60%. Additionally, the DKL Revolver requires Delek Logistics to pay a leverage ratio dependent quarterly fee on the average unused revolving commitment. As of March 31, 2015, this fee was 0.30% per year. As of March 31, 2015, Delek Logistics had $316.4 million of outstanding borrowings under the credit facility, as well as letters of credit issued of $4.5 million. Amounts available under the DKL Revolver, as of March 31, 2015, were approximately $379.1 million.
Reliant Bank Revolver
We have a revolving credit agreement with Reliant Bank, which was amended on June 26, 2014 (the "Reliant Bank Revolver"). The Reliant Bank Revolver provides for unsecured loans of up to $17.0 million. As of March 31, 2015, we had $17.0 million outstanding under this facility. The Reliant Bank Revolver matures on June 28, 2016, and bears interest at a fixed rate of 5.25% per annum. The Reliant Bank Revolver requires us to pay a quarterly fee of 0.50% per year on the average available revolving commitment. As of March 31, 2015, we had no undrawn amounts available under the Reliant Bank Revolver.
Promissory Notes
In 2011, Delek began construction on new MAPCO Mart convenience stores (each a "Build-to-Suit Development" or "BTS"). In order to fund these construction projects, we entered into separate notes for each BTS project with Standard Insurance Company (collectively, the "Notes") varying in size from $1.0 million to $2.2 million. The Notes bear interest at fixed rates, ranging from 5.00% to 6.38% per annum. Each of the Notes is secured by the land or leasehold interest, as applicable, and the building and equipment of its respective completed MAPCO Mart. Under the terms of each Note, beginning on the first day of the eleventh month following the initial fund advancement, payments of principal on each respective Note are due over a ten-year term calculated using a 25-year amortization schedule. If any Note is not paid in full after the initial ten-year period, we may continue to make monthly payments under the Note; however, the interest rate will reset pursuant to the terms of the Note. There is also an additional interest rate reset after the first 20-year period. The final maturity dates of the Notes range from June 1, 2036 to November 1, 2039. As of March 31, 2015, we had amounts drawn under 29 Notes related to these BTS projects, for a total amount of approximately $47.8 million outstanding under the Notes.
On April 29, 2011, Delek entered into a $50.0 million promissory note (the "Ergon Note") with Ergon, Inc. ("Ergon") in connection with the closing of our acquisition of Lion Oil. As of March 31, 2015, $30.0 million was outstanding under the Ergon Note. The Ergon Note requires Delek to make annual amortization payments of $10.0 million each, commencing April 29, 2013. The Ergon Note matures on April 29, 2017. Interest under the Ergon Note is computed at a fixed rate equal to 4.00% per annum.

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Lion Term Loan
Our subsidiary, Lion Oil, has a term loan credit facility (the "Lion Term Loan") with Israel Discount Bank of New York, Bank Hapoalim B.M. and Fifth Third Bank as the lenders. The Lion Term Loan was amended on June 23, 2014 to add Fifth Third Bank as an additional lender in the principal amount of $20.0 million, thereby increasing the total loan size to $110.0 million. As of March 31, 2015, $99.0 million was outstanding under the Lion Term Loan. The Lion Term Loan requires Lion Oil to make quarterly principal amortization payments in the amount of $5.5 million each, commencing on December 31, 2014. The Lion Term Loan matures on December 18, 2018, and is secured by (i) all the assets of Lion Oil (excluding inventory and accounts receivable), (ii) all of our shares in Lion Oil and (iii) a first priority lien on the subordinated and common units of Delek Logistics held by Lion Oil. Interest on the unpaid balance of the Lion Term Loan is computed at a rate per annum equal to LIBOR or the base rate, at our election, plus the applicable margins, subject in each case to an interest rate floor of 5.50% per annum. As of March 31, 2015, the weighted average borrowing rate under the Lion Term Loan was 5.50%.
Restrictive Covenants
Under the terms of our MAPCO Revolver, Wells ABL, DKL Revolver, Reliant Bank Revolver and Lion Term Loan, we are required to comply with certain usual and customary financial and non-financial covenants. Further, although we were not required to comply with a fixed charge coverage ratio financial covenant under the Wells ABL during the three months ended March 31, 2015, we may be required to comply with this covenant at times when the borrowing base excess availability is less than certain thresholds, as defined in the Wells ABL. We believe we were in compliance with all covenant requirements under each of our credit facilities as of March 31, 2015.
Certain of our credit facilities contain limitations on the incurrence of additional indebtedness, making of investments, creation of liens, dispositions of property, making of restricted payments and transactions with affiliates. Specifically, these covenants may limit the payment, in the form of cash or other assets, of dividends or other distributions, or the repurchase of shares with respect to the equity of our subsidiaries. Additionally, certain of our credit facilities limit our ability to make investments, including extensions of loans or advances to, or acquisitions of equity interests in, or guarantees of obligations of, any other entities.
Interest-Rate Derivative Instruments
As of March 31, 2015, Delek had entered into interest rate swap and cap agreements for a total notional amount of $205.0 million. These agreements are intended to economically hedge floating interest rate risk related to our existing debt. However, as we have elected to not apply the permitted hedge accounting treatment, including formal hedge designation and documentation, in accordance with the provisions of ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging ("ASC 815"), the fair value of the derivatives is recorded in other current assets in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets with the offset recognized in interest expense in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income. The derivative instruments mature in 2015 and 2016. The estimated mark-to-market liability associated with our interest rate derivatives, as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, was $0.4 million and $0.9 million, respectively.
In accordance with ASC 815, we recorded expense representing cash settlements and changes in estimated fair value of the interest rate derivative agreements of $0.1 million and $0.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. These amounts are included in interest expense in the accompanying consolidated statements of income.
While Delek has not elected to apply permitted hedge accounting treatment for these interest rate derivatives in accordance with the provisions of ASC 815 in the past, we may choose to apply that treatment for future transactions.
6. Income Taxes
At March 31, 2015, Delek had unrecognized tax benefits of $2.2 million that, if recognized, would affect our effective tax rate. Delek recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits as an adjustment to the current provision for income taxes. Interest of a nominal amount was recognized related to unrecognized tax benefits during both the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014.

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7. Stockholders' Equity

Changes to equity during the three months ended March 31, 2015 are presented below (in millions):
 
 
Delek Stockholders' Equity
 
Non-Controlling Interest in Subsidiaries
 
Total Stockholders' Equity
Balance at December 31, 2014
 
$
1,001.7

 
$
196.7

 
$
1,198.4

Net (loss) income
(16.1
)
 
5.4

 
(10.7
)
Unrealized loss on cash flow hedges, net of deferred income tax benefit of $8.9 million and ineffectiveness loss of $5.0 million
(16.5
)
 

 
(16.5
)
Common stock dividends ($0.15 per share)
(8.2
)
 

 
(8.2
)
Distribution to non-controlling interest

 
(4.9
)
 
(4.9
)
Equity-based compensation expense
3.5

 
0.2

 
3.7

Income tax benefit from equity-based compensation expense
0.5

 

 
0.5

Taxes paid due to the net settlement of equity-based compensation
(1.1
)
 

 
(1.1
)
Foreign currency translation loss
(0.1
)
 

 
(0.1
)
Other
0.4

 
(0.3
)
 
0.1

Balance at March 31, 2015
 
$
964.1

 
$
197.1

 
$
1,161.2


Dividends

During the three months ended March 31, 2015, our Board of Directors declared the following dividends:

Date Declared
 
Dividend Amount Per Share
 
Record Date
 
Payment Date
February 23, 2015
 
$0.15
 
March 10, 2015
 
March 24, 2015

Stock Repurchase Program

Our Board of Directors has authorized common stock repurchases in the aggregate amount of $125.0 million. Any repurchases may be implemented through open market transactions or in privately negotiated transactions, in accordance with applicable securities laws. The timing, price, and size of repurchases will be made at the discretion of management and will depend upon prevailing market prices, general economic and market conditions and other considerations. The stock repurchase authorization does not obligate us to acquire any particular amount of stock and any unused portion of the authorization will expire on December 31, 2015. During the three months ended March 31, 2015, no shares of our common stock were repurchased under the stock repurchase authorization.


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8. Equity-Based Compensation
Delek US Holdings, Inc. 2006 Long-Term Incentive Plan
Compensation expense for equity-based awards amounted to $3.2 million ($2.1 million, net of taxes) and $2.6 million ($1.7 million, net of taxes) for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. These amounts are included in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income.
As of March 31, 2015, there was $26.5 million of total unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested share-based compensation arrangements, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.1 years.
We issued 80,343 and 80,182 shares of common stock as a result of exercised stock options, stock appreciation rights, and vested restricted stock units during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. These amounts do not include shares withheld to satisfy employee tax obligations related to the exercises and vestings. Such withheld shares totaled 63,173 and 58,152 shares during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
Delek Logistics, GP, LLC 2012 Long-Term Incentive Plan
Compensation expense for these awards was $0.4 million ($0.3 million, net of taxes) for both the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014. These amounts are included in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income.
As of March 31, 2015, there was $4.1 million of total unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested share-based compensation arrangements, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.8 years.
Granting of GP Interests
On March 10, 2013, we granted membership interests in Logistics GP, the general partner of Delek Logistics, to certain executives, including Ezra Uzi Yemin, our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. These interests consisted of a total 1.4% membership interest in Logistics GP and vested on June 10, 2013. On December 10, 2013, we granted Mr. Yemin an additional 4.0% membership interest in Logistics GP. Half of the 4.0% vested immediately, 0.50% vested on June 10, 2014 and, subject to Mr. Yemin's continued employment with Delek, 0.25% will vest every six months following June 10, 2014 through June 10, 2017. Total compensation expense recognized for these grants amounted to $0.1 million ($0.1 million, net of taxes) for both the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014. As of March 31, 2015, there was $0.4 million of total unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested GP membership interests, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.2 years.
9. Earnings Per Share
Basic and diluted earnings per share are computed by dividing net income by the weighted average common shares outstanding. The common shares used to compute Delek’s basic and diluted earnings per share are as follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31,
 
 
2015

2014
Weighted average common shares outstanding
 
57,289,925

 
59,248,855

Dilutive effect of equity instruments
 

 
629,158

Weighted average common shares outstanding, assuming dilution
 
57,289,925

 
59,878,013

Outstanding common share equivalents totaling 2,128,842 and 1,226,200 were excluded from the diluted earnings per share calculation for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively, as these common share equivalents did not have a dilutive effect under the treasury stock method.

