UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
        
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FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 22, 2017

ALON USA ENERGY, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
001-32567
(Commission
File Number)
74-2966572
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

12700 Park Central Dr., Suite 1600
Dallas, Texas 75251
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (972) 367-3600

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Item 2.02.  Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On February 22, 2017, Alon USA Partners, LP (“Alon Partners”), a subsidiary of Alon USA Energy, Inc., issued a press release (the “Press Release”) reporting its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.  A copy of the Press Release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K, and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)    Exhibits.
Exhibit Number
 
Description
99.1
 
Press Release dated February 22, 2017.






SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 
 
Alon USA Energy, Inc.
Date:
February 22, 2017
By:  
/s/ Shai Even
 
 
 
Shai Even 
 
 
 
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer






INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit Number
 
Description
99.1
 
Press Release dated February 22, 2017.