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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-K
 
Mark One
     
þ   Annual Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006
OR
     
o   Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the transition period from ___to ___.
Commission file number 000-50056
MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
     
Delaware   05-0527861
     
State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization
  (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
     
4200 Stone Road Kilgore, Texas
(Address of principal executive offices)
  75662
(Zip Code)
903-983-6200
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
NONE
Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
     
Title of each class   Name of each exchange on which registered
     
Common Units representing limited
partnership interests
  NASDAQ
     Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.
Yes o       No þ
     Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.
Yes o       No þ
     Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements the past 90 days.
Yes þ       No o
     Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. o
     Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer o       Accelerated filer þ       Non-accelerated filer o
     Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes o       No þ
     As of June 30, 2006, 9,282,652 common units were outstanding. The aggregate market value of the common units held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of such date approximated $245,347,657. There were 10,603,808 of the registrant’s common units and 2,552,018 of the registrant’s subordinated units outstanding as of March 5, 2007.
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 List of Subsidiaries
 Consent of KPMG LLP
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PART I
Item 1. Business
Overview
     We are a publicly traded limited partnership with a diverse set of operations focused primarily in the United States Gulf Coast region. Our five primary business lines include:
    Terminalling and storage services for petroleum products and by-products
 
    Natural gas services
 
    Marine transportation services for petroleum products and by-products
 
    Sulfur gathering, processing and distribution
 
    Fertilizer manufacturing and distribution
     The petroleum products and by-products we collect, transport, store and market are produced primarily by major and independent oil and gas companies who often turn to third parties, such as us, for the transportation and disposition of these products. In addition to these major and independent oil and gas companies, our primary customers include independent refiners, large chemical companies, fertilizer manufacturers and other wholesale purchasers of these products. We operate primarily in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. This region is a major hub for petroleum refining, natural gas gathering and processing and support services for the exploration and production industry.
     We were formed in 2002 by Martin Resource Management Corporation (“Martin Resource Management”), a privately-held company whose initial predecessor was incorporated in 1951 as a supplier of products and services to drilling rig contractors. Since then, Martin Resource Management has expanded its operations through acquisitions and internal expansion initiatives as its management identified and capitalized on the needs of producers and purchasers of hydrocarbon products and by-products and other bulk liquids. Martin Resource Management owns an approximate 38.6% limited partnership interest in us. Furthermore, it owns and controls our general partner, which owns a 2.0% general partner interest and incentive distribution rights in us.
     Martin Resource Management operated our business segments for several years. Martin Resource Management began operating our natural gas services business in the 1950s and our sulfur business in the 1960s. It began our marine transportation business in the late 1980s. It entered into our fertilizer and terminalling and storage businesses in the early 1990s. In recent years, Martin Resource Management has increased the size of our asset base through expansions and strategic acquisitions.
Primary Business Segments
     Our primary business segments can be generally described as follows:
    Terminalling and Storage. We own or operate 17 marine terminal facilities and four inland terminal facilities located in the United States Gulf Coast region that provide storage and handling services for producers and suppliers of petroleum products and by-products, lubricants and other liquids. We also provide land rental to oil and gas companies along with storage and handling services for lubricants and fuel oil.
 
    Natural Gas Services. Through our acquisition of Prism Gas Systems I, L.P. (“Prism Gas”), we have ownership interests in over 440 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines located in the natural gas producing regions of Central and East Texas, Northwest Louisiana, the Texas Gulf Coast and offshore Texas and federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico as well as a 150 MMcfd capacity natural gas processing plant located in East Texas which is currently being expanded to 250 MMcfd. In addition to our newly acquired natural gas gathering and processing business, we distribute natural gas liquids or, “NGLs”. We purchase NGLs primarily from natural gas processors. We store NGLs in our supply

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      and storage facilities for resale to propane retailers, refineries and industrial NGL users in Texas and the Southeastern United States. We own three NGL supply and storage facilities with an aggregate above ground storage capacity of approximately 132,000 gallons and we lease approximately 72 million gallons of underground storage capacity for NGLs.
 
    Marine Transportation. We own a fleet of 37 inland marine tank barges, 16 inland push boats and four offshore tug barge units that transport petroleum products and by-products primarily in the United States Gulf Coast region. We provide these transportation services on a fee basis primarily under annual contracts. In addition, our marine segment manages our sulfur segment’s marine assets.
 
    Sulfur. We gather, process and distribute sulfur predominately produced by oil refineries primarily located in the United States Gulf Coast region. We process molten sulfur into prilled, or pelletized, sulfur under both fee-based volume contracts and buy/sell contracts at our facility in Port of Stockton, California. In December 2005, we completed the construction of an additional sulfur priller at our Neches terminal in Beaumont, Texas. In July 2005, we acquired the remaining interests in CF Martin Sulphur L.P. (“CF Martin Sulphur”) not previously owned by us. CF Martin Sulphur gathered, transported and stored molten sulfur supplied by oil refineries.
 
    Fertilizer. We own and operate six fertilizer production plants and one emulsified sulfur blending plant that manufacture primarily sulfur-based fertilizer products for wholesale distributors and industrial users. These plants are located in Illinois, Texas and Utah.
     2006 Developments and Subsequent Events
     Recent Acquisitions
     Acquisition of the La Force Marine Vessel. In November 2006, we acquired the La Force, an offshore tug, for $6.0 million from a third party. This vessel is a 5,100 horse power offshore tug that was rebuilt in 1999 with new engines installed in 2005. The addition of the La Force to our fleet will eliminate the need for chartered offshore horsepower.
     Acquisition of Asphalt Terminals. In August 2006 and October 2006, respectively, we acquired the assets of Gulf States Asphalt Company LP and Prime Materials and Supply Corporation (“Prime”), for $4.9 million. These assets are located in Houston, Texas and Port Neches, Texas. In connection with these acquisitions, we entered into an agreement with Martin Resource Management, whereby Martin Resource Management will operate the acquired facilities through a terminalling service agreement based upon throughput rates and will assume all additional expenses to operate the facilities.
     Acquisition of the Corpus Christi Barge Terminal. In July 2006, we acquired a marine terminal located near Corpus Christi, Texas and associated assets from Koch Pipeline Company, L.P. for $6.2 million, which was all allocated to property, plant and equipment. The terminal is located on approximately 25 acres of land and includes three tanks with a combined capacity of approximately 240,000 barrels, pump and piping infrastructure for truck unloading and product delivery to two oil docks.
     Acquisition of the Texan, Ponciana and M450. In January 2006, we acquired the Texan, an offshore tug, and the Ponciana, an offshore NGL barge, for $5.9 million from Martin Resource Management. In February 2006, we acquired the M450, an offshore barge, for $1.6 million from a third party.
     Other Developments
     Increased Quarterly Distribution. We declared a quarterly cash distribution for the fourth quarter of 2006 of $0.62 per common and subordinated unit on January 22, 2007, reflecting an increase of $0.01 per unit over the quarterly distribution paid in respect of the third quarter of 2006.
     Issuance of Common Units. In December 2006, we issued 470,484 common units to Martin Product Sales LLC, an affiliate of Martin Resource Management, for approximately $15.3 million, including a capital contribution of approximately $0.3 million made by our general partner in order to maintain its 2% general partner interest in us. These funds were used to pay down our revolving line of credit.

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     Conversion of Subordinated Units. On November 14, 2006, 850,672 of our 3,402,690 outstanding subordinated units owned by Martin Resource Management and its subsidiaries converted into common units on a one-for-one basis following our quarterly cash distribution on such date. Additional conversions of our outstanding subordinated units may occur in the future provided that certain distribution thresholds contained in our partnership agreement are met by us.
     Public Offering. In January 2006, we completed a follow-on public offering of 3,450,000 common units, resulting in proceeds of $95.4 million, after payment of underwriters’ discounts, commissions and offering expenses. Our general partner contributed $2.1 million in cash to us in conjunction with the offering in order to maintain its 2% general partner interest in us. Of the net proceeds, $62.0 million was used to pay then current balances under our revolving credit facility and $7.5 million was used to fund a portion of the redemption price for our U.S. Government Guaranteed Ship Financing Bonds. The remainder of the net proceeds has been or will be used to fund future organic growth projects.
Business Strategy
     The key components of our business strategy are to:
    Pursue Strategic Acquisitions. We monitor the marketplace to identify and pursue accretive acquisitions that expand the services and products we offer or that expand our geographic presence. After acquiring other businesses, we will attempt to utilize our industry knowledge, network of customers and suppliers and strategic asset base to operate the acquired businesses more efficiently and competitively, thereby increasing revenues and cash flow. We believe that our diversified base of operations provides multiple platforms for strategic growth through acquisitions.
 
    Pursue Organic Growth Projects. We continually evaluate economically attractive organic expansion opportunities in new or existing areas of operation that will allow us to leverage our existing market position, increase the distributable cash flow from our existing assets through improved utilization and efficiency, and leverage our existing customer base.
 
    Pursue Internal Organic Growth by Attracting New Customers and Expanding Services Provided to Existing Customers. We seek to identify and pursue opportunities to expand our customer base across all of our business segments. We generally begin a relationship with a customer by transporting or marketing a limited range of products and services. We believe expanding our customer base and our service and product offerings to existing customers is the most efficient and cost effective method of achieving organic growth in revenues and cash flow. We believe significant opportunities exist to expand our customer base and provide additional services and products to existing customers.
 
    Expand Geographically. We work to identify and assess other attractive geographic markets for our services and products based on the market dynamics and the cost associated with penetration of such markets. We typically enter a new market through an acquisition or by securing at least one major customer or supplier and then dedicating or purchasing assets for operation in the new market. Once in a new territory, we seek to expand our operations within this new territory both by targeting new customers and by selling additional services and products to our original customers in the territory.
 
    Pursue Strategic Alliances. Many of our larger customers are establishing strategic alliances with midstream service providers such as us to address logistical and transportation problems or achieve operational synergies. These strategic alliances are typically structured differently than our regular commercial relationships, with the goal that such alliances would expand our business relationships with our customers and suppliers. We intend to pursue strategic alliances with customers in the future.
Competitive Strengths
     We believe we are well positioned to execute our business strategy because of the following competitive strengths:
    Asset Base and Integrated Distribution Network. We operate a diversified asset base that, together with the services provided by Martin Resource Management, enables us to offer our customers an

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      integrated distribution network consisting of transportation, terminalling and midstream logistical services while minimizing our dependence on the availability and pricing of services provided by third parties. Our integrated distribution network enables us to provide customers a complementary portfolio of transportation, terminalling, distributions and other midstream services for petroleum products and by-products.
 
    Strategically Located Assets. We believe we are one of the largest providers of shore bases and one of the largest lubricant distributors and marketers in the United States Gulf Coast region. In addition, we are one of the largest operators of marine service terminals in the United States Gulf Coast region providing broad geographic coverage and distribution capability of our products and services to our customers. Our natural gas gathering and processing assets are focused in areas that have continued to experience high levels of drilling activity and natural gas production.
 
    Specialized Transportation Equipment and Storage Facilities. We have the assets and expertise to handle and transport certain petroleum products and by-products with unique requirements for transportation and storage, such as molten sulfur and asphalt. For example, we own facilities and resources to transport molten sulfur and asphalt, which must be maintained at temperatures between approximately 275 and 350 degrees Fahrenheit to remain in liquid form. We believe these capabilities help us enhance relationships with our customers by offering them services to handle their unique product requirements.
 
    Ability to Grow Our Natural Gas Gathering and Processing Services. We believe that, with our Prism Gas assets, we have opportunities for organic growth in our natural gas gathering and processing operations through increasing fractionation capacity, pipeline expansions, new pipeline construction and bolt-on acquisitions.
 
    Experienced Management Team and Operational Expertise. Members of our executive management team and the heads of our principal business lines have, on average, more than 26 years of experience in the industries in which we operate. Further, these individuals have been employed by Martin Resource Management, on average, for more than 23 years. Our management team has a successful track record of creating internal growth and completing acquisitions. We believe our management team’s experience and familiarity with our industry and businesses are important assets that assist us in implementing our business strategies.
 
    Strong Industry Reputation and Established Relationships with Suppliers and Customers. We believe we have established a reputation in our industry as a reliable and cost-effective supplier of services to our customers and have a track record of safe, efficient operation of our facilities. Our management has also established long-term relationships with many of our suppliers and customers. We believe we benefit from our management’s reputation and track record, and from these long-term relationships.
 
    Financial Flexibility. We believe the borrowings available under our credit facility and our ability to issue additional partnership units provide us with the financial flexibility necessary to enable us to pursue expansion and acquisition opportunities.
Terminalling and Storage Segment
     Industry Overview. The United States petroleum distribution system moves petroleum products and by-products from oil refinery and natural gas processing facilities to end users. This distribution system is comprised of a network of terminals, storage facilities, pipelines, tankers, barges, rail cars and trucks. Terminals play a key role in moving these products throughout the distribution system by providing storage, blending and other ancillary services.
     In the 1990’s, the petroleum industry entered a period of consolidation. Refiners and marketers developed large-scale, cost-efficient operations resulting in several refinery acquisitions, combinations, alliances and joint ventures. This consolidation resulted in major oil companies integrating the various components of their businesses, including terminalling and storage. However, major integrated oil companies later concentrated their focus and resources on their core competencies of exploration, production, refining and retail marketing and examined ways to lower their distribution costs. Additionally, the Federal Trade Commission required some divestitures of terminal assets in markets in which merged companies, alliances and joint ventures were regarded as having excessive market power.

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As a result of these factors, oil and gas companies began to increasingly rely on third parties such as us to perform many terminalling and storage services.
     Although many large energy and chemical companies own terminalling and storage facilities, these companies also use third party terminalling and storage services. Major energy and chemical companies typically have a strong demand for terminals owned by independent operators when such terminals are strategically located at or near key transportation links, such as deep-water ports. Major energy and chemical companies also need independent terminal storage when their owned storage facilities are inadequate, either because of lack of capacity, the nature of the stored material or specialized handling requirements.
     The Gulf Coast region is a major hub for petroleum refining. Approximately two-thirds of United States refining capacity expansion in the 1990s occurred in this region. Growth in the refining and natural gas processing industries has increased the volume of petroleum products and by-products that are transported within the Gulf Coast region, which consequently has increased the need for terminalling and storage services.
     The marine and offshore oil and gas exploration and production industries use terminal facilities in the Gulf Coast region as shore bases that provide them logistical support services as well as provide a broad range of products, including fuel oil, lubricants, chemicals and supplies. The demand for these types of terminals, services and products is driven primarily by offshore exploration, development and production in the Gulf of Mexico. Offshore activity is greatly influenced by current and projected prices of oil and natural gas.
     Marine Terminals. We own or operate 17 marine terminals along the Gulf Coast from Tampa, Florida to Corpus Christi, Texas. Our terminal assets are located at strategic distribution points for the products we handle and are in close proximity to our customers. Further, the location and composition of our terminals are structured to complement our other businesses and reflect our strategy to provide a broad range of integrated services in the handling and transportation of petroleum products and by-products. We developed our terminalling and storage assets by acquiring existing terminalling and storage facilities and then customizing and upgrading these facilities as needed to integrate the facilities into our petroleum product and by-product transportation network and to more effectively service customers. We expect to continue to acquire facilities, streamline their operations and customize and upgrade them as part of our growth strategy. We also continually evaluate opportunities to add services and increase access to our terminals to attract more customers and create additional revenues.
     We are one of the largest operators of marine service terminals in the Gulf Coast region. These terminals are used to distribute and market lubricants and the full service terminals also provide shore bases for companies that are operating in the offshore exploration and production industry. Customers are primarily oil and gas exploration and production companies and oilfield service companies such as drilling fluid companies, marine transportation companies, and offshore construction companies. Shore bases typically provide logistical support including the storing and handling of tubular goods, loading and unloading bulk materials, providing facilities from which major and independent oil companies can communicate with and control offshore operations and leasing dockside facilities to companies which provide complementary products and services such as drilling fluids and cementing services. We generate revenues from our terminals that have shore bases by fees that we charge our customers under land rental contracts for the use of our terminal facility for these shore bases. These contracts generally provide us a fixed land rental fee and additional rental fees that are determined based on a percentage of the sales value of the products and services delivered from the shore base. We also generate revenues through the distribution and marketing of lubricants. Lubricants are used in the operation of offshore drilling rigs, offshore production and transmission platforms, and various ships and equipment engaged in marine transportation. In addition, Martin Resource Management, through contractual arrangements, pays us for terminalling and storage of fuel oil at these terminal facilities.
     Our 17 marine terminals are divided generally into three classes of terminals: (i) full service terminals, (ii) fuel and lubricant terminals and (iii) specialty petroleum terminals.
     Full Service Terminals. We own or operate eight full service terminals. These terminal facilities provide logistical support services, distribute and market lubricants and provide storage and handling services for fuel oil. The significant difference between our full service terminals and our fuel and lubricant terminals is that our full service terminals generate additional revenues by providing shore bases to support our customer’s operating activities related to the offshore exploration and production industry. One typical use for our shore bases is for drilling fluids manufacturers to manufacture and sell drilling fluids to the offshore drilling industry. Offshore drilling companies may also set up service facilities at these terminals to support their offshore operations. Customers are primarily oil and gas

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exploration and production companies, and oilfield service companies such as drilling fluids companies, marine transportation companies, and offshore construction companies.
     The following is a summary description of our eight full service terminals:
                         
Terminal   Location   Acres   Tanks   Aggregate Capacity
Pelican Island
  Galveston, Texas     51.3       14     57,200 Bbls.
Harbor Island(1)
  Harbor Island, Texas     25.5       10     37,400 Bbls.
Freeport
  Freeport, Texas     17.8       1     8,300 Bbls.
Port O’Connor(2)
  Port O’Connor, Texas     22.8       8     7,000 Bbls.
Sabine Pass(3)
  Sabine Pass, Texas     23.1       11     18,100 Bbls.
Cameron “East”(4)
  Cameron, Louisiana     34.3       7     33,000 Bbls.
Cameron “West”(5)
  Cameron, Louisiana     16.9       5     19,000 Bbls.
Venice (6)
  Venice, Louisiana     2.8       2     15,000 Bbls.
 
(1)   A portion of this terminal is located on land owned by a third party and leased under a lease that expires in January 2010 and can be extended by us through January 2015.
 
(2)   This terminal is located on land owned by a third party and leased under a lease that expires in March 2009 and can be extended by us through March 2014.
 
(3)   A portion of this terminal is located on land owned by a third party and leased under a lease that expires in September 2016 and can be renewed by us through September 2036.
 
(4)   This terminal is located on land owned by third parties and leased under a lease that expires in March 2012 and can be extended by us through March 2022.
 
(5)   This terminal is located on land owned by a third party and leased under a lease that expires in February 2008 and can be extended by us through February 2013.
 
(6)   This terminal is located on land owned by a third party and leased under a sublease agreement that expires in August 2009 and can be extended by us through August 2024.
     Fuel and Lubricant Terminals. We own or operate four lubricant and fuel oil terminals located in the Gulf Coast region that provide storage and handling service for lubricants and fuel oil. We also distribute and market lubricants at these terminals.
     The following is a summary description of our fuel and lubricant terminals:
                 
Terminal   Location   Tanks   Aggregate Capacity
Amelia
  Amelia, Louisiana     17     14,900 Bbls.
Berwick(1) Intracoastal
  Berwick, Louisiana     4     24,900 Bbls.
City(2)(3)
  Intracoastal City, Louisiana     17     34,300 Bbls.
Fourchon(4)
  Fourchon, Louisiana     7     30,100 Bbls.
 
(1)   This terminal is located on land owned by third parties and leased under a lease that expires in September 2007 and can be extended by us through September 2017.
 
(2)   A portion of this terminal is located on land owned by a third party at which we throughput fuel oil pursuant to an agreement that expires in November 2007.
 
(3)   A portion of this terminal is located on land owned by third parties and leased under a lease that expires in April 2009 and can be extended by us through April 2014.
 
(4)   This terminal is located on land owned by a third party at which we throughput lubricants and fuel oil pursuant to an agreement that expires in January 2017.
     Specialty Petroleum Terminals. We own or operate five terminal facilities providing storage and handling services for some or all of the following: anhydrous ammonia, asphalt, sulfur, sulfuric acid, fuel oil, crude oil and other petroleum products and by-products. Our specialty terminals have an aggregate storage capacity of approximately 1.75 million barrels. Each of these terminals has storage capacity for petroleum products and by-products and has assets to handle products transported by vessel, barge and truck. Our Tampa terminal is located on approximately 10 acres of land owned by the Tampa Port Authority that was leased to us under a 10-year lease that expired on December 15, 2006. We are currently leasing this facility on a month-to-month basis and have received a proposal for a new lease agreement that extends the term of the lease for 10 years with two five year options. Our Stanolind terminal is located on approximately 11 acres of land owned by Martin Resource Management and us and located on the Neches River in

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Beaumont. Our Neches terminal is a deep water marine terminal located near Beaumont, Texas on approximately 50 acres of land owned by us. Our Ouachita County terminal is located on approximately six acres of land owned by us on the Ouachita River in southern Arkansas. Our Corpus Christi terminal is located on approximately 25 acres of land owned by us and has access to the waterfront via marine docks owned by the Port of Corpus Christi.
     At our Tampa, Neches, Stanolind and Corpus Christi terminals, our customers are primarily large oil refining and natural gas processing companies. We charge a fixed monthly fee for the use of our facilities, based on the capacity of the applicable tank. We conduct a substantial portion of our terminalling and storage operations under long-term contracts, which enhances the stability and predictability of our operations and cash flow. We attempt to balance our short term and long term terminalling contracts in order to allow us to maintain a consistent level of cash flow while maintaining flexibility to earn higher storage revenues when demand for storage space increases. At our Ouachita County terminal, Cross Oil Refining & Marketing, Inc., a related party owned by Martin Resource Management, operates the terminal under a long-term terminalling agreement whereby we receive a throughput fee. We also continually evaluate opportunities to add services and increase access to our terminals to attract more customers and create additional revenues. The following is a summary description of our specialty marine terminals:
                         
                Aggregate        
Terminal   Location   Tanks(3)   Capacity   Products   Description
Tampa(1)
  Tampa, Florida     7     719,000 Bbls.   Asphalt and fuel oil   Marine terminal, loading/unloading for vessels, barges and trucks
Stanolind(2)
  Beaumont, Texas     2     160,000 Bbls.   Asphalt and fuel oil   Marine terminal, loading/unloading for vessels, barges and trucks
Neches
  Beaumont, Texas     7     500,400 Bbls.   Ammonia, asphalt, fuel oil, sulfuric acid and fertilizer   Marine terminal, loading/unloading for vessels, barges, railcars and trucks
Ouachita County
  Ouachita County, Arkansas     2     77,500 Bbls.   Crude oil   Marine terminal, loading/unloading for vessels, barges and trucks
Corpus Christi
  Corpus Christi, Texas     3     249,000Bbls.   Fuel oil and diesel   Marine Terminal, loading/unloading barges and vessels and unloading trucks
 
(1)   This terminal is located on land owned by the Tampa Port Authority that was leased to us under a lease that expired in December 2006. We are currently leasing this facility on a month-to-month basis and have received a proposal for a new lease agreement that extends the term for 10 years with two additional five year extension options.
 
(2)   A portion of this terminal is located on land owned by Martin Resource Management and on land we own. We use marine terminal, loading and unloading, and other common use facilities owned by Martin Resource Management under a perpetual use, ingress-egress and utility facilities easement.
 
(3)   In addition to the tanks listed in the table we own one tank at our Tampa terminal and three tanks at the Stanolind terminal in connection with our sulfur business. Martin Resource Management owns two tanks at the Stanolind terminal.
     Inland Terminals. We own or operate four inland terminals. At Mont Belvieu, Texas, we own a rail unloading terminal where we unload and measure petroleum by-products and transport these products via a half-mile pipeline to Enterprise Products Texas Operating L.P.’s NGL fractionator facility. Our fees for the use of this facility are based on the number of gallons unloaded at the terminal. In Channelview, Texas, we operate an inland terminal used for lubricant storage, packaging and distribution. This terminal is used as our central hub for lubricant distribution where we receive, package, and ship our lubricants to our terminals or directly to customers. In Houston, Texas, we own an asphalt terminal whose use is dedicated to an affiliate of Martin Resource Management through a terminalling

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service agreement based upon throughput rates. In Port Neches, Texas, we own an asphalt terminal whose use is dedicated to an affiliate of Martin Resource Management through a terminalling service agreement based upon throughput rates.
     The following is a summary description our inland terminals:
                 
Terminal   Location   Aggregate Capacity   Products   Description
Channelview(1)
  Houston, Texas   10,000 sq. ft. warehouse   Lubricants   Truck loading/unloading
Mont Belvieu South Houston
  Mont Belvieu, Texas   20 rail car spaces   Propane-propylene mix   Rail car unloading
Asphalt
  Houston, Texas   71,000 bbls   Asphalt   Asphalt Processing and storage
Port Neches Asphalt
  Port Neches, Texas   31,250 bbls   Asphalt   Asphalt Processing and storage
 
(1)   This terminal is located on land owned by a third party and leased to us under a lease that expires in May 2009 and can be extended by us to May 2014.
     Competition. We compete with independent terminal operators and major energy and chemical companies that own their own terminalling and storage facilities. We believe many customers prefer to contract with independent terminal operators rather than terminal operators owned by integrated energy and chemical companies that may have refining or marketing interests that compete with the customers.
     Independent terminal owners generally compete on the basis of the location and versatility of terminals, service and price. A favorably-located terminal has access to various cost effective transportation modes, both to and from the terminal, such as waterways, railroads, roadways and pipelines. Terminal versatility depends upon the operator’s ability to handle diverse products, some of which have complex or specialized handling and storage requirements. The service function of a terminal includes, among other things, the safe storage of product at specified temperature, moisture and other conditions, and receiving and delivering product to and from the terminal. All of these services must be in compliance with applicable environmental and other regulations.
     We believe we successfully compete for terminal customers because of the strategic location of our terminals along the Gulf Coast, our integrated transportation services, our reputation, the prices we charge for our services and the quality and versatility of our services. Additionally, while some companies have significantly more terminalling and storage capacity than us, not all terminalling and storage facilities located in the markets we serve are equipped to properly handle specialty products such as asphalt, sulfur or sulfuric acid. As a result, our facilities typically command higher terminal fees when compared to fees charged for terminalling and storage of other petroleum products.
     The principal competitive factors affecting our terminals which provide lubricant distribution and marketing as well as shore bases at certain terminals, are the locations of the facilities, availability of competing logistical support services, and the experience of personnel and dependability of service. The distribution and marketing of our lubricant products is brand sensitive, and we encounter brand loyalty competition. Shore base rental contracts are generally long-term contracts and provide more protection from competition. Our primary competitors for both lubricants and shore bases include several independent operations as well as major companies that maintain their own similarly equipped marine terminals, shore bases and lubricant supply sources.
Natural Gas Services Segment
     NGL Industry Overview. NGLs are produced through natural gas processing. They are also a by-product of crude oil refining. NGL consists of hydrocarbons that are vapors at atmospheric temperatures and pressures but change to liquid phase under pressure. NGLs include ethane, propane, normal butane, iso butane and natural gasoline.

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     Ethane is almost entirely used as a petrochemical feedstock in the production of ethylene and propylene. Propane is used as a petrochemical feedstock in the production of ethylene and propylene, as a fuel for heating, for industrial applications, as motor fuel and as a refrigerant. Normal butane is used as a petrochemical feedstock, as a blend stock for motor gasoline and as a component in aerosol propellants. Normal butane can also be made into iso butane through isomerization. Iso butane is used in the production of motor gasoline, petrochemical feedstock and as a component in aerosol propellants. Natural gasoline is used as a component of motor gasoline and as a petrochemical feedstock.
     NGL Facilities. We purchase NGLs primarily from major domestic oil refiners and natural gas processors. We transport NGLs using Martin Resource Management’s land transportation fleet or by contracting with common carriers, owner-operators and railroad tank cars. We typically enter into annual contracts with independent retail propane distributors to deliver their estimated annual volume requirements based on prevailing market prices. We believe dependable delivery is very important to these customers and in some cases may be more important than price. We ensure adequate supply of NGLs through:
    storage of NGLs purchased in off-peak months;
 
    efficient use of the transportation fleet of vehicles owned by Martin Resource Management; and
 
    product management expertise to obtain supplies when needed.
     The following is a summary description of our owned and leased NGL facilities:
             
NGL Facility(1)   Location   Capacity   Description
Retail terminals
  Kilgore, Texas   90,000 gallons   Retail propane distribution
 
  Longview, Texas   30,000 gallons   Retail propane distribution
 
  Henderson, Texas   12,000 gallons   Retail propane distribution storage
 
  Arcadia, Louisiana(2)   65 million gallons   Underground storage
 
  Hattiesburg, Mississippi(3)   4.2 million gallons   Underground storage
 
  Mt. Belvieu, Texas(3)   2.8 million gallons   Underground storage
 
(1)   In addition, under a throughput agreement, we are entitled to the sole access to and use of a truck loading and unloading and pipeline distribution terminal owned by Martin Resource Management and located at Mont Belvieu, Texas. Effective each January 1, this agreement automatically renews for consecutive one-year periods unless either party terminates the agreement by giving written notice to the other party at least 30 days prior to the expiration of the then-applicable term. This terminal facility has a storage capacity of 330,000 gallons.
 
(2)   We lease our underground storage at Arcadia, Louisiana from Martin Resource Management under a three-year product storage agreement, which is renewable on a yearly basis thereafter subject to a re-determination of the lease rate for each subsequent year.
 
(3)   We lease our underground storage at Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Mont Belvieu, Texas from third parties under one-year lease agreements, which have been renewed annually for more than 20 years.
     Our NGL customers that utilize these assets consist of retail propane distributors, industrial processors and refiners. For the year ended December 31, 2006, we sold approximately 37% of our NGL volume to independent retail propane distributors located in Texas and the southeastern United States and approximately 63% of our NGL volume to refiners and industrial processors.
     NGL Competition. We compete with large integrated NGL producers and marketers, as well as small local independent marketers. NGLs compete primarily with natural gas, electricity and fuel oil as an energy source, principally on the basis of price, availability and portability.
     NGL Seasonality. The level of NGL supply and demand is subject to changes in domestic production, weather, inventory levels and other factors. While production is not seasonal, residential and wholesale demand is highly seasonal. This imbalance causes increases in inventories during summer months when consumption is low and decreases in inventories during winter months when consumption is high. If inventories are low at the start of the winter, higher prices are more likely to occur during the winter. Additionally, abnormally cold weather can put extra upward pressure on prices during the winter because there are less readily available sources of additional supply except

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for imports which are less accessible and may take several weeks to arrive. General economic conditions and inventory levels have a greater impact on industrial and refinery use of NGLs than the weather.
     Although the NGL industry is subject to seasonality factors, such factors generally do not affect our natural gas services business because we do not consume NGLs. We generally maintain consistent margins in our natural gas services business because we attempt to pass increases and decreases in the cost of NGLs directly to our customers. We generally try to coordinate our sales and purchases of NGLs based on the same daily price index of NGLs in order to decrease the impact of NGL price volatility on our profitability.
     Prism Gas Acquisition. On November 10, 2005 we acquired Prism Gas. Following this acquisition, Prism Gas is operated and reported as part of our natural gas services business segment, which has been expanded to include natural gas gathering and processing as well as the NGL services business described herein.
     Prism Gas has ownership interests in over 440 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines located in the natural gas producing regions of North Central Texas and East Texas, Northwest Louisiana, the Texas Gulf Coast and offshore Texas and federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico as well as a 150 MMcfd natural gas processing plant located in East Texas which is currently being expanded to 250 MMcfd. The underlying assets are in two operating areas:
     North Central Texas and East Texas
    The North Central Texas and East Texas area assets consist of the Waskom Processing Plant, the McLeod Gathering System, the Hallsville Gathering System, the Marshall Line, Bosque County Pipeline and the East Texas Gathering System.
 
    Waskom Processing Plant — The Waskom Processing Plant, located in Harrison County in East Texas, currently has 150 MMcfd of processing capacity with full fractionation facilities. In January 2007, the Waskom fractionator was expanded to a capacity of 12,500 barrels per day. In addition, an increase in the processing capacity of the plant to 250 MMcfd is expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2007. For the year ended December 31, 2006, inlet throughput and NGL fractionation averaged approximately 183 MMcfd and 7,677 bpd, respectively. Prism Gas owns an unconsolidated 50% operating interest in the Waskom Processing Plant with CenterPoint Energy Gas Processing, Inc. owning the remaining 50% non-operating interest. We reflect the results of operations from this facility using the equity method of accounting.
 
    McLeod Gathering System — The McLeod Gathering System, located in East Texas and Northwest Louisiana, is a low pressure gathering system connected to the Waskom Processing Plant, providing processing and blending services for natural gas with high nitrogen and high liquids content gathered by the system. For the year ended December 31, 2006, the McLeod Gathering System gathered approximately 6 MMcfd of natural gas. Prism Gas owns a consolidated 100% interest in this system.
 
    Hallsville Gathering System — The Hallsville Gathering System, which Prism Gas constructed in 2006, is located in Harrison County, Texas, provides gathering and centralized compression for producers in the Oak Hill Field of East Texas. The system operates at low pressure and redelivers gas to two interstate and three intrastate markets via the Oakhill Gathering System. Prism Gas owns a consolidated 100% interest in this system.
 
    The Marshall Line — The Marshall Line is a 10” gathering line that Prism Gas began leasing from Kinder Morgan Texas in 2006. It is located in Harrison County, Texas. The Marshall Line gathers gas at intermediate pressure and feeds the Waskom Processing Plant. Prism Gas owns a consolidated 100% interest in the lease.
 
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      interest in a partnership that owns the lease rights to the assets of the Bosque County Pipeline, with Panther Pipeline Ltd. owning a 42.5% operating interest and Star of Texas, et al owning the remaining 37.5% interest.
 
    East Texas Gathering System — The East Texas Gathering System, located in Panola County, Texas, is comprised of gathering systems built to gather gas produced in this area to market outlets. Prism Gas owns a consolidated 100% interest in these systems.
     The natural gas supply for the Waskom Processing Plant, the McLeod Gathering System, the Hallsville Gathering System, the Marshall Line and the East Texas Gathering System is derived primarily from natural gas wells located in the Cotton Valley formation of East Texas and Northwest Louisiana. The Cotton Valley formation is one of the largest tight gas plays in the U.S. and extends over fourteen counties in East Texas and into Northwest Louisiana. Prism Gas’ East Texas Operating Area includes assets that provide gathering and processing services to producers in Cass, Gregg, Harrison, Panola, and Rusk Counties, Texas and Caddo Parish, Louisiana. The total number of wells permitted in Prism Gas’ East Texas Operating Area was 1,878 and 1,512 in calendar years 2006 and 2005, respectively. These annual permit numbers include 22 permits for horizontal wells in 2006 and 10 permits for horizontal wells in 2005. Improved technology, drilling applications and commodity prices have enhanced the economics of drilling in the Cotton Valley formation. This increase in drilling activity has provided us with access to newly developed natural gas supplies.
     The natural gas supply for the Bosque County Pipeline is expected to be derived primarily from natural gas wells in the Barnett Shale formation of North Central Texas. The Bosque County Pipeline is located in the southern extension of the Barnett Shale formation.
     Our primary suppliers of natural gas to the Waskom Processing Plant include BP America Production Company, Centerpoint Energy Gas Transmission Company and Devon Energy Corporation, which collectively represented approximately 62% of the 160 MMcfd of natural gas supplied in 2005 and approximately 61% of the 183 MMcfd of natural gas supplied for the year ended December 31, 2006. A substantial portion (approximately 35%) of the Waskom Processing Plant’s inlet volumes are derived from production at BP’s Blocker, East Mountain, Carthage and Woodlawn fields in East Texas. Production from these fields is dedicated to the Waskom Processing Plant under a contract with BP for the life of the Waskom partnership. We receive natural gas at the Waskom Processing Plant from our McLeod Gathering System. We also receive a significant amount of trucked-in NGLs that are fractionated, treated and stabilized at the Waskom Processing Plant. The tightening of pipeline dew point specifications and access to local markets with high NGL demand has resulted in increased trucked-in NGL volumes at the Waskom Processing Plant. In October 2006, we began construction to expand the fractionator to 12,500 bpd. to provide additional capacity for this increase in trucked-in NGL volumes. This expansion was completed in late January 2007.
     There are currently three competing processing plants, with another two under construction, that operate or will operate within a 40-mile radius of our Waskom facility. Drilling activity in the Cotton Valley trend is moving north from the Panola-Harrison County line further into Harrison County. Our plant is the preferred gas plant for much of this new production due to its proximity to the increased drilling activity. In addition, the Waskom Processing Plant is the only plant in this area that has full fractionation capability with access to strong local markets for NGLs. Purchasers of NGLs fractionated at Waskom include various chemical companies and other industrial distributors. Prior to the Prism Gas acquisition, we were one of the largest purchasers of NGLs at the Waskom Processing Plant.
     The Waskom Processing Plant’s processing contracts are predominately percent-of-liquids (POL) contracts, in which we retain a portion of the NGLs recovered as a processing fee. The plant also operates under percent-of-proceeds (POP) contracts in which we retain a portion of both the residue gas and the NGLs as payment for services. There are currently only two minor contracts for processing on a keep-whole basis. We are not contractually required to process these keep-whole volumes and, therefore, only process natural gas related to these contracts under profitable conditions.
     The McLeod Gathering System is a low-pressure gathering system that provides an outlet for high nitrogen and high liquids content gas. In June 2003, Prism Gas constructed a pipeline to tie the McLeod Gathering System to the Waskom Processing Plant to provide an outlet for high nitrogen gas. As a result, the majority of gas gathered on

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the McLeod Gathering System is transported to the Waskom Processing Plant for processing and blending. Revenue from the McLeod Gathering System is earned through gathering and compression fees and processing revenue. The processing revenue results from the difference in the processing agreements with the producers and the agreement that we have with the Waskom partnership. The processing contracts in the McLeod Gathering System are predominately percent-of-proceeds (POP) contracts. Natural gas gathered in the region surrounding the McLeod Gathering System has two primary outlets, including the Waskom Processing Plant.
     Cotton Valley wells are now being drilled in the southern area served by the McLeod Gathering System. The new Cotton Valley wells that have recently been tied into the system are percent-of-liquids (POL) contracts with a small gathering fee. These contracts are typically lower margin, higher volume contracts. In this area, competition is geographic based with the McLeod Gathering System capturing wells that are located near the system and the competitor capturing wells that are near its system.
     The Hallsville Gathering System was constructed in 2005 and 2006 to gather low pressure gas. The wells tied into the system are fee based gathering contracts.
     The Marshall Line was leased from Kinder Morgan to provide additional sources of gas for the Waskom Processing Plant. The gas on the system is from Cotton Valley production and is tied into the system under percent of index based contracts.
     The Bosque County Pipeline is an approximate 67 mile pipeline located in the Barnett Shale extension. The pipeline traverses four counties with the most concentrated drilling occurring in Bosque County. In this area competition is limited due to a lack of existing infrastructure. The lack of infrastructure and the limited development in the area allow it to generally capture new wells drilled in close proximity to its system.
     The East Texas Gathering System was constructed in 2004 to tie producers into Gulf South Pipeline Company’s gathering system in Panola County, Texas. These lines are sized to handle volumes that are expected to increase as producers continue to develop Cotton Valley sands in areas that were traditionally marginal. The existing East Texas Gathering System contracts are all fee-for-service contracts dependent on volumes gathered.
     Gulf Coast
    The Gulf Coast area assets consist of the Fishhook Gathering System and the Matagorda Gathering System located offshore and onshore of the Texas Gulf Coast.
 
    Fishhook Gathering System — The Fishhook Gathering System, located in Jefferson County, Texas and offshore federal waters, gathers and transports gas in both offshore and onshore areas. For the year ended December 31, 2006, the Fishhook Pipeline gathered and transported approximately 32 MMcfd of natural gas. Prism Gas owns an unconsolidated 50% non-operating interest in Panther Interstate Pipeline Energy, LLC, the owner of the Fishhook Gathering System, with Panther Pipeline Ltd owning the remaining 50% operating interest. We reflect the results of operations from this system using the equity method of accounting.
 
    Matagorda Offshore Gathering System — The Matagorda Offshore Gathering System, located in Matagorda County, Texas and offshore Texas state waters, gathers gas in both the offshore and onshore areas. For the year ended December 31, 2006, the Matagorda Offshore Gathering System gathered approximately 10 MMcfd of natural gas. Prism Gas owns an unconsolidated 50% non-operating interest in the Matagorda Offshore Gathering System, with Panther Pipeline Ltd. owning the remaining 50% operating interest. We reflect the results of operations from this system using the equity method of accounting.
     The Fishhook Gathering System and the Matagorda Offshore Gathering System gather and transport natural gas from Texas and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico to onshore pipelines. The Fishhook Pipeline gathers and transports natural gas principally from the eastern portion of the High Island Area which is further offshore. The offshore natural gas supply for the Matagorda Offshore Gathering System is produced primarily from the Brazos

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Area blocks, which are near shore in the Texas state waters. Additionally, the Matagorda Offshore Gathering System includes onshore gathering in Matagorda, Wharton and Brazoria Counties.
     The Fishhook Gathering System is located in federal waters offshore from Beaumont, Texas and gathers gas from producers. This area is characterized by strong drilling activity with traditionally high volume, high decline wells. Typically, two to four of these traditional wells are drilled near the Fishhook Gathering System each year. Contracts on this system are 100% fee-for-service contracts with both the gathering fee and the maximum transmission fee stated in Panther Interstate Pipeline Energy, LLC’s FERC Gas Tariff, on file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. There are currently two competing pipelines in the area which limit our ability to increase margins on this system. However, we believe that our existing relationships with active producers will enable us to capture additional volumes from new production in this area.
     The Matagorda Offshore Gathering System gathers gas from producers. Contracts for the offshore portion of the Matagorda Offshore Gathering System are a combination of fixed transportation fees plus a fixed margin. The contracts for the onshore portion of the Matagorda Offshore Gathering System are under either a fixed margin or a fixed transportation fee. There is limited competition for the offshore portion of the pipeline. There are currently two pipelines situated in the offshore area but they primarily gather natural gas from wells further offshore than the Matagorda Offshore Gathering System. There are several pipelines that compete with the onshore portion of the system. These competing pipelines result in lower margins for the onshore portion of this system.
Marine Transportation Segment
     Industry Overview. The United States inland waterway system is a vast and heavily used transportation system. This inland waterway system is composed of a network of interconnected rivers and canals that serve as water highways and is used to transport vast quantities of products annually. This waterway system extends approximately 26,000 miles, of which 12,000 miles are generally considered significant for domestic commerce.
     The Gulf Coast region is a major hub for petroleum refining. Approximately two-thirds of United States refining capacity expansion in the 1990s occurred in this region. The hydrocarbon refining process generates products and by-products that require transportation in large quantities from the refinery or processor. Convenient access to and use of this waterway system by the petroleum and petrochemical industry is a major reason for the current location of United States refineries and petrochemical facilities. Recent growth in refining and natural gas processing capacity has increased the volume of petroleum products and by-products transported within the Gulf Coast region, which consequently has increased the need for transportation, storage and distribution facilities.
     The marine transportation industry uses push boats and tugboats as power sources and tank barges for freight capacity. The combination of the power source and tank barge freight capacity is called a tow.
     Marine Fleet. We own a fleet of inland and offshore tows that provide marine transportation of petroleum products and by-products produced in oil refining and natural gas processing. Our marine transportation system operates on the United States inland waterway system, primarily between domestic ports along the Gulf of Mexico Intracoastal Waterway, the Mississippi River system and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway system. Our inland tows generally consist of one push boat and one to three tank barges, depending upon the horsepower of the push boat, the river or canal capacity and conditions, and customer requirements. Each of our offshore tows consist of one tugboat, with much greater horsepower than an inland push boat, and one large tank barge.
     We transport asphalt, fuel oil, gasoline, sulfur and other bulk liquids. The following is a summary description of the marine vessels we use in our marine transportation business:
                 
Class of Equipment   Number in Class   Capacity/Horsepower   Description of Products Carried
Inland tank barges
    15     20,000 bbl and under   Asphalt, crude oil, fuel oil, gasoline and sulfur(1)
Inland tank barges
    22     20,000 — 30,000 bbl   Asphalt, crude oil, fuel oil and gasoline(1)
Inland push boats
    16     800 — 1,800 horsepower   N/A
 
Offshore tank barges
    4     40,000 bbl and 95,000 bbl   Asphalt, fuel oil and NGLs
 
Offshore tugboats
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(1)   One of our 15 inland tank barges with capacity of up to 20,000 bbl, and nine of our 22 inland tank barges with capacity of 20,000 to 30,000 bbl, are specialized and equipped to transport asphalt.
     Our largest marine transportation customers include major and independent oil and gas refining companies, petroleum marketing companies and Martin Resource Management. We conduct our marine transportation services under spot contracts and under term contracts that typically range from one to 12 months in length.
     In order to maintain a balance of pricing flexibility and stable cash flow, we strive to maintain an appropriate mix of spot versus term contracts, based on current market conditions.
     We are a party to a marine transportation agreement effective January 1, 2006 under which we provide marine transportation services to Martin Resource Management on a spot-contract basis at applicable market rates. This agreement replaced a prior agreement between us and Martin Resource Management covering marine transportation services which expired in November 2005. Effective each January 1, this agreement automatically renews for consecutive one-year periods unless either party terminates the agreement by giving written notice to the other party at least 60 days prior to the expiration of the then-applicable term. The fees we charge Martin Resource Management are based on applicable market rates.
     Competition. We compete primarily with other marine transportation companies. The marine barging industry has experienced significant consolidation in the past few years. The total number of tank barges and push boats that operate in the inland waters of the United States declined from approximately 4,200 in 1982 to approximately 2,900 in 1993 and has reduced to approximately 2,800 since 1993. We believe the earlier decrease primarily resulted from:
    the increasing age of the domestic tank barge fleet, resulting in retirements;
 
    a reduction in tax incentives, which previously encouraged speculative construction of new equipment;
 
    stringent operating standards to adequately address safety and environmental risks;
 
    the elimination of government programs supporting small refineries;
 
    an increase in environmental regulations mandating expensive equipment modification; and
 
    more restrictive and expensive insurance.
     There are several barriers to entry into the marine transportation industry that discourage the emergence of new competitors. Examples of these barriers to entry include:
    significant start-up capital requirements;
 
    the costs and operational difficulties of complying with stringent safety and environmental regulations;
 
    the cost and difficulty in obtaining insurance; and
 
    the number and expertise of personnel required to support marine fleet operations.
     We believe the reduction of the number of tank barges, the consolidation among barging companies and the significant barriers to entry in the industry have resulted in a more stabilized and favorable pricing environment for our marine transportation services.
     We believe we compete favorably with many of our competitors. Historically, competition within the marine transportation business was based primarily on price. However, we believe customers are placing an increased emphasis on safety, environmental compliance, quality of service and the availability of a single source of supply of a diversified package of services. In particular, we believe customers are increasingly seeking transportation vendors that

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can offer marine, land, rail and terminal distribution services, as well as provide operational flexibility, safety, environmental and financial responsibility, adequate insurance and quality of service consistent with the customer’s own operations and policies. We operate a diversified asset base that, together with the services provided by Martin Resource Management, enables us to offer our customers an integrated distribution network consisting of transportation, terminalling, distribution and midstream logistical services for petroleum products and by-products.
     In addition to competitors that provide marine transportation services, we also compete with providers of other modes of transportation, such as rail tank cars, tractor-trailer tank trucks and, to a limited extent, pipelines. We believe we offer a competitive advantage over rail tank cars and tractor-trailer tank trucks because marine transportation is a more efficient, and generally less expensive, mode of transporting petroleum products and by-products. For example, a typical two inland barge unit carries a volume of product equal to approximately 80 rail cars or 250 tanker trucks. Pipelines generally provide a less expensive form of transportation than marine transportation. However, pipelines are not able to transport most of the products we transport and are generally a less flexible form of transportation because they are limited to the fixed point-to-point distribution of commodities in high volumes over extended periods of time.
     Seasonality. The demand for our marine transportation business is subject to some seasonality factors. Our asphalt shipments are generally higher during April through November when weather allows for efficient road construction. However, demand for marine transportation of sulfur, fuel oil and gasoline is directly related to production of these products in the oil refining and natural gas processing business, which is fairly stable.
Sulfur Segment
     Industry Overview. Sulfur is a natural element and is required to produce a variety of industrial products. In the United States, approximately 11 million tons of sulfur is consumed annually, with the Tampa, Florida area being the largest single market. Currently, all sulfur produced in the United States is “recovered sulfur,” or sulfur that is a by-product from oil refineries and natural gas processing plants. Sulfur production in the United States is principally located along the Gulf Coast, along major inland waterways and in some areas of the western United States.
     Sulfur is an important plant nutrient and is used in the manufacture of phosphate fertilizers. Approximately 53% of worldwide sulfur consumption is currently used for phosphate fertilizers, with the balance used for industrial purposes. The primary application of sulfur in fertilizers occurs in the form of sulfuric acid. Burning sulfur creates sulfur dioxide, which is subsequently oxidized and dissolved in water to create sulfuric acid. The sulfuric acid is then combined with phosphate rock to make phosphoric acid, the base material for most high-grade phosphate fertilizers.
     In addition to agricultural applications, sulfur (usually in the form of sulfuric acid) is essential for manufacturing pharmaceuticals, paper, chemicals, paint, steel, petroleum and other products. Sulfuric acid is the most commonly produced chemical in the world.
     Our Operations and Products. Our sulfur segment was established in April 2005, as a result of the acquisition of the Bay Sulfur assets and the beginning of construction of a sulfur priller at our Neches facility in Beaumont, Texas. The sulfur prilling assets we acquired from Bay Sulfur are located at the Port of Stockton in California and are used to process molten sulfur into pellets. These dry, bulk pellets are stored and loaded at our facility at the Port of Stockton. The sulfur pellets are sold into certain U.S. and international agricultural markets. Our facility at the Port of Stockton can process approximately 1,000 metric tons of molten sulfur per day. We also have completed the construction of a sulfur priller at our Neches facility in Beaumont, Texas. This facility has the capacity to process approximately 2,000 metric tons of molten sulfur per day. Our sulfur prilling facilities provide refiners with an alternative market for the sale of their residual sulfur.
     On July 15, 2005, we acquired the remaining partnership interests in CF Martin Sulphur in which we owned a 49.5% interest since November, 2000 from CF Industries, Inc. and certain affiliates of Martin Resource Management for $18.9 million. Prior to the acquisition, CF Martin Sulphur was managed and operated by its general partner who was equally owned and controlled by certain affiliates of Martin Resource Management and CF Industries. Subsequent to the acquisition, the partnership controlled the management of CF Martin Sulphur and conducted its day to day operations. CF Martin Sulphur, a wholly owned partnership, was included in our consolidated financial statements and included in the financial presentation of our sulfur segment. As of March 30, 2006, CF Martin Sulphur merged into Martin Operating Partnership L.P. and continues to be reported in our sulfur segment and operates doing business as Martin Sulfur.