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10. Segment Data
We report our operating results in three reportable segments: refining, logistics and retail. Decisions concerning the allocation of resources and assessment of operating performance are made based on this segmentation. Management measures the operating performance of each reportable segment based on the segment contribution margin.
In conjunction with the El Dorado Offloading Racks Acquisition and the Tyler Crude Tank Acquisition, we reclassified the components of certain operating segments. The results of the operations of the assets associated with these acquisitions were previously reported as part of our refining segment and are now reported in our logistics segment. The historical results of the operations of these assets have been reclassified to conform to the current presentation.
Effective April 1, 2014, we revised the structure of the internal financial information reviewed by management and began allocating the results of hedging activity previously reported in corporate, other and eliminations to our refining segment. The historical results of this hedging activity have been reclassified to conform to the current presentation. The assets and/or liabilities associated with this hedging activity have not been allocated to the refining segment.
Segment contribution margin is defined as net sales less cost of sales and operating expenses, excluding depreciation and amortization. Operations which are not specifically included in the reportable segments are included in the corporate and other category, which primarily consists of operating expenses associated with ancillary company operations and intercompany eliminations.
The refining segment processes crude oil and other purchased feedstocks for the manufacture of transportation motor fuels, including various grades of gasoline, diesel fuel, aviation fuel, asphalt and other petroleum-based products that are distributed through both our own and third-party product terminals and pipelines. The refining segment has a combined nameplate capacity of 155,000 bpd, comprised of 75,000 bpd at the Tyler refinery and 80,000 bpd at the El Dorado refinery. The refining segment also operates two biodiesel facilities.
Our logistics segment owns and operates crude oil and refined products logistics and marketing assets. The logistics segment generates revenue and subsequently contribution margin, which we define as net sales less cost of goods sold and operating expenses, by charging fees for gathering, transporting and storing crude oil and for marketing, distributing, transporting and storing refined products.
Our retail segment markets gasoline, diesel, other refined petroleum products and convenience store merchandise through a network of company-operated retail fuel and convenience stores throughout the southeastern United States. As of March 31, 2015, we had 360 stores in total, consisting of 194 located in Tennessee, 90 in Alabama, 46 in Georgia, 13 in Arkansas, 8 in Virginia, 6 in Kentucky and 3 in Mississippi. The retail fuel and convenience stores operate under our MAPCO Express®, MAPCO Mart®, East Coast®, Fast Food and FuelTM, Favorite Markets®, Delta Express® and Discount Food MartTM brands. The retail segment also supplied fuel to approximately 50 contracted dealer locations as of March 31, 2015. In the retail segment, management reviews operating results on a divisional basis, where a division represents a specific geographic market. These divisional operating segments exhibit similar economic characteristics, generally provide the same products and services, and operate in a manner such that aggregation of these operations is appropriate for segment presentation.
Our refining segment has a services agreement with our logistics segment, which, among other things, requires the refining segment to pay service fees based on the number of gallons sold at the Tyler refinery and a sharing of a portion of the margin achieved in return for providing marketing, sales and customer services. These intercompany transaction fees were $3.0 million and $3.6 million during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Additionally, the refining segment pays transportation and storage fees to the logistics segment for the utilization of certain crude and finished product pipeline and tank assets. These fees were $24.8 million and $20.9 million during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. The refining segment sold finished product and services to the retail and logistics segments in the amount of $126.3 million and $107.2 million during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. All intersegment transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

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The following is a summary of business segment operating performance as measured by contribution margin for the period indicated (in millions):
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2015
 
 
Refining
 
Retail
 
Logistics
 
Corporate,
Other and Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Net sales (excluding intercompany fees and sales)
 
$
700.7

 
$
338.0

 
$
111.2

 
$
0.7

 
$
1,150.6

Intercompany fees and sales
 
126.3

 

 
32.3

 
(158.6
)
 

Operating costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of goods sold
 
756.9

 
293.2

 
108.4

 
(152.4
)
 
1,006.1

Operating expenses
 
48.2

 
32.5

 
10.8

 
(0.1
)
 
91.4

Segment contribution margin
 
$
21.9

 
$
12.3

 
$
24.3

 
$
(5.4
)
 
53.1

General and administrative expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
32.7

Depreciation and amortization
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
28.3

Operating income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
(7.9
)
Total assets
 
$
1,935.2

 
$
450.2

 
$
332.6

 
$
178.2

 
$
2,896.2

Capital spending (excluding business combinations)
 
$
85.0

 
$
1.3

 
$
3.8

 
$
0.6

 
$
90.7


 
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2014
 
 
Refining(1)
 
Retail
 
Logistics
 
Corporate,
Other and Eliminations
(1)
 
Consolidated
Net sales (excluding intercompany fees and sales)
 
$
1,255.6

 
$
431.6

 
$
178.2

 
$
0.3

 
$
1,865.7

Intercompany fees and sales
 
107.2

 

 
25.3

 
(132.5
)
 

Operating costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of goods sold
 
1,204.5

 
393.5

 
172.2

 
(126.9
)
 
1,643.3

Operating expenses
 
57.8

 
32.2

 
9.5

 
(1.0
)
 
98.5

Segment contribution margin
 
$
100.5

 
$
5.9

 
$
21.8

 
$
(4.3
)
 
123.9

General and administrative expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31.6

Depreciation and amortization
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24.6

Operating income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
67.7

Total assets
 
$
1,958.1

 
$
449.7

 
$
320.7

 
$
207.5

 
$
2,936.0

Capital spending (excluding business combinations)
 
$
101.9

 
$
6.6

 
$
2.3

 
$
3.5

 
$
114.3

            
(1) 
Hedging activity previously reported in corporate, other and eliminations has been allocated to the refining segment.


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Property, plant and equipment and accumulated depreciation as of March 31, 2015 and depreciation expense by reporting segment for the three months ended March 31, 2015 are as follows (in millions):
 
 
Refining
 
Logistics
 
Retail
 
Corporate,
Other and Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Property, plant and equipment
 
$
1,112.5

 
$
311.2

 
$
517.8

 
$
48.9

 
$
1,990.4

Less: Accumulated depreciation
 
(221.2
)
 
(57.5
)
 
(200.2
)
 
(10.2
)
 
(489.1
)
Property, plant and equipment, net
 
$
891.3

 
$
253.7

 
$
317.6

 
$
38.7

 
$
1,501.3

Depreciation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2015
 
$
15.1

 
$
4.2

 
$
7.7

 
$
0.9

 
$
27.9

In accordance with ASC 360, Property, Plant & Equipment, Delek evaluates the realizability of property, plant and equipment as events occur that might indicate potential impairment.
11. Fair Value Measurements
The fair values of financial instruments are estimated based upon current market conditions and quoted market prices for the same or similar instruments. Management estimates that the carrying value approximates fair value for all of Delek’s assets and liabilities that fall under the scope of ASC 825, Financial Instruments.
Delek applies the provisions of ASC 820, Fair Value Measurements ("ASC 820"), which defines fair value, establishes a framework for its measurement and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. ASC 820 applies to our interest rate and commodity derivatives that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis. The standard also requires that we assess the impact of nonperformance risk on our derivatives. Nonperformance risk is not considered material at this time.
ASC 820 requires disclosures that categorize assets and liabilities measured at fair value into one of three different levels depending on the observability of the inputs employed in the measurement. Level 1 inputs are quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. Level 2 inputs are observable inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly through market-corroborated inputs. Level 3 inputs are unobservable inputs for the asset or liability reflecting our assumptions about pricing by market participants.
Over the counter ("OTC") commodity swaps, physical commodity purchase and sale contracts and interest rate swaps and caps are generally valued using industry-standard models that consider various assumptions, including quoted forward prices, spot prices, interest rates, time value, volatility factors and contractual prices for the underlying instruments, as well as other relevant economic measures. The degree to which these inputs are observable in the forward markets determines the classification as Level 2 or 3. Our contracts are valued using quotations provided by brokers based on exchange pricing and/or price index developers such as Platts or Argus and are, therefore, classified as Level 2.
The fair value hierarchy for our financial assets and liabilities accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, was as follows (in millions):
 
 
As of March 31, 2015
 
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OTC commodity swaps
 
$

 
$
289.4

 
$

 
$
289.4

Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OTC commodity swaps
 

 
(291.0
)
 

 
(291.0
)
Interest rate derivatives
 

 
(0.4
)
 

 
(0.4
)
Total liabilities
 

 
(291.4
)
 

 
(291.4
)
Net liabilities
 
$

 
$
(2.0
)
 
$

 
$
(2.0
)


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As of December 31, 2014
 
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OTC commodity swaps
 
$

 
$
389.6

 
$

 
$
389.6

Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OTC commodity swaps



(353.3
)



(353.3
)
Interest rate derivatives
 

 
(0.9
)
 

 
(0.9
)
Total liabilities
 

 
(354.2
)
 

 
(354.2
)
Net assets
 
$

 
$
35.4

 
$

 
$
35.4

The derivative values above are based on analysis of each contract as the fundamental unit of account as required by ASC 820. Derivative assets and liabilities with the same counterparty are not netted where the legal right of offset exists. This differs from the presentation in the financial statements which reflects our policy under the guidance of ASC 815-10-45, wherein we have elected to offset the fair value amounts recognized for multiple derivative instruments executed with the same counterparty and where the legal right of offset exists. As of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, $6.3 million and $11.1 million, respectively, of cash collateral was held by counterparty brokerage firms and has been netted with the derivative positions with each counterparty.

