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Holly Energy Partners, L.P. Reports Second Quarter Results

July 29, 2010

DALLAS, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (“HEP” or the “Partnership”) (NYSE: HEP) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2010. For the quarter, distributable cash flow was $22.7 million, up $6.2 million, or 38% compared to second quarter of 2009. For the six months ended June 30, 2010, distributable cash flow was $42.8 million, up $11.8 million or 38% compared to the same period of 2009. Based on these results, HEP announced a distribution increase on July 23, 2010, raising the quarterly distribution from $0.815 to $0.825 per unit, representing a 5% increase over the distribution for the second quarter of 2009.

For the quarter, income from continuing operations was $13.4 million ($0.48 per basic and diluted limited partner unit) compared to $15 million ($0.74 per basic and diluted limited partner unit) for the second quarter of 2009. Net income was $13.4 million ($0.48 per basic and diluted limited partner unit) versus $16.4 million ($0.82 per basic and diluted limited partner unit) for the second quarter of 2009 which included Rio Grande discontinued operations. The reduction in overall earnings is due principally to a decrease in previously deferred revenue realized, a decrease in third-party shipments and increased interest costs.

Unlike distributable cash flow, net income does not include the excess of contractual minimum guaranteed payments made by certain shippers above the revenue associated with those shippers’ actual movements. Such excess payments are not included in revenue in the period received but rather booked as deferred revenue since those shippers’ contracts allow them to apply such excess payments against any charge that would otherwise be due for shipments above their minimum guaranteed level during the succeeding four quarters. Deferred revenue is recognized at the end of this twelve month period unless it is clawed back during the period. During this second quarter of 2010, the downward effect on revenue from the increase in the deferred revenue balance (i.e., the difference between the amount of revenue deferred and the amount of previously deferred revenue realized) versus the second quarter of 2009 was the principal driver in reducing income between the periods. The downward effect on revenue and earnings was $1.4 million for the quarter, versus a favorable effect of $5 million for the 2009 second quarter, or a relative change of $6.4 million when comparing the quarterly periods.

For the six months, income from continuing operations was $24.1 million ($0.84 per basic and diluted limited partner unit) compared to $18.8 million ($0.92 per basic and diluted limited partner unit) for the same six month period of 2009. Net income was $24.1 million ($0.84 per basic and diluted limited partner unit) versus $21.8 million ($1.10 per basic and diluted limited partner unit) for the first six months of 2009.

Commenting on the second quarter of 2010, Matt Clifton, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer stated, “The second quarter generated solid financial results as distributable cash flow and EBITDA reached new quarterly highs. For the quarter, strong distributable cash flow increases over the same period of 2009, allowed us to declare our 23(rd) consecutive distribution increase. EBITDA was $30.6 million, an increase of $2.9 million or 10% over last year’s second quarter, and for the first six months, EBITDA was $56.2 million, an increase of $11.2 million or 25% over last year’s six month period, reflecting earnings contributions from our 2009 and March 2010 asset acquisitions.”

“Looking forward, we shall explore opportunities that will permit us to continue to expand our distributable cash flow, our asset base and grow our geographic footprint,” Clifton said.

Second Quarter 2010 Revenue Highlights

Total revenues from continuing operations for the quarter were $45.5 million, a $7.5 million increase compared to the second quarter of 2009. This was due to revenues attributable to our 2009 and March 2010 asset acquisitions and higher tariff rates on affiliate shipments. These factors were partially offset by a $4 million decrease in previously deferred revenue realized and a decrease in third-party pipeline shipments.

