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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 12b-25
NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING
           
(Check one):   þ  Form 10-K o  Form 20-F o  Form 11-K o  Form 10-Q o  Form 10-D o  Form N-SAR o  Form N-CSR
 
         
 
  For Period Ended:   December 31, 2008
 
     
 
         
    o   Transition Report on Form 10-K  
 
         
    o   Transition Report on Form 20-F  
 
         
    o   Transition Report on Form 11-K  
 
         
    o   Transition Report on Form 10-Q  
 
         
    o   Transition Report on Form N-SAR  
 
         
 
  For the Transition Period Ended:    
 
       

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Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission has verified any information contained herein.
If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above, identify the Item(s) to which the notification relates:
PART I — REGISTRANT INFORMATION
Alon USA Energy, Inc,
 
Full Name of Registrant
n/a
 
Former Name if Applicable
7616 LBJ Freeway, Suite 300
 
Address of Principal Executive Office (Street and Number)
Dallas, Texas 75251
 
City, State and Zip Code
PART II — RULES 12b-25(b) AND (c)
If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort or expense and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the following should be completed. (Check box if appropriate)
           
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    (a)   The reason described in reasonable detail in Part III of this form could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense
       
    (b)   The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report on Form 10-K, Form 20-F, Form 11-K, Form N-SAR or Form N-CSR, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifteenth calendar day following the prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly report or transition report on Form 10-Q or subject distribution report on Form 10-D, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifth calendar day following the prescribed due date; and
       
      (c)   The accountant’s statement or other exhibit required by Rule 12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.
PART III — NARRATIVE
State below in reasonable detail why Forms 10-K, 20-F, 11-K, 10-Q, 10-D, N-SAR, N-CSR, or the transition report or portion thereof, could not be filed within the prescribed time period.
As disclosed in the Alon USA Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) press release dated March 5, 2009, the Company has been working with lenders to adjust the debt of its subsidiary, Alon Refining Krotz Springs, Inc., to match the current financial and refining environments and have agreed in principal that an additional $50.0 million of cash and letters of credit support will be provided to this subsidiary with the assistance of the Company’s parent company. The Company is evaluating the effect of these arrangements on the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements which evaluation could not be completed prior to the date hereof.
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PART IV — OTHER INFORMATION
(1)   Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this notification
         
Harlin R. Dean    (972)    367-3600 
(Name)
  (Area Code)   (Telephone Number)
(2)   Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed? If answer is no, identify report(s).
    Yes þ     No o
 
(3)   Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of operations from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be reflected by the earnings statements to be included in the subject report or portion thereof?
    Yes þ     No o
 
 
    If so, attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both narratively and quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the reasons why a reasonable estimate of the results cannot be made.
 
Reference is made to the Company’s March 5, 2009 press release furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to Form 8-K setting forth the Company’s results for the quarters and years ended December 31, 2008 and December 31, 2007.
 
Alon USA Energy, Inc. 
(Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
             
Date
  March 17, 2009   By   /s/ Harlin R. Dean
 
           
 
          Harlin R. Dean
 
          Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel