NuStar's CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

NuStar Energy L.P. (NS)

Q2 2012 Results Earnings Call

July 27, 2012 10:00 AM ET

Executives

Chris Russell – VP, IR

Curt Anastasio – President and CEO

Steve Blank – Chief Financial Officer

Analysts

Brian Zarahn – Barclays

Cory Garcia – Raymond James

Ross Payne – Wells Fargo

James Jampel – HITE

Michael Blum – Wells Fargo

Brett Reilly – Credit Suisse

Jeremy Tonet – JPMorgan

Louis Shamie – Zimmer Lucas

Selman Ekyol – Stifel Nicolaus

Dennis Coleman – Bank of America

Presentation

Operator

Good morning. My name is Christie and I will be your conference operator today. At this time I would like to welcome everyone to the NuStar Energy L.P and NuStar GP Holdings LLC Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers' remarks there will be question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions).

Thank you. I will now turn the conference over to Mr. Chris Russell, Vice President of Investor Relations. Please go ahead sir.

Chris Russell

Thank you, Christie. Good morning everyone, and welcome to our conference call to discuss NuStar Energy L.P. and NuStar GP Holdings LLC second quarter 2012 earnings results.

With me today is Curt Anastasio and President of NuStar Energy LP, and NuStar GP Holdings LLC; Steve Blank, our CFO, and other members of our management team.

Before we get started, we would like to remind you that during the course of this call, NuStar management will make statements about our current views concerning the future performance of NuStar, that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements are subject to the various uncertainties and assumptions described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and will not be updated to conform to actual results or revised expectations.

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