12. Derivative Instruments

We use derivatives to reduce normal operating and market risks with the primary objective of reducing the impact of market price volatility on our results of operations. As such, our use of derivatives is aimed at:

limiting the exposure to price fluctuations of commodity inventory above or below target levels at each of our segments;
managing our exposure to commodity price risk associated with the purchase or sale of crude oil, feedstocks and finished grade fuel products at each of our segments; and
limiting the exposure to floating-interest rate fluctuations on our borrowings.
We primarily utilize OTC commodity swaps, generally with maturity dates of three years or less, and interest rate swap and cap agreements to achieve these objectives. OTC commodity swap contracts require cash settlement for the commodity based on the difference between a fixed or floating price and the market price on the settlement date. Interest rate swap and cap agreements economically hedge floating rate debt by exchanging interest rate cash flows, based on a notional amount from a floating rate to a fixed rate. At this time, we do not believe there is any material credit risk with respect to the counterparties to these contracts.
In accordance with ASC 815, certain of our OTC commodity swap contracts have been designated as cash flow hedges and the change in fair value between the execution date and the end of period has been recorded in other comprehensive income. The fair value of these contracts is recognized in income at the time the positions are closed and the hedged transactions are recognized in income.
From time to time, we also enter into futures contracts with supply vendors that secure supply of product to be purchased for use in the normal course of business at our refining and retail segments. These contracts are priced based on an index that is clearly and closely related to the product being purchased, contain no net settlement provisions and typically qualify under the normal purchase exemption from derivative accounting treatment under ASC 815.

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The following table presents the fair value of our derivative instruments, as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014. The fair value amounts below are presented on a gross basis and do not reflect the netting of asset and liability positions permitted under our master netting arrangements, including cash collateral on deposit with our counterparties. We have elected to offset the recognized fair value amounts for multiple derivative instruments executed with the same counterparty in our financial statements. As a result, the asset and liability amounts below will differ from the amounts presented in our condensed consolidated balance sheets (in millions):
 
 
 
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
Derivative Type
Balance Sheet Location
 
Assets
 
Liabilities
 
Assets
 
Liabilities
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OTC commodity swaps(1)
Other current assets
 
$
177.2

 
$
(135.5
)
 
$
190.3

 
$
(163.3
)
OTC commodity swaps(1)
Other current liabilities
 
13.2

 
(31.7
)
 
20.1

 
(37.8
)
OTC commodity swaps(1)
Other long term assets
 
12.8

 
(5.6
)
 
21.5

 
(14.3
)
OTC commodity swaps(1)
Other long term liabilities
 
10.9

 

 
32.8

 
(2.7
)
Interest rate derivatives
Other current assets
 

 
(0.4
)
 

 
(0.6
)
Interest rate derivatives
Other current liabilities
 

 

 

 
(0.3
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OTC commodity swaps(1)
Other current assets
 
63.5

 
(74.6
)
 
97.1

 
(76.1
)
OTC commodity swaps(1)
Other current liabilities
 
11.8

 
(9.3
)
 
9.4

 
(7.1
)
OTC commodity swaps(1)
Other long term liabilities
 

 
(34.3
)
 
18.4

 
(52.0
)
Total gross fair value of derivatives
 
$
289.4

 
$
(291.4
)
 
$
389.6

 
$
(354.2
)
Less: Counterparty netting and cash collateral(2)
 
245.8

 
(252.1
)
 
333.0

 
(344.1
)
Less: Amounts subject to master netting arrangements that are not netted on the balance sheet
 
10.4

 
(10.4
)
 
3.2

 
(3.2
)
Total net fair value of derivatives
 
$
33.2

 
$
(28.9
)
 
$
53.4

 
$
(6.9
)

(1) 
As of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, we had open derivative contracts representing 9,571,900 barrels and 11,169,150 barrels, respectively, of crude oil and refined petroleum products. Of these open contracts, contracts representing 4,912,400 barrels and 4,512,400 barrels were designated as hedging instruments as of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.
(2) 
As of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, $6.3 million and $11.1 million, respectively, of cash collateral has been netted with the derivative positions with each counterparty. Included in these amounts is $2.0 million of cash collateral associated with our interest rate derivatives as of both March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014.
For the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, we recognized total gains on our commodity derivatives of $8.3 million and $32.6 million, respectively. The gains on commodity derivatives were recorded in cost of goods sold on the condensed consolidated statements of income.
Recognized gains (losses) associated with derivatives not designated as hedging instruments for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 are as follows (in millions):
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
Derivative Type
Income Statement Location
 
2015
 
2014
OTC commodity swaps
Cost of goods sold
 
$
5.4

 
$
27.8

Interest rate derivatives
Interest expense
 
(0.1
)
 
(0.2
)
 
 Total
 
$
5.3

 
$
27.6


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(Losses) gains on our derivatives designated as cash flow hedging instruments for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 are as follows (in millions):
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2015
 
2014
OTC commodity swaps:
 
 
 
 
(Loss) gain recognized in OCI (effective portion)
 
$
(22.5
)
 
$
29.5

Gain reclassified from accumulated OCI into cost of goods sold on closed positions (effective portion)
 
$
7.9

 
$
1.7

(Loss) gain recognized in cost of goods sold related to ineffectiveness
 
$
(5.0
)
 
$
3.1

For cash flow hedges, no component of the derivative instruments’ gains or losses was excluded from the assessment of hedge effectiveness for the three months ended March 31, 2015 or 2014. As of March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, losses of $28.8 million and $12.3 million, respectively, on cash flow hedges, net of tax, primarily related to future purchases of crude oil and the associated sale of finished grade fuel, remained in accumulated other comprehensive income. Gains of $5.0 million and $1.1 million, net of tax, on settled contracts were reclassified into cost of sales during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. We estimate that $13.1 million of these deferred losses will be reclassified into cost of sales over the next 12 months as a result of hedged transactions that are forecasted to occur. There were no amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income into income as a result of the discontinuation of cash flow hedge accounting for the three months ended March 31, 2015 or 2014.
13. Commitments and Contingencies
Litigation
In the ordinary conduct of our business, we are from time to time subject to lawsuits, investigations and claims, including environmental claims and employee-related matters.
Although we cannot predict with certainty the ultimate resolution of lawsuits, investigations and claims asserted against us, including civil penalties or other enforcement actions, we do not believe that any currently pending legal proceedings to which we are a party will have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition or results of operations.
Self-insurance
Delek is self-insured for workers’ compensation claims up to $1.0 million on a per-accident basis. We self-insure for general liability claims, inclusive of sudden and accidental pollution claims, up to $4.0 million on a per-occurrence basis. We self-insure for auto liability up to $4.0 million on a per-accident basis.
We have umbrella liability insurance available to each of our segments in an amount determined reasonable by management.
Rate Regulation of Petroleum Pipelines
The rates and terms and conditions of service on certain of our pipelines may be subject to regulation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") under the Interstate Commerce Act ("ICA") or by the state regulatory commissions in the states in which we transport crude oil and refined products, including the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Louisiana Public Service Commission, and the Arkansas Public Service Commission. Certain of our pipeline systems are subject to such regulation and have filed tariffs with the appropriate entities. We also comply with the reporting requirements for these pipelines. Other of our pipelines have received a waiver from application of FERC's tariff requirements but will comply with other applicable regulatory requirements.
FERC regulates interstate transportation under the ICA, the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and the rules and regulations promulgated under those laws. The ICA and its implementing regulations require that tariff rates for interstate service on oil pipelines, including pipelines that transport crude oil and refined products in interstate commerce (collectively referred to as “petroleum pipelines”), be just and reasonable and non-discriminatory and that such rates and terms and conditions of service be filed with FERC. Under the ICA, shippers may challenge new or existing rates or services. FERC is authorized to suspend the effectiveness of a challenged rate for up to seven months, though rates are typically not suspended for the maximum allowable period.