  • Revenues from our refined product pipelines were $18.5 million, a decrease of $3.9 million. This decrease is primarily due to a $3.7 million decrease in previously deferred revenue realized combined with an overall decrease in refined product shipments. Volumes shipped on our refined product pipelines averaged 133.3 thousand barrels per day (“mbpd”) compared to 138.6 mbpd for the second quarter of 2009, reflecting a decline in third-party refined product shipments that was partially offset by an increase in affiliate shipments.
  • Revenues from our intermediate pipelines were $5 million, an increase of $0.7 million, on shipments averaging 86.1 mbpd compared to 70.5 mbpd for the second quarter of 2009. This increase is primarily due to volumes shipped on our 16-inch intermediate pipeline acquired in June 2009, partially offset by a $0.4 million decrease in previously deferred revenue realized.
  • Revenues from our crude pipelines were $9.7 million, an increase of $3 million. This increase is primarily due to $2.3 million in revenues attributable to our Roadrunner Pipeline transportation agreement entered into in December 2009. Volumes shipped on our crude pipelines averaged 141.3 mbpd compared to 142.6 mbpd for the second quarter of 2009.
  • Revenues from terminal, tankage and loading rack fees were $12.3 million, an increase of $7.8 million compared to the second quarter of 2009. This increase includes $7.5 million in revenues attributable to volumes transferred and stored at our Tulsa storage and rack facilities.

Revenues from continuing operations for the three months ended June 30, 2010 include the recognition of $1.6 million of prior shortfalls billed to shippers in 2009 as they did not meet their minimum volume commitments in any of the subsequent four quarters. As of June 30, 2010, deferred revenue in our consolidated balance sheet was $10.9 million.

Six Months Ended June 30, 2010 Revenue Highlights

Total revenues from continuing operations for the six months were $86.2 million, an $18.8 million increase compared to the same period of 2009. This was due to our recent asset acquisitions and higher tariffs on affiliate shipments, partially offset by a $4.7 million decrease in previously deferred revenue realized. On a year-to-date basis, overall pipeline shipments were up 13%, reflecting increased affiliate volumes attributable to Holly Corporation’s (“Holly”) first quarter of 2009 Navajo refinery expansion, including volumes shipped on our new 16″ intermediate and Beeson pipelines, partially offset by a decrease in third-party shipments. Additionally, prior year affiliate shipments reflect lower first quarter volumes as a result of production downtime during a major maintenance turnaround of the Navajo refinery during the first quarter of 2009.

  • Revenues from our refined product pipelines were $35.4 million, a decrease of $4.1 million. This decrease is primarily due to a $5.9 million decrease in previously deferred revenue realized that was partially offset by a slight increase in refined product shipments. Volumes shipped on our refined product pipelines averaged 128.8 mbpd compared to 125.2 mbpd for the first six months of 2009, reflecting an increase in affiliate shipments, partially offset by a decline in third-party shipments.
  • Revenues from our intermediate pipelines were $10.8 million, an increase of $4.7 million, on shipments averaging 82.6 mbpd compared to 52.5 mbpd for the six months ended June 30, 2009. This increase is primarily due to volumes shipped on our 16-inch intermediate pipeline combined with a $1.2 million increase in previously deferred revenue realized.
  • Revenues from our crude pipelines were $19.1 million, an increase of $5.5 million, on shipments averaging 138.1 mbpd compared to 132.5 mbpd for the six months ended June 30, 2009. This increase is primarily due to $4.6 million in revenues attributable to our Roadrunner Pipeline transportation agreement.
  • Revenues from terminal, tankage and loading rack fees were $20.9 million, an increase of $12.8 million compared to the six months ended June 30, 2009. This increase includes $11.9 million in revenues attributable to volumes transferred and stored at our Tulsa storage and rack facilities.

Our revenues from continuing operations for the six months ended June 30, 2010 include the recognition of $4.1 million of prior shortfalls billed to shippers in 2009 as they did not meet their minimum volume commitments in any of the subsequent four quarters.

Cost and Expense Highlights

Operating costs and expenses were $23 million and $45.8 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010, respectively, representing increases of $4 million and $9.1 million compared to the same periods of 2009. These increases were due to costs attributable to our recent asset acquisitions, higher throughput volumes on our heritage pipelines, 2010 transaction related expenses, and higher depreciation, maintenance and payroll expense.

Additionally, interest expense was $9.5 million and $17.1 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010, respectively, representing increases of $5.1 million and $7.3 million compared to the same periods of 2009. These increases reflect interest on our 8.25% senior notes issued in March 2010 and costs of $1.1 million from a partial settlement of an interest rate swap in the second quarter of 2010.

We have scheduled a webcast conference call today at 4:00 PM Eastern Time to discuss financial results. This webcast may be accessed at: http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=70658.

An audio archive of this webcast will be available using the above noted link through August 11, 2010.

