Vertex Energy, Inc.
| Nasdaq: VTNR
Vertex Energy, Inc. provides services in aggregating, re-refining and processing distressed petroleum streams such as, used oil, trans-mix, fuel oils and off-specification commercial chemical products. The company also provides a range of services designed to aggregate, process and recycle industrial and commercial waste streams. It has three lines of businesses in Black Oil Division, Refining & Marketing Division and the Thermal-Chemical Extraction Process. The company manages and produces energy related products, focused on the recycle and reuse operations for petroleum and chemical products in an effort to conserve nation's environment and energy resources. It also provides in enabling the transporting, processing and re-refining of these distressed hydrocarbon based streams into viable commodity products. The company's Black Oil Division's business roots back to 2001 and the Refining & Marketing Division's business roots back to 2004. Vertex Energy was founded by Benjamin P. Cowart on May 14, 2008 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.