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While FERC regulates rates for shipments of crude oil or refined products in interstate commerce, state agencies may regulate rates and service for shipments in intrastate commerce. We own pipeline assets in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.
Environmental, Health and Safety
We are subject to extensive federal, state and local environmental and safety laws and regulations enforced by agencies, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency (the "EPA"), the United States Department of Transportation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as well as other state and federal agencies. These laws and regulations govern the discharge of materials into the environment, waste management practices, pollution prevention measures and the composition of the fuels we produce, as well as the safe operation of our plants and the safety of our workers and the public. Numerous permits or other authorizations are required under these laws for the operation of our refineries, biodiesel facilities, terminals, pipelines, underground storage tanks ("USTs"), trucks, rail cars and related operations, and may be subject to revocation, modification and renewal.
These laws and permits raise potential exposure to future claims and lawsuits involving environmental and safety matters which could include soil and water contamination, air pollution, personal injury and property damage allegedly caused by substances which we manufactured, handled, used, released or disposed of, transported, or that relate to pre-existing conditions for which we have assumed responsibility. We believe that our current operations are in substantial compliance with existing environmental and safety requirements. However, there have been and will continue to be ongoing discussions about environmental and safety matters between us and federal and state authorities, including notices of violations, citations and other enforcement actions, some of which have resulted or may result in changes to operating procedures and in capital expenditures. While it is often difficult to quantify future environmental or safety related expenditures, we anticipate that continuing capital investments and changes in operating procedures will be required for the foreseeable future to comply with existing and new requirements, as well as evolving interpretations and more strict enforcement of existing laws and regulations.
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, also known as Superfund, imposes liability, without regard to fault or the legality of the original conduct, on certain classes of persons who are considered to be responsible for the release of a hazardous substance into the environment. Analogous state laws impose similar responsibilities and liabilities on responsible parties. In the course of our ordinary operations, our various businesses generate waste, some of which falls within the statutory definition of a hazardous substance and some of which may have been disposed of at sites that may require future cleanup under Superfund. At this time, our El Dorado refinery has been named as a minor potentially responsible party at one site for which we believe future costs will not be material.
As of March 31, 2015, we have recorded an environmental liability of approximately $9.3 million, primarily related to the probable estimated costs of remediating or otherwise addressing certain environmental issues of a non-capital nature at the Tyler and El Dorado refineries. This liability includes estimated costs for ongoing investigation and remediation efforts, which were already being performed by the former operators of the Tyler and El Dorado refineries prior to our acquisition of those facilities, for known contamination of soil and groundwater, as well as estimated costs for additional issues which have been identified subsequent to the acquisitions. We expect approximately $0.5 million of this amount to be reimbursable by a prior owner of the El Dorado refinery and have recorded $0.2 million in other current assets and $0.3 million in other non-current assets in our condensed consolidated balance sheet as of March 31, 2015. Approximately $0.9 million of the total liability is expected to be expended over the next 12 months with most of the balance expended by 2022. In the future, we could be required to extend the expected remediation period or undertake additional investigations of our refineries, pipelines and terminal facilities or convenience stores, which could result in additional remediation liabilities.
Most of the cost of remediating releases from USTs in our retail segment is reimbursed by state reimbursement funds which are funded by a tax on petroleum products and subject to certain deductible amounts. As of March 31, 2015, our accrual for such UST-related remediation was less than $0.1 million.
The EPA issued final rules for gasoline formulation that required the reduction of average benzene content by January 1, 2011 and the reduction of maximum annual average benzene content by July 1, 2012. It is necessary for us to purchase credits to fully comply with these content requirements for the Tyler refinery. Although credits have been acquired that we believe will be sufficient to cover our obligations through at least 2016, there can be no assurance that such credits will be available in the future or that we will be able to purchase available credits at reasonable prices. Additional benzene reduction projects may be implemented to reduce or eliminate our need to purchase benzene credits depending on the availability and cost of such credits.
In recent years, various legislative and regulatory measures to address climate change and greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions (including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxides) have been discussed or implemented. They include proposed and enacted federal regulation and state actions to develop statewide, regional or nationwide programs designed to control and reduce GHG

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emissions from fixed sources, such as our refineries, as well as mobile transportation sources and fuels. We are not aware of any state or regional initiatives for controlling existing GHG emissions that would affect our refineries. Although it is not possible to predict the requirements of any GHG legislation that may be enacted, any laws or regulations that may be adopted to restrict or reduce GHG emissions will likely require us to incur increased operating and capital costs. The EPA also has indicated that it intends to regulate refinery GHG emissions from new and existing sources through a New Source Performance Standard ("NSPS"), although there is no firm proposal or date for such regulation and the EPA has said that such a performance standard is not imminent.
Since the 2010 calendar year, EPA rules require us to report GHG emissions from our refinery operations and consumer use of fuel products produced at our refineries on an annual basis. While the cost of compliance with the reporting rule is not material, data gathered under the rule may be used in the future to support additional regulation of GHG. Effective January 2011, the EPA began regulating GHG emissions from refineries and other major sources through the Prevention of Significant Deterioration ("PSD") and Federal Operating Permit ("Title V") programs. In June 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the EPA may not require PSD and Title V permits solely because of GHG emissions, but may require Best Available Control Technology (“BACT”) for GHG emissions above a certain threshold if emissions of other pollutants would otherwise require PSD permitting. While this decision does not impose any limits or controls on GHG emissions from current operations, GHG emission increases from future projects or operational changes, such as capacity increases, may be impacted and required to meet emission limits or technological requirements such as BACT. We do not believe this decision will materially affect our operations. Other litigation challenging the EPA’s authority to regulate GHG emissions is pending in federal court.
In mid-2012, the EPA announced an industry-wide enforcement initiative directed at flaring operations and performance at refineries and petrochemical plants. In September 2012, the EPA finalized revisions to the NSPS for Petroleum Refineries ("NSPS Subpart Ja") that primarily affects flares and process heaters. We believe our existing process heaters meet the applicable requirements and our refineries have not received any associated inquiries or requests for information, nor are they a party to any associated enforcement action at this time. The NSPS will impact the way some flares at our Tyler and El Dorado refineries are designed and/or operated. Affected flares have three years to comply with the new standard. We implemented capital projects at our Tyler refinery related to flare compliance during the 2015 turnaround and additional projects will be implemented later in 2015 and 2016.
In June 2014, the EPA proposed rules to further regulate refinery air emissions through additional NSPS and Maximum Achievable Control Technology requirements. The proposed rules would require capital expenditures for additional controls on the Tyler refinery’s coker and for the relief systems, flares, tanks and other sources at both refineries, as well as requiring changes to the way we operate or start up some process units. The proposed rule would also require that we monitor property line benzene concentrations and provide the results to the EPA, which will make the results available to the public. The EPA anticipates finalizing the proposed rules in June 2015 with approximately three years to comply with most of the requirements. If the proposed rules are finalized, we do not anticipate that any required capital and operating costs will be material and do not believe compliance will affect our production capacities or have a material adverse effect upon our business, financial condition or results of operations.
The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 ("EISA") increased the amounts of renewable fuel required to be blended into domestic transportation fuel supplies by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to 32 billion gallons by 2022. The Renewable Fuel Standard - 2 (RFS-2) rule finalized by the EPA in 2010 to implement EISA, requires that most refiners blend increasing amounts of biofuels with refined products through 2022. Because EISA requires specified volumes of biofuels, if the demand for motor fuels decreases in future years, even higher percentages of biofuels may be required. Alternatively, credits called Renewable Identification Numbers ("RINs") can be used instead of physically blending biofuels. In 2013, we internally generated, through our logistics, retail and refining segments, most of the RINs required to meet the obligations of our refineries, including a carryover of 2012 RINs, with a net surplus of biodiesel RINs that were available to be sold to purchase RINs in other categories. The cost of purchased biofuel credits is charged to cost of sales as such credits are needed to satisfy our obligation. To the extent we have not purchased enough biofuel credits to satisfy our obligation as of the balance sheet date, we charge cost of sales for such deficiency based on the market price of the biofuel credits as of the balance sheet date, and we record a liability for our obligation to purchase those credits.
In November 2013, the EPA proposed slightly lower overall renewable fuel obligations for 2014 in recognition of blending issues associated with exceeding the 10% "blendwall" (the 10% limit on ethanol in most vehicle warranties) in gasoline; however, the EPA has not yet finalized the 2014 required volumes or proposed required volumes of renewable fuels for 2015. In April 2014, the EPA agreed to enter into a Consent Decree whereby in June 2015 they will re-propose the 2014 volume requirements as well as the 2015 required volumes and finalize those volume requirements by November 2015. In announcing the settlement, the EPA said it would propose volume requirements for 2014 that reflect the volumes of renewable fuel that were actually used in 2014. We acquired most of the RINs required to meet the November 2013 proposed volumes through internal operations of our refineries and other business units. If the final rule requires higher volumes than originally proposed, it will be necessary for our refineries to purchase additional RINs in the market. It is not possible at this time to predict with certainty what those volumes or costs may