About Holly Energy Partners, L.P.

Holly Energy Partners, L.P., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, provides petroleum product and crude oil transportation, terminalling, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including Holly Corporation subsidiaries. The Partnership owns and operates petroleum product and crude gathering pipelines, tankage and terminals in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Washington, Idaho, Oklahoma and Utah. In addition, the Partnership owns a 25% interest in SLC Pipeline LLC, a 95-mile intrastate pipeline system serving refineries in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.

Holly Corporation operates through its subsidiaries a 100,000 barrels-per-stream-day (“bpsd”) refinery located in Artesia, New Mexico, a 31,000 bpsd refinery in Woods Cross, Utah and a 125,000 bpsd refinery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A Holly Corporation subsidiary owns a 34% interest (including the general partner interest) in the Partnership.

The following is a “safe harbor” statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements in this press release relating to matters that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward looking statements use words such as “anticipate,” “project,” “expect,” “plan,” “goal,” “forecast,” “intend,” “could,” “believe,” “may,” and similar expressions and statements regarding our plans and objectives for future operations. These statements are based on our beliefs and assumptions and those of our general partner using currently available information and expectations as of the date hereof, are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties. Although we and our general partner believe that such expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, neither we nor our general partner can give assurance that our expectations will prove to be correct. Such statements are subject to a variety of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if underlying assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated, projected or expected. Certain factors could cause actual results to differ materially from results anticipated in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to:

  • risks and uncertainties with respect to the actual quantities of petroleum products and crude oil shipped on our pipelines and/or terminalled in our terminals;
  • the economic viability of Holly Corporation, Alon USA, Inc. and our other customers;
  • the demand for refined petroleum products in markets we serve;
  • our ability to successfully purchase and integrate additional operations in the future;
  • our ability to complete previously announced or contemplated acquisitions;
  • the availability and cost of additional debt and equity financing;
  • the possibility of reductions in production or shutdowns at refineries utilizing our pipeline and terminal facilities;
  • the effects of current and future government regulations and policies;
  • our operational efficiency in carrying out routine operations and capital construction projects;
  • the possibility of terrorist attacks and the consequences of any such attacks;
  • general economic conditions; and
  • other financial, operations and legal risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and, other than as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)

Income, Distributable Cash Flow and Volumes

The following tables present income, distributable cash flow and volume information for the three and the six months ended June 30, 2010 and 2009.


                                                               Change
                                   Three Months Ended                   from
                                        June 30,
                                        --------
                                    2010           2009           2009
                                    ----           ----           ----
                                     (In thousands, except per unit
                                                 data)
    Revenues
    Pipelines:
       Affiliates - refined
        product pipelines        $12,067        $11,366           $701
       Affiliates - intermediate
        pipelines                  4,964          4,302            662
       Affiliates - crude
        pipelines                  9,728          6,751          2,977
                                   -----          -----          -----
                                  26,759         22,419          4,340
       Third parties - refined
        product pipelines          6,455         11,098         (4,643)
                                   -----         ------         ------
                                  33,214         33,517           (303)

    Terminals and loading
     racks:
       Affiliates                 10,320          2,645          7,675
       Third parties               1,949          1,837            112
                                   -----          -----            ---
                                  12,269          4,482          7,787
                                  ------          -----          -----

    Total revenues                45,483         37,999          7,484

    Operating costs and
     expenses:
       Operations                 13,495         10,631          2,864
       Depreciation and
        amortization               7,591          6,613            978
       General and
        administrative             1,913          1,797            116
                                   -----          -----            ---
                                  22,999         19,041          3,958
                                  ------         ------          -----

    Operating income              22,484         18,958          3,526

    Equity in earnings of SLC
     Pipeline                        544            423            121
    Interest income                    2              2              -
    Interest expense,
     including amortization       (9,549)        (4,404)        (5,145)
    Other income (expense)             -             65            (65)
                                     ---            ---            ---
                                  (9,003)        (3,914)        (5,089)
                                  ------         ------         ------

    Income from continuing
     operations before income
     taxes                        13,481         15,044         (1,563)

    State income tax                 (46)           (93)            47
                                     ---            ---            ---