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     Martin Sulfur gathers molten sulfur from refiners, primarily located on the Gulf Coast, and from natural gas processing plants, primarily located in the southwestern United States. We transport sulfur by inland and offshore barges, rail cars and trucks. In 2006, Martin Sulfur handled approximately 1.7 million long tons of sulfur. In the U.S. recovered sulfur is mainly kept in liquid form from production to usage at a temperature of approximately 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Because of the temperature requirement, the sulfur industry uses specialized equipment to store and transport molten sulfur. We have the necessary transportation and storage assets and expertise to handle the unique requirements for transportation and storage of molten sulfur for domestic customers.
     The term of our commercial contracts typically range from one to five years in length. The prices in such contracts are usually tied to a published market indicator and fluctuate, typically quarterly, according to the price movement of the indicator. We also provide barge transportation and tank storage to large integrated oil companies that produce sulfur and fertilizer manufacturers that consume sulfur under transportation and storage contracts that range from three to five years in duration.
     Our Sulfur Facilities. We lease approximately 180 railcars equipped to transport molten sulfur. We own the following major marine assets and use them to ship molten sulfur from our Beaumont, Texas terminal to our Tampa, Florida terminal:
             
Asset   Class of Equipment   Capacity/Horsepower   Products Transported
Margaret Sue
  Offshore tank barge   10,450 long tons   Molten sulfur
M/V Martin Explorer
  Offshore tugboat   7,200 horsepower   N/A
M/V Martin Express
  Inland push boat   1,200 horsepower   N/A
MGM 101
  Inland tank barge   2,450 long tons   Molten sulfur
MGM 102
  Inland tank barge   2,450 long tons   Molten sulfur
     We own the following tanks as part of our molten sulfur business:
                     
Terminal   Location   Tanks   Total Aggregate Capacity   Products Stored
Tampa
  Tampa, Florida     1     16,000 long tons   Molten sulfur
Stanolind
  Beaumont, Texas     3     46,500 long tons   Molten sulfur
     We own the following sulfur prilling facilities as part of our sulfur business:
             
Terminal   Location   Daily Production Capacity   Products Stored
Stockton
  Stockton, California   1,000 metric tons per day   Molten and prilled sulfur
Neches
  Beaumont, Texas   2,000 metric tons per day   Molten and prilled sulfur
     Competition. Seven phosphate fertilizer manufacturers together consume a vast majority of the total United States production of sulfur. These companies buy from resellers as well as directly from producers. We own one of the four vessels currently used to transport molten sulfur between Tampa, Florida and United States ports on the Gulf of Mexico. Our primary competition consists of producers that sell their production directly to a fertilizer manufacturer that has its own transportation assets or foreign suppliers from Mexico or Venezuela that may sell into the Florida market.
Fertilizer Segment
     Industry Overview. Fertilizers are manufactured chemicals containing nutrients known to improve the fertility of soils. Nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sulfur are the four most important nutrients for crop growth. These nutrients are found naturally in soils. However, soils used for agriculture become depleted of these nutrients and frequently require fertilizers rich in these essential nutrients to restore fertility. The Fertilizer Institute has estimated that the earth’s soil contains less than 20% of organic plant nutrients needed to meet worldwide food production needs. As a result, we believe mineral fertilizer production will continue to be an important industrial market.
     Industrial sulfur products are used in a wide variety of industries. For example, these products are used in power plants, paper mills, auto and tire manufacturing plants, food processing plants, road construction, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The largest consumers of industrial sulfur products are power plants, paper mills and rubber products manufacturers.
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expended significant resources to replace and update facilities and other assets at the companies, and to integrate each of the businesses into our business. These acquisitions have subsequently increased the profitability of our fertilizer business. In December 2005, sulfur fertilizer production capacity was added with the purchase of the net operating assets of A & A Fertilizer, Ltd. (“A & A Fertilizer”). This production capacity is located at our Neches deep-water marine terminal near Beaumont, Texas.
     Fertilizer and related sulfur products are a natural extension of our business because of our access to sulfur and our distribution capabilities. This business allows us to leverage the sulfur segment of our business. Our annual fertilizer and industrial sulfur products sales have grown from approximately 62,000 tons in 1997 to approximately 210,000 tons in 2006 as a result of acquisitions and internal growth.
     We manufacture and market the following fertilizer and related sulfur products:
    Plant nutrient sulfur products. We produce plant nutrient and agricultural ground sulfur products at our two facilities in Odessa, Texas. We also produce plant nutrient sulfur at our facility in Seneca, Illinois. Our plant nutrient sulfur product is a 90% degradable sulfur product marketed under the Disper-Sul® trade name and sold throughout the United States to direct application agricultural markets. Our agricultural ground sulfur products are used primarily in the western United States on grapes and vegetable crops.
 
    Ammonium sulfate products, NPK products and related blended products. We produce various grades of ammonium sulfate including coarse and standard grades, a 40% ammonium sulfate solution and a Kosher-approved food grade material. We also produce nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium products (commonly referred to as NPK products). Our NPK products are an ammoniated phosphate fertilizer containing nitrogen, phosphorus and potash that we manufacture so all particles have a uniform composition. These products primarily serve direct application agricultural markets within a 400-mile radius of our manufacturing plant in Plainview, Texas. We blend our ammonium sulfate to make custom grades of lawn and garden fertilizer at our facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. We package these custom grade products under both proprietary and private labels and sell them to major retail distributors, and other retail customers, of these products.
 
    Industrial sulfur products. We produce industrial sulfur products such as emulsified sulfur, elemental pastille sulfur, and industrial ground sulfur products. We produce emulsified sulfur at our Texarkana, Texas facility. Emulsified sulfur is primarily used to control the sulfur content in the pulp and paper manufacturing processes. We produce elemental pastille sulfur at our two Odessa, Texas facilities and at our Seneca, Illinois facility. Elemental pastille sulfur is used to increase the efficiency of the coal-fired precipitators in the power industry. These industrial ground sulfur products are also used in a variety of dusting and wettable sulfur applications such as rubber manufacturing, fungicides, sugar and animal feeds.
 
    Liquid sulfur products. We produce ammonium thiosulfate at our Neches terminal location in Beaumont, Texas. This agricultural sulfur product is a clear liquid containing 12% nitrogen and 26% sulfur. This product serves as a liquid plant nutrient used directly through spray rigs or irrigation systems. It is also blended with other NPK liquids or suspensions as well. Our market is predominantly the Mid South and Coastal Bend area of Texas.
     Our Fertilizer Plants. The following is a summary description of our fertilizer plants:
             
Facility   Location   Capacity   Description
Two fertilizer plants
  Odessa, Texas   70,000 tons/year   Dry sulfur fertilizer production
Fertilizer plant
  Seneca, Illinois   36,000 tons/year   Dry sulfur fertilizer production
Fertilizer plant
  Plainview Texas   180,000 tons/year   Fertilizer production
Fertilizer plant
  Salt Lake City, Utah   25,000 tons/year   Blending and packaging
Industrial sulfur plant
  Texarkana, Texas   18,000 tons/year   Emulsified sulfur production
Fertilizer plant
  Beaumont, Texas   70,000 tons/year   Liquid sulfur fertilizer Production

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     In the United States, fertilizer is generally sold to farmers through local dealers. These dealers are typically owned and supplied by much larger wholesale distributors. We sell primarily to these wholesale distributors, as well as to a small number of independent dealers throughout the United States. Our industrial sulfur products are marketed primarily in the eastern United States, where many paper manufacturers and power plants are located.
     Our fertilizer products are sold in accordance with our price lists that vary from state to state. We update our price lists periodically to make seasonal pricing adjustments. If necessary, we adjust our price lists more frequently to maintain competitive pricing. These products are sold at negotiated prices, generally set on an annual basis. We transport our fertilizer and industrial sulfur products to our customers using third party common carriers. We utilize rail shipments for large volume and long distance shipments where available.
     Competition. We compete with several other large fertilizer and sulfur products manufacturers. However, we believe our close proximity to our customers is a competitive advantage for us. Because our manufacturing plants are located close to our customer base, we are able to save on freight costs and respond quickly to customer requests, and we also believe we have greater insight about local market conditions. Additionally, we believe the development of our sulfur business affords us a secure and reliable source of sulfur materials.
     Seasonality. Sales of our agricultural fertilizer are partly seasonal as a result of increased demand during the growing season. Sales of our industrial sulfur-based products, however, are generally consistent throughout the year. In 2006, approximately 18% of our product sales volumes were to industrial users.
Our Relationship with Martin Resource Management
     Martin Resource Management is engaged in the following principal business activities:
    providing land transportation of various liquids using a fleet of trucks and road vehicles and road trailers;
 
    distributing fuel oil, asphalt, sulfuric acid, marine fuel and other liquids;
 
    providing marine bunkering and other shore-based marine services in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas;
 
    operating a small crude oil gathering business in Stephens, Arkansas;
 
    operating a lube oil processing facility in Smackover, Arkansas;
 
    operating an underground NGL storage facility in Arcadia, Louisiana;
 
    supplying employees and services for the operation of our business;
 
    operating, for its account and our account, the docks, roads, loading and unloading facilities and other common use facilities or access routes at our Stanolind terminal; and
 
    operating, solely for our account, an NGL truck loading and unloading and pipeline distribution terminal in Mont Belvieu, Texas.
     We are and will continue to be closely affiliated with Martin Resource Management as a result of the following relationships.
     Ownership
     Martin Resource Management owns an approximate 38.6% limited partnership interest and a 2% general partnership interest in us and all of our incentive distribution rights.
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     Martin Resource Management directs our business operations through its ownership and control of our general partner. We benefit from our relationship with Martin Resource Management through access to a significant pool of management expertise and established relationships throughout the energy industry. We do not have employees. Martin Resource Management employees are responsible for conducting our business and operating our assets on our behalf.
     Related Party Agreements
     We are a party to an omnibus agreement with Martin Resource Management. The omnibus agreement requires us to reimburse Martin Resource Management for all direct and indirect expenses it incurs or payments it makes on our behalf or in connection with the operation of our business. We reimbursed Martin Resource Management for $49.1 million of direct costs and expenses for the twelve months ended December 31, 2006 compared to $42.1 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2005. There is no monetary limitation on the amount we are required to reimburse Martin Resource Management for direct expenses. Under the omnibus agreement, the reimbursement amount with respect to indirect general and administrative and corporate overhead expenses was capped at $2.0 million for the period ending October 31, 2006. Subsequently, this amount may be increased by no more than the percentage increase in the consumer price index. In addition, Martin Resource Management and us can agree, subject to approval of the Conflicts Committee of our general partner, to adjust this amount for expansions of our operations and acquisitions. We reimbursed Martin Resource Management for $1.5 million of indirect expenses for the twelve months ended December 31, 2006 compared to $1.3 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2005. These indirect expenses cover all of the centralized corporate functions Martin Resource Management provides for us, such as accounting, treasury, clerical billing, information technology, administration of insurance, general office expenses and employee benefit plans and other general corporate overhead functions we share with Martin Resource Management retained businesses. The omnibus agreement also contains significant non-compete provisions and indemnity obligations. Martin Resource Management also licenses certain of its trademarks and trade names to us under the omnibus agreement.
     In addition to the omnibus agreement, we and Martin Resource Management have entered into various other agreements that are not the result of arm’s-length negotiations and consequently may not be as favorable to us as they might have been if we had negotiated them with unaffiliated third parties. The agreements include, but are not limited to, a motor carrier agreement, a terminal services agreement, a marine transportation agreement, a product storage agreement, a product supply agreement, a throughput agreement, and a Purchaser Use Easement, Ingress-Egress Easement and Utility Facilities Easement. Pursuant to the terms of the omnibus agreement, we are prohibited from entering into certain material agreements with Martin Resource Management without the approval of the conflicts committee of our general partner’s board of directors.
     For a more comprehensive discussion concerning the omnibus agreement and the other agreements that we have entered into with Martin Resource Management, please see “Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions – Agreements.”
     Commercial
     We have been and anticipate that we will continue to be both a significant customer and supplier of products and services offered by Martin Resource Management. Our motor carrier agreement with Martin Resource Management provides us with access to Martin Resource Management’s fleet of road vehicles and road trailers to provide land transportation in the areas served by Martin Resource Management. Our ability to utilize Martin Resource Management’s land transportation operations is currently a key component of our integrated distribution network.
     We also use the underground storage facilities owned by Martin Resource Management in our natural gas services operations. We lease an underground storage facility from Martin Resource Management in Arcadia, Louisiana with a storage capacity of 65 million gallons. Our use of this storage facility gives us greater flexibility in our operations by allowing us to store a sufficient supply of product during times of decreased demand for use when demand increases.

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     In the aggregate, our purchases of land transportation services, NGL storage services, sulfuric acid and lube oil product purchases and sulfur and fertilizer payroll reimbursements from Martin Resource Management accounted for approximately 14%, 7% and 6% of our total cost of products sold during the years ended December 31, 2006, 2005 and 2004, respectively. We also purchase marine fuel from Martin Resource Management, which we account for as an operating expense.
     Correspondingly, Martin Resource Management is one of our significant customers. It primarily uses our terminalling, marine transportation and NGL distribution services for its operations. We provide terminalling and storage services under a terminal services agreement. We provide marine transportation services to Martin Resource Management under a charter agreement on a spot-contract basis at applicable market rates. Our sales to Martin Resource Management accounted for approximately 4%, 5% and 8% of our total revenues for the years ended December 31, 2006, 2005 and 2004, respectively. In connection with the closing of the Tesoro Marine asset acquisition, we entered into certain agreements with Martin Resource Management pursuant to which we provide terminalling and storage and marine transportation services to Midstream Fuel and Midstream Fuel provides terminal services to us to handle lubricants, greases and drilling fluids.
     For a more comprehensive discussion concerning these commercial agreements that we have entered into with Martin Resource Management, please see “Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions — Agreements.”
     Approval and Review of Related Party Transactions
     If we contemplate entering into a transaction, other than a routine or in the ordinary course of business transaction, in which a related person will have a direct or indirect material interest, the proposed transaction is submitted for consideration to the board of directors of our general partner or to our management, as appropriate. If the board of directors is involved in the approval process, it determines whether to refer the matter to the Conflicts Committee of our general partner’s board of directors, as constituted under our limited partnership agreement. If a matter is referred to the Conflicts Committee, it obtains information regarding the proposed transaction from management and determines whether to engage independent legal counsel or an independent financial advisor to advise the members of the committee regarding the transaction. If the Conflicts Committee retains such counsel or financial advisor, it considers such advice and, in the case of a financial advisor, such advisor’s opinion as to whether the transaction is fair and reasonable to us and to our unitholders.
Our Relationship with CF Martin Sulphur, L.P.
     On July 15, 2005, we acquired all of the remaining limited partnership interests in CF Martin Sulphur from CF Industries, Inc. and certain affiliates of Martin Resource Management. Prior to this transaction, our unconsolidated non-controlling 49.5% limited partnership interest in CF Martin Sulphur, was accounted for using the equity method of accounting. In addition, on July 15, 2005, we acquired all of the outstanding membership interests in CF Martin Sulphur’s general partner. Subsequent to the acquisition, CF Martin Sulphur was a wholly owned partnership which is included in the consolidated financial presentation of our sulfur segment. Effective March 30, 2006, CF Martin Sulphur was merged into us.
     Prior to July 15, 2005, we were both an important supplier to and customer of CF Martin Sulphur. We chartered one of our offshore tug/barge tanker units to CF Martin Sulphur for a guaranteed daily rate, subject to certain adjustments. This charter, which had an unlimited term, was terminated on November 18, 2005. CF Martin Sulphur paid to have this tug/barge tanker unit reconfigured to carry molten sulfur. In the event CF Martin Sulphur had terminated this charter agreement, we would have been obligated to reimburse CF Martin Sulphur for a portion of such reconfiguration costs. As a result of the July 15, 2005 acquisition of all the outstanding interests in CF Martin Sulphur, this contingent obligation was terminated.
Insurance
     Loss of, or damage to, our vessels and cargo is insured through hull and cargo insurance policies. Vessel operating liabilities such as collision, cargo, environmental and personal injury are insured primarily through our participation in mutual insurance associations and other reinsurance arrangements, pursuant to which we are potentially exposed to assessments in the event claims by us or other members exceed available funds and reinsurance. Protection and indemnity, or P&I, insurance coverage is provided by P&I associations and other insurance underwriters. Our

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vessels are entered in P&I associations that are parties to a pooling agreement, known as the International Group Pooling Agreement, or the Pooling Agreement, through which approximately 95% of the world’s commercial shipping tonnage is reinsured through a group reinsurance policy. With regard to collision coverage, the first $1.0 million of coverage is insured by our hull policy and any excess is insured by a P&I association. We insure our owned cargo through a domestic insurance company. We insure cargo owned by third parties through our P&I coverage. As a member of P&I associations that are parties to the Pooling Agreement, we are subject to supplemental calls payable to the associations of which we are a member, based on our claims record and the other members of the other P&I associations that are parties to the Pooling Agreement. Except for our marine operations, we self-insure against liability exposure up to a pre-determined amount, beyond which we are covered by catastrophe insurance coverage.
     For marine pollution claims, our insurance covers up to $1.0 billion of liability per accident or occurrence and for non-pollution incidents, our insurance covers up to $2.0 billion of liability per accident or occurrence. We believe our current insurance coverage is adequate to protect us against most accident related risks involved in the conduct of our business and that we maintain appropriate levels of environmental damage and pollution insurance coverage. However, there can be no assurance that all risks are adequately insured against, that any particular claim will be paid by the insurer, or that we will be able to procure adequate insurance coverage at commercially reasonable rates in the future.
Environmental and Regulatory Matters
     Our activities are subject to various federal, state and local laws and regulations, as well as orders of regulatory bodies, governing a wide variety of matters, including marketing, production, pricing, community right-to-know, protection of the environment, safety and other matters.
     Environmental
     We are subject to complex federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations governing the discharge of materials into the environment or otherwise relating to protection of human health, natural resources and the environment. These laws and regulations can impair our operations that affect the environment in many ways, such as requiring the acquisition of permits to conduct regulated activities; restricting the manner in which we can release materials into the environment; requiring remedial activities or capital expenditures to mitigate pollution from former or current operations; and imposing substantial liabilities on us for pollution resulting from our operations. Many environmental laws and regulations can impose joint and several, strict liability, and any failure to comply with environmental laws and regulations may result in the assessment of administrative, civil, and criminal penalties, the imposition of investigatory and remedial obligations, and, in some circumstances, the issuance of injunctions that can limit or prohibit our operations.
     The clear trend in environmental regulation is to place more restrictions and limitations on activities that may affect the environment, and, thus, any changes in environmental laws and regulations that result in more stringent and costly waste handling, storage, transport, disposal, or remediation requirements could have a material adverse effect on our operations and financial position. Moreover, there is inherent risk of incurring significant environmental costs and liabilities in the performance of our operations due to our handling of petroleum hydrocarbons, chemical substances, and wastes as well as the accidental release or spill of such materials into the environment. Consequently, we cannot assure you that we will not incur significant costs and liabilities as result of such handling practices, releases or spills, including those relating to claims for damage to property and persons. In the event of future increases in costs, we may be unable to pass on those increases to our customers. While we believe that we are in substantial compliance with current environmental laws and regulations and that continued compliance with existing requirements would not have a material adverse impact on us, we cannot provide any assurance that our environmental compliance expenditures will not have a material adverse impact on us in the future.
     Superfund
     The Federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, as amended, (“CERCLA”), also known as the “Superfund” law, and similar state laws, impose liability without regard to fault or the legality of the original conduct, on certain classes of “responsible persons,” including the owner or operator of a site where regulated hazardous substances have been released into the environment and companies that disposed or arranged for the disposal of the hazardous substances found at such site. Under CERCLA, these responsible persons may be subject to joint and several, strict liability for the costs of cleaning up the hazardous substances that have been

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released into the environment, for damages to natural resources, and for the costs of certain health studies, and it is not uncommon for neighboring landowners and other third parties to file claims for personal injury and property damage allegedly caused by the release of hazardous substances into the environment. Although certain hydrocarbons are not subject to CERCLA’s reach because “petroleum” is excluded from CERCLA’s definition of a “hazardous substance,” in the course of our ordinary operations we will generate wastes that may fall within the definition of a “hazardous substance.” We have not received any notification that we may be potentially responsible for cleanup costs under CERCLA.
     Solid Waste
     We generate both hazardous and nonhazardous solid wastes which are subject to requirements of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended (“RCRA”) and comparable state statutes. From time to time, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has considered making changes in nonhazardous waste standards that would result in stricter disposal requirements for these wastes. Furthermore, it is possible some wastes generated by us that are currently classified as nonhazardous may in the future be designated as “hazardous wastes,” resulting in the wastes being subject to more rigorous and costly disposal requirements. Changes in applicable regulations may result in an increase in our capital expenditures or operating expenses.
     We currently own or lease, and have in the past owned or leased, properties that have been used for the manufacturing, processing, transportation and storage of petroleum products and by-products. Solid waste disposal practices within oil and gas related industries have improved over the years with the passage and implementation of various environmental laws and regulations. Nevertheless, a possibility exists that hydrocarbons and other solid wastes may have been disposed of on or under various properties owned or leased by us during the operating history of those facilities. In addition, a number of these properties have been operated by third parties over whom we had no control as to such entities’ handling of hydrocarbons, hydrocarbon by-products or other wastes and the manner in which such substances may have been disposed of or released. State and federal laws and regulations applicable to oil and natural gas wastes and properties have gradually become more strict and, under such laws and regulations, we could be required to remove or remediate previously disposed wastes or property contamination, including groundwater contamination, even under circumstances where such contamination resulted from past operations of third parties.
     Clean Air Act
     Our operations are subject to the federal Clean Air Act, as amended, and comparable state statutes. Amendments to the Clean Air Act adopted in 1990 contain provisions that may result in the imposition of increasingly stringent pollution control requirements with respect to air emissions from the operations of our terminal facilities, processing and storage facilities and fertilizer and related products manufacturing and processing facilities. Such air pollution control requirements may include specific equipment or technologies to control emissions, permits with emissions and operational limitations, pre-approval of new or modified projects or facilities producing air emissions, and similar measures. For example, the Mont Belvieu terminal we use is located in an EPA-designated ozone non-attainment area, referred to as the Houston-Galveston non-attainment area, which is now subject to a new, EPA-adopted 8-hour standard for complying with the national standard for ozone. Categorized as being in “moderate” non-attainment for ozone, the Houston-Galveston non-attainment area has until 2010 to achieve compliance with this new standard, which almost certainly will require the adoption of more restrictive regulations in this non- attainment area for the issuance of air permits for new or modified facilities. In addition, existing sources of air emissions in the Houston-Galveston area are already subject to stringent emission reduction requirements. Failure to comply with applicable air statutes or regulations may lead to the assessment of administrative, civil or criminal penalties, and/or result in the limitation or cessation of construction or operation of certain air emission sources. We believe our operations, including our manufacturing, processing and storage facilities and terminals, are in substantial compliance with applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act and analogous state laws.
     Clean Water Act
     The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, also known as the Clean Water Act, and analogous state laws impose restrictions and controls on the discharge of pollutants into federal and state waters. Regulations promulgated under these laws require entities that discharge into federal and state waters obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) and/or state permits authorizing these discharges. The Clean Water Act and analogous state laws assess penalties for releases of unauthorized pollutants into the water and impose substantial liability for the costs of removing spills from such waters. In addition, the Clean Water Act and analogous state laws

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require that individual permits or coverage under general permits be obtained by covered facilities for discharges of storm water runoff and that applicable facilities develop and implement plans for the management of storm water runoff (referred to as storm water pollution prevention plans or “SWPPPs”) as well as for the prevention and control of oil spills (referred to as spill prevention, control and countermeasure or “SPCC” plans). As part of the regular overall evaluation of our on-going operations, we are reviewing and, as necessary, updating SWPPPs for certain of our facilities, including facilities recently acquired. In addition, we have reviewed our SPCC plans and, where necessary, amended such plans to comply with applicable regulations adopted by EPA in 2002.. We believe that compliance with the conditions of such permits and plans will not have a material effect on our operations.
     On August 7, 2000, a spill of molten sulfur occurred at our Stanolind terminal near Beaumont, Texas, which at the time was owned and operated by Martin Gas Sales LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Martin Resource Management. Martin Gas Sales LLC has since changed its name to Martin Product Sales, LLC. The Texas Department of Health and Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (the predecessor agency to the present-day Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) investigated the spill and its clean-up. These agencies found that there was no impact on public health, and that there was no reason to remove the solidified sulfur from the river bottom. However, the United States attorney in Beaumont, Texas, initiated an investigation under the criminal provisions of the Clean Water Act. To avoid protracted litigation and possible criminal claims against employees, Martin Product Sales agreed to plead guilty to a single felony violation of the federal Clean Water Act and was sentenced to pay a $50,000 fine. As part of its plea agreement with the United States, Martin Product Sales also agreed to implement a remedial program at our Stanolind terminal and our sulfur loading facility in Tampa, Florida. Martin Product Sales instituted the remedial program as of March 1, 2002, and we believe that it has been substantially implemented, although it must remain in effect for five years. Martin Product Sales does not have any contracts with the United States government that might be affected by a debarment or listing proceeding, and the United States Attorney’s Office has agreed to inform any agency initiating a debarment or listing proceeding of the implementation of the remedial program. A previous criminal conviction, however, may result in increased fines and other sanctions if Martin Product Sales is subsequently convicted or pleads guilty to a similar offense in the future. Martin Resource Management will indemnify us under the omnibus agreement for any losses we suffer within five years from November 6, 2002, the date of our initial public offering that relate to or result from, this event.
     Oil Pollution Act
     The Oil Pollution Act of 1990, as amended (“OPA”) imposes a variety of regulations on “responsible parties” related to the prevention of oil spills and liability for damages resulting from such spills in United States waters. A “responsible party” includes the owner or operator of a facility or vessel, or the lessee or permittee of the area in which an offshore facility is located. The OPA assigns liability to each responsible party for oil removal costs and a variety of public and private damages including natural resource damages. Under OPA, vessels and shore facilities handling, storing, or transporting oil are required to develop and implement oil spill response plans, and vessels greater than 300 tons in weight must provide to the United States Coast Guard evidence of financial responsibility to cover the costs of cleaning up oil spills from such vessels. The OPA also requires that all newly constructed tank barges engaged in oil transportation in the United States be double hulled and all existing single hull tank barges be retrofitted with double hulls or phased out by 2015. We believe we are in substantial compliance with all of these oil spill-related and financial responsibility requirements.
     Safety Regulation
     The Company’s marine transportation operations are subject to regulation by the United States Coast Guard, federal laws, state laws and certain international treaties. Tank ships, push boats, tugboats and barges are required to meet construction and repair standards established by the American Bureau of Shipping, a private organization, and the United States Coast Guard and to meet operational and safety standards presently established by the United States Coast Guard. We believe our marine operations and our terminals are in substantial compliance with current applicable safety requirements.
     Occupational Health Regulations
     The workplaces associated with our manufacturing, processing, terminal and storage facilities are subject to the requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSHA”) and comparable state statutes. We believe we have conducted our operations in substantial compliance with OSHA requirements, including general industry standards, record keeping requirements and monitoring of occupational exposure to regulated substances. In