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be but given the potential increase in volumes and the volatile price of RINs, any retroactive increase in renewable volume requirements for 2014 could have an adverse impact on our results of operations.
The EPA finalized Tier 3 gasoline rules in March 2014. The final Tier 3 rule requires a reduction in annual average gasoline sulfur content from 30 ppm to 10 ppm and retains the current maximum per-gallon sulfur content of 80 ppm. Larger refineries must comply with the 10 ppm sulfur standard by January 1, 2017 but the final rule provides a three-year waiver period, to January 1, 2020, for small volume refineries that processed less than 75,000 bpd in 2011 or 2012. Both of our refineries meet this waiver provision and will have until January 1, 2020 to comply. We anticipate that the Tyler refinery will meet these new limits when they become effective with only minor operational changes and that a minor capital project may be required for additional sulfur removal capacity at the El Dorado refinery.
Following the November 2008 explosion and fire at the Tyler refinery, the EPA conducted an investigation under Section 114 of the Clean Air Act pertaining to our compliance with the chemical accident prevention standards. In late 2011, the EPA referred an enforcement action to the U.S. Department of Justice and in the fourth quarter of 2014, we settled this matter by entering into a Consent Decree with the government. The Consent Decree required Delek to pay a penalty of $0.5 million and make a minor change to its written inspection procedures. The Consent Decree terminated upon completion of these requirements and had no effect on production at the refinery and no cost implications other than the penalty amount.
We have detected several crude oil releases from pipelines owned by our logistics segment, including a release at Magnolia Station in March 2013, a release near Macedonia, Arkansas in October 2013 and a release in Haynesville, Louisiana in April 2014. Based on current information available to us, we do not believe the total costs associated with these events, whether alone or in the aggregate, including any fines or penalties and net of partial insurance reimbursement, will have a material adverse effect upon our business, financial condition or results of operations.
Vendor Commitments
We maintain an agreement with a significant vendor that requires our retail segment to purchase certain general merchandise exclusively from this vendor over a specified period of time. Additionally, we maintain agreements with certain fuel suppliers that contain terms which generally require our retail segment to purchase predetermined quantities of third-party branded fuel for a specified period of time. In certain fuel vendor contracts, penalty provisions exist if our retail segment does not purchase certain minimum quantities of fuel.
Letters of Credit
As of March 31, 2015, we had in place letters of credit totaling approximately $99.2 million with various financial institutions securing obligations primarily with respect to our workers’ compensation and general liability self-insurance programs, crude oil purchases for the refining segment and gasoline and diesel purchases for the logistics segment. No amounts were drawn by beneficiaries of these letters of credit at March 31, 2015.
14. Subsequent Events
Dividend Declaration
On May 5, 2015, our Board of Directors voted to declare a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share, payable on June 16, 2015 to shareholders of record on May 26, 2015.
Alon USA Energy Stock Purchase Agreement
On April 14, 2015, we entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement (the "SPA") with Alon Israel Oil Company, Ltd. ("Alon Israel"), providing for our acquisition of approximately 33.7 million shares of Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ALJ) ("Alon USA") common stock currently owned by Alon Israel (the "ALJ Shares"). The ALJ Shares represent an equity interest in Alon USA of approximately 48%. The acquisition of the ALJ Shares will be completed with a combination of (i) the issuance of 6.0 million restricted shares of our common stock to Alon Israel, (ii) $200.0 million in cash at closing that is expected to be funded with a combination of cash on hand and borrowings on new or existing credit facilities and (iii) an unsecured $145.0 million term promissory note payable to Alon Israel that will bear interest at a rate of 5.5% per annum and require five annual principal amortization payments of $25.0 million beginning in January 2016, followed by a final principal amortization payment of $20.0 million at maturity in January 2021. In addition, we are required to issue to Alon Israel an additional 200,000 restricted shares of our common stock, if, within two years of the closing of the transaction, the closing price of our common stock is greater than $50.00 per share for at least 30 consecutive trading days.

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The closing of the transactions contemplated by the SPA are subject to certain conditions, including, the replacement of Alon Israel representatives on the Alon USA board of directors with representatives acceptable to Delek, the receipt of required governmental and other third party approvals (or the termination or expiration of applicable waiting periods), the continued applicability of the Alon USA board of directors' prior approval of the transaction under Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law and other customary closing conditions.
The SPA may be terminated under several circumstances, including by mutual agreement, or by us or Alon Israel if the transaction has not closed or the closing conditions to be satisfied by the other party are incapable of being satisfied on or before August 14, 2015. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015.
Fouke Junction Spill
On April 28, 2015, a release of an estimated 100 barrels of crude oil occurred from a gathering line owned by our logistics segment near Fouke, Arkansas.  No significant environmental or public impacts have been identified.  Cleanup operations are being coordinated with state and federal officials and may continue for several weeks.  Site maintenance, and remediation, if determined necessary, may continue for several months or longer.  Based on current information available to us, we can not estimate the costs and liabilities, including any potential fines and penalties, associated with this event. However, we do not believe the total costs associated with this event, including any fines or penalties and net of any partial insurance reimbursement, will have a material, adverse effect upon our business, financial condition or results of operations. 


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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations ("MD&A") is management’s analysis of our financial performance and of significant trends that may affect our future performance. The MD&A should be read in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on February 26, 2015 (the "Annual Report on Form 10-K"). Those statements in the MD&A that are not historical in nature should be deemed forward-looking statements that are inherently uncertain. Unless the context otherwise requires, references to "Delek," "the Company," and "we," "our," or "us," and like terms refer to Delek US Holdings, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.
Forward-Looking Statements
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). These forward-looking statements reflect our current estimates, expectations and projections about our future results, performance, prospects and opportunities. Forward-looking statements include, among other things, the information concerning our possible future results of operations, business and growth strategies, financing plans, expectations that regulatory developments or other matters will not have a material adverse effect on our business or financial condition, our competitive position and the effects of competition, the projected growth of the industry in which we operate, the benefits and synergies to be obtained from our completed and any future acquisitions, and statements of management’s goals and objectives, and other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Words such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "would," "predicts," "potential," "continue," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "appears," "projects" and similar expressions, as well as statements in future tense, identify forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at or by which such performance or results will be achieved. Forward-looking information is based on information available at the time and/or management’s good faith belief with respect to future events, and is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements. Important factors that, individually or in the aggregate, could cause such differences include, but are not limited to:
unanticipated increases in cost or scope of, or significant delays in the completion of, our capital improvement and periodic turnaround projects;
our ability to execute our strategy of growth through acquisitions and the transactional risks inherent in such acquisitions;
volatility in our refining margins or fuel gross profit as a result of changes in the prices of crude oil, other feedstocks and refined petroleum products;
reliability of our operating assets;
competition;
changes in, or the failure to comply with, the extensive government regulations applicable to our industry segments;
diminution in value of long-lived assets may result in an impairment in the carrying value of the asset on our balance sheet and a resultant loss recognized in the statement of operations;
general economic and business conditions, particularly levels of spending relating to travel and tourism or conditions affecting the southeastern United States;
dependence on one wholesaler for a significant portion of our convenience store merchandise;
deterioration of creditworthiness or overall financial condition of a material counterparty (or counterparties);
risks and uncertainties with respect to the quantities and costs of refined petroleum products supplied to our pipelines and/or held in our terminals;
operating hazards, natural disasters, casualty losses and other matters beyond our control;
increases in our debt levels or costs;
changes in our ability to continue to access the credit markets;

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compliance, or failure to comply, with restrictive and financial covenants in our various debt agreements;
the inability of our subsidiaries to freely make dividends, loans or other cash distributions to us;
seasonality;
acts of terrorism aimed at either our facilities or other facilities that could impair our ability to produce or transport refined products or receive feedstocks;
changes in the cost or availability of transportation for feedstocks and refined products;
volatility of derivative instruments; and
other factors discussed under the headings "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Risk Factors" and in our other filings with the SEC.
In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, our actual results of operations and execution of our business strategy could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements, and you should not place undue reliance upon them. In addition, past financial and/or operating performance is not necessarily a reliable indicator of future performance and you should not use our historical performance to anticipate results or future period trends. There can be no assurances that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if any such events do occur, what impact they will have on our results of operations and financial condition.
Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date the statements are made. We assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information except to the extent required by applicable securities laws. If we do update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that we will make additional updates with respect thereto or with respect to other forward-looking statements.
Overview
We are an integrated downstream energy business focused on petroleum refining, the wholesale distribution of refined products and convenience store retailing. Our business consists of three operating segments: (1) refining, (2) logistics, and (3) retail. Our refining segment operates independent refineries in Tyler, Texas (the "Tyler refinery") and El Dorado, Arkansas (the "El Dorado refinery") with a combined design crude distillation capacity of 155,000 barrels per day ("bpd"). Our logistics segment gathers, transports and stores crude oil and markets, distributes, transports and stores refined products in select regions of the southeastern United States and west Texas for both our refining segment and third parties. Our retail segment markets gasoline, diesel, other refined petroleum products and convenience merchandise through a network of 360 company-operated retail fuel and convenience stores located in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Virginia, Kentucky and Mississippi.
We currently own a 59.9% limited partner interest in Delek Logistics Partners, LP ("Delek Logistics") and a 95.9% interest in the entity that owns the entire 2.0% general partner interest in Delek Logistics and all of the income distribution rights. Delek Logistics was formed by Delek in 2012 to own, operate, acquire and construct crude oil and refined products logistics and marketing assets. Delek Logistics' initial assets were contributed by us and included certain assets formerly owned or used by certain of our subsidiaries. A substantial majority of Delek Logistics' assets are currently integral to our refining and marketing operations.
In conjunction with the acquisition by a subsidiary of Delek Logistics of two crude oil offloading racks and related ancillary assets adjacent to the El Dorado refinery (the "El Dorado Offloading Racks Acquisition") and the acquisition of a crude oil storage tank and related ancillary assets adjacent to the Tyler refinery (the "Tyler Crude Tank Acquisition"), we reclassified the components of certain operating segments. The results of the operations of the assets associated with these acquisitions were previously reported as part of our refining segment and are now reported in our logistics segment. The historical results of the operations of these assets have been reclassified to conform to the current presentation.
Our profitability in the refining segment is substantially determined by the spread between the prices of refined products we sell from our refineries and the prices of crude oil we acquire to produce them, referred to as the "refining margin." The cost to acquire crude oil and the prices of refined petroleum products we ultimately sell depend on numerous factors beyond our control, including the supply of, and demand for, crude oil, gasoline, asphalt and other refined petroleum products which, in turn, depend on, among other factors, changes in domestic and foreign economies, weather conditions (such as hurricanes or tornadoes), local, domestic and foreign political affairs, global conflict, production levels, the availability of imports, the marketing of competitive fuels and government regulation. Other significant factors that influence our results in the refining segment include the cost of crude, our primary feedstock, operating costs, particularly the cost of natural gas used for fuel and the cost of electricity, seasonal