    Income from continuing
     operations                   13,435         14,951         (1,516)

    Income from discontinued
     operations, net of
     noncontrolling                    -          1,441         (1,441)
         interest of $427 (1)        ---          -----         ------

    Net income                    13,435         16,392         (2,957)

    Less general partner
     interest in net income,
     including incentive
     distributions (2)             2,909          1,849          1,060
                                   -----          -----          -----
                                                                     -
    Limited partners'
     interest in net income      $10,526        $14,543        $(4,017)
                                 =======        =======        =======
    Limited partners'
     earnings per unit -
     basic and diluted: (2)
       Income from continuing
        operations                 $0.48          $0.74         $(0.26)
       Income from discontinued
        operations                     -           0.08          (0.08)
                                     ---           ----          -----
       Net income                  $0.48          $0.82         $(0.34)
                                   =====          =====         ======
    Weighted average limited
     partners' units
     outstanding                  22,079         17,789          4,290
                                  ======         ======          =====
    EBITDA (3)                   $30,619        $27,759         $2,860
                                 =======        =======         ======
    Distributable cash flow
     (4)                         $22,673        $16,415         $6,247
                                 =======        =======         ======

    Volumes  from continuing
     operations (bpd) (1)
    Pipelines:
       Affiliates - refined
        product pipelines         98,464         94,738          3,726
       Affiliates - intermediate
        pipelines                 86,140         70,543         15,597
       Affiliates - crude
        pipelines                141,263        142,598         (1,335)
                                 -------        -------         ------
                                 325,867        307,879         17,988
       Third parties - refined
        product pipelines         34,844         43,854         (9,010)
                                  ------         ------         ------
                                 360,711        351,733          8,978

    Terminals and loading
     racks:
       Affiliates                186,515        115,221         71,294
       Third parties              37,902         40,742         (2,840)
                                  ------         ------         ------
                                 224,417        155,963         68,454
                                 -------        -------         ------
    Total for pipelines and
     terminal assets (bpd)       585,128        507,696         77,432
                                 =======        =======         ======


                                                               Change
                                    Six Months Ended                    from
                                        June 30,
                                        --------
                                    2010           2009           2009
                                    ----           ----           ----
                                     (In thousands, except per unit
                                                 data)
    Revenues
    Pipelines:
       Affiliates - refined
        product pipelines        $23,547        $18,919         $4,628
       Affiliates - intermediate
        pipelines                 10,756          6,068          4,688
       Affiliates - crude
        pipelines                 19,133         13,652          5,481
                                  ------         ------          -----
                                  53,436         38,639         14,797
       Third parties - refined
        product pipelines         11,859         20,573         (8,714)
                                  ------         ------         ------
                                  65,295         59,212          6,083

    Terminals and loading
     racks:
       Affiliates                 17,240          4,748         12,492
       Third parties               3,644          3,371            273
                                   -----          -----            ---
                                  20,884          8,119         12,765
                                  ------          -----         ------

    Total revenues                86,179         67,331         18,848

    Operating costs and
     expenses:
       Operations                 26,555         20,973          5,582
       Depreciation and
        amortization              14,801         12,629          2,172
       General and
        administrative             4,476          3,131          1,345
                                   -----          -----          -----
                                  45,832         36,733          9,099
                                  ------         ------          -----

    Operating income              40,347         30,598          9,749

    Equity in earnings of SLC
     Pipeline                      1,025            598            427
    Interest income                    5              8             (3)
    Interest expense,
     including amortization      (17,093)        (9,807)        (7,286)
    Other income (expense)            (7)            65            (72)
    SLC Pipeline acquisition
     costs                             -         (2,500)         2,500
                                     ---         ------          -----
                                 (16,070)       (11,636)        (4,434)
                                 -------        -------         ------

    Income from continuing
     operations before income
     taxes                        24,277         18,962          5,315

    State income tax                (140)          (166)            26
                                    ----           ----            ---

    Income from continuing
     operations                   24,137         18,796          5,341

    Income from discontinued
     operations, net of
     noncontrolling interest
     of 922 (1)                        -          3,035         (3,035)
                                     ---          -----         ------

