Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTNR), an environmental services company that recycles industrial waste streams and off-specification commercial chemical products, announced today that Benjamin P. Cowart, Chairman and CEO of Vertex, will participate in the NASDAQ QMX Investor Networking breakfast on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM, local time. The event will be held at The River Oaks Country Club, located at 1600 River Oaks Boulevard, Houston, Texas.

Mr. Cowart stated, “We look forward to participating in the NASDAQ Investor breakfast and discussing the Vertex Energy story with investors. We have taken some major steps this year that have grown our business and improved the Company’s financial position, along with our market presence. Our regional and diverse business model and technologies allow us to maneuver through various market conditions.”

Mr. Cowart added, “Although recent oil prices have depressed the market, we are making the necessary relative discount adjustments to manage our spreads. The product commodities spread is actually improving for us at the moment. In addition, the falling prices affect pay-for-oil at the generator level which affects the collectors. Given our limited exposure to the generators (we only collect one-third of our oil directly), we are in a position to better manage our spread."

There is limited space for the investor network breakfast so interested parties must reserve with Investor Relations by Monday, October 21, 2014. The Company’s presentation will be available on the Company’s website at, under the heading Investor Relations.


Vertex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTNR) is a leading environmental services company that recycles industrial waste streams and off-specification commercial chemical products. Its primary focus is recycling used motor oil and other petroleum by-product streams. Vertex purchases these streams from an established network of local and regional collectors and generators. Vertex also manages the transport, storage and delivery of the aggregated feedstock and product streams to end users, and manages the re-refining of a portion of its aggregated petroleum streams in order to sell them as higher-value end products. Vertex sells its aggregated petroleum streams as feedstock to other re-refineries and fuel blenders or as replacement fuel for use in industrial burners. The re-refining of used motor oil that Vertex manages takes place at its facility, which uses a proprietary Thermal Chemical Extraction Process (“TCEP”) technology. Based in Houston, Texas, Vertex also has offices in Georgia, Chicago, and California. More information on Vertex can be found at

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Vertex Energy, Inc.
Investor Relations Contact
Marlon Nurse, DM, 212-564-4700
Senior VP – Investor Relations