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factors, utilization rates and planned or unplanned maintenance activities or turnarounds. Moreover, while increases in the cost of crude oil are often reflected in the prices of light refined products, the value of heavier products, such as asphalt, coke, carbon black oil, and liquefied petroleum gas ("LPG"), are typically less likely to move in parallel with crude cost. This may cause additional pressure on our realized margin.
For our Tyler refinery, we compare our per barrel refining margin to a well established industry metric: the U.S. Gulf Coast 5-3-2 crack spread ("Gulf Coast crack spread"). The Gulf Coast crack spread is used as a benchmark against which to measure a refining margin and represents the approximate gross margin resulting from processing one barrel of crude oil into three-fifths of a barrel of gasoline and two-fifths of a barrel of high sulfur diesel. We calculate the Gulf Coast crack spread using the market value of U.S. Gulf Coast Pipeline 87 Octane Conventional Gasoline and U.S. Gulf Coast Pipeline No. 2 Heating Oil (high sulfur diesel) and the first month futures price of light sweet crude oil on the New York Mercantile Exchange ("NYMEX"). U.S. Gulf Coast Pipeline 87 Octane Conventional Gasoline is a grade of gasoline commonly marketed as Regular Unleaded at retail locations. U.S. Gulf Coast Pipeline No. 2 Heating Oil is a petroleum distillate that can be used as either a diesel fuel or a fuel oil. This is the standard by which other distillate products (such as ultra low sulfur diesel) are priced. The NYMEX is the commodities trading exchange where contracts for the future delivery of petroleum products are bought and sold.
As of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, we do not believe a reliable benchmark exists for the El Dorado refinery due to fluctuations in the quantities and varieties of crude oil processed and products manufactured at the El Dorado refinery and because asphalt products do not typically trade in line with other refined products. As a result, past results may not be reflective of future performance.
The cost to acquire the refined fuel products we sell to our wholesale customers in our logistics segment and to retail customers at our convenience stores in our retail segment depends on numerous factors beyond our control, including the supply of, and demand for, crude oil, gasoline and other refined petroleum products which, in turn, depend on, among other factors, changes in domestic and foreign economies, weather conditions, domestic and foreign political affairs, production levels, the availability of imports, the marketing of competitive fuels and government regulation. Our retail merchandise sales are driven by convenience, customer service, competitive pricing and branding. Motor fuel margin is equal to sales less the delivered cost of fuel and motor fuel taxes, measured on a cents per gallon basis. Our motor fuel margins are impacted by local supply, customer demand, weather, competitor pricing and product brand.
As part of our overall business strategy, we regularly evaluate opportunities to expand and complement our business and may at any time be discussing or negotiating a transaction that, if consummated, could have a material effect on our business, financial condition, liquidity or results of operations.
Recent Developments
Alon USA Energy Stock Purchase Agreement
On April 14, 2015, we entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement (the "SPA") with Alon Israel Oil Company, Ltd. ("Alon Israel"), providing for our acquisition of approximately 33.7 million shares of Alon USA Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ALJ) ("Alon USA") common stock currently owned by Alon Israel (the "ALJ Shares"). The ALJ Shares represent an equity interest in Alon USA of approximately 48%. The acquisition of the ALJ Shares will be completed with a combination of (i) the issuance of 6.0 million restricted shares of our common stock to Alon Israel, (ii) $200.0 million in cash at closing that is expected to be funded with a combination of cash on hand and borrowings on new or existing credit facilities and (iii) an unsecured $145.0 million term promissory note payable to Alon Israel that will bear interest at a rate of 5.5% per annum and require five annual principal amortization payments of $25.0 million beginning in January 2016, followed by a final principal amortization payment of $20.0 million at maturity in January 2021. In addition, we are required to issue to Alon Israel an additional 200,000 restricted shares of our common stock, if, within two years of the closing of the transaction, the closing price of our common stock is greater than $50.00 per share for at least 30 consecutive trading days.
The closing of the transactions contemplated by the SPA are subject to certain conditions, including, the replacement of Alon Israel representatives on the Alon USA board of directors with representatives acceptable to Delek, the receipt of required governmental and other third party approvals (or the termination or expiration of applicable waiting periods), the continued applicability of the Alon USA board of directors' prior approval of the transaction under Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law and other customary closing conditions.
The SPA may be terminated under several circumstances, including by mutual agreement, or by us or Alon Israel if the transaction has not closed or the closing conditions to be satisfied by the other party are incapable of being satisfied on or before August 14, 2015. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015.

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Tyler Expansion Project/Turnaround
During the first quarter of 2015, we completed a maintenance turnaround at the Tyler refinery, as well as replaced the fluid catalytic cracking reactor (the "Tyler Maintenance Turnaround"). In addition, during the turnaround, we completed a project to expand the crude nameplate capacity at the Tyler refinery by 15,000 bpd to 75,000 bpd. The expansion increased the crude processing unit to 75,000 bpd, the distillate hydrotreating unit to 36,000 bpd and the naphtha hydrotreating unit to 28,000 bpd (the "Tyler Expansion" and, together with the Tyler Maintenance Turnaround, the "Tyler Project"). The cost of the Tyler Expansion is expected to be approximately $69.5 million, of which approximately $58.4 million was spent through March 31, 2015. This expansion project was primarily financed with the $70.0 million term loan under our Wells ABL credit facility.
Logistics Segment Acquisitions
In March 2015, a subsidiary of Delek Logistics completed the El Dorado Offloading Racks Acquisition, which consisted of two crude oil offloading racks, which racks are designed to receive up to 25,000 bpd of light crude oil or 12,000 bpd of heavy crude oil, or some combination of the two, delivered by rail to the El Dorado refinery and related ancillary assets adjacent to the El Dorado refinery from Lion Oil. The cash paid for the assets acquired was approximately $42.5 million, financed with borrowings under the amended and restated Delek Logistics revolving credit agreement.
In March 2015, a subsidiary of Delek Logistics completed the Tyler Crude Tank Acquisition, which consisted of a crude oil storage tank with 350,000 barrels of shell capacity that supports the Tyler refinery and related ancillary assets adjacent to our Tyler refinery from Refining. The purchase price paid for the assets acquired was $19.4 million in cash financed with borrowings under the amended and restated Delek Logistics revolving credit agreement.
Return to Shareholders
Dividends
On March 24, 2015, we paid a regular dividend of $0.15 per share, declared on February 23, 2015 to shareholders of record on March 10, 2015. On May 5, 2015, our Board of Directors voted to declare a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share, payable on June 16, 2015 to shareholders of record on May 26, 2015.
Stock Repurchase Program
In 2015, the Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program for up to $125.0 million of the our common stock. Any share repurchases under the repurchase program may be implemented through open market transactions or in privately negotiated transactions, in accordance with applicable securities laws. The timing, price, and size of repurchases will be made at the discretion of management and will depend on prevailing market prices, general economic and market conditions and other considerations. The repurchase program does not obligate us to acquire any particular amount of stock, and the authorization under the repurchase program will expire on December 31, 2015. During the three months ended March 31, 2015, no shares of our common stock were repurchased under the stock repurchase authorization.
Market Trends
Our results of operations are significantly affected by the cost of the commodities that we purchase, process, produce and sell. Sudden change in petroleum-based commodity prices is our primary source of market risk. Historically, our profitability has been affected by the volatility of commodity prices, including crude oil and refined products.
We continue to experience volatility in the energy markets. The price of WTI crude oil ranged from a high of $53.53 per barrel to a low of $43.46 per barrel during the first three months of 2015 and averaged $48.80 and $98.60 per barrel in the first three months of 2015 and 2014, respectively. The Gulf Coast crack spread ranged from a high of $23.54 per barrel to a low of $9.93 per barrel and averaged $14.99 per barrel during the first three months of 2015, compared to an average of $15.01 in the same period of 2014.
Our Tyler and El Dorado refineries both continued to have access to discounted WTI and WTI-linked crude feedstocks during the first three months of 2015.  However, as new pipelines and rail capabilities have increased others' access to price-advantaged crude oil supplies in the mid-continent region, we have experienced a decline in certain crude oil price differentials. The price of WTI crude oil declined to an average discount of $6.49 per barrel when compared to Brent crude oil during the first three months of 2015, compared to a discount of $9.30 per barrel in the same period of 2014. The WTI Midland crude oil discount to WTI Cushing crude oil averaged $1.98 per barrel in the first three months of 2015, compared to an average of $3.54 in the same period of 2014, which was partially offset by a change in the crude oil futures market that was in contango in the first quarter of 2015,

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compared to a backwardated market in the first quarter of 2014. As these price differentials decrease, so does our competitive advantage inherent in our access to WTI-linked crude oils.
Environmental regulations continue to affect our margins in the form of the increasing cost of Renewable Identification Numbers ("RINs"). On a consolidated basis, we work to balance our RINs obligations in order to minimize the effect of RINs on our results. While we generate RINs in all three operating segments through our ethanol blending and biodiesel production, our refining segment needs to purchase additional RINs to satisfy its obligations. As a result, increases in the price of RINs can adversely affect our results of operations. The cost of ethanol RINs has fluctuated from an average of $0.45 in the first quarter of 2014 to an average of $0.69 in the first quarter of 2015. The cost of biodiesel RINs has fluctuated from an average of $0.85 in the first quarter of 2014 to an average of $1.12 in the first quarter of 2015.
As part of our overall business strategy, management determines the cost to store crude oil, the pricing of products and whether we should maintain, increase or decrease inventory levels of crude oil or other intermediate feedstocks based on various factors, including the crude pricing market in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, the refined products market in the same region, the relationship between these two markets, our ability to obtain credit with crude oil vendors, and any other factors which may impact the costs of crude oil. During the first three months of 2015, crude oil and refined product inventories increased as compared to the end of 2014, primarily due to a build up of crude oil inventory as a result of the downtime at the Tyler refinery due to the Tyler Project, which was completed during the first quarter of 2015, as well as a build up of finished product inventory at the El Dorado refinery primarily due to lower seasonal demand for asphalt products.
Seasonality
Demand for gasoline, convenience merchandise and asphalt products is generally lower during the winter months due to seasonal decreases in motor vehicle traffic and road and home construction. Additionally, varying vapor pressure requirements between the summer and winter months tighten summer gasoline supply. As a result, our operating results are generally lower during the first and fourth quarters of the year.
Contractual Obligations
There have been no material changes to our contractual obligations and commercial commitments during the three months ended March 31, 2015, from those disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Critical Accounting Policies
The preparation of our consolidated financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. The SEC has defined critical accounting policies as those that are both most important to the portrayal of our financial condition and results of operations and require our most difficult, complex or subjective judgments or estimates. Based on this definition and as further described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, we believe our critical accounting policies include the following: (i) determining our inventory using the last-in, first out valuation method, (ii) evaluating impairment for property, plant and equipment and definite life intangibles, (iii) valuing goodwill and potential impairment, and (iv) estimating environmental expenditures. For all financial statement periods presented, there have been no material modifications to the application of these critical accounting policies or estimates since our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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Summary Financial and Other Information
The following table provides summary financial data for Delek:
 
 
Three Months Ended
Statement of Operations Data
 
March 31,
 
 
2015
 
2014
 
 
(In millions, except share and per share data)
Net sales
 
$
1,150.6

 
$
1,865.7

Operating costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
Cost of goods sold
 
1,006.1

 
1,643.3

Operating expenses
 
91.4

 
98.5

General and administrative expenses
 
32.7

 
31.6

Depreciation and amortization
 
28.3

 
24.6

Total operating costs and expenses
 
1,158.5

 
1,798.0

Operating (loss) income
 
(7.9
)
 
67.7

Interest expense
 
10.1

 
9.6

Interest income
 
(0.4
)
 
(0.4
)
Other income, net
 
(0.9
)
 
(0.1
)
Total non-operating expenses
 
8.8

 
9.1

(Loss) income before taxes
 
(16.7
)
 
58.6

Income tax (benefit) expense
 
(6.0
)
 
19.3

Net (loss) income
 
(10.7
)
 
39.3

Net income attributed to non-controlling interest
 
5.4

 
5.6

Net (loss) income attributable to Delek
 
$
(16.1
)
 
$
33.7

Basic (loss) earnings per share
 
$
(0.28
)
 
$
0.57

Diluted (loss) earnings per share
 
$
(0.28
)
 
$
0.56




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Results of Operations
Consolidated Results of Operations — Comparison of the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015 versus the Three Months Ended March 31, 2014
Consolidated net loss for the first quarter of 2015 was $16.1 million, or a loss of $0.28 per basic share, compared to net income of $33.7 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2014.
In the first quarters of 2015 and 2014, we generated net sales of $1,150.6 million and $1,865.7 million, respectively, a decrease of $715.1 million, or 38.3%. The decrease in net sales was primarily due to a decrease in sales volume attributable to the downtime at the Tyler refinery as a result of the Tyler Project, which were partially offset by an increase in sales volume at the El Dorado refinery due to it being shut down during a turnaround in the first quarter of 2014, as well as decreases in the price of finished products in all three operating segments in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the same period in 2014.
Cost of goods sold was $1,006.1 million for the first quarter of 2015 compared to $1,643.3 million for the first quarter of 2014, a decrease of $637.2 million, or 38.8%. The decrease in cost of goods sold primarily resulted from a decrease in the cost of both crude oil feedstocks in the refining segment and refined products in both the retail and logistics segments, as well as a decrease in sales volume due to downtime at the Tyler refinery as a result of the Tyler Project. These decreases were partially offset by increased sales volumes at the El Dorado refinery and a decrease in gains associated with our hedging program, to $8.3 million for the first quarter of 2015, compared to $32.6 million for the first quarter of 2014.
Operating expenses were $91.4 million for the first quarter of 2015 compared to $98.5 million for the first quarter of 2014, a decrease of $7.1 million, or 7.2%. The decrease in operating expenses was primarily due to decreased expenses in the refining segment, resulting from downtime at the Tyler refinery due to the Tyler Project during the first quarter of 2015.
General and administrative expenses were $32.7 million and $31.6 million for the first quarter of 2015 and 2014, respectively, an increase of $1.1 million, or 3.5%. The increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to an increase in legal expenses associated with potential acquisitions in the first quarter of 2015, as compared to the same period of 2014. We do not allocate general and administrative expenses to our operating segments.
Depreciation and amortization was $28.3 million for the first quarter of 2015 compared to $24.6 million for the first quarter of 2014, an increase of $3.7 million, or 15.0%. The increase in depreciation expense is primarily attributable to new capital expenditures, as well as several acquisitions completed in 2014.
Interest expense was $10.1 million for the first quarter of 2015 compared to $9.6 million for the first quarter of 2014, an increase of $0.5 million, or 5.2%. The increase was primarily attributable to increases in interest costs under our credit facilities due to changes in debt utilization and interest rates thereunder.
Other income was $0.9 million for the first quarter of 2015 compared to $0.1 million for the first quarter of 2014, an increase of $0.8 million, or 800.0%. The increase in other income was primarily attributable to an increase in foreign transactions resulting in foreign currency gains.
Income tax (benefit) expense was $(6.0) million for the first quarter of 2015, compared to $19.3 million for the first quarter of 2014, a decrease of $25.3 million, or 131.1%. The decrease was primarily attributable to the pre-tax loss for the three months ended March 31, 2015 of $16.7 million, compared to pre-tax income of $58.6 million in the same period of 2014. Our effective tax rate was 35.9% for the first quarter of 2015, compared to 32.9% for the first quarter of 2014. The change in our effective tax rate in the first quarter of 2015 was primarily due to the amortization of certain prepaid taxes and the actualization of prior-year provision amounts in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the first quarter of 2014.


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Operating Segments
We report operating results in three reportable segments: refining, logistics and retail. Decisions concerning the allocation of resources and assessment of operating performance are made based on this segmentation. Management measures the operating performance of each of its reportable segments based on the segment contribution margin.
In conjunction with the El Dorado Offloading Racks Acquisition and the Tyler Crude Tank Acquisition, we reclassified the components of certain operating segments. The results of the operations of the assets associated with these acquisitions were previously reported as part of our refining segment and are now reported in our logistics segment. The historical results of the operations of these assets have been reclassified to conform to the current presentation.
Effective April 1, 2014, we revised the structure of the internal financial information reviewed by management and began allocating the results of hedging activity previously reported in corporate, other and eliminations to our refining segment. These results are further allocated on a percentage of throughput basis to the Tyler and El Dorado refinery operating margin per barrel statistics, shown below. The historical results of this hedging activity have been reclassified to conform to the current presentation.
Refining Segment
The table below sets forth certain information concerning our refining segment operations:
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2015
 
2014
Refining Segment Contribution:
 
 
 
 
Net sales
 
$
827.0

 
$
1,362.8

Cost of goods sold
 
756.9

 
1,204.5

Gross Margin
 
70.1

 
158.3

Operating expenses
 
48.2

 
57.8

Contribution margin
 
$
21.9

 
$
100.5

Tyler Refinery
 
 
 
 
Days in period
 
90

 
90

Total sales volume (average bpd)(1)
 
23,200

 
66,033

Products manufactured (average bpd):
 
 
 
 
Gasoline
 
11,514

 
37,030

Diesel/Jet
 
7,359

 
25,107

Petrochemicals, LPG, NGLs
 
410

 
1,947

Other
 
346

 
1,770

Total production
 
19,629

 
65,854

Throughput (average bpd):
 
 
 
 
Crude oil
 
18,574

 
58,276

Other feedstocks
 
1,470

 
8,470

Total throughput
 
20,044

 
66,746

Per barrel of sales(3):
 
 
 
 
Tyler refining margin(4)
 
$
8.32

 
$
17.46

Direct operating expenses(5)
 
$
9.76

 
$
4.65


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Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2015
 
2014
El Dorado Refinery
 
 
 
 
Days in period
 
90

 
90

Total sales volume (average bpd)(2)
 
79,140

 
58,875

Products manufactured (average bpd):
 
 
 
 
Gasoline
 
40,006

 
22,572

Diesel
 
28,440

 
16,698

Petrochemicals, LPG, NGLs
 
665

 
602

Asphalt
 
8,082

 
3,029

Other
 
1,757

 
529

Total production
 
78,950

 
43,430

Throughput (average bpd):
 
 
 
 
Crude oil
 
76,695

 
37,459

Other feedstocks
 
3,380

 
7,382

Total throughput
 
80,075

 
44,841

Per barrel of sales(3):
 
 
 
 
El Dorado refining margin(4)
 
$
7.81

 
$
9.59

Direct operating expenses(5)
 
$
3.72

 
$
5.49

 
 
 
 
 
Pricing statistics (average for the period presented):
 
 
 
 
WTI — Cushing crude oil (per barrel)
 
$
48.80

 
$
98.60

WTI — Midland crude oil (per barrel)
 
$
47.18

 
$
92.65

US Gulf Coast 5-3-2 crack spread (per barrel)
 
$
14.99

 
$
15.01

US Gulf Coast Unleaded Gasoline (per gallon)
 
$
1.50

 
$
2.62

Ultra low sulfur diesel (per gallon)
 
$
1.69

 
$
2.93

Natural gas (per MMBTU)
 
$
2.87

 
$
5.18

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(1) 
Sales volume includes 478 bpd and 736 bpd sold to the logistics segment during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. There were no sales to the logistics segment during the three months ended March 31, 2015. Sales volume also includes sales of 1,340 bpd and 7,026 bpd of intermediate and finished products to the El Dorado refinery during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Sales volume excludes 6,091 bpd of wholesale activity during the three months ended March 31, 2015. There was no wholesale activity during the three months ended March 31, 2014.
(2) 
Sales volume includes 4,472 bpd and 3,896 bpd of produced finished product sold to the retail segment during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Sales volume also includes 139 and 2,198 bpd of produced finished product sold to the Tyler refinery during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. Sales volume excludes 23,494 bpd and 11,521 bpd of wholesale activity during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
(3) 
"Per barrel of sales" information is calculated by dividing the applicable income statement line item (operating margin or operating expenses) by the total barrels sold during the period.
(4) 
"Refining margin" is defined as refinery net sales less cost of goods sold.
(5) 
"Direct operating expenses" are defined as operating expenses attributed to the refining segment.