    Net income                    24,137         21,831          2,306

    Less general partner
     interest in net income,
     including incentive
     distributions (2)             5,555          3,142          2,413
                                   -----          -----          -----
                                                                     -
    Limited partners'
     interest in net income      $18,582        $18,689          $(107)
                                 =======        =======          =====
    Limited partners'
     earnings per unit -
     basic and diluted: (2)
       Income from continuing
        operations                 $0.84          $0.92         $(0.08)
       Income from discontinued
        operations                     -           0.18          (0.18)
                                     ---           ----          -----
       Net income                  $0.84          $1.10         $(0.26)
                                   =====          =====         ======
    Weighted average limited
     partners' units
     outstanding                  22,079         17,058          5,021
                                  ======         ======          =====
    EBITDA (3)                   $56,166        $44,943        $11,223
                                 =======        =======        =======
    Distributable cash flow
     (4)                         $42,831        $30,999        $11,821
                                 =======        =======        =======

    Volumes  from continuing
     operations (bpd) (1)
    Pipelines:
       Affiliates - refined
        product pipelines         95,937         78,628         17,309
       Affiliates - intermediate
        pipelines                 82,649         52,520         30,129
       Affiliates - crude
        pipelines                138,094        132,459          5,635
                                 -------        -------          -----
                                 316,680        263,607         53,073
    Third parties - refined
     product pipelines            32,850         46,557        (13,707)
                                  ------         ------        -------
                                 349,530        310,164         39,366
    Terminals and loading
     racks:
       Affiliates                175,218         99,118         76,100
       Third parties              36,381         42,067         (5,686)
                                  ------         ------         ------
                                 211,599        141,185         70,414
                                 -------        -------         ------
    Total for pipelines and
     terminal assets (bpd)       561,129        451,349        109,780
                                 =======        =======        =======

    (1) On December 1, 2009, we sold our 70% interest in Rio Grande.
     Results of operations of Rio Grande are presented
    in discontinued operations.  Pipeline volume information excludes
     volumes attributable to Rio Grande.
    (2) Net income is allocated between limited partners and the general
     partner interest in accordance with the provisions
    of the partnership agreement.  Net income allocated to the general
     partner includes incentive distributions declared
    subsequent to quarter end.  General partner incentive distributions for
     the three and the six months ended June 30,
    2010 were $2.7 million and $5.2 million. For the three and the six
     months ended June 30, 2009 the distributions
    were $1.5 million and $2.8 million, respectively.  Net income
     attributable to the limited partners is divided by the
    weighted average limited partner units outstanding in computing the
     limited partners' per unit interest in net income.
    (3) Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization
     ("EBITDA") is calculated as net
    income plus (i) interest expense, net of interest income, (ii) state
     income tax and (iii) depreciation and amortization.
    EBITDA is not a calculation based upon U.S. generally accepted
     accounting principles ("GAAP").  However, the
    amounts included in the EBITDA calculation are derived from amounts
     included in our consolidated financial
    statements, with the exception of EBITDA from discontinued operations.
     EBITDA should not be considered as an
    alternative to net income or operating income, as an indication of our
     operating performance or as an alternative to
    operating cash flow as a measure of liquidity.  EBITDA is not
     necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures of
    other companies.  EBITDA is presented here because it is a widely used
     financial indicator used by investors and
    analysts to measure performance.  EBITDA also is used by our management
     for internal analysis and as a basis for
    compliance with financial covenants.
    Set forth below is our calculation of EBITDA.
                           Three Months Ended            Six Months Ended
                           ------------------            ----------------
                                June 30,                     June 30,
                                --------                     --------
                              2010        2009           2010        2009
                              ----        ----           ----        ----
                                           (In thousands)

    Income from
     continuing
     operations            $13,435     $14,951        $24,137     $18,796

    Add (subtract):
      Interest expense       8,209       5,071         14,095      10,082
      Amortization of
       discount and
       deferred                264         177            458         353
     debt issuance costs
      Increase in interest
       expense - change in   1,076        (844)         2,540        (628)
     fair value of
      interest rate swaps
      and
     swap settlement
      costs
      Interest income           (2)         (2)            (5)         (8)
      State income tax          46          93            140         166
      Depreciation and
       amortization          7,591       6,613         14,801      12,629
      EBITDA from
       discontinued
       operations                -       1,700              -       3,553
                               ---       -----            ---       -----

