Northern Tier Energy LP Comments on EPA's Proposed Tier III Standards

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Tier Energy LP (NYSE: NTI) ("Northern Tier Energy" or the "Company") is providing the Company's current assessment on the EPA's proposed regulation that gasoline contain no more than 10 parts per million of sulfur on an annual average basis by January 1, 2017.  Northern Tier Energy's Saint Paul Park Refinery produces its gasoline in accordance with current regulatory standards and intends to fully comply with any updated standards.  Management's current assessment is that the proposed updated standard will not have a material financial impact to the Company.  Preliminary engineering assessments predict that no capital spending will be required to comply with the new standards.

About Northern Tier Energy

Northern Tier Energy LP (NYSE: NTI) is an independent downstream energy company with refining, retail and pipeline operations that serves the PADD II region of the United States.  Northern Tier Energy operates an 84,500 barrels per stream day refinery located in St. Paul Park, Minnesota.  Northern Tier Energy also operates 166 convenience stores and supports 70 franchised convenience stores, primarily in Minnesota and Wisconsin, under the SuperAmerica trademark, and owns a bakery and commissary under the SuperMom's brand.  Northern Tier Energy is headquartered in Ridgefield, Connecticut. 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" which reflect Northern Tier Energy's views and assumptions on the date of this press release regarding future events. They involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which may be beyond its control, that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof.  Northern Tier Energy undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any such forward-looking statements. Northern Tier Energy cautions you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Please refer to Northern Tier Energy's filings with the SEC for more detailed information regarding these risks, uncertainties and assumptions.

 

SOURCE Northern Tier Energy LP



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