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Comparison of the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015 versus the Three Months Ended March 31, 2014
Contribution margin for the refining segment decreased to $21.9 million, or 41.2% of our consolidated contribution margin, in the first quarter of 2015, compared to $100.5 million, or 81.1% of our consolidated segment contribution margin, in the first quarter of 2014. The refining segment contribution margin decline was primarily attributable to a decrease in sales volumes at the Tyler refinery, attributable to downtime at the Tyler refinery as a result of the Tyler Project, partially offset by an increase in sales volumes at the El Dorado refinery, as well as a decline in margins at both the Tyler and El Dorado refineries. Margins at both refineries were negatively impacted by several factors. First, the discount between WTI Midland crude oil and WTI Cushing crude oil narrowed, to an average of $1.98 per barrel in the first quarter of 2015, compared to $3.54 per barrel in the first quarter of 2014, which was partially offset by a change in the crude oil futures market that was in contango in the first quarter of 2015, compared to a backwardated market in the first quarter of 2014. Second, there were higher costs due to inventory adjustments associated with a declining market price environment. Finally, we recognized gains on derivative positions of $8.0 million in the first quarter of 2015, compared to $32.8 million in the first quarter of 2014. Contribution margin was also impacted by renewable fuel fixed price contracts that were above market prices during the period.
Net sales for the refining segment were $827.0 million for the first quarter of 2015 compared to $1,362.8 million for the first quarter of 2014, a decrease of $535.8 million, or 39.3%. The decrease was primarily due to a 64.9% decrease in sales volume at the Tyler refinery, partially offset by a 34.4% increase in total sales volume at the El Dorado refinery. The decrease in sales volume at the Tyler refinery was attributable to downtime at the Tyler refinery as a result of the Tyler Project, which we completed during the first quarter of 2015. The increase in sales volume at the El Dorado refinery was primarily the result of downtime at the El Dorado refinery during a turnaround in the first quarter of 2014. Decreases in the price of U.S. Gulf Coast gasoline and ULSD further contributed to the decrease in net sales in the first quarter of 2015 as compared to the first quarter of 2014. During the first quarters of 2015 and 2014, the refining segment sold $126.3 million and $107.2 million, or 21,337 bpd and 10,109 bpd, respectively, of finished product and services to the logistics and retail segments. These sales are eliminated in consolidation.
Cost of goods sold for the first quarter of 2015 for the refining segment was $756.9 million compared to $1,204.5 million for the first quarter of 2014, a decrease of $447.6 million, or 37.2%. This decrease was a result of a decrease in the cost of WTI crude oil, from an average of $98.60 per barrel in the first quarter of 2014 to an average of $48.80 in the first quarter of 2015, as well as a decrease in sales volume at the Tyler refinery due to downtime at the Tyler refinery as a result of the Tyler Project, which we completed during the first quarter of 2015. These decreases were partially offset by the increase in sales volume at the El Dorado refinery.
Our refining segment has multiple service agreements with our logistics segment which, among other things, require the refining segment to pay terminalling and storage fees based on the throughput volume of crude and finished product in the logistics segment pipelines and the volume of crude and finished product stored in the logistics segment storage tanks. These fees were $24.8 million and $20.9 million during the first quarters of 2015 and 2014, respectively. We eliminate these intercompany fees in consolidation.
Operating expenses for the refining segment were $48.2 million for the first quarter of 2015 compared to $57.8 million for the first quarter of 2014, a decrease of $9.6 million, or 16.6%. The decrease in operating expenses was primarily due to downtime associated with the Tyler Project, as well as decreases in natural gas and chemical expenses at both refineries.


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Logistics Segment
The table below sets forth certain information concerning our logistics segment operations:
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2015
 
2014
Logistics Segment Contribution:
 
 
 
 
Net sales
 
$
143.5

 
$
203.5

Cost of goods sold
 
108.4

 
172.2

Gross Margin
 
35.1

 
31.3

Operating expenses
 
10.8

 
9.5

Contribution margin
 
$
24.3

 
$
21.8

Operating Information:
 
 
 
 
East Texas - Tyler Refinery sales volumes (average bpd) (1)
 
26,956

 
62,432

West Texas wholesale marketing throughputs (average bpd)
 
16,645

 
15,999

West Texas wholesale marketing margin per barrel
 
$
1.40

 
$
3.57

Terminalling throughputs (average bpd) (2)
 
66,828

 
89,924

Throughputs (average bpd)
 
 
 
 
 Lion Pipeline System:
 
 
 
 
Crude pipelines (non-gathered)
 
56,687

 
26,644

Refined products pipelines to Enterprise Systems
 
55,929

 
31,773

SALA Gathering System
 
21,538

 
23,113
East Texas Crude Logistics System
 
19,054

 
11,031
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(1) 
Excludes jet fuel and petroleum coke.
(2) 
Consists of terminalling throughputs at our Tyler, Big Sandy and Mount Pleasant, Texas, North Little Rock, Arkansas and Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee terminals. Throughputs at the El Dorado, Arkansas terminal are for the period from February 10, 2014 through March 31, 2015. Prior to February 10, 2014, the logistics segment did not record revenue for throughput at the El Dorado, Arkansas terminal. Throughputs for the Mount Pleasant Terminal are for the period from October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015, following its acquisition. Throughputs for the Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, Tyler and Big Sandy, Texas and the North Little Rock, Arkansas terminals are for all periods presented.
Comparison of the Three Months Ended March 31, 2015 versus the Three Months Ended March 31, 2014
Contribution margin for the logistics segment increased to $24.3 million, or 45.8% of our consolidated segment contribution margin in the first quarter of 2015, compared to $21.8 million, or 17.6% of our consolidated segment contribution margin, in the first quarter of 2014. The increase in the logistics segment contribution margin was primarily attributable to the effect of the throughput and tankage agreements we entered into with the refining segment in connection with the El Dorado Acquisition and volume increases on our Lion Pipeline System during the first quarter of 2015 as compared to the first quarter of 2014. Volume increases on our Lion Pipeline System were attributable to reduced operations at the El Dorado refinery as a result of the maintenance turnaround performed at the refinery in the first quarter of 2014. These increases were partially offset by lower margins in our operations in west Texas as a result of lower fuel prices, which decreased significantly during the first quarter of 2015 as compared to the first quarter of 2014.
Net sales for the logistics segment were $143.5 million in the first quarter of 2015 compared to $203.5 million for the first quarter of 2014, a decrease of $60.0 million, or 29.5%. The decrease is attributable to decreases in the average sales prices per gallon of gasoline and diesel. The average sales price per gallon of gasoline decreased $1.13 per gallon during the first quarter of 2015, to $1.51 per gallon, from $2.64 per gallon in the first quarter of 2014. The average sales price per gallon of diesel decreased $1.33 per gallon during the first quarter of 2015, to $1.75 per gallon, from $3.08 per gallon in the first quarter of 2014. Partially offsetting the decreases were net sales contributed by trucking assets we acquired in December 2014, the effect of the throughput and tankage agreements for the El Dorado Terminal and Tank Assets and improved economics realized on our Paline Pipeline System.

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Net sales included $3.0 million and $3.6 million of net service fees paid by our refining segment to our logistics segment during the first quarter of 2015 and 2014, respectively. These service fees are based on the number of gallons sold and a shared portion of the margin achieved in return for providing sales and customer support services. Net sales also include crude and refined product transportation, terminalling and storage fees paid by our refining segment to our logistics segment. These fees were $24.8 million and $20.9 million in the first quarter of 2015 and 2014, respectively. The logistics segment also sold $1.6 million and $0.8 million of RINs to the refining segment in the first quarter of 2015 and 2014, respectively. These intercompany sales and fees are eliminated in consolidation.
Cost of goods sold for the logistics segment decreased $63.8 million, or 37.0%, to $108.4 million in the first quarter of 2015, from $172.2 million in the first quarter of 2014. The decrease in cost of goods sold was attributable to decreases in the average cost per gallon of gasoline and diesel purchased in our west Texas marketing operations. The average cost per gallon of gasoline decreased $1.05 per gallon during the first quarter of 2015, to $1.53 per gallon from $2.58 per gallon in the first quarter of 2014, while the average cost per gallon of diesel decreased $1.25 per gallon during the first quarter of 2015, to $1.74 per gallon from $2.99 per gallon in the first quarter of 2014.
Operating expenses for the logistics segment were approximately $10.8 million and $9.5 million for the first quarter of 2015 and 2014, respectively, an increase of $1.3 million, or 13.7%. The increase in operating expenses was primarily due to increases in various maintenance initiatives in the first quarter of 2015 as compared to the first quarter of 2014.

Retail Segment
The table below sets forth certain information concerning our retail segment operations:
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2015
 
2014
Retail Segment Contribution:
 
 
 
 
Net sales
 
$
338.0

 
$
431.6

Cost of goods sold
 
293.2

 
393.5

Gross Margin
 
44.8

 
38.1

Operating expenses
 
32.5

 
32.2

Contribution margin
 
$
12.3

 
$
5.9

Operating Information:
 
 
 
 
Number of stores (end of period)
 
360