    EBITDA                 $30,619     $27,759        $56,166     $44,943
                           =======     =======        =======     =======


    (4) Distributable cash flow is not a calculation based upon GAAP.
     However, the amounts included in the calculation are
    derived from amounts separately presented in our consolidated financial
     statements, with the exception of equity in
    excess cash flows over earnings of SLC Pipeline, maintenance capital
     expenditures and distributable cash flow from
    discontinued operations.  Distributable cash flow should not be
     considered in isolation or as an alternative to net
    income or operating income, as an indication of our operating
     performance, or as an alternative to operating cash
    flow as a measure of liquidity.  Distributable cash flow is not
     necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures of
    other companies.  Distributable cash flow is presented here because it
     is a widely accepted financial indicator used
    by investors to compare partnership performance.  It also is used by
     management for internal analysis and our
    performance units.  We believe that this measure provides investors an
     enhanced perspective of the operating
    performance of our assets and the cash our business is generating.

    Set forth below is our calculation of distributable cash flow.
                               Three Months Ended            Six Months Ended
                               ------------------            ----------------
                                    June 30,                     June 30,
                                    --------                     --------
                                  2010        2009           2010       2009
                                  ----        ----           ----       ----
                                              (In thousands)

    Income from continuing
     operations                $13,435     $14,951        $24,137    $18,796

    Add (subtract):
      Depreciation and
       amortization              7,591       6,613         14,801     12,629
      Amortization of discount
       and deferred                264         177            458        353
     debt issuance costs
      Increase in interest
       expense -  change         1,076        (844)         2,540       (628)
     in fair value of interest
      rate swaps and
     swap settlement costs
      Equity in excess cash
       flows over                  174         167            352        220
     earnings of SLC Pipeline
      Increase (decrease) in
       deferred revenue          1,414      (5,031)         2,521     (4,669)
      SLC Pipeline acquisition
       costs*                        -           -              -      2,500
      Maintenance capital
       expenditures**           (1,281)     (1,299)        (1,978)    (1,717)
      Distributable cash flow
       from                          -       1,681              -      3,515
     discontinued operations       ---       -----            ---      -----

    Distributable cash flow    $22,673     $16,415        $42,831    $30,999
                               =======     =======        =======    =======

           We expensed the $2.5 million finder's fee associated with our joint
    *      venture agreement with Plains that closed
      in March 2009.   These costs directly relate to our interest in the new
       joint venture pipeline and are similar to
      expansion capital expenditures; accordingly, we have added back these
       costs to arrive at distributable cash
      flow.
           Maintenance capital expenditures are capital expenditures made to
    **     replace partially or fully depreciated assets
      in order to maintain the existing operating capacity of our assets and
       to extend their useful lives.  Maintenance
      capital expenditures include expenditures required to maintain
       equipment reliability, tankage and pipeline
      integrity, and safety and to address environmental regulations.

                                           December
                              June 30,        31,
                                    2010        2009
                                    ----        ----
    Balance Sheet  Data           (In thousands)

    Cash and cash equivalents     $2,806      $2,508
    Working capital                 $291      $4,404
    Total assets                $645,816    $616,845
    Long-term debt (5)          $487,479    $390,827
    Total equity (6)            $119,811    $193,864

    (5) Includes $155 million and $206 million of credit agreement advances
     at June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009,
    respectively.

    (6) As a master limited partnership, we distribute our available cash,
     which historically has exceeded our net income
    because depreciation and amortization expense represents a non-cash
     charge against income.  The result is a
    decline in partners' equity since our regular quarterly distributions
     have exceeded our quarterly net income.
    Additionally, if the assets transferred to us upon our initial public
     offering in 2004, the intermediate pipelines
    purchased from Holly in 2005 and the assets purchased from Holly in 2009
     and March 2010 had been acquired
    from third parties, our acquisition cost in excess of Holly's basis in
     the transferred assets of $214.4 million would
    have been recorded as increases to our properties and equipment and
     intangible assets instead of decreases to
    partners' equity.

SOURCE Holly Energy Partners, L.P.


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