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May 2001, Martin Resource Management paid a small fine in relation to the settlement of alleged OSHA violations at our facility in Plainview, Texas. Although we believe the amount of this fine and the nature of these violations were not, as an individual event, material to our business or operations, this violation may result in increased fines and other sanctions if we are cited for similar violations in the future. Our marine vessel operations are also subject to safety and operational standards established and monitored by the United States Coast Guard.
     In general, we expect to increase our expenditures relating to compliance with likely higher industry and regulatory safety standards such as those described above. These expenditures cannot be accurately estimated at this time, but we do not expect them to have a material adverse effect on our business.
     Jones Act
     The Jones Act is a federal law that restricts maritime transportation between locations in the United States to vessels built and registered in the United States and owned and manned by United States citizens. Since we engage in maritime transportation between locations in the United States, we are subject to the provisions of the law. As a result, we are responsible for monitoring the ownership of our subsidiaries that engage in maritime transportation and for taking any remedial action necessary to insure that no violation of the Jones Act ownership restrictions occurs. The Jones Act also requires that all United States-flag vessels be manned by United States citizens. Foreign-flag seamen generally receive lower wages and benefits than those received by United States citizen seamen. This requirement significantly increases operating costs of United States-flag vessel operations compared to foreign-flag vessel operations. Certain foreign governments subsidize their nations’ shipyards. This results in lower shipyard costs both for new vessels and repairs than those paid by United States-flag vessel owners. The United States Coast Guard and American Bureau of Shipping maintain the most stringent regime of vessel inspection in the world, which tends to result in higher regulatory compliance costs for United States-flag operators than for owners of vessels registered under foreign flags of convenience. Following Hurricane Katrina, and again after Hurricane Rita, emergency suspensions of the Jones Act were effectuated by the United States government. The last suspension ended on October 24, 2005. Future suspensions of the Jones Act or other similar actions could adversely affect our cash flow and ability to make distributions to our unitholders.
     Merchant Marine Act of 1936
     The Merchant Marine Act of 1936 is a federal law that provides that, upon proclamation by the president of the United States of a national emergency or a threat to the national security, the United States secretary of transportation may requisition or purchase any vessel or other watercraft owned by United States citizens (including us, provided that we are considered a United States citizen for this purpose). If one of our push boats, tugboats or tank barges were purchased or requisitioned by the United States government under this law, we would be entitled to be paid the fair market value of the vessel in the case of a purchase or, in the case of a requisition, the fair market value of charter hire. However, if one of our push boats or tugboats is requisitioned or purchased and its associated tank barge is left idle, we would not be entitled to receive any compensation for the lost revenues resulting from the idled barge. We also would not be entitled to be compensated for any consequential damages we suffer as a result of the requisition or purchase of any of our push boats, tugboats or tank barges.
     Regulations Affecting Natural Gas Transmission, Processing and Gathering
     We own a 50% non-operating interest in Panther Interstate Pipeline Energy, LLC. Panther Interstate Pipeline Energy, LLC’s Fishhook Gathering System transports natural gas in interstate commerce and is thus subject to FERC regulations and FERC-approved tariffs as a natural gas company under the National Gas Act of 1938 (the “NGA”). Under the NGA, FERC has issued orders requiring pipelines to provide open-access transportation on a basis that is equal for all shippers. In addition, FERC has the authority to regulate natural gas companies with respect to: rates, terms and conditions of service; the types of services Panther Interstate Pipeline Energy, LLC may provide to its customers; the construction of new facilities; the acquisition, extension, expansion or abandonment of services or facilities; the maintenance and retention of accounts and records; and relationships of affiliated companies involved in all aspects of the natural gas and energy business.
     On August 8, 2005, President Bush signed into law the Domenici-Barton Energy Policy Act of 2005 (the “EP Act”). The EP Act is a comprehensive compilation of tax incentives, authorized appropriations for grants and guaranteed loans, and significant changes to the statutory policy that affects all segments of the energy industry. With respect to regulation of natural gas transportation, the EP Act amends the NGA and the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978

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by increasing the criminal penalties available for violations of each act. The EP Act also adds a new section to the NGA which provides FERC with the power to assess civil penalties of up to $1,000,000 per day per violation of the NGA.
     Additional proposals and proceedings that might affect the natural gas industry are pending before Congress, FERC and the courts. However, we do not believe that we will be disproportionately affected as compared to other natural gas producers and marketers by any action taken. We believe that our natural gas gathering operations meet the tests FERC uses to establish a pipeline’s status as a gatherer exempt from FERC regulation under the NGA, but FERC regulation still affects these businesses and the markets for products derived from these businesses. FERC’s policies and practices across the range of its oil and natural gas regulatory activities, including, for example, its policies on open access transportation, ratemaking, capacity release and market center promotion, indirectly affect intrastate markets. In recent years, FERC has pursued pro-competitive policies in its regulation of interstate oil and natural gas pipelines. However, we cannot assure our unitholders that FERC will continue this approach as it considers matters such as pipeline rates and rules and policies that may affect rights of access to oil and natural gas transportation capacity. In addition, the distinction between FERC-regulated transmission services and federally unregulated gathering services has been the subject of regular litigation, so, in such a circumstance, the classification and regulation of some of our gathering facilities and intrastate transportation pipelines may be subject to change based on future determinations by FERC and the courts.
     Other state and local regulations also affect our natural gas processing and gathering business. Our gathering lines are subject to ratable take and common purchaser statutes in Louisiana and Texas. Ratable take statutes generally require gatherers to take, without undue discrimination, oil or natural gas production that may be tendered to the gatherer for handling. Similarly, common purchaser statutes generally require gatherers to purchase without undue discrimination as to source of supply or producer. These statutes restrict our right as an owner of gathering facilities to decide with whom we contract to purchase or transport oil or natural gas. Federal law leaves any economic regulation of natural gas gathering to the states. The states in which we operate have adopted complaint-based regulation of oil and natural gas gathering activities, which allows oil and natural gas producers and shippers to file complaints with state regulators in an effort to resolve grievances relating to oil and natural gas gathering access and rate discrimination. Other state regulations may not directly regulate our business, but may nonetheless affect the availability of natural gas for purchase, processing and sale, including state regulation of production rates and maximum daily production allowable from gas wells. While our gathering lines currently are subject to limited state regulation, there is a risk that state laws will be changed, which may give producers a stronger basis to challenge proprietary status of a line, or the rates, terms and conditions of a gathering line providing transportation service.
     Pursuant to the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002, the United States Department of Transportation (“DOT”) has adopted regulations requiring pipeline operators to develop integrity management programs for transportation pipelines located where a leak or rupture could do the most harm in “high consequence areas.” The regulations require operators to:
    perform ongoing assessments of pipeline integrity;
 
    identify and characterize applicable threats to pipeline segments that could impact a high consequence area;
 
    improve data collection, integration and analysis;
 
    repair and remediate the pipeline as necessary; and
 
    implement preventive and mitigating actions.
Employees
     We do not have any employees. Under our omnibus agreement with Martin Resource Management, Martin Resource Management provides us with corporate staff and support services. These services include centralized corporate functions, such as accounting, treasury, engineering, information technology, insurance, administration of employee benefit plans and other corporate services. Martin Resource Management employs approximately 396 individuals who provide direct support to our operations. None of these employees are represented by labor unions.

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Financial Information about Segments
     Information regarding our operating revenues and identifiable assets attributable to each of our segments is presented in Note 19 to our consolidated financial statements included in this annual report on Form 10-K.
Access to Public Filings
     We provide public access to our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to these reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. These documents may be accessed free of charge on our website at the following address: www.martinmidstream.com. These documents are provided as soon as is reasonably practicable after their filing with the SEC. These documents may also be found at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. This website address is intended to be an inactive, textual reference only, and none of the material on this website is part of this report.
Item 1A. Risk Factors
     Limited partner interests are inherently different from the capital stock of a corporation, although many of the business risks to which we are subject are similar to those that would be faced by a corporation engaged in a business similar to ours. If any of the following risks were actually to occur, our business, financial condition or results of operations could be materially adversely affected. In this case, we might not be able to pay distributions on our common units, the trading price of our common units could decline and unitholders could lose all or part of their investment. These risk factors should be read in conjunction with the other detailed information concerning us set forth herein.
Risks Relating to Our Business
     Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations include, but are not limited to, the risks set forth below. The risks described below should not be considered to be comprehensive and all-inclusive. Additional risks that we do not yet know of or that we currently think are immaterial may also impair our business operations, financial condition and results of operations. If any events occur that give rise to the following risks, our business, financial condition, or results of operations could be materially and adversely affected, and as a result, the trading price of our common units could be materially and adversely impacted. Many of such factors are beyond our ability to control or predict. Unitholders are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
We may not have sufficient cash after the establishment of cash reserves and payment of our general partner’s expenses to enable us to pay the minimum quarterly distribution each quarter.
     We may not have sufficient available cash each quarter in the future to pay the minimum quarterly distribution on all our units. Under the terms of our partnership agreement, we must pay our general partner’s expenses and set aside any cash reserve amounts before making a distribution to our unitholders. The amount of cash we can distribute on our common units principally depends upon the amount of net cash generated from our operations, which will fluctuate from quarter to quarter based on, among other things:
    the costs of acquisitions, if any;
 
    the prices of petroleum products and by-products;
 
    fluctuations in our working capital;
 
    the level of capital expenditures we make;
 
    restrictions contained in our debt instruments and our debt service requirements;
 
    our ability to make working capital borrowings under our credit facility; and
 
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     Unitholders should also be aware that the amount of cash we have available for distribution depends primarily on our cash flow, including cash flow from working capital borrowings, and not solely on profitability, which will be affected by non-cash items. In addition, our general partner determines the amount and timing of asset purchases and sales, capital expenditures, borrowings, issuances of additional partnership securities and the establishment of reserves, each of which can affect the amount of cash available for distribution to our unitholders. As a result, we may make cash distributions during periods when we record losses and may not make cash distributions during periods when we record net income.
Adverse weather conditions, including droughts, hurricanes, tropical storms and other severe weather, could reduce our results of operations and ability to make distributions to our unitholders.
     Our distribution network and operations are primarily concentrated in the Gulf Coast region and along the Mississippi River inland waterway. Weather in these regions is sometimes severe (including tropical storms and hurricanes) and can be a major factor in our day-to-day operations. Our marine transportation operations can be significantly delayed, impaired or postponed by adverse weather conditions, such as fog in the winter and spring months, and certain river conditions. Additionally, our terminalling and storage and marine transportation operations and our assets in the Gulf of Mexico, including our barges, push boats, tugboats and terminals, can be adversely impacted or damaged by hurricanes, tropical storms, tidal waves or other related events. Demand for our lubricants and the diesel fuel we throughput in our terminalling and storage segment can be affected if offshore drilling operations are disrupted by weather in the Gulf of Mexico.
     National weather conditions have a substantial impact on the demand for our products. Unusually warm weather during the winter months can cause a significant decrease in the demand for NGL products, fuel oil and gasoline. Likewise, extreme weather conditions (either wet or dry) can decrease the demand for fertilizer. For example, an unusually wet spring can delay planting of seeds, which can leave insufficient time to apply fertilizer at the planting stage. Conversely, drought conditions can kill or severely stunt the growth of crops, thus eliminating the need to nurture plants with fertilizer. Any of these or similar conditions could result in a decline in our net income and cash flow, which would reduce our ability to make distributions to our unitholders.
If we incur material liabilities that are not fully covered by insurance, such as liabilities resulting from accidents on rivers or at sea, spills, fires or explosions, our results of operations and ability to make distributions to our unitholders could be adversely affected.
     Our operations are subject to the operating hazards and risks incidental to terminalling and storage, marine transportation and the distribution of petroleum products and by-products and other industrial products. These hazards and risks, many of which are beyond our control, include:
    accidents on rivers or at sea and other hazards that could result in releases, spills and other environmental damages, personal injuries, loss of life and suspension of operations;
 
    leakage of NGLs and other petroleum products and by-products;
 
    fires and explosions;
 
    damage to transportation, terminalling and storage facilities, and surrounding properties caused by natural disasters; and
 
    terrorist attacks or sabotage.
     Our insurance coverage may not be adequate to protect us from all material expenses related to potential future claims for personal injury and property damage, including various legal proceedings and litigation resulting from these hazards and risks. If we incur material liabilities that are not covered by insurance, our operating results, cash flow and ability to make distributions to our unitholders could be adversely affected.
     Changes in the insurance markets attributable to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and their aftermath, may make some types of insurance more difficult or expensive for us to obtain. In addition, changes in the insurance markets attributable to the effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and their aftermath, may make some types of insurance more difficult or expensive for us to obtain. As a result, we may be unable to secure the levels and types of

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insurance we would otherwise have secured prior to such events. Moreover, the insurance that may be available to us may be significantly more expensive than our existing insurance coverage.
The price volatility of petroleum products and by-products can reduce our results of operations and ability to make distributions to our unitholders.
     We purchase petroleum products and by-products such as molten sulfur, sulfur derivatives and NGLs, and sell these products to wholesale and bulk customers and to other end users. Since the closing of the Tesoro Marine asset acquisition, we and our affiliates also distribute and market lubricants. We also generate revenues through the terminalling and storage of certain products for third parties. The price and market value of petroleum products and by-products can be volatile. Our revenues have been adversely affected by this volatility during periods of decreasing prices because of the reduction in the value and resale price of our inventory. Future price volatility could have an adverse impact on our results of operations, cash flow and ability to make distributions to our unitholders.
Increasing energy prices could adversely affect our results of operations.
     Increasing energy prices could adversely affect our results of operations. Diesel fuel, natural gas, chemicals and other supplies are recorded in operating expenses. An increase in price of these products would increase our operating expenses which could adversely affect our results of operations including net income and cash flows. We cannot assure unitholders that we will be able to pass along increased operating expenses to our customers.
Restrictions in our credit facility may prevent us from making distributions to our unitholders.
     The payment of principal and interest on our indebtedness reduces the cash available for distribution to our unitholders. In addition, we are prohibited by our credit facility from making cash distributions during an event of default or if the payment of a distribution would cause an event of default thereunder. Our leverage and various limitations in our credit facility may reduce our ability to incur additional debt, engage in certain transactions and capitalize on acquisition or other business opportunities that could increase cash flows and distributions to our unitholders.
If we do not have sufficient capital resources for acquisitions or opportunities for expansion, our growth will be limited.
     We intend to explore acquisition opportunities in order to expand our operations and increase our profitability. We may finance acquisitions through public and private financing, or we may use our limited partner interests for all or a portion of the consideration to be paid in acquisitions. Distributions of cash with respect to these equity securities or limited partner interests may reduce the amount of cash available for distribution to the common units. In addition, in the event our limited partner interests do not maintain a sufficient valuation, or potential acquisition candidates are unwilling to accept our limited partner interests as all or part of the consideration, we may be required to use our cash resources, if available, or rely on other financing arrangements to pursue acquisitions. If we use funds from operations, other cash resources or increased borrowings for an acquisition, the acquisition could adversely impact our ability to make our minimum quarterly distributions to our unitholders. Additionally, if we do not have sufficient capital resources or are not able to obtain financing on terms acceptable to us for acquisitions, our ability to implement our growth strategies may be adversely impacted.
Our recent and future acquisitions may not be successful, may substantially increase our indebtedness and contingent liabilities, and may create integration difficulties.
     As part of our business strategy, we intend to acquire businesses or assets we believe complement our existing operations. We may not be able to successfully integrate recent or any future acquisitions, including Prism Gas, into our existing operations or achieve the desired profitability from such acquisitions. These acquisitions may require substantial capital expenditures and the incurrence of additional indebtedness. If we make acquisitions, our capitalization and results of operations may change significantly. Further, any acquisition could result in:
    post-closing discovery of material undisclosed liabilities of the acquired business or assets;
 
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    difficulties resulting from our integration of the operations, systems and management of the acquired business; and
 
    an unexpected diversion of our management’s attention from other operations.
     If recent or any future acquisitions are unsuccessful or result in unanticipated events or if we are unable to successfully integrate acquisitions into our existing operations, such acquisitions could adversely affect our results of operations, cash flow and ability to make distributions to our unitholders.
Demand for our terminalling and storage services is substantially dependent on the level of offshore oil and gas exploration, development and production activity.
     The level of offshore oil and gas exploration, development and production activity historically has been volatile and is likely to continue to be so in the future. The level of activity is subject to large fluctuations in response to relatively minor changes in a variety of factors that are beyond our control, including:
    prevailing oil and natural gas prices and expectations about future prices and price volatility;
 
    the cost of offshore exploration for, and production and transportation of, oil and natural gas;
 
    worldwide demand for oil and natural gas;
 
    consolidation of oil and gas and oil service companies operating offshore;
 
    availability and rate of discovery of new oil and natural gas reserves in offshore areas;
 
    local and international political and economic conditions and policies;
 
    technological advances affecting energy production and consumption;
 
    weather conditions;
 
    environmental regulation; and
 
    the ability of oil and gas companies to generate or otherwise obtain funds for exploration and production.
     We expect levels of offshore oil and gas exploration, development and production activity to continue to be volatile and affect demand for our terminalling and storage services.
Our NGL and fertilizer businesses are seasonal and could cause our revenues to vary.
     The demand for NGL and natural gas is highest in the winter. Therefore, revenue from our natural gas services business is higher in the winter than in other seasons. Our fertilizer business experiences an increase in demand during the spring, which increases the revenue generated by this business line in this period compared to other periods. The seasonality of the revenue from these business lines may cause our results of operations to vary on a quarter to quarter basis and thus could cause our cash available for quarterly distributions to fluctuate from period to period.
The highly competitive nature of our industry could adversely affect our results of operations and ability to make distributions to our unitholders.
     We operate in a highly competitive marketplace in each of our primary business segments. Most of our competitors in each segment are larger companies with greater financial and other resources than we possess. We may lose customers and future business opportunities to our competitors and any such losses could adversely affect our results of operations and ability to make distributions to our unitholders.

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Our business is subject to compliance with environmental laws and regulations that may expose us to significant costs and liabilities and adversely affect our results of operations and ability to make distributions to our unitholders.
     Our business is subject to federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations governing the discharge of materials into the environment or otherwise relating to protection of human health, natural resources and the environment. These laws and regulations may impose numerous obligations that are applicable to our operations, such as requiring the acquisition of permits to conduct regulated activities; restricting the manner in which we can release materials into the environment; requiring remedial activities or capital expenditures to mitigate pollution from former of current operations; and imposing substantial liabilities on us for pollution resulting from our operations. Numerous governmental authorities, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and analogous state agencies, have the power to enforce compliance with these laws and regulations and the permits issued under them, oftentimes requiring difficult and costly actions. Many environmental laws and regulations can impose joint and several strict liability, and any failure to comply with environmental laws, regulations and permits may result in the assessment of administrative, civil, and criminal penalties, the imposition of investigatory and remedial obligations, and, in some circumstances, the issuance of injunctions that can limit or prohibit our operations. The clear trend in environmental regulation is to place more restrictions and limitations on activities that may affect the environment, and, thus, any changes in environmental laws and regulations that result in more stringent and costly waste handling, storage, transport, disposal, or remediation requirements could have a material adverse effect on our operations and financial position.
The loss or insufficient attention of key personnel could negatively impact our results of operations and ability to make distributions to our unitholders. Additionally, if neither Ruben Martin nor Scott Martin is the chief executive officer of our general partner, amounts we owe under our credit facility may become immediately due and payable.
     Our success is largely dependent upon the continued services of members of the senior management team of Martin Resource Management. Those senior executive officers have significant experience in our businesses and have developed strong relationships with a broad range of industry participants. The loss of any of these executives could have a material adverse effect on our relationships with these industry participants, our results of operations and our ability to make distributions to our unitholders. Additionally, if neither Ruben Martin nor Scott Martin is the chief executive officer of our general partner, the lender under our credit facility could declare amounts outstanding thereunder immediately due and payable. If such event occurs, our results of operations and our ability to make distribution to our unitholders could be negatively impacted.
     We do not have employees. We rely solely on officers and employees of Martin Resource Management to operate and manage our business. Martin Resource Management operates businesses and conducts activities of its own in which we have no economic interest. There could be competition for the time and effort of the officers and employees who provide services to our general partner. If these officers and employees do not or cannot devote sufficient attention to the management and operation of our business, our results of operation and ability to make distributions to our unitholders may be reduced.
Our loss of significant commercial relationships with Martin Resource Management could adversely impact our results of operations and ability to make distributions to our unitholders.
     Martin Resource Management provides us with various services and products pursuant to various commercial contracts. The loss of any of these services and products provided by Martin Resource Management could have a material adverse impact on our results of operations, cash flow and ability to make distributions to our unitholders. Additionally, we provide terminalling and storage and marine transportation services to Martin Resource Management to support its businesses under various commercial contracts. The loss of Martin Resource Management as a customer could have a material adverse impact on our results of operations, cash flow and ability to make distributions to our unitholders.
Our business would be adversely affected if operations at our transportation, terminalling and storage and distribution facilities experienced significant interruptions. Our business would also be adversely affected if the operations of our customers and suppliers experienced significant interruptions.
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customers. Any significant interruption at these facilities or inability to transport products to or from these facilities or to or from our customers for any reason would adversely affect our results of operations, cash flow and ability to make distributions to our unitholders. Operations at our facilities and at the facilities owned or operated by our suppliers and customers could be partially or completely shut down, temporarily or permanently, as the result of any number of circumstances that are not within our control, such as:
    catastrophic events, including hurricanes;
 
    environmental remediation;
 
    labor difficulties; and
 
    disruptions in the supply of our products to our facilities or means of transportation.
     Additionally, terrorist attacks and acts of sabotage could target oil and gas production facilities, refineries, processing plants, terminals and other infrastructure facilities. Any significant interruptions at our facilities, facilities owned or operated by our suppliers or customers, or in the oil and gas industry as a whole caused by such attacks or acts could have a material adverse affect on our results of operations, cash flow and ability to make distributions to our unitholders.
Our marine transportation business would be adversely affected if we do not satisfy the requirements of the Jones Act, or if the Jones Act were modified or eliminated.
     The Jones Act is a federal law that restricts domestic marine transportation in the United States to vessels built and registered in the United States. Furthermore, the Jones Act requires that the vessels be manned and owned by United States citizens. If we fail to comply with these requirements, our vessels lose their eligibility to engage in coastwise trade within United States domestic waters.
     The requirements that our vessels be United States built and manned by United States citizens, the crewing requirements and material requirements of the Coast Guard and the application of United States labor and tax laws significantly increase the costs of United States flagged vessels when compared with foreign flag vessels. During the past several years, certain interest groups have lobbied Congress to repeal the Jones Act to facilitate foreign flag competition for trades and cargoes reserved for United States flagged vessels under the Jones Act and cargo preference laws. If the Jones Act were to be modified to permit foreign competition that would not be subject to the same United States government imposed costs, we may need to lower the prices we charge for our services in order to compete with foreign competitors, which would adversely affect our cash flow and ability to make distributions to our unitholders. Following Hurricane Katrina and again after Hurricane Rita, emergency suspensions of the Jones Act were effectuated by the United States government. The last suspension ended on October 24, 2005. Future suspensions of the Jones Act or other similar actions could result in similar consequences.
Our marine transportation business would be adversely affected if the United States Government purchases or requisitions any of our vessels under the Merchant Marine Act.
     We are subject to the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, which provides that, upon proclamation by the President of the United States of a national emergency or a threat to the national security, the United States Secretary of Transportation may requisition or purchase any vessel or other watercraft owned by United States citizens (including us, provided that we are considered a United States citizen for this purpose). If one of our push boats, tugboats or tank barges were purchased or requisitioned by the United States government under this law, we would be entitled to be paid the fair market value of the vessel in the case of a purchase or, in the case of a requisition, the fair market value of charter hire. However, if one of our push boats or tugboats is requisitioned or purchased and its associated tank barge is left idle, we would not be entitled to receive any compensation for the lost revenues resulting from the idled barge. We also would not be entitled to be compensated for any consequential damages we suffer as a result of the requisition or purchase of any of our push boats, tugboats or tank barges. If any of our vessels are purchased or requisitioned for an extended period of time by the United States government, such transactions could have a material adverse affect on our results of operations, cash flow and ability to make distributions to our unitholders.
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     The U.S. Oil Pollution Act of 1990, or OPA 90, provides for the phase out of single-hull vessels and the phase-in of the exclusive operation of double-hull tank vessels in U.S. waters for barges that carry petroleum products that are regulated under OPA 90. Under OPA 90, substantially all tank vessels that do not have double hulls will be phased out by 2015 and will not be permitted to enter U.S. ports or trade in U.S. waters. The phase out dates vary based on the age of the vessel and other factors. All but one of our offshore tank barges are double-hull vessels which have no phase out date. We have 13 single-hull barges that will be phased out of the petroleum product trade by the year 2015. The phase out of these single-hull vessels in accordance with OPA 90 may require us to make substantial capital expenditures, which could adversely affect our operations and market position and reduce our cash available for distribution.
Risks Relating to Our Acquisition of Prism Gas
A decline in the volume of natural gas and NGLs delivered to our facilities could adversely affect our results of operations, cash flows and financial condition.
     Our profitability could be materially impacted by a decline in the volume of natural gas and NGLs transported, gathered or processed at our facilities. A material decrease in natural gas production, as a result of depressed commodity prices, a decrease in exploration and development activities or otherwise, could result in a decline in the volume of natural gas and NGLs handled by our facilities.
     The natural gas and NGLs available to our facilities will be derived from reserves produced from existing wells. These reserves naturally decline over time. To offset this natural decline, our facilities will need access to additional reserves.
Our profitability is dependent upon prices and market demand for natural gas and NGLs, which are beyond our control and have been volatile.
     We are subject to significant risks due to fluctuations in commodity prices. These risks relate primarily to: (1) the purchase of certain volumes of natural gas at a price that is a percentage of a relevant index; and (2) certain processing contracts for Prism Gas whereby we are exposed to natural gas and NGL commodity price risks.
     The margins we realize from purchasing and selling a portion of the natural gas that we transport through our pipeline systems decrease in periods of low natural gas prices because our gross margins are based on a percentage of the index price. For the years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005, Prism Gas purchased approximately 40% and 54%, respectively, of our gas at a percentage of relevant index. Accordingly, a decline in the price of natural gas could have an adverse impact on our results of operations.
     In the past, the prices of natural gas and NGLs have been extremely volatile and we expect this volatility to continue. For example, in 2005, the spot price of Henry Hub natural gas ranged from a high of $15.39 per MMBtu to a low of $5.50 per MMBtu. From January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006, the same price ranged from $11.23 per MMBtu to $4.75 per MMBtu. On December 29, 2006 the spot price was $6.30 per MMBtu.
     We may not be successful in balancing our purchases and sales. In addition, a producer could fail to deliver contracted volumes or deliver in excess of contracted volumes, or a consumer could purchase less than contracted volumes. Any of these actions could cause our purchases and sales not to be balanced. If our purchases and sales are not balanced, we will face increased exposure to commodity price risks and could have increased volatility in our operating income.
     The markets and prices for residue gas and NGLs depend upon factors beyond our control. These factors include demand for oil, natural gas and NGLs, which fluctuate with changes in market and economic conditions and other factors, including:
    the impact of weather on the demand for oil and natural gas;
 
