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Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  February 1, 2013


NuStar Energy L.P.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


19003 IH-10 West
San Antonio, Texas 78257
(Address of principal executive offices)


(210) 918-2000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


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Item 2.02              Results Of Operations And Financial Condition.


On February 1, 2013, NuStar Energy L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, issued a press release announcing financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. A copy of the press release announcing the financial results is furnished with this report as Exhibit 99.1, and is incorporated herein by reference.


The information in this report is being furnished, not filed, pursuant to Item 2.02 of Form 8-K. Accordingly, the information in this report, including the press release, will not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement filed by NuStar Energy L.P. under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, unless specifically identified therein as being incorporated therein by reference.




The press release announcing the earnings discloses certain financial measures, EBITDA, distributable cash flow, and distributable cash flow per unit, that are non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC rules. The press release furnishes a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their nearest GAAP financial measures. Management uses these financial measures because they are widely accepted financial indicators used by investors to compare partnership performance. In addition, management believes that these measures provide investors an enhanced perspective of the operating performance of the partnership’s assets and the cash that the business is generating. None of EBITDA, distributable cash flow or distributable cash flow per unit is intended to represent cash flows for the period, nor are they presented as an alternative to net income or cash flow from operations. They should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for a measure of performance prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles.


Item 9.01              Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)           Exhibits.


Exhibit Number



Exhibit 99.1


Press Release dated February 1, 2013.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




NuStar Energy L.P.







Riverwalk Logistics, L.P.



its general partner








NuStar GP, LLC




its general partner




Date: February 1, 2013


/s/ Amy L. Perry



Amy L. Perry



Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary






Exhibit Number



Exhibit 99.1


Press Release dated February 1, 2013.