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    the availability of imported oil and natural gas;
 
    actions taken by foreign oil and gas producing nations;
 
    the availability of local, intrastate and interstate transportation systems;
 
    the availability and marketing of competitive fuels;
 
    the impact of energy conservation efforts; and
 
    the extent of governmental regulation and taxation.
Our hedging activities may have a material adverse effect on our earnings, profitability, cash flows and financial condition.
     As of December 31, 2006, Prism Gas has hedged approximately 60%, 45% and 14% of its commodity risk by volume for 2007, 2008 and 2009, respectively. These hedging arrangements are in the form of swaps for crude oil, natural gas and ethane. We anticipate entering into additional hedges in 2007 and beyond to further reduce our exposure to commodity price movements. The intent of these arrangements is to reduce the volatility in our cash flows resulting from fluctuations in commodity prices.
     We entered into these derivative transactions with an investment grade subsidiary of a major oil company and investment grade banks. While we anticipate that future derivative transactions will be entered into with investment grade counterparties, and that we will actively monitor the credit rating of such counterparties, it is nevertheless possible that losses will result from counterparty credit risk in the future.
     Management will continue to evaluate whether to enter into any new hedging arrangements, but there can be no assurance that we will enter into any new hedging arrangements or that our future hedging arrangements will be on terms similar to our existing hedging arrangements. Also, we may seek in the future to further limit our exposure to changes in natural gas, NGL and condensate commodity prices and we may seek to limit our exposure to changes in interest rates by using financial derivative instruments and other hedging mechanisms from time to time. To the extent we hedge our commodity price and interest rate risk, we may forego the benefits we would otherwise experience if commodity prices or interest rates were to change in our favor.
     Despite our hedging program, we remain exposed to risks associated with fluctuations in commodity prices. The extent of our commodity price risk is related largely to the effectiveness and scope of our hedging activities. For example, the derivative instruments we utilize are based on posted market prices, which may differ significantly from the actual natural gas, NGL and condensate prices that we realize in our operations. Furthermore, we have entered into derivative transactions related to only a portion of the volume of our expected natural gas supply and production of NGLs and condensate from our processing plants; as a result, we will continue to have direct commodity price risk to the unhedged portion. Our actual future production may be significantly higher or lower than we estimated at the time we entered into the derivative transactions for that period. If the actual amount is higher than we estimated, we will have greater commodity price risk than we intended. If the actual amount is lower than the amount that is subject to our derivative financial instruments, we might be forced to satisfy all or a portion of our derivative transactions without the benefit of the cash flow from our sale of the underlying physical commodity, resulting in a reduction of our liquidity.
     As a result of these factors, our hedging activities may not be as effective as we intend in reducing the volatility of our cash flows, and in certain circumstances may actually increase the volatility of our cash flows. In addition, even though our management monitors our hedging activities, these activities can result in substantial losses. Such losses could occur under various circumstances, including if a counterparty does not perform its obligations under the applicable hedging arrangement, the hedging arrangement is imperfect or ineffective, or our hedging policies and procedures are not properly followed or do not perform as planned. We cannot assure our unitholders that the steps we take to monitor our hedging activities will detect and prevent violations of our risk management policies and procedures, particularly if deception or other intentional misconduct is involved. For additional information regarding our hedging activities, please see “Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk — Commodity Price Risk.”

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We typically do not obtain independent evaluations of natural gas reserves dedicated to our gathering and pipeline systems; therefore, volumes of natural gas on our systems in the future could be less than we anticipate.
     We make internal evaluations of natural gas reserves based on publicly available information. However, we typically do not obtain independent evaluations of natural gas reserves connected to our systems due to the unwillingness of producers to provide reserve information as well as the cost of such evaluations to verify publicly available information. Accordingly, we do not have independent estimates of total reserves dedicated to our systems or the anticipated life of such reserves. If the total reserves or estimated life of the reserves connected to our gathering systems are less than we anticipate and we are unable to secure additional sources of natural gas, then the volumes of natural gas on our systems in the future could be less than we anticipate. A decline in the volumes of natural gas on our systems could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations, financial condition and our ability to make cash distributions to our unitholders.
We depend on certain natural gas producer customers for a significant portion of our supply of natural gas and NGLs. The loss of any of these customers could result in a decline in our volumes, revenues and cash available for distribution.
     We rely on certain natural gas producer customers for a significant portion of our natural gas and NGL supply. While some of these customers are subject to long-term contracts, we may be unable to negotiate extensions or replacements of these contracts on favorable terms, if at all. The loss of all or even a portion of the natural gas volumes supplied by these customers, as a result of competition or otherwise, could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition, unless we were able to acquire comparable volumes from other sources.
We may not successfully balance our purchases and sales of natural gas, which would increase our exposure to commodity price risks.
     We purchase from producers and other customers a significant amount of the natural gas that flows through our natural gas gathering, processing and transportation systems for resale to third parties, including natural gas marketers and end-users. We may not be successful in balancing our purchases and sales. A producer or supplier could fail to deliver contracted volumes or deliver in excess of contracted volumes, or a purchaser could purchase less than contracted volumes. Any of these actions could cause our purchases and sales to be unbalanced. While we attempt to balance our purchases and sales, if our purchases and sales are unbalanced, we will face increased exposure to commodity price risks and could have increased volatility in our operating income and cash flows.
If third-party pipelines and other facilities interconnected to our natural gas and NGL pipelines and facilities become unavailable to transport or produce natural gas and NGLs, our revenues and cash available for distribution could be adversely affected.
     We depend upon third party pipelines and other facilities that provide delivery options to and from our pipelines and facilities for the benefit of our customers. Since we do not own or operate any of these pipelines or other facilities, their continuing operation is not within our control. If any of these third-party pipelines and other facilities become unavailable to transport or produce natural gas and NGLs, our revenues and cash available for distribution could be adversely affected.
The industry in which we operate is highly competitive, and increased competitive pressure could adversely affect our business and operating results.
     We compete with similar enterprises in our respective areas of operation. Some of our competitors are large oil, natural gas and petrochemical companies that have greater financial resources and access to supplies of natural gas and NGLs than we do. Some of these competitors may expand or construct gathering, processing and transportation systems that would create additional competition for the services we provide to our customers. In addition, our customers who are significant producers of natural gas may develop their own gathering, processing and transportation systems in lieu of using ours. Likewise, our customers who produce NGLs may develop their own systems to transport NGLs in lieu of using ours. Our ability to renew or replace existing contracts with our customers at rates sufficient to maintain current revenues and cash flows could be adversely affected by the activities of our competitors and our customers. All of these competitive pressures could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations, financial condition and ability to make cash distributions to our unitholders.

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A change in the jurisdictional characterization of some of our assets by federal, state or local regulatory agencies or a change in policy by those agencies may result in increased regulation of our assets, which may cause our revenues to decline and operating expenses to increase.
     We believe that our natural gas gathering operations meet the tests the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, uses to establish a pipeline’s status as a gatherer exempt from FERC regulation under the Natural Gas Act of 1938, or NGA, but FERC regulation still affects these businesses and the markets for products derived from these businesses. FERC’s policies and practices across the range of its oil and natural gas regulatory activities, including, for example, its policies on open access transportation, ratemaking, capacity release and market center promotion, indirectly affect intrastate markets. In recent years, FERC has pursued pro-competitive policies in its regulation of interstate oil and natural gas pipelines. However, we cannot assure our unitholders that FERC will continue this approach as it considers matters such as pipeline rates and rules and policies that may affect rights of access to oil and natural gas transportation capacity. In addition, the distinction between FERC-regulated transmission services and federally unregulated gathering services has been the subject of regular litigation, so, in such a circumstance, the classification and regulation of some of our gathering facilities and intrastate transportation pipelines may be subject to change based on future determinations by FERC and the courts.
     Other state and local regulations also affect our business. Our gathering lines are subject to ratable take and common purchaser statutes in Louisiana and Texas. Ratable take statutes generally require gatherers to take, without undue discrimination, oil or natural gas production that may be tendered to the gatherer for handling. Similarly, common purchaser statutes generally require gatherers to purchase without undue discrimination as to source of supply or producer. These statutes restrict our right as an owner of gathering facilities to decide with whom we contract to purchase or transport oil or natural gas. Federal law leaves any economic regulation of natural gas gathering to the states. The states in which we operate have adopted complaint-based regulation of oil and natural gas gathering activities, which allows oil and natural gas producers and shippers to file complaints with state regulators in an effort to resolve grievances relating to oil and natural gas gathering access and rate discrimination. Other state regulations may not directly regulate our business, but may nonetheless affect the availability of natural gas for purchase, processing and sale, including state regulation of production rates and maximum daily production allowable from gas wells. While our gathering lines currently are subject to limited state regulation, there is a risk that state laws will be changed, which may give producers a stronger basis to challenge the rates, terms and conditions of a gathering line providing transportation service.
Panther Interstate Pipeline Energy, LLC is also subject to regulation by FERC with respect to issues other than ratemaking
     Under the NGA, FERC has the authority to regulate natural gas companies, such as Panther Interstate Pipeline Energy, LLC with respect to: rates, terms and conditions of service; the types of services Panther Interstate Pipeline Energy, LLC may provide to its customers; the construction of new facilities; the acquisition, extension, expansion or abandonment of services or facilities; the maintenance and retention of accounts and records; and relationships of affiliated companies involved in all aspects of the natural gas and energy business. FERC’s actions in any of these areas or modifications to its current regulations could impair Panther Interstate Pipeline Energy, LLC’s ability to compete for business, the costs it incurs to operate, or the acquisition or construction of new facilities.
We may incur significant costs and liabilities resulting from pipeline integrity programs and related repairs.
     Pursuant to the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002, the United States Department of Transportation (“DOT”) has adopted regulations requiring pipeline operators to develop integrity management programs for transportation pipelines located where a leak or rupture could do the most harm in “high consequence areas.” The regulations require operators to:
    perform ongoing assessments of pipeline integrity;
 
    identify and characterize applicable threats to pipeline segments that could impact a high consequence area;
 
    improve data collection, integration and analysis;
 
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    implement preventive and mitigating actions.
     We currently estimate that we will incur costs of less than $1.0 million between 2006 and 2010 to implement pipeline integrity management program testing along certain segments of our natural gas and NGL pipelines. This does not include the costs, if any, of any repair, remediation, preventative or mitigating actions that may be determined to he necessary as a result of the testing program, which costs could be substantial.
We do not own all of the land on which our pipelines and facilities are located, which could disrupt our operations.
     We do not own all of the land on which our pipelines and facilities have been constructed, and we are therefore subject to the possibility of more onerous terms and/or increased costs to retain necessary land use if we do not have valid rights of way or if such rights of way lapse or terminate. We obtain the rights to construct and operate our pipelines on land owned by third parties and governmental agencies for a specific period of time. Our loss of these rights, through our inability to renew right-of-way contracts or otherwise, could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition and our ability to make cash distributions to our unitholders.
Risks Relating to an Investment in the Common Units
Units available for future sales by us or our affiliates could have an adverse impact on the price of our common units or on any trading market that may develop.
     Martin Resource Management and its subsidiaries currently hold 2,552,018 subordinated units and 2,632,799 common units. All of the subordinated units will convert into common units at the end of the subordination period and some may convert earlier.
     Common units will generally be freely transferable without restriction or further registration under the Securities Act, except that any common units held by an “affiliate” of ours may not be resold publicly except in compliance with the registration requirements of the Securities Act or under an exemption under Rule 144 or otherwise.
     Our partnership agreement provides that, after the subordination period, we may issue an unlimited number of limited partner interests of any type without a vote of the unitholders. During the subordination period, our general partner, without the approval of our unitholders, may cause us to issue up to 1,500,000 additional common units. Our general partner may also cause us to issue an unlimited number of additional common units or other equity securities of equal rank with the common units, without unitholder approval, in a number of circumstances such as:
    the issuance of common units in additional public offerings or in connection with acquisitions that increase cash flow from operations on a pro forma, per unit basis;
 
    the conversion of subordinated units into common units;
 
    the conversion of units of equal rank with the common units into common units under some circumstances; or
 
    the conversion of our general partner’s general partner interest in us and its incentive distribution rights into common units as a result of the withdrawal of our general partner.
     Our partnership agreement does not restrict our ability to issue equity securities ranking junior to the common units at any time. Any issuance of additional common units or other equity securities would result in a corresponding decrease in the proportionate ownership interest in us represented by, and could adversely affect the cash distributions to and market price of, common units then outstanding.
     Under our partnership agreement, our general partner and its affiliates have the right to cause us to register under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws the offer and sale of any units that they hold. Subject to the terms and conditions of our partnership agreement, these registration rights allow the general partner and its affiliates or their assignees holding any units to require registration of any of these units and to include any of these units in a registration by us of other units, including units offered by us or by any unitholder. Our general partner will continue to

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have these registration rights for two years following its withdrawal or removal as a general partner. In connection with any registration of this kind, we will indemnify each unitholder participating in the registration and its officers, directors, and controlling persons from and against any liabilities under the Securities Act or any applicable state securities laws arising from the registration statement or prospectus. Except as described below, the general partner and its affiliates may sell their units in private transactions at any time, subject to compliance with applicable laws. Our general partner and its affiliates, with our concurrence, have granted comparable registration rights to their bank group to which their partnership units have been pledged.
     The sale of any common or subordinated units could have an adverse impact on the price of the common units or on any trading market that may develop.
Unitholders have less power to elect or remove management of our general partner than holders of common stock in a corporation. Common unitholders will not have sufficient voting power to elect or remove our general partner without the consent of Martin Resource Management.
     Unlike the holders of common stock in a corporation, unitholders have only limited voting rights on matters affecting our business and therefore limited ability to influence management’s decisions regarding our business. Unitholders did not elect our general partner or its directors and will have no right to elect our general partner or its directors on an annual or other continuing basis. Martin Resource Management elects the directors of our general partner. Although our general partner has a fiduciary duty to manage our partnership in a manner beneficial to us and our unitholders, the directors of our general partner also have a fiduciary duty to manage our general partner in a manner beneficial to Martin Resource Management and its shareholders.
     If unitholders are dissatisfied with the performance of our general partner, they will have a limited ability to remove our general partner. Our general partner generally may not be removed except upon the vote of the holders of at least 66 2/3% of the outstanding units voting together as a single class. Because our general partner and its affiliates, including Martin Resource Management, control 39.4% of our outstanding limited partnership units, our general partner initially cannot be removed without the consent of it and its affiliates.
     If our general partner is removed without cause during the subordination period and units held by our general partner and its affiliates are not voted in favor of removal, all remaining subordinated units will automatically be converted into common units and any existing arrearages on the common units will be extinguished. A removal under these circumstances would adversely affect the common units by prematurely eliminating their contractual right to distributions and liquidation preference over the subordinated units, which preferences would otherwise have continued until we had met certain distribution and performance tests. Cause is narrowly defined to mean that a court of competent jurisdiction has entered a final, non-appealable judgment finding our general partner liable for actual fraud, gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct in its capacity as our general partner. Cause does not include most cases of charges of poor management of our business, so the removal of our general partner because of the unitholders’ dissatisfaction with our general partner’s performance in managing our partnership will most likely result in the termination of the subordination period.
     Unitholders’ voting rights are further restricted by our partnership agreement provision prohibiting any units held by a person owning 20% or more of any class of units then outstanding, other than our general partner, its affiliates, their transferees and persons who acquired such units with the prior approval of our general partner’s directors, from voting on any matter. In addition, our partnership agreement contains provisions limiting the ability of unitholders to call meetings or to acquire information about our operations, as well as other provisions limiting the unitholders’ ability to influence the manner or direction of management.
     As a result of these provisions, it will be more difficult for a third party to acquire our partnership without first negotiating the acquisition with our general partner. Consequently, it is unlikely the trading price of our common units will ever reflect a takeover premium.
Our general partner’s discretion in determining the level of our cash reserves may adversely affect our ability to make cash distributions to our unitholders.
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conduct of our business, to comply with applicable law or agreements to which we are a party or to provide funds for future distributions to partners. These cash reserves will affect the amount of cash available for distribution to our unitholders.
Unitholders may not have limited liability if a court finds that we have not complied with applicable statutes or that unitholder action constitutes control of our business.
     The limitations on the liability of holders of limited partner interests for the obligations of a limited partnership have not been clearly established in some states. The holder of one of our common units could be held liable in some circumstances for our obligations to the same extent as a general partner if a court were to determine that:
    we had been conducting business in any state without compliance with the applicable limited partnership statute; or
 
    the right or the exercise of the right by our unitholders as a group to remove or replace our general partner, to approve some amendments to our partnership agreement, or to take other action under our partnership agreement constituted participation in the “control” of our business.
     Our general partner generally has unlimited liability for our obligations, such as our debts and environmental liabilities, except for our contractual obligations that are expressly made without recourse to our general partner. In addition, under some circumstances, a unitholder may be liable to us for the amount of a distribution for a period of nine years from the date of the distribution.
Our partnership agreement contains provisions that reduce the remedies available to unitholders for actions that might otherwise constitute a breach of fiduciary duty by our general partner.
     Our partnership agreement limits the liability and reduces the fiduciary duties of our general partner to the unitholders. Our partnership agreement also restricts the remedies available to unitholders for actions that would otherwise constitute breaches of our general partner’s fiduciary duties. For example, our partnership agreement:
    permits our general partner to make a number of decisions in its “sole discretion.” This entitles our general partner to consider only the interests and factors that it desires, and it has no duty or obligation to give any consideration to any interest of, or factors affecting, us, our affiliates or any limited partner;
 
    provides that our general partner is entitled to make other decisions in its “reasonable discretion” which may reduce the obligations to which our general partner would otherwise be held;
 
    generally provides that affiliated transactions and resolutions of conflicts of interest not involving a required vote of unitholders must be “fair and reasonable” to us and that, in determining whether a transaction or resolution is “fair and reasonable,” our general partner may consider the interests of all parties involved, including its own; and
 
    provides that our general partner and its officers and directors will not be liable for monetary damages to us, our limited partners or assignees for errors of judgment or for any acts or omissions if our general partner and those other persons acted in good faith.
     Unitholders are treated as having consented to the various actions contemplated in our partnership agreement and conflicts of interest that might otherwise be considered a breach of fiduciary duties under applicable state law.
We may issue additional common units without unitholder approval, which would dilute unitholder ownership interests.
     During the subordination period, our general partner, without the approval of our unitholders, may cause us to issue up to 1,500,000 additional common units. Our general partner may also cause us to issue an unlimited number of additional common units or other equity securities of equal rank with the common units, without unitholder approval, in a number of circumstances such as:

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    the issuance of common units in additional public offerings or in connection with acquisitions that increase cash flow from operations on a pro forma, per unit basis;
 
    the conversion of subordinated units into common units;
 
    the conversion of units of equal rank with the common units into common units under some circumstances; or
 
    the conversion of our general partner’s general partner interest in us and its incentive distribution rights into common units as a result of the withdrawal of our general partner.
     After the subordination period, we may issue an unlimited number of limited partner interests of any type without the approval of our unitholders. Our partnership agreement does not give our unitholders the right to approve our issuance of equity securities ranking junior to the common units at any time.
     On November 14, 2006, 850,672 of our 3,402,690 outstanding subordinated units owned by Martin Resource Management and its subsidiaries converted into common units on a one for one basis following our distribution of available cash on such date. Additional conversion of our outstanding subordinated units will occur following our quarterly distributions of available cash provided that certain distribution thresholds are met by us.
     The issuance of additional common units or other equity securities of equal or senior rank will have the following effects:
    our unitholders’ proportionate ownership interest in us will decrease;
 
    the amount of cash available for distribution on a per unit basis may decrease;
 
    because a lower percentage of total outstanding units will be subordinated units, the risk that a shortfall in the payment of the minimum quarterly distribution will be borne by our common unitholders will increase;
 
    the relative voting strength of each previously outstanding unit will diminish;
 
    the market price of the common units may decline; and
 
    the ratio of taxable income to distributions may increase.
The control of our general partner may be transferred to a third party, and that party could replace our current management team, without unitholder consent. Additionally, if Martin Resource Management no longer controls our general partner, amounts we owe under our credit facility may become immediately due and payable.
     Our general partner may transfer its general partner interest to a third party in a merger or in a sale of all or substantially all of its assets without the consent of the unitholders. Furthermore, there is no restriction in our partnership agreement on the ability of the owner of our general partner to transfer its ownership interest in our general partner to a third party. A new owner of our general partner could replace the directors and officers of our general partner with its own designees and to control the decisions taken by our general partner. Martin Resource Management and its affiliates have pledged their interests in our general partner and us to their bank group. If, at any time, Martin Resource Management no longer controls our general partner, the lenders under our credit facility may declare all amounts outstanding thereunder immediately due and payable. If such event occurs, we may be required to refinance our debt on unfavorable terms, which could negatively impact our results of operations and our ability to make distribution to our unitholders.
Our general partner has a limited call right that may require unitholders to sell their common units at an undesirable time or price.
     If at any time our general partner and its affiliates own more than 80% of the common units, our general partner will have the right, but not the obligation, which it may assign to any of its affiliates or to us, to acquire all, but not less than all, of the remaining common units held by unaffiliated persons at a price not less than the then-current

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market price. As a result, unitholders may be required to sell their common units at an undesirable time or price and may not receive any return on their investment. Unitholders may also incur a tax liability upon a sale of their units. No provision in our partnership agreement, or in any other agreement we have with our general partner or Martin Resource Management, prohibits our general partner or its affiliates from acquiring more than 80% of our common units. For additional information about this call right and unitholders’ potential tax liability, please see “Risk Factors — Tax Risks — Tax gain or loss on the disposition of our common units could be different than expected”.
Our common units have a limited trading volume compared to other publicly traded securities.
     Our common units are quoted on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol “MMLP.” However, daily trading volumes for our common units are, and may continue to be, relatively small compared to many other securities quoted on the NASDAQ National Market. The price of our common units may, therefore, be volatile.
Failure to achieve and maintain effective internal controls in accordance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act could have a material adverse effect on our unit price.
     In order to comply with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, we periodically document and test our internal control procedures. Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires annual management assessments of the effectiveness of our internal controls over financial reporting and a report by our independent auditors addressing these assessments. During the course of our testing we may identify deficiencies which we may not be able to address in time to meet the deadline imposed by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for compliance with the requirements of Section 404. In addition, if we fail to maintain the adequacy of our internal controls, as such standards are modified, supplemented or amended from time to time, we may not be able to ensure that we can conclude on an ongoing basis that we have effective internal controls over financial reporting in accordance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Failure to achieve and maintain an effective internal control environment could have a material adverse effect on the price of our common units.
Risks Relating to Our Relationship with Martin Resource Management
Cash reimbursements due to Martin Resource Management may be substantial and will reduce our cash available for distribution to our unitholders.
     Under our omnibus agreement with Martin Resource Management, Martin Resource Management provides us with corporate staff and support services on behalf of our general partner that are substantially identical in nature and quality to the services it conducted for our business prior to our formation. The omnibus agreement requires us to reimburse Martin Resource Management for the costs and expenses it incurs in rendering these services, including an overhead allocation to us of Martin Resource Management’s indirect general and administrative expenses from its corporate allocation pool. These payments may be substantial. Payments to Martin Resource Management will reduce the amount of available cash for distribution to our unitholders.
Martin Resource Management has conflicts of interest and limited fiduciary responsibilities, which may permit it to favor its own interests to the detriment of our unitholders.
     Martin Resource Management owns an approximate 38.6% limited partnership interest in us. Furthermore, it owns and controls our general partner, which owns a 2.0% general partner interest and incentive distribution rights in us. Conflicts of interest may arise between Martin Resource Management and our general partner, on the one hand, and our unitholders, on the other hand. As a result of these conflicts, our general partner may favor its own interests and the interests of Martin Resource Management over the interests of our unitholders. Potential conflicts of interest between us, Martin Resource Management and our general partner could occur in many of our day-to-day operations including, among others, the following situations:
    Officers of Martin Resource Management who provide services to us also devote significant time to the businesses of Martin Resource Management and are compensated by Martin Resource Management for that time.
 
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    of the shareholders of Martin Resource Management without regard to the best interests of the unitholders.
 
    Martin Resource Management may engage in limited competition with us.
 
    Our general partner is allowed to take into account the interests of parties other than us, such as Martin Resource Management, in resolving conflicts of interest, which has the effect of reducing its fiduciary duty to our unitholders.
 
    Under our partnership agreement, our general partner may limit its liability and reduce its fiduciary duties, while also restricting the remedies available to our unitholders for actions that, without the limitations and reductions, might constitute breaches of fiduciary duty. As a result of purchasing units, our unitholders will be treated as having consented to some actions and conflicts of interest that, without such consent, might otherwise constitute a breach of fiduciary or other duties under applicable state law.
 
    Our general partner determines which costs incurred by Martin Resource Management are reimbursable by us.
 
    Our partnership agreement does not restrict our general partner from causing us to pay it or its affiliates for any services rendered on terms that are fair and reasonable to us or from entering into additional contractual arrangements with any of these entities on our behalf.
 
    Our general partner controls the enforcement of obligations owed to us by Martin Resource Management.
 
    Our general partner decides whether to retain separate counsel, accountants or others to perform services for us.
 
    The audit committee of our general partner retains our independent auditors.
 
    In some instances, our general partner may cause us to borrow funds to permit us to pay cash distributions, even if the purpose or effect of the borrowing is to make a distribution on the subordinated units, to make incentive distributions or to accelerate the expiration of the subordination period.
 
    Our general partner has broad discretion to establish financial reserves for the proper conduct of our business. These reserves also will affect the amount of cash available for distribution. Our general partner may establish reserves for distribution on the subordinated units, but only if those reserves will not prevent us from distributing the full minimum quarterly distribution, plus any arrearages, on the common units for the following four quarters.
Martin Resource Management and its affiliates may engage in limited competition with us.
     Martin Resource Management and its affiliates may engage in limited competition with us. For a discussion of the non-competition provisions of the omnibus agreement, please see “Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions — Agreements — Omnibus Agreement.” If Martin Resource Management does engage in competition with us, we may lose customers or business opportunities, which could have an adverse impact on our results of operations, cash flow and ability to make distributions to our unitholders.
Tax Risks
The IRS could treat us as a corporation for tax purposes, which would substantially reduce the cash available for distribution to unitholders.
     The anticipated after-tax economic benefit of an investment in us depends largely on our classification as a partnership for federal income tax purposes. We have not requested, and do not plan to request, a ruling from the IRS on this or any other matter affecting us.

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     If we were treated as a corporation for federal income tax purposes, we would pay tax on our income at corporate rates, which is currently a maximum of 35%, and would likely pay state income tax at various rates. Distributions to unitholders would generally be taxed again to them as corporate distributions, and no income, gains, losses or deductions would flow through to unitholders. Because a tax would be imposed upon us as a corporation, the cash available for distribution to unitholders would be substantially reduced. Treatment of us as a corporation would result in a material reduction in the anticipated cash flow and after-tax return to our unitholders and therefore would likely result in a substantial reduction in the value of the common units.
     Current law may change so as to cause us to be taxable as a corporation for federal income tax purposes or otherwise subject us to entity-level taxation. Our partnership agreement provides that if a law is enacted or existing law is modified or interpreted in a manner that subjects us to taxation as a corporation or otherwise subjects us to entity-level taxation for federal, state or local income tax purposes, then the minimum quarterly distribution amount and the target distribution amount will be adjusted to reflect the impact of that law on us.
A successful IRS contest of the federal income tax positions we take may adversely affect the market for our common units and the costs of any contest will be borne by our unitholders and our general partner.
     We have not requested a ruling from the IRS with respect to our treatment as a partnership for federal income tax purposes or any other matter affecting us. The IRS may adopt positions that differ from our counsel’s conclusions. It may be necessary to resort to administrative or court proceedings to sustain some or all of our counsel’s conclusions or the positions we take. A court may not agree with some or all our counsel’s conclusions or the positions we take. Any contest with the IRS may materially and adversely impact the market for our common units and the prices at which they trade. In addition, the costs of any contest with the IRS will be borne directly or indirectly by all of our unitholders and our general partner.
Unitholders may be required to pay taxes on income from us even if they do not receive any cash distributions from us.
     Unitholders may be required to pay federal income taxes and, in some cases, state, local and foreign income taxes on their share of our taxable income even if they receive no cash distributions from us. Unitholders may not receive cash distributions from us equal to their share of our taxable income or even the tax liability that results from the taxation of their share of our taxable income.
Tax gain or loss on the disposition of our common units could be different than expected.
     If our unitholders sell their common units, they will recognize gain or loss equal to the difference between the amount realized and their tax basis in those common units. Prior distributions in excess of the total net taxable income unitholders were allocated for a common unit, which decreased unitholder tax basis in that common unit, will, in effect, become taxable income to our unitholders if the common unit is sold at a price greater than their tax basis in that common unit, even if the price they receive is less than their original cost. A substantial portion of the amount realized, whether or not representing gain, may be ordinary income to our unitholders. Should the IRS successfully contest some positions we take, our unitholders could recognize more gain on the sale of units than would be the case under those positions, without the benefit of decreased income in prior years. In addition, if our unitholders sell their units, they may incur a tax liability in excess of the amount of cash they receive from the sale.
Tax-exempt entities and foreign persons face unique tax issues from owning common units that may result in adverse tax consequences to them.
     Investment in common units by tax-exempt entities, such as individual retirement accounts (known as IRAs), and non-U.S. persons raises issues unique to them. For example, virtually all of our income allocated to organizations exempt from federal income tax, including individual retirement accounts and other retirement plans, will be unrelated business income and will be taxable to them. Distributions to non-U.S. persons will be reduced by withholding taxes at the highest effective tax rate applicable to individuals, and non-U.S. persons will be required to file federal income tax returns and pay tax on their share of our taxable income.
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     Because we cannot match transferors and transferees of common units and because of other reasons, we have adopted depreciation positions that may not conform to all aspects of the Treasury regulations. A successful IRS challenge to those positions could adversely affect the amount of tax benefits available to our unitholders. It also could affect the timing of these tax benefits or the amount of gain from the sale of common units and could have a negative impact on the value of our common units or result in audit adjustments to our unit holders’ tax returns.
Unitholders may be subject to state, local and foreign taxes and return filing requirements as a result of investing in our common units.
     In addition to federal income taxes, unitholders may be subject to other taxes, such as state, local and foreign income taxes, unincorporated business taxes and estate, inheritance, or intangible taxes that are imposed by the various jurisdictions in which we do business or own property. Unitholders may be required to file state, local and foreign income tax returns and pay state and local income taxes in some or all of the various jurisdictions in which we do business or own property and may be subject to penalties for failure to comply with those requirements. We own property and conduct business in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Utah. We may do business or own property in other states or foreign countries in the future. It is the unitholder’s responsibility to file all federal, state, local and foreign tax returns. Our counsel has not rendered an opinion on the state, local or foreign tax consequences of an investment in our common units.
Item 1B. Unresolved Staff Comments
None.
Item 2. Properties
     A description of our properties is contained in Item 1. Business.
     We believe we have satisfactory title to our assets. Some of the easements, rights-of-way, permits, licenses or similar documents relating to the use of the properties that have been transferred to us in connection with our initial public offering and the assets we acquired in our acquisitions, required the consent of third parties, which in some cases is a governmental entity. We believe we have obtained sufficient third-party consents, permits and authorizations for the transfer of assets necessary for us to operate our business in all material respects. With respect to any third-party consents, permits or authorizations that have not been obtained, we believe the failure to obtain these consents, permits or authorizations will not have a material adverse effect on the operation of our business.
     Title to our property may be subject to encumbrances, including liens in favor of our secured lender. We believe none of these encumbrances materially detract from the value of our properties or our interest in these properties, or materially interfere with their use in the operation of our business.
Item 3. Legal Proceedings
     From time to time, we are subject to certain legal proceedings claims and disputes that arise in the ordinary course of our business. Although we cannot predict the outcomes of these legal proceedings, we do not believe these actions, in the aggregate, will have a material adverse impact on our financial position, results of operations or liquidity.
Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
     None.
PART II
Item 5. Market for Our Common Equity, Related Unitholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
     Our common units are traded on the NASDAQ National Market (“NASDAQ”) under the symbol “MMLP.” As of March 1, 2007 there were approximately 33 holders of record and approximately 9,559 beneficial owners of our common units. In addition, as of that date there were 2,552,018 subordinated units representing limited partner interests outstanding. All of the subordinated units are held by Martin Resource Management and its subsidiaries.

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There is no established public trading market for our subordinated units. The following table sets forth the high and low closing sale prices of our common units for the periods indicated, based on the daily composite listing of stock transactions for the NASDAQ and cash distributions declared per common and subordinated units during those periods:
Fiscal 2006:
                                 
    Common Units   Distributions Declared per Unit
Quarters Ended   High   Low   Common   Subordinated
March 31, 2006
  $ 31.95     $ 28.84     $ 0.610     $ 0.610  
June 30, 2006
  $ 32.03     $ 30.13     $ 0.610     $ 0.610  
September 30, 2006
  $ 33.85     $ 30.53     $ 0.610     $ 0.610  
December 31, 2006
  $ 35.60     $ 30.10     $ 0.620     $ 0.620  
Fiscal 2005:
                                 
    Common Units   Distributions Declared per Unit
Quarters Ended   High   Low   Common   Subordinated
March 31, 2005
  $ 34.20     $ 29.03     $ 0.535     $ 0.535  
June 30, 2005
  $ 33.99     $ 30.03     $ 0.550     $ 0.550  
September 30, 2005
  $ 34.25     $ 30.19     $ 0.570     $ 0.570  
December 31, 2005
  $ 33.04     $ 29.70     $ 0.610     $ 0.610  
     On March 2, 2007, the last reported sales price of our common units as reported on the NASDAQ was $36.50 per unit.
     In connection with our formation in June 2002, we issued to our general partner a 2% general partner interest in us in exchange for a capital contribution in the amount of $20 and issued to Martin Resources LLC a 98% limited partner interest in the partnership in exchange for a capital contribution in the amount of $980 in an offering exempt from registration under Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. On November 1, 2002, in offerings exempt from registration under Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, we (i) issued 1,543,797 subordinated units representing limited partner interests in us (“Subordinated Units”) to Martin Product Sales LLC, in connection with the contribution to us of Martin Gas Sales LLC’s limited partner interests in Martin Operating Partnership L.P. (“Operating Partnership”) which holds our operating assets; (ii) issued 620,644 Subordinated Units to Midstream Fuel Service LLC, in connection with the contribution to us of Midstream Fuel Service LLC’s limited partner interests in the Operating Partnership; (iii) issued 2,088,921 Subordinated Units to Martin Gas Marine LLC in connection with the contribution of Martin Gas Marine LLC’s limited partner interests in the Operating Partnership; and (iv) converted a portion of the existing interest in us owned by Martin Midstream GP LLC into a portion of its 2% general partner interest and the incentive distribution rights in us.
     In connection with our public offering of 1,322,500 common units in February 2004, our general partner contributed $0.8 million in cash to us in order to maintain its 2% general partner interest in us.
     In connection with our acquisition of Prism Gas in November, 2005, 756,480 common units were issued to certain members of the Prism Gas management team and Martin Resource Management. In addition our general partner contributed $0.5 million in cash to us in order to maintain its 2% general partner interest in us.
     In connection with our public offering of 3,450,000 common units in January, 2006, our general partner contributed $2.1 million in cash to us in order to maintain its 2% general partner interest in us.
     In December 2006, we issued 470,484 common units to Martin Product Sales LLC, an affiliate of Martin Resource Management, for approximately $15.3 million, including a capital contribution of approximately $0.3 million made by out general partner in order to maintain its 2% general partner interest in us. This transaction was exempt from registration pursuant to either Regulation D or Section 4(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
     On November 14, 2005, 850,672 of our 4,253,362 outstanding subordinated units owned by Martin Resource Management and its subsidiaries converted into common units on a one-for-one basis following our quarterly cash distribution on such date. The common units into which the subordinated units were converted were issued in reliance on Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
     On November 14, 2006, 850,672 of our 3,402,690 outstanding subordinated units owned by Martin Resource Management and its subsidiaries converted into common units on a one-for-one basis following our quarterly cash distribution on such date. The common units into which the subordinated units were converted were issued in reliance

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on Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Additional conversions of our outstanding subordinated units may occur in the future provided that certain distribution thresholds provided in our partnership agreement are met by us.
     Within 45 days after the end of each quarter, we will distribute all of our available cash, as defined in our partnership agreement, to unitholders of record on the applicable record date. During the subordination period (as described below), the common units will have the right to receive distributions of available cash from operating surplus in an amount equal to the minimum quarterly distribution of $0.50 per quarter, plus any arrearages in the payment of the minimum quarterly distribution on the common units from prior quarters, before any distributions of available cash from operating surplus may be made on the subordinated units. Our available cash consists generally of all cash on hand at the end of the fiscal quarter, less reserves that our general partner determines are necessary to:
    provide for the proper conduct of our business;
 
    comply with applicable law, any of our debt instruments, or other agreements; or
 
    provide funds for distributions to our unitholders and to our general partner for any one or more of the next four quarters;
plus all cash on hand for the quarter resulting from working capital borrowings made after the end of the quarter on the date of determination of available cash.
     Our general partner has broad discretion to establish cash reserves that it determines are necessary or appropriate to properly conduct our business. These can include cash reserves for future capital and maintenance expenditures, reserves to stabilize distributions of cash to the unitholders and our general partner, reserves to reduce debt, or, as necessary, reserves to comply with the terms of any of our agreements or obligations. Our distributions are effectively made 98% to unitholders and 2% to our general partner, subject to the payment of incentive distributions to our general partner if certain target cash distribution levels to common unitholders are achieved. Incentive distributions to our general partner increase to 15%, 25% and 50% based on incremental distribution thresholds as set forth in our partnership agreement.
     Our ability to distribute available cash is contractually restricted by the terms of our credit facility. Our credit facility contains covenants requiring us to maintain certain financial ratios. We are prohibited from making any distributions to unitholders if the distribution would cause an event of default, or an event of default is existing, under our credit facility. Please read “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Liquidity and Capital Resources — Description of Our Credit Facility.”
     The subordination period will extend until the first day of any quarter beginning after September 30, 2009 in which each of the following tests are met:
    distributions of available cash from operating surplus on each of the outstanding common units and subordinated units equaled or exceeded the minimum quarterly distribution for each of the three consecutive, non-overlapping four-quarter periods immediately preceding that date;
 
    the “adjusted operating surplus” as defined in the partnership agreement generated during each of the three consecutive, non-overlapping four-quarter periods immediately preceding that date equaled or exceeded the sum of the minimum quarterly distributions on all of the outstanding common units and subordinated units during those periods on a fully diluted basis and the related distribution on the 2% general partner interest during those periods; and
 
    there are no arrearages in payment of the minimum quarterly distribution on the common units.
     Upon expiration of the subordination period, each outstanding subordinated unit will convert into one common unit and will participate pro rata with the other common units in distributions of available cash.
     The following table sets forth information regarding securities authorized for issuance under our equity compensation plans as of December 31, 2006.

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Equity Compensation Plan Information
                         
                    Number of securities
    Number of           remaining available for
    securities to be           future issuance under
    issued upon exercise   Weighted-average   equity compensation
    of outstanding   exercise price of   plans (excluding
    options, Warrants   outstanding options,   securities reflected in
Plan Category   and rights   warrants and rights   column (a))
    (a)   (b)   (c)
Equity compensation plans approved by security holders
    N/A       N/A       N/A  
Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders (1)
    0     $ 0       725,000  
Total
    0     $ 0       725,000  
 
(1)   Our general partner has adopted and maintains the Martin Midstream Partners L.P. Long-Term Incentive Plan. For a description of the material features of this plan, please see “Item 11. Executive Compensation – Employee Benefit Plans – Martin Midstream Partners L.P. Long-Term Incentive Plan”.
     On January 24, 2006, we issued 1,000 restricted common units to each of our three independent directors under our long-term incentive plan. These restricted common units vest in equal installments of 250 units on each of the four anniversaries following the grant date.
Item 6. Selected Financial Data
     The following table sets forth selected financial data and other operating data of Martin Midstream Partners L.P. and our predecessor. The financial data for the period from January 1, 2002 through November 5, 2002 are derived from the audited combined financial statements of the assets and operations of Martin Resource Management that were contributed to us in connection with our initial public offering in November 2002 (“Martin Midstream Partners Predecessor”). The financial data for the period from November 6, 2002 through December 31, 2002, and for the years ended December 31, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 are derived from the audited consolidated financial statements of Martin Midstream Partners L.P.
     The following selected financial data are qualified by reference to and should be read in conjunction with our Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements and Notes thereto and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” included elsewhere in this document.
                                                 
    Partnership     Predecessor  
                                    Period From        
                                    November 6,     Period From  
                                    2002     January 1,  
    Year Ended     Through     2002 Through  
    December 31,     December 31,     November 5,  
    2006     2005     2004     2003     2002     2002  
    (Dollars in thousands)  
Income Statement Data:
                                               
Revenues
  $ 576,384     $ 438,443     $ 294,144     $ 192,731     $ 33,746     $ 116,160  
 
Cost of product sold
    459,170       351,820       229,976       150,892       26,504       84,442  
Operating expenses
    65,387       46,888       34,475       21,590       3,189       17,389  
Selling, general, and administrative
    10,977       8,133       6,198       4,986       656       4,662  
Depreciation and amortization
    17,597       12,642       8,766       4,765       747       3,741  
 
                                   
Total costs and expenses
    553,131       419,483       279,415       182,233       31,096       110,234  
Other operating income
    3,356                   589              
 
                                   
Operating Income
    26,609       18,960       14,729       11,087       2,650       5,926  
 
                                               
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities
    8,547       1,591       912       2,801       599       2,565  
Interest expense
    (12,466 )     (6,909 )     (3,326 )     (2,001 )     (345 )     (3,283 )
Debt prepayment premium
    (1,160 )                              
Other, net
    713       238       11       94       5       42  
 
                                   
Income before income taxes
    22,243       13,880       12,326       11,981       2,909       5,250  
Income taxes
                                  1,959  
 
                                   
Net Income
  $ 22,243     $ 13,880     $ 12,326     $ 11,981     $ 2,909     $ 3,291  
 
                                   
Net income per limited partner unit
  $ 1.69     $ 1.58     $ 1.45     $ 1.64     $ .40          
Weighted average limited partner units
    12,602,000       8,583,634       8,349,551       7,153,362       7,153,362          

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    Partnership     Predecessor  
                                    Period From        
                                    November 6,     Period From  
                                    2002     January 1,  
    Year Ended     Through     2002 Through  
    December 31,     December 31,     November 5,  
    2006     2005     2004     2003     2002     2002  
    (Dollars in thousands)  
Balance Sheet Data (at Period End):
                                               
Total assets
  $ 457,461     $ 389,044     $ 188,332     $ 139,685     $ 100,455          
Due to affiliates
    10,474       3,492       429       560                
Long-term debt
    174,021       192,200       73,000       67,000       35,000          
Partner’s capital (owner’s equity)
    198,525       95,565       75,534       45,892       47,106          
 
                                               
Cash Flow Data:
                                               
 
                                               
Net cash flow provided by (used in):
                                               
Operating activities
    39,317       32,334       12,812     $ 10,273     $ 4,824     $ 316  
Investing activities
    (95,098 )     (138,742 )     (34,322 )     (27,621 )     (2,116 )     (1,962 )
Financing activities
    52,991       109,689       22,424       17,884       (6,287 )     6,897  
 
                                               
Other Financial Data:
                                               
 
                                               
Maintenance capital expenditures
    12,391       5,100       5,182       2,773       157       394  
Expansion capital expenditures
    78,267       74,110       30,234       29,159       2,850       1,909  
 
                                   
Total capital expenditures
  $ 90,658     $ 79,210     $ 35,416     $ 31,932     $ 3,007     $ 2,303  
 
                                   
Cash dividends per common unit (in dollars)
  $ 0.620     $ 0.610     $ 0.535     $ 0.525     $ 0.308        
 
                                   
Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
     References in this annual report to “we,” “ours,” “us” or like terms when used in a historical context refer to the assets and operations of Martin Resource Management’s business contributed to us in connection with our initial public offering on November 6, 2002. References in this annual report to “Martin Resource Management” refers to Martin Resource Management Corporation and its subsidiaries, unless the context otherwise requires. You should read the following discussion of our financial condition and results of operations in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included elsewhere in this annual report. For more detailed information regarding the basis for presentation for the following information, you should read the notes to the consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this annual report.
Forward-Looking Statements
     This annual report on Form 10-K includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements included in this annual report that are not historical facts (including any statements concerning plans and objectives of management for future operations or economic performance, or assumptions or forecasts related thereto), are forward-looking statements. These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology including “forecast,” “may,” “believe,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “continue” or other similar words. These statements discuss future expectations, contain projections of results of operations or of financial condition or state other “forward-looking” information. We and our representatives may from time to time make other oral or written statements that are also forward-looking statements.
     These forward-looking statements are made based upon management’s current plans, expectations, estimates, assumptions and beliefs concerning future events impacting us and therefore involve a number of risks and uncertainties. We caution that forward-looking statements are not guarantees and that actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements.
     Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements for a number of important reasons, including those discussed above in “Item 1A. Risk Factors — Risks Related to our Business”.
Overview
     We are a publicly traded limited partnership with a diverse set of operations focused primarily in the United States Gulf Coast region. Our five primary business lines include:

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    Terminalling and storage services for petroleum products and by-products
 
    Natural gas services
 
    Marine transportation services for petroleum products and by-products
 
    Sulfur gathering, processing and distribution
 
    Fertilizer manufacturing and distribution
     The petroleum products and by-products we collect, transport, store and distribute are produced primarily by major and independent oil and gas companies who often turn to third parties, such as us, for the transportation and disposition of these products. In addition to these major and independent oil and gas companies, our primary customers include independent refiners, large chemical companies, fertilizer manufacturers and other wholesale purchasers of these products. We operate primarily in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. This region is a major hub for petroleum refining, natural gas gathering and processing and support services to the exploration and production industry.
     2006 Developments and Subsequent Events
     Recent Acquisitions
     Acquisition of the La Force Marine Vessel. In November 2006, we acquired the La Force, an offshore tug, for $6.0 million from a third party. This vessel is a 5,100 horse power offshore tug that was rebuilt in 1999 with new engines installed in 2005. The addition of the La Force to our fleet will eliminate the need for chartered offshore horsepower.
     Acquisition of Asphalt Terminals. In August 2006 and October 2006, respectively, we acquired the assets of Gulf States Asphalt Company LP and Prime Materials and Supply Corporation for $4.9 million. These assets are located in Houston, Texas and Port Neches, Texas. In connection with these acquisitions, we entered into an agreement with Martin Resource Management, whereby Martin Resource Management will operate the acquired facilities through a terminalling service agreement based upon throughput rates and will assume all additional expenses to operate the facilities.
     Acquisition of the Corpus Christi Barge Terminal. In July 2006, we acquired a marine terminal located near Corpus Christi, Texas and associated assets from Koch Pipeline Company, LP for $6.2 million, which was all allocated to property, plant and equipment. The terminal is located on approximately 25 acres of land and includes three tanks with a combined shell capacity of approximately 240,000 barrels, pump and piping infrastructure for truck unloading and product delivery to two oil docks.
     Acquisition of the Texan, Ponciana and M450. In January 2006, we acquired the Texan, an offshore tug, and the Ponciana, an offshore NGL barge, for $5.9 million from Martin Resource Management. In February 2006 we acquired the M450, an offshore barge, for $1.6 million from a third party.
     Other Developments
     Increased Quarterly Distribution. We declared a quarterly cash distribution for the fourth quarter of 2006 of $0.62 per common and subordinated unit on January 22, 2007, reflecting an increase of $0.01 per unit over the quarterly distribution paid in respect of the third quarter of 2006.
     Issuance of Common Units. In December 2006, we issued 470,484 common units to Martin Product Sales LLC, an affiliate of Martin Resource Management, for approximately $15.3 million, including a capital contribution of approximately $0.3 million made by our general partner to maintain its 2% general partner interest in us. These funds were used to pay down our revolving line of credit.
     Conversion of Subordinated Units. On November 14, 2006, 850,672 of our 3,402,690 outstanding subordinated units owned by Martin Resource Management and its subsidiaries converted into common units on a one-for-one basis following our quarterly cash distribution on such date. Additional conversions of our outstanding

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subordinated units may occur in the future provided that certain distribution thresholds contained in our partnership agreement are met by us.
     Public Offering. In January 2006, we completed a follow-on public offering of 3,450,000 common units, resulting in proceeds of $95.4 million, after payment of underwriters’ discounts, commissions and offering expenses. Our general partner contributed $2.1 million in cash to us in conjunction with the offering in order to maintain its 2% general partner interest in us. Of the net proceeds, $62.0 million was used to pay then current balances under our revolving credit facility and $7.5 million was used to fund a portion of the redemption price for our U.S. Government Guaranteed Ship Financing Bonds. The remainder of the net proceeds has been or will be used to fund future organic growth projects.
Critical Accounting Policies
     Our discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations are based on the historical consolidated financial statements included elsewhere herein. We prepared these financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. The preparation of these financial statements required us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the dates of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. We based our estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances. Our results may differ from these estimates. Currently, we believe that our accounting policies do not require us to make estimates using assumptions about matters that are highly uncertain. However, we have described below the critical accounting policies that we believe could impact our consolidated financial statements most significantly.
     You should also read Note 2, “Significant Accounting Policies” in Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements contained in this annual report on Form 10-K. Some of the more significant estimates in these financial statements include the amount of the allowance for doubtful accounts receivable and the determination of the fair value of our reporting units under the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 142, “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets.”
     Derivatives
     In accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 133 (“SFAS No. 133”), Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities, all derivatives and hedging instruments are included on the balance sheet as an asset or liability measured at fair value and changes in fair value are recognized currently in earnings unless specific hedge accounting criteria are met. If a derivative qualifies for hedge accounting, changes in the fair value can be offset against the change in the fair value of the hedged item through earnings or recognized in other comprehensive income until such time as the hedged item is recognized in earnings. In early 2006, we adopted a hedging policy that allows us to use hedge accounting for financial transactions that are designated as hedges. Derivative instruments not designated as hedges are being marked to market with all market value adjustments being recorded in the consolidated statements of operations. As of December 31, 2006, we had designated a portion of our derivative instruments as qualifying cash flow hedges. Fair value changes for these hedges have been recorded in other comprehensive income as a component of equity.
     Product Exchanges
     We enter into product exchange agreements with third parties whereby we agree to exchange NGLs with third parties. We record the balance of NGLs due to other companies under these agreements at quoted market product prices and the balance of NGLs due from other companies at the lower of cost or market. Cost is determined using the first-in, first-out method.
     In September 2005, the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force (“EITF”) issued EITF No. 04-13, Accounting for Purchases and Sales of Inventory with the Same Counterparty. This pronouncement provides additional accounting guidance for situations involving inventory exchanges between parties to that contained in APB Opinion No. 29, Accounting for Nonmonetary Transactions and SFAS 153, Exchanges of Nonmonetary Assets. The standard is effective for new arrangements entered into in reporting periods beginning after March 15, 2006. The adoption did not have a material impact on our financial statements.

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     Revenue Recognition
     Revenue for our five operating segments is recognized as follows:
     Terminalling and storage - Revenue is recognized for storage contracts based on the contracted monthly tank fixed fee. For throughput contracts, revenue is recognized based on the volume moved through our terminals at the contracted rate. When lubricants and drilling fluids are sold by truck, revenue is recognized upon delivering product to the customers as title to the product transfers when the customer physically receives the product.
     Natural gas services - Natural gas gathering and processing revenues are recognized when title passes or service is performed. LPG distribution revenue is recognized when product is delivered by truck to our LPG customers, which occurs when the customer physically receives the product. When product is sold in storage, or by pipeline, we recognize LPG distribution revenue when the customer receives the product from either the storage facility or pipeline.
     Marine transportation - Revenue is recognized for contracted trips upon completion of the particular trip. For time charters, revenue is recognized based on a per day rate.
     Sulfur and Fertilizer - Revenue is recognized when the customer takes title to the product, either at our plant or the customer facility.
     Equity Method Investments
     We use the equity method of accounting for investments in unconsolidated entities where the ability to exercise significant influence over such entities exists. Investments in unconsolidated entities consist of capital contributions and advances plus our share of accumulated earnings as of the entities’ latest fiscal year-ends, less capital withdrawals and distributions. Investments in excess of the underlying net assets of equity method investees, specifically identifiable to property, plant and equipment, are amortized over the useful life of the related assets. Excess investment representing equity method goodwill is not amortized but is evaluated for impairment, annually. Under the provisions of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, this goodwill is not subject to amortization and is accounted for as a component of the investment. Equity method investments are subject to impairment under the provisions of Accounting Principles Board (“APB”) Opinion No. 18, The Equity Method of Accounting for Investments in Common Stock. No portion of the net income from these entities is included in our operating income.
     Prior to July 15, 2005, we used the equity method of accounting for our unconsolidated non-controlling 49.5% limited partner interest in CF Martin Sulphur. On July 15, 2005, we acquired the remaining interests in CF Martin Sulphur not previously owned by us. Subsequent to the acquisition, CF Martin Sulphur is included in the consolidated financial presentation of our sulfur segment
     Following our acquisition of Prism Gas Systems I, L.P. (“Prism Gas”) in November 2005, we own an unconsolidated 50% interest in Waskom Gas Processing Company (“Waskom”), the Matagorda Offshore Gathering System (“Matagorda”), and Panther Interstate Pipeline Energy LLC (“PIPE”). As a result, these assets are accounted for by the equity method and we do not include any portion of their net income in operating income.
     On June 30, 2006, we, through our Prism Gas subsidiary, acquired a 20% ownership interest in a partnership which owns the lease rights to the assets of the Bosque County Pipeline (“BCP”). This interest is accounted for by the equity method of accounting.
     Goodwill
     Goodwill is subject to a fair-value based impairment test on an annual basis. We are required to identify our reporting units and determine the carrying value of each reporting unit by assigning the assets and liabilities, including the existing goodwill and intangible assets. We are required to determine the fair value of each reporting unit and compare it to the carrying amount of the reporting unit. To the extent the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds the fair value of the reporting unit, we would be required to perform the second step of the impairment test, as this is an indication that the reporting unit goodwill may be impaired.

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     We have performed the annual impairment tests as of September 30, 2006, September 30, 2005 and September 30, 2004, respectively. In performing such tests, we determined we had four “reporting units” which contained goodwill. These reporting units were four of our reporting segments: natural gas services, marine transportation, sulfur and fertilizer.
     We determined fair value in each reporting unit based on a multiple of current annual cash flows. We determined such multiple from our recent experience with actual acquisitions and dispositions and valuing potential acquisitions and dispositions.
     Environmental Liabilities
     We have historically not experienced circumstances requiring us to account for environmental remediation obligations. If such circumstances arise, we would estimate remediation obligations utilizing a remediation feasibility study and any other related environmental studies that we may elect to perform. We would record changes to our estimated environmental liability as circumstances change or events occur, such as the issuance of revised orders by governmental bodies or court or other judicial orders and our evaluation of the likelihood and amount of the related eventual liability.
     Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
     In evaluating the collectibility of our accounts receivable, we assess a number of factors, including a specific customer’s ability to meet its financial obligations to us, the length of time the receivable has been past due and historical collection experience. Based on these assessments, we record both specific and general reserves for bad debts to reduce the related receivable to the amount we ultimately expect to collect from customers.
     Asset Retirement Obligation
     In accordance with SFAS No. 143, “Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations” (“SFAS 143”), we recognize and measure our asset retirement obligations and the associated asset retirement cost upon acquisition of the related asset. Subsequent measurement and accounting provisions are in accordance with SFAS 143.
     On March 31, 2005, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Interpretation No. 47, “Accounting for Conditional Asset Retirement Obligations” (“FIN 47”), an interpretation of SFAS 143. FIN 47, which was effective for fiscal years ending after December 15, 2005, clarifies that the recognition and measurement provisions of SFAS 143 apply to asset retirement obligations in which the timing or method of settlement may be conditional on a future event that may or may not be within the control of the entity. We have recognized asset retirement obligations, where appropriate.
     Reclassifications
     As previously reported in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2005, which was filed with the SEC on November 9, 2005, we converted to a new accounting system in August 2005. In connection with the system conversion, we closely examined expense classifications under the new system. Upon review, it was determined that certain payroll, property insurance and property tax expenses that were previously categorized as selling, general and administrative expenses would be more appropriately classified as operating expenses or costs of products sold. As a result, those expenses were set up in the new system with the new classification. Accordingly, it is necessary for us to reclassify the related expense items for fiscal years 2002, 2003 and 2004. Since the reclassifications, as indicated in the tables set forth below, had no impact on the prior periods’ revenues, operating income, cash flows from operations or net income, we have determined that the reclassifications are not material to our audited financial statements for the prior periods. Nonetheless, we are effecting the reclassifications for prior periods in order to provide comparative clarity and consistency among the 2002-2004 annual periods when compared to our financial reporting for our current 2006 fiscal year.
     The following tables set forth the effects of the reclassifications on certain line items within our previously reported consolidated statements of income for the years ended December 31, 2004, 2003, and 2002 (dollars in thousands), which statements of income and certain relevant footnotes thereto as well as the relevant portions of Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations for those periods have been updated.

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(In Thousands)
Year Ended December 31, 2004
                                                 
    Terminalling                    
    and Storage   NGL   Marine   Fertilizer   Sulfur   Total
Cost of products sold (as previously reported)
  $ 6,775     $ 197,859     $     $ 25,207     $     $ 229,841  
Cost of products sold (as reclassified)
    6,775       197,859             25,342             229,976  
Operating expenses (as previously reported)
    6,699       928       24,796                   32,423  
Operating expenses (as reclassified)
    8,494       1,185       24,796                   34,475  
Selling, general and administrative (as previously reported)
    2,194       1,457       175       1,793       2,766       8,385  
Selling, general and administrative (as reclassified)
    399       1,200       175       1,658       2,766       6,198  
Year Ended December 31, 2003
                                                 
    Terminalling                    
    and Storage   NGL   Marine   Fertilizer   Sulfur   Total
Cost of products sold (as previously reported)
  $ 107     $ 128,055     $     $ 22,605     $     $ 150,767  
Cost of products sold (as reclassified)
    107       128,055             22,730             150,892  
Operating expenses (as previously reported)
    1,413       1,052       18,135                   20,600  
Operating expenses (as reclassified)
    2,141       1,314       18,135                   21,590  
Selling, general and administrative (as previously reported)
    1,180       1,362       305       1,566       1,688       6,101  
Selling, general and administrative (as reclassified)
    452       1,100       305       1,441       1,688       4,986  
Year Ended December 31, 2002
                                                         
    Terminalling                                   Consolidating    
    and Storage   NGL   Marine   Fertilizer   Sulfur   Reclassification   Total
Cost of products sold (as previously reported)
  $     $ 87,189     $     $ 23,324     $     $ (5 )   $ 110,508  
Cost of products sold (as reclassified)
          87,189             23,762             (5 )     110,946  
Operating expenses (as previously reported)
    1,181       1,307       17,201                   21       19,710  
Operating expenses (as reclassified)
    1,724       1,632       17,201                   21       20,578  
Selling, general and administrative (as previously reported)
    1,266       1,365       524       2,474       1,011       (16 )     6,624  
Selling, general and administrative (as reclassified)
    723       1,040       524       2,036       1,011       (16 )     5,318  
Our Relationship with Martin Resource Management
     Martin Resource Management directs our business operations through its ownership and control of our general partner and under an omnibus agreement. Under the omnibus agreement, we are required to reimburse Martin Resource Management for the provision of general and administrative services under our partnership agreement, provided that the reimbursement amount with respect to indirect general and administrative and corporate overhead expenses was capped at $2.0 million for the period ending October 31, 2006. Subsequently, this amount may be increased by no more than the percentage increase in the consumer price index. In addition, Martin Resource Management and us can agree, subject to approval of the Conflicts Committee of our general partner, to adjust this amount for expansions of our operations and acquisitions. As of March 5, 2007, we have not increased this cap. This

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limitation does not apply to the cost of any third party legal, accounting or advisory services received, or the direct expenses of Martin Resource Management incurred, in connection with acquisition or business development opportunities evaluated on our behalf. We are required to reimburse Martin Resource Management for all direct and indirect expenses it incurs or payments it makes on our behalf or in connection with the operation of our business. Martin Resource Management also licenses certain of its trademarks and trade names to us under this omnibus agreement.
     We are both an important supplier to and customer of Martin Resource Management. Among other things, we provide marine transportation and terminalling and storage services to Martin Resource Management. We purchase land transportation services, underground storage services, sulfuric acid and marine fuel from Martin Resource Management. Additionally, we have exclusive access to and use of a truck loading and unloading terminal and pipeline distribution system owned by Martin Resource Management at Mont Belvieu, Texas. All of these services and goods are purchased and sold pursuant to the terms of a number of agreements between us and Martin Resource Management.
     For a more comprehensive discussion concerning the omnibus agreement and the other agreements that we have entered into with Martin Resource Management, please see “Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions — Agreements.”
Our Relationship with CF Martin Sulphur, L.P.
     On July 15, 2005, we acquired all of the remaining limited partnership interests in CF Martin Sulphur from CF Industries, Inc. and certain affiliates of Martin Resource Management. Prior to this transaction, our unconsolidated non-controlling 49.5% limited partnership interest in CF Martin Sulphur, was accounted for using the equity method of accounting. In addition, on July 15, 2005, we acquired all of the outstanding membership interests in CF Martin Sulphur’s general partner. Subsequent to the acquisition, CF Martin Sulphur was a wholly owned partnership which is included in the consolidated financial presentation of our sulfur segment. Effective March 30, 2006, CF Martin Sulphur was merged into us.
     Prior to July 15, 2005, we were both an important supplier to and customer of CF Martin Sulphur. We chartered one of our offshore tug/barge tanker units to CF Martin Sulphur for a guaranteed daily rate, subject to certain adjustments. This charter, which had an unlimited term, was terminated on November 18, 2005. CF Martin Sulphur paid to have this tug/barge tanker unit reconfigured to carry molten sulfur. In the event CF Martin Sulphur had terminated this charter agreement, we would have been obligated to reimburse CF Martin Sulphur for a portion of such reconfiguration costs. As a result of the July 15, 2005 acquisition of all the outstanding interests in CF Martin Sulphur, this contingent obligation was terminated.
Results of Operations
     The results of operations for the years ended December 31, 2006, 2005 and 2004 have been derived from the consolidated financial statements of Martin Midstream Partners L.P.
                         
    Year Ended December 31,  
    2006     2005     2004  
    (In thousands)  
Revenues:
                       
Terminalling and storage
  $ 24,182     $ 23,081     $ 17,919  
Marine transportation
    47,835       35,451       34,780  
Product sales:
                       
Natural gas services
    389,735       301,676       203,427  
Sulfur
    61,271       36,784        
Fertilizer
    41,326       31,634       29,780  
Terminalling and storage
    12,035       9,817       8,238  
 
                 
Total revenues
    576,384       438,443       294,144  
 
                 
 
                       
Costs and expenses:
                       
Cost of products sold:
                       
Natural gas services
    374,218       291,109       197,859  

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    Year Ended December 31,  
    2006     2005     2004  
    (In thousands)  
Sulfur
    38,898       25,657        
Fertilizer
    36,267       26,975       25,342  
Terminalling and storage
    9,787       8,079       6,775  
 
                 
 
    459,170       351,820       229,976  
 
                       
Expenses:
                       
Operating expenses
    65,387       46,888       34,475  
Selling, general and administrative
    10,977       8,133       6,198  
Depreciation and amortization
    17,597       12,642       8,766  
 
                 
Total costs and expenses
    553,131       419,483       279,415  
 
                 
Other operating income
    3,356              
 
                 
Operating income
    26,609       18,960       14,729  
 
                 
 
                       
Other income (expense):
                       
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities
    8,547       1,591       912  
Interest expense
    (12,466 )     (6,909 )     (3,326 )
Debt prepayment premium
    (1,160 )            
Other, net
    713       238       11  
 
                 
Total other income (expense)
    (4,366 )     (5,080 )     (2,403 )
 
                 
 
                       
Net income
  $ 22,243     $ 13,880     $ 12,326  
 
                 
     We evaluate segment performance on the basis of operating income, which is derived by subtracting cost of products sold, operating expenses, selling, general and administrative expenses, and depreciation and amortization expense from revenues. The following table sets forth our operating income by segment, and equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities, for the years ended December 31, 2006, 2005, and 2004.
                         
    Year Ended December 31,  
    2006     2005     2004  
    (In thousands)  
Operating income:
                       
Terminalling and storage
  $ 12,504     $ 9,314     $ 6,749  
Natural gas services
    4,239       6,003       3,080  
Marine transportation
    6,411       2,384       5,827  
Sulfur
    4,864       2,937        
Fertilizer
    1,844       1,785       1,839  
Indirect selling, general, and administrative expenses
    (3,253 )     (3,463 )     (2,766 )
 
                 
 
                       
Operating income
  $ 26,609     $ 18,960     $ 14,729  
 
                 
 
                       
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities
  $ 8,547     $ 1,591     $ 912  
 
                 
     Our results of operations are discussed on a comparative basis below. We discuss items we do not allocate on a segment basis, such as equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities, interest expense, and indirect selling, general and administrative expenses, after the comparative discussion of our results within each segment.
     Year Ended December 31, 2006 Compared to the Year Ended December 31, 2005
     Our total revenues were $576.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to $438.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2005, an increase of $138.0 million, or 31%. Our cost of products sold was $459.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to $351.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2005, an increase of $107.4 million, or 31%. Our total operating expenses were $65.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to $46.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2005, an increase of $18.5 million, or 39%.
     Our total selling, general and administrative expenses were $11.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to $8.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2005, an increase of $2.9 million, or 36%. Total depreciation and amortization was $17.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to $12.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2005, an increase of $5.0 million, or 40%. Our other operating income for the year ended

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December 31, 2006 was $3.4 million compared to zero for the year ended December 31, 2005. Our total operating income was $26.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to $19.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2005, an increase of $7.6 million, or 40%.
     The results of operations are described in greater detail on a segment basis below.
     Terminalling and Storage Segment
     The following table summarizes our results of operations in our terminalling and storage segment.
                 
    Years Ended December 31,  
    2006     2005  
    (In thousands)  
Revenues:
               
Services
  $ 24,182     $ 23,081  
Products
    12,035       9,817  
 
           
Total Revenues
    36,217       32,898  
Cost of products sold
    9,787       8,079  
Operating expenses
    12,241       10,879  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    112       250  
Depreciation and amortization
    4,700       4,376  
 
           
 
    9,377       9,314  
 
           
Other operating income
    3,127        
 
           
Operating income
  $ 12,504     $ 9,314  
 
           
     Revenues. Our terminalling and storage revenues increased $3.3 million, or 10%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005. Service revenue accounted for $1.1 million of this increase. The service revenue increase was primarily a result of acquisitions of our Corpus Christi terminal, and two asphalt terminals. Product revenue increased $2.2 million due to an 18% increase in product cost that was passed through to our customers, and a 5% increase in sales volume.
     Cost of products sold. Our cost of products sold increased $1.7 million, or 21% for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005. This increase was primarily a result of a 18% increase in product cost, and a 5% increase in sales volumes.
     Operating expenses. Operating expenses increased $1.4 million, or 13%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005. The increase was result of our recent acquisitions made in 2006, and also a result of increased operating activities and an increase in costs of those activities at our terminals. This accounted for $1.9 million of increased operating expenses, which was offset by a decrease in hurricane expenses of $0.5 million.
     Selling, general and administrative expenses. Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased $0.1 million, or 55%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005.
     Depreciation and amortization. Depreciation and amortization increased $0.3 million, or 7%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005. This increase was primarily a result of our recent acquisitions.
     Other operating income. Other operating income for the year ended December 31, 2006 consisted primarily of a gain of $3.1 million related to an involuntary conversion of assets. This gain resulted from insurance proceeds which were greater than the impairment of assets destroyed by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
     In summary, terminalling and storage operating income increased $3.2 million, or 34%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005.
     Natural Gas Services Segment
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    Years Ended December 31,  
    2006     2005  
    (In thousands)  
Revenues
  $ 389,735     $ 301,676  
Cost of products sold
    374,218       291,109  
Operating expenses
    5,240       2,455  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    4,373       1,753  
Depreciation and amortization
    1,667       356  
 
           
 
    4,237       6,003  
 
           
Other operating income
    2        
 
           
Operating income
  $ 4,239     $ 6,003  
 
           
 
               
Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Entities
  $ 8,547     $ 1,369  
 
           
 
               
NGL Volumes (gallons)
    322,904       270,524  
     Revenues. Our natural gas services revenues increased $88.1 million, or 29%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005. Of the increase, $21.2 million is related to sales in our historical NGL distribution segment. The increase is primarily due from a 10% increase in our average sales price per gallon in 2006 compared to 2005. This price increase was due to general increase in the prices of NGLs. Our sales volume in this historical NGL distribution segment was approximately the same for both years.
     The remaining $66.9 million increase is related to our acquisition of Prism Gas, as we experienced a full year of operations. These revenues are comprised of $54.2 million of NGL sales, $10.5 million of natural gas sales and $1.6 million of gathering and processing fees. Also, included in the revenue increase was $0.6 million of gains on derivative contracts.
     Costs of product sold. Our cost of products increased $83.1 million, or 29%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005. Of the increase, $21.9 million is related to costs in our historical NGL distribution segment. This increase was higher than the increase in our historical NGL revenues, as our per gallon margin decreased by 5%. In 2005, our historical NGL distribution segment benefited from extraordinary market conditions due to Gulf Coast hurricanes. This change in market conditions resulted in a rapid increase in NGL prices allowing us to surpass our historical NGL margins of approximately $0.025 per gallon and experience a margin of approximately $0.04 per gallon. For 2006, in our historical NGL segment, we experienced margins of approximately $.03 per gallon. The balance of the increase of $61.2 million relates to costs resulting from our Prism Gas acquisition, as we experienced a full year of operations.
     Operating expenses. Operating expenses increased $2.8 million, or 115%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005. An increase of $1.9 million resulted from the Prism Gas acquisition, and $0.9 million was a result of additional operating expenses incurred from the East Texas Pipeline acquisition. Both of these acquisitions occurred in 2005.
     Selling, general and administrative expenses. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased $2.6 million, or 149%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005. An increase of $2.3 million was a result of additional expenses incurred from the Prism Gas acquisition, as we experienced a full year of operations. The remaining increase was a result of increased selling, general, and administrative expenses in our historical NGL distribution segment.
     Depreciation and amortization. Depreciation and amortization increased $1.3 million, or 368%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005. This increase was primarily a result of the Prism Gas acquisition.
     Other operating income. Other operating income for the year ended December 31, 2006 consisted of gains on the sale of property and equipment.
     In summary, our natural gas services operating income decreased $1.8 million, or 29%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005. This decrease is primarily related to an increase

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in selling, general and administrative expenses related to the Prism Gas acquisition. Prism Gas, as operator of Waskom, is required, per the partnership agreement, to perform certain services, including but not limited to accounting and engineering, for the Waskom partnership. While Prism Gas does receive an operator’s fee based on a percentage of Waskom’s operating costs, generally the expenses incurred are recovered in equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities.
     Equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities. Equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities was $8.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to $1.4 for the year ended December 31, 2005. In connection with the Prism Gas acquisition on November 10, 2005, we acquired an unconsolidated 50% interest in Waskom Gas Processing Company and the Matagorda Offshore Gathering System. We also acquired 50% interest in Panther Interstate Pipeline Energy LLC, the owner of the Fishhook Gathering System. As a result, these interests are accounted for using the equity method of accounting and we do not include any portion of their net income in our operating income.
     Marine Transportation Segment
     The following table summarizes our results of operations in our marine transportation segment.
                 
    Years Ended December 31,  
    2006     2005  
    (In thousands)  
Revenues
  $ 47,835     $ 35,451  
Operating expenses
    34,454       27,768  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    587       357  
Depreciation and amortization
    6,609       4,942  
 
           
 
    6,185       2,384  
 
           
Other operating income
    226        
 
           
Operating income
  $ 6,411     $ 2,384  
 
           
     Revenues. Our marine transportation revenues increased $12.4 million, or 35%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005. Our offshore revenues increased $9.5 million primarily from the acquisition of two integrated tug barge units. Our inland marine assets, coupled with leased inland marine assets, had increased revenues of $3.0 million from increased utilization of our fleet as a result of a geographical redistribution of our assets on the Gulf Coast. We also had increased contract rates, and operated an additional number of leased vessels.
     For the year ended December 31, 2006, inter-segment sales to our sulfur, terminalling and storage, and fertilizer segments of $2.3 million were eliminated from our marine transportation segment reducing reported marine transportation revenue by this amount. Inter-segment sales of $2.1 million were eliminated for the year ended December 31, 2005.
     Operating expenses. Operating expenses increased $6.7 million, or 24%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005. The increase was primarily a result of associated costs from our offshore marine vessel acquisitions. We experienced increases in other operating costs including fuel, salaries and wages, insurance premiums and repair and maintenance expenses from increased shipyard costs.
     Selling, general and administrative expenses. Selling, general & administrative expenses increased $0.2 million, or 64%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005.
     Depreciation and amortization. Depreciation and amortization increased $1.7 million, or 34%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005. This increase was the result of capital expenditures made in the last 12 months.
     Other operating income. Other operating income for the year ended December 31, 2006 consisted of gains on the sale of property and equipment.
     In summary, our marine transportation operating income increased $4.0 million, or 169%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005.

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     Sulfur Segment
     The following table summarizes our results of operations in our sulfur segment.
                 
    Years Ended December 31,  
    2006     2005  
    (In thousands)  
Revenues
  $ 61,271     $ 36,784  
Cost of products sold
    38,898       25,657  
Operating expenses
    13,452       5,786  
Selling, general and administrative expenses.
    1,060       614  
Depreciation and amortization
    2,997       1,790  
 
           
Operating income
  $ 4,864     $ 2,937  
 
           
 
               
Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Entities
  $     $ 222  
 
           
 
               
Sulfur Volumes (long tons)
    836.3       533.5  
 
           
     Our sulfur operating segment began operations in April 2005 after acquiring a sulfur priller and related assets located in Stockton, California in the Bay Sulfur acquisition. On January 2, 2006, we placed into service a newly constructed sulfur priller at our Neches terminal in Beaumont, Texas. On July 15, 2005, we purchased the equity interests of CF Martin Sulphur not owned by us. Since that date, the results of CF Martin Sulfur have been added to the results reported in the above table. Prior to July 15, 2005, we owned an unconsolidated noncontrolling 49.5% limited partnership interest in CF Martin Sulphur, which was accounted for using the equity method of accounting. On July 15, 2005, CF Martin Sulphur became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Partnership and all intercompany transactions were eliminated in consolidation. As of March 30, 2006, CF Martin Sulphur merged into Martin Operating Partnership L.P. and continues to be reported in our sulfur segment and operates the business as Martin Sulfur.
     The results of operation for the twelve month period ending December 31, 2005, represents operations at the Stockton, California priller facility from April 2005 through December 2005 and CF Martin Sulphur from July 15, 2005 through December 2005.
     Equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities. For the year ended December 31, 2005, equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities relates to our unconsolidated non-controlling 49.5% limited partner interest in CF Martin Sulphur prior to July 15, 2005.
     Fertilizer Segment
     The following table summarizes our results of operations in our fertilizer segment.
                 
    Years Ended December 31,  
    2006     2005  
    (In thousands)  
Revenues
  $ 41,326     $ 31,634  
Cost of products sold
    36,267       26,975  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    1,591       1,696  
Depreciation and amortization
    1,624       1,178  
 
           
Operating income
  $ 1,844     $ 1,785  
 
           
 
               
Fertilizer Volumes (tons)
    211.6       138.1  
 
           
     Revenues. Our fertilizer revenues increased $9.7 million, or 31%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005. Our sales volume increased 53% due to increased demand from our customers and new volume sales as a result of our A & A Fertilizer acquisition, which closed in late December 2005. Offsetting this volume increase was a decrease in our average sales price per ton of 15%. This decrease in of our sales price per ton was a result of the A & A Fertilizer acquisition. Liquid sulfur product sales from this acquisition are at a lower sales price per ton than our historical dry sulfur product sales.

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     Costs of products sold. Our cost of products sold increased $9.3 million, or 34%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005. Although this increase was less than our increase in sales, we experienced a decreased gross margin per ton. This was a result of competitive pricing pressure and increased freight costs that we were unable to pass through to our customers.
     Selling, general and administrative expenses. Selling, general & administrative expenses decreased $0.1 million, or 6%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005.
     Depreciation and amortization. Depreciation and amortization increased $0.4 million, or 38%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005 as a result of the A & A Fertilizer acquisition.
     Other operating income Other operating income for the year ended December 31, 2005 consisted of losses on the sale of property and equipment.
     In summary, our fertilizer operating income increased $0.1 million, or 3%, for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to the year ended December 31, 2005.
     Statement of Operations Items as a Percentage of Revenues
     In the aggregate, our cost of products sold, operating expenses, selling, general and administrative expenses, and depreciation and amortization have remained relatively constant as a percentage of revenues for the years ended December 31, 2006 and December 31, 2005. The following table summarizes, on a comparative basis, these items of our statement of operations as a percentage of our revenues.
                 
    Years Ended December 31,
    2006   2005
    (In thousands)
Revenues
    100 %     100 %
Cost of products sold
    80 %     80 %
Operating expenses
    11 %     11 %
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    2 %     2 %
Depreciation and amortization
    3 %     3 %
     Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Entities
     For the years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005, equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities relates to our unconsolidated non-controlling 49.5% limited partner interest in CF Martin Sulphur prior to July 15, 2005, the unconsolidated interest in Bosque County Pipeline subsequent to its acquisition on June 30, 2006 and the unconsolidated interests in Waskom Gas Processing Company, the Matagorda Offshore Gathering System and Panther Interstate Pipeline Energy, L.L.C. owned by Prism Gas since its acquisition on November 10, 2005.
     Interest Expense
     Our interest expense for all operations was $13.6 million for 2006 compared to $6.9 million for 2005, an increase of $6.7 million, or 97%. This increase was primarily due to an increase in average debt outstanding, an increase in interest rates throughout 2006 compared to 2005 and a debt prepayment premium of $1.2 million paid in 2006.
     Indirect Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
     Indirect selling, general and administrative expenses were $3.3 million for 2006 compared to $3.5 million for 2005, a decrease of $0.2 million or 6%. This was primarily due to a of $0.5 million in costs relating to compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. This decrease was offset by an increase in overhead allocation of $0.3 million from Martin Resource Management.
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share with Martin Resource Management retained businesses. This allocation is based on the percentage of time spent by Martin Resource Management personnel that provide such centralized services. Generally accepted accounting principles also permit other methods for allocation these expenses, such as basing the allocation on the percentage of revenues contributed by a segment. The allocation of these expenses between Martin Resource Management and us is subject to a number of judgments and estimates, regardless of the method used. We can provide no assurances that our method of allocation, in the past or in the future, is or will be the most accurate or appropriate method of allocation these expenses. Other methods could result in a higher allocation of selling, general and administrative expense to us, which would reduce our net income. Under the omnibus agreement, the reimbursement amount with respect to indirect general and administrative and corporate overhead expenses was capped at $2.0 million for the period ending October 31, 2006. Subsequently, this amount may be increased by no more than the percentage increase in the consumer price index. In addition, Martin Resource Management and us can agree, subject to approval of the Conflicts Committee of our general partner, to adjust this amount for expansions of our operations and acquisitions. Martin Resource Management allocated indirect selling, general and administrative expenses of $1.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2006 compared to $1.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2005.
     Year Ended December 31, 2005 Compared to the Year Ended December 31, 2004
     Our total revenues were $438.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to $294.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2004, an increase of $144.3 million, or 49%. Our cost of products sold was $351.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to $230.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2004, an increase of $121.8 million, or 53%. Our total operating expenses were $46.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to $34.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2004, an increase of $12.4 million, or 36%.
     Our total selling, general and administrative expenses were $8.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to $6.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2004, an increase of $1.9 million, or 31%. Total depreciation and amortization was $12.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to $8.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2004, an increase of $3.8 million, or 43%. Our operating income was $19.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to $14.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2004, an increase of $4.3 million, or 29%.
     The results of operations are described in greater detail on a segment basis below.
     Terminalling and Storage Segment
     The following table summarizes our results of operations in our terminalling and storage segment.
                 
    Years Ended December 31,  
    2005     2004  
    (In thousands)  
Revenues:
               
Services
  $ 23,081     $ 17,919  
Products
    9,817       8,238  
 
           
Total Revenues
    32,898       26,157  
Cost of products sold
    8,079       6,775  
Operating expenses
    10,879       8,494  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    250       399  
Depreciation and amortization
    4,376       3,740  
 
           
Operating income
  $ 9,314     $ 6,749  
 
           
     Revenues. Our terminalling and storage revenues increased $6.7 million, or 26%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004. Service revenue accounted for $5.2 million of this increase. The service revenue increase was primarily a result of owning the Neches and Freeport OOS terminals for the full year of 2005. This accounted for $3.2 million of the service revenue increase. The balance of the service revenue increase was a result of increased volumes and terminalling and storage rates at our Gulf Coast shore based terminals. Product revenue increased $1.6 million due to a 16% increase in product cost that was passed through to our customers, and a 1% increase in sales volume.

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     Cost of products sold. Our cost of products sold increased $1.3 million, or 19%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004. This increase was primarily a result of a 16% increase in product cost, and a 1% increase in sales volumes.
     Operating expenses. Operating expenses increased $2.4 million, or 28%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004. This increase was primarily a result of additional operating expenses of $1.1 million from the Neches terminal acquisition. These additional expenses were the result of owning this facility for the full year of 2005. Hurricane expenses accounted for an additional $0.7 million and we also experienced an increase in natural gas utilities cost of $0.4 million.
     Selling, general and administrative expenses. Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased $0.1 million, or 37%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004. This decrease was primarily a result of a collection of a previously written off bad debt.
     Depreciation and amortization. Depreciation and amortization increased $0.6 million, or 17%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004. This increase was a result of the Neches terminal acquisition.
     In summary, terminalling and storage operating income increased $2.6 million, or 38%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004.
Natural Gas Services Segment
     The following table summarizes our results of operations in our natural gas services segment.
                 
    Years Ended December 31,  
    2005     2004  
    (In thousands)  
Revenues
  $ 301,676     $ 203,427  
Cost of products sold
    291,109       197,859  
Operating expenses
    2,455       1,185  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    1,753       1,200  
Depreciation and amortization
    356       103  
 
           
Operating income
  $ 6,003     $ 3,080  
 
           
 
               
Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Entities
  $ 1,369     $  
 
           
 
               
NGL Volumes (gallons)
    270,524       226,565  
     Revenues. Our natural gas services revenues increased $98.3 million, or 48%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004. Of the increase, $85.5 million is related to our historical NGL distribution segment. Our average sales price per gallon from our historical NGL distribution segment was 23% higher in 2005 compared to 2004. Also, our sales volume from our historical NGL distribution segment increased 15% as a result of increased demand from our retail propane customers as well as increased demand from our industrial customers.
     The remaining $12.8 million increase is related to our acquisition of Prism Gas on November 10, 2005. These revenues are comprised of $8.8 million of NGL sales, $3.3 million of natural gas sales and $0.2 million of gathering and processing fees. Also, included in revenue was $0.5 million of gains on derivative contracts.
     Costs of product sold. Our cost of products increased $93.3 million, or 47%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004. Of the increase, $81.8 million is related to our historical NGL distribution segment. This increase was less than the corresponding increase in NGL revenues as we were able to increase our per gallon margins. Much of this margin increase was the result of rapid NGL price increases that occurred in the third quarter of 2005. These rapid price increases were the result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The balance of the increase of $11.5 million is a result of the Prism Gas acquisition.

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     Operating expenses. Operating expenses increased $1.3 million, or 107%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004. An increase of $0.8 million was a result of additional operating expenses incurred from the East Texas Pipeline acquisition, and $0.2 million resulted from the Prism Gas acquisition. The remaining increase was a result of increased operating costs in our historical NGL distribution segment.
     Selling, general and administrative expenses. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased $0.6 million, or 46%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004. This increase was primarily a result of the East Texas Pipeline and Prism Gas acquisitions made in 2005.
     Depreciation and amortization. Depreciation and amortization increased $0.3 million, or 246%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004. This increase was primarily a result of the East Texas Pipeline and Prism Gas acquisitions made in 2005.
     In summary, our natural gas services operating income increased $2.9 million, or 95%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004.
     Equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities. Equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities was $1.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2005. In connection with the Prism Gas acquisition on November 10, 2005, we acquired an unconsolidated 50% interest in Waskom Gas Processing Company and the Matagorda Offshore Gathering System. We also acquired 50% interest in Panther Interstate Pipeline Energy LLC, the owner of the Fishhook Gathering System. As a result, these interests are accounted for using the equity method of accounting and we do not include any portion of their net income in our operating income.
     Marine Transportation Segment
     The following table summarizes our results of operations in our marine transportation segment.
                 
    Years Ended December 31,  
    2005     2004  
    (In thousands)  
Revenues
  $ 35,451     $ 34,780  
Operating expenses
    27,768       24,796  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    357       175  
Depreciation and amortization
    4,942       3,982  
 
           
Operating income
  $ 2,384     $ 5,827  
 
           
     Revenues. Our marine transportation revenues increased $0.7 million, or 2%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004. Our inland marine assets, coupled with leased inland marine assets generated an additional $3.7 million in revenue due to stronger customer demand, higher equipment utilization, and charging our inland customers the increase in our fuel costs. Partially offsetting these increases in inland revenue was a decrease of $0.9 million in offshore revenues as a result of decreased utilization and downtime as upgrades were performed to prepare to handle petroleum products. Because the majority of our inland equipment is on time charter, the impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was minor.
     Intersegment sales of $2.1 million from our marine transportation segment to our sulfur segment were eliminated, reducing reported marine transportation revenue by this amount. Our sulfur segment accounted for this cost in operating expense. This intersegment charge has been eliminated from our sulfur segment’s operating expenses. Prior to July 15, 2005, we owned an unconsolidated, non-controlling 49.5% limited partnership interest in CF Martin Sulphur, which was accounted for using the equity method of accounting. As of July 15, 2005, CF Martin is now one of our wholly-owned subsidiaries. As a result, all intercompany transactions are eliminated in consolidation.
     Operating expenses. Operating expenses increased $3.0 million, or 12%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004. The increase was a result of increased operating costs, including leased operating equipment, outside towing, fuel expenses, and wage costs.
     Selling, general and administrative expenses. Selling, general & administrative expenses increased $0.2 million, or 104%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004.

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     Depreciation and amortization. Depreciation and amortization increased $1.0 million, or 24%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004. This increase was due primarily to maintenance capital expenditures made in the last 12 months.
     In summary, our marine transportation operating income decreased $3.4 million, or 59%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004. Without the new intersegment revenue eliminations resulting from the establishment of our sulfur segment, operating income would have only decreased $1.3 million, or 23%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004.
     Sulfur Segment
     The following table summarizes our results of operations in our sulfur segment.
                 
    Years Ended December 31,  
    2005     2004  
    (In thousands)  
Revenues
  $ 36,784     $  
Cost of products sold
    25,657        
Operating expenses
    5,786        
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    614        
Depreciation and amortization
    1,790        
 
           
Operating income
  $ 2,937     $  
 
           
 
               
Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Entities
  $ 222     $ 912  
 
           
 
               
Sulfur Volumes (long tons)
    533.5        
 
           
     Our sulfur operating segment was established in April 2005, as a result of the acquisition of the Bay Sulfur assets and the beginning of construction of a sulfur priller at our Neches terminal. On July 15, 2005, we purchased the equity interests of CF Martin Sulphur not owned by us. Since that date, the results of CF Martin Sulfur have been added to the results reported in the above table. Prior to July 15, 2005, we owned an unconsolidated noncontrolling 49.5% limited partnership interest in CF Martin Sulphur, which was accounted for using the equity method of accounting. CF Martin Sulphur is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Partnership. As a result, subsequent to July 15, 2005 all intercompany transactions were eliminated in consolidation.
     Intersegment expense of $2.1 million, which is the charge from our marine transportation segment to our sulfur segment for the charter of one offshore tug/barge tanker unit and certain inland equipment which was eliminated from our sulfur segment’s operating expenses.
     Equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities. For the years ended December 31, 2005 and 2004, equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities relates to our unconsolidated non-controlling 49.5% limited partner interest in CF Martin Sulphur prior to July 15, 2005. Equity in earnings of our unconsolidated interest in CF Martin Sulphur for the period January 1, 2005 through July 15, 2005 was $0.2 million compared to $0.9 for the year ended December 31, 2004.
     Fertilizer Segment
     The following table summarizes our results of operations in our fertilizer segment.
                 
    Years Ended December 31,  
    2005     2004  
    (In thousands)  
Revenues
  $ 31,634     $ 29,780  
Cost of products sold
    26,975       25,342  
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    1,696       1,658  
Depreciation and amortization
    1,178       941  
 
           
Operating income
  $ 1,785     $ 1,839  
 
           
Fertilizer Volumes (tons)
    138.1       146.2  

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     Revenues. Our fertilizer revenues increased $1.9 million, or 6%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004. We experienced a 12% increase in our average sales prices, as we passed through increased raw materials costs to our customers. Our sales volume decreased by 6% as a result of an abnormally dry year in certain of our market areas. We also experienced a decrease in sales volume on some of our specialty products. Unfavorable weather conditions in some of our marked areas contributed to this volume decrease.
     Costs of products sold. Our cost of products sold increased $1.6 million, or 6%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004. An increase of 9% in our cost per ton of fertilizer products sold was a result of increased costs of raw materials. Our sales volume decreased 6%, somewhat offsetting the increase in our cost per ton.
     Selling, general and administrative expenses. Selling, general & administrative expenses were approximately the same for both years.
     Depreciation and amortization. Depreciation and amortization increased $0.2 million, or 25%, for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to the year ended December 31, 2004.
     In summary, our fertilizer operating income was approximately the same for both years.
     Statement of Operations Items as a Percentage of Revenues
     In the aggregate, our cost of products sold, operating expenses, selling, general and administrative expenses, and depreciation and amortization have remained relatively constant as a percentage of revenues for the years ended December 31, 2005 and December 31, 2004. The following table summarizes, on a comparative basis, these items of our statement of operations as a percentage of our revenues.
                 
    Years Ended December 31,
    2005   2004
    (In thousands)
Revenues
    100 %     100 %
Cost of products sold
    80 %     78 %
Operating expenses
    11 %     12 %
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    2 %     2 %
Depreciation and amortization
    3 %     3 %
     Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Entities
     For the years ended December 31, 2005 and 2004, equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities relates to our unconsolidated non-controlling 49.5% limited partner interest in CF Martin Sulphur prior to July 15, 2005 and the unconsolidated interests in Waskom Gas Processing Company, the Matagorda Offshore Gathering System and Panther Interstate Pipeline Energy, L.L.C. owned by Prism Gas since its acquisition on November 10, 2005.
     Interest Expense
     Our interest expense for all operations was $6.9 million for 2005 compared to $3.3 million for 2004, an increase of $3.6 million, or 109%. This increase was primarily due to an increase in average debt outstanding and an increase in interest rates in 2005 compared to 2004. Additionally, interest expense was offset by a decrease in amortization of deferred debt costs of $0.3 million for 2005 compared to 2004.
     Indirect Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
     Indirect selling, general and administrative expenses were $3.5 million for 2005 compared to $2.8 million for 2004, an increase of $0.7 million or 25%. This increase was due to increased overhead allocation of $0.2 million from

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Martin Resource Management, increased costs related to complying with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 of $0.2 million, and increased costs for legal, audit, consulting and professional fees of $0.3 million.
     Martin Resource Management allocated to us a portion of its indirect selling, general and administrative expenses for services such as accounting, treasury, clerical billing, information technology, administration of insurance, engineering, general office expense and employee benefit plans and other general corporate overhead functions we share with Martin Resource Management retained businesses. This allocation is based on the percentage of time spent by Martin Resource Management personnel that provide such centralized services. Generally accepted accounting principles also permit other methods for allocation these expenses, such as basing the allocation on the percentage of revenues contributed by a segment. The allocation of these expenses between Martin Resource Management and us is subject to a number of judgments and estimates, regardless of the method used. We can provide no assurances that our method of allocation, in the past or in the future, is or will be the most accurate or appropriate method of allocation these expenses. Other methods could result in a higher allocation of selling, general and administrative expense to us, which would reduce our net income. Under the omnibus agreement, the reimbursement amount with respect to indirect general and administrative and corporate overhead expenses was capped at $2.0 million for the period ending October 31, 2006. Subsequently, this amount may be increased by no more than the percentage increase in the consumer price index. In addition, Martin Resource Management and us can agree, subject to approval of the Conflicts Committee of our general partner, to adjust this amount for expansions of our operations and acquisitions. Martin Resource Management allocated indirect selling, general and administrative expenses of $1.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2005 compared to $1.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2004.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
     Cash Flows and Capital Expenditures
     In 2006, cash decreased $2.8 million as a result of $39.3 million provided by operating activities, $95.1 million used in investing activities and $53.0 million provided by financing activities. In 2005, cash increased $3.3 million as a result of $32.3 million provided by operating activities, $138.7 million used in investing activities and $109.7 million provided by financing activities. In 2004, cash increased $0.9 million as a result of $12.8 million provided by operating activities, $34.3 million used in investing activities and $22.4 million provided by financing activities.
     For the periods presented, our investing activities consisted primarily of acquisitions, investments in unconsolidated entities and capital expenditures. Generally, our capital expenditure requirements have consisted, and we expect that our capital requirements will continue to consist, of:
    maintenance capital expenditures, which are capital expenditures made to replace assets to maintain our existing operations and to extend the useful lives of our assets; and
 
    expansion capital expenditures, which are capital expenditures made to grow our business, to expand and upgrade our existing marine transportation, terminalling, storage and manufacturing facilities, and to construct new plants, storage facilities, terminalling facilities and new marine transportation assets.
     In 2006, our investing activities consisted primarily of payments for acquisitions of $24.3 million, payments for property plant and equipment of $66.4 million, investments in partnerships of $11.5 million and receipt of insurance proceeds on involuntary conversion of property, plant and equipment of $4.8 million.
     In 2005, our investing activities consisted primarily of payments for acquisitions of $114.2 million and payments for property plant and equipment of $24.8 million, investments in partnerships of $0.8 million, cash distributions received from partnerships of $0.7 million and proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment of $0.1 million.
     In 2004, our investing activities consisted primarily of cash paid for acquisitions of $31.2 million and payments for property, plant and equipment of $5.2 million.
     For 2006, 2005 and 2004 our capital expenditures for property and equipment were $90.7 million, $79.2 million and $35.4 million, respectively.

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     As to each period:
    In 2006, we spent $78.3 million for expansion and $12.4 million for maintenance. Our expansion capital expenditures were made in connection with our marine vessel purchases, acquiring assets relating to the South Houston and Prime Asphalt terminal acquisitions, the Corpus Christi barge terminal, the sulfur priller construction project at our Neches facility in Beaumont, Texas, and the sulfuric acid plant construction project at our facility in Plainview, Texas. Our maintenance capital expenditures were primarily made in our marine transportation segment for routine dry dockings of our vessels pursuant to the United States Coast Guard requirements and in our terminal segment for terminal facilities where $4.7 million in maintenance capital expenditures was spent in connection with restoration of assets destroyed in Hurricanes Rita and Katrina.
 
    In 2005, we spent $74.1 million for expansion and $5.1 million for maintenance. Our expansion capital expenditures were primarily made in connection with the Prism Gas and CF Martin acquisitions, the Bay sulfur priller acquisition in Stockton, California, and the sulfur priller construction project at our Neches facility in Beaumont, Texas. Also, we are constructing a sulfuric acid plant at our facility in Plainview, Texas and we acquired A & A Fertilizer located in Beaumont, Texas. Our maintenance capital expenditures were primarily made in our marine transportation segment for routine dockings of our vessels pursuant to the United States Coast Guard requirements and in our terminal segment for terminal facilities.
 
    In 2004, we spent $30.2 million for expansion and $5.2 million for maintenance. Our expansion capital expenditures were primarily made in connection with the Neches and Freeport terminal acquisitions. Our maintenance capital expenditures were primarily made in our marine transportation business for routine dockings of our vessels pursuant to United States Coast Guard requirements and terminal and fertilizer facilities.
     In 2006, our financing activities consisted of cash distributions paid to common and subordinated unitholders of $32.1 million, net proceeds from a follow-on public equity offering of $95.4 million, net proceeds from the issuance of common units of $15.0 million, contributions of $2.4 million from our general partner to maintain its 2% general partner interest, payments of long-term debt under our current and predecessor credit facilities of $163.0 million and borrowings of long-term debt under our current and predecessor credit facilities of $135.8 million and payments of debt issuance costs of $0.4 million.
     In 2005, our financing activities consisted of cash distributions paid to common and subordinated unitholders of $19.0 million, payments of long-term debt under our current and predecessor credit facilities of $134.1 million and borrowings of long-term debt under our current and predecessor credit facilities of $250.9 million and payments of debt issuance costs of $3.7 million. In November, 2005, we issued 756,480 common units in connection with acquisition of Prism Gas. Our general partner contributed $0.5 million in cash to us in conjunction with the issuance in order to maintain its 2% general partner interest in us.
     In 2004, our financing activities consisted of net proceeds from a public offering and related transactions of $34.8 million, cash distributions paid to common and subordinated unitholders of $17.5 million, payments of long-term debt under our credit facility of $43.2 million, borrowings of long-term debt under our predecessor credit facility of $49.2 million and payments of debt issuance costs of $0.9 million. In February 2004, we issued 1,322,500 common units in a public offering, resulting in proceeds of $34.0 million, net of underwriters’ discounts, commissions and offering expenses. Our general partner contributed $0.8 million in cash to us in conjunction with the issuance in order to maintain its 2% general partner interest in us. The net proceeds were used to pay down revolving debt under our credit facility.
     Capital Resources
     Historically, we have generally satisfied our working capital requirements and funded our capital expenditures with cash generated from operations and borrowings. We expect our primary sources of funds for short-term liquidity needs will be cash flows from operations and borrowings under our credit facility.
     As of December 31, 2006, we had $174.1 million of outstanding indebtedness, consisting of outstanding borrowings of $44.0 million under our revolving credit facility and $130.0 million under our term loan facility and $0.1 of other secured debt.

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     In November 2005, we borrowed approximately $63.1 million under our credit facility to pay a portion of the purchase price for the Prism Gas acquisition. The remainder of the purchase price was funded by $5.0 million previously escrowed by us, $15.5 million of new equity capital provided by Martin Resource Management in exchange for newly issued common units, approximately $9.6 million of newly issued common units issued to a certain number of the sellers and approximately $0.8 million in capital provided by Martin Resource Management for acquisition costs and to maintain its 2% general partnership interest in us. The common units were priced at $32.54 per common unit, based on the average closing price of our common units on the NASDAQ during the ten trading days immediately preceding and immediately following the date of the execution of the definitive purchase agreement.
     In January 2006, we completed a follow-on public offering of 3,450,000 common units, resulting in proceeds of $95.4 million, after payment of underwriters’ discounts, commissions and offering expenses. Our general partner contributed $2.1 million in cash to us in conjunction with the offering in order to maintain its 2% general partner interest in us. Of the net proceeds, $62.0 million was used to pay then current balances under our revolving credit facility and $7.5 million was used to fund a portion of the redemption price for our U.S. Government Guaranteed Ship Financing Bonds. The remainder of the net proceeds has been or will be used to fund future organic growth projects.
     Under our prior acquisition subfacility, we borrowed $3.5 million in connection with the acquisition of the East Texas Pipeline in January 2005, $5.0 million in connection with the acquisition of the operating assets of Bay Sulfur Company in April 2005, and $19.4 million in connection with the acquisition of the partnership interests in CF Martin Sulphur not owned by us in July 2005. In connection with the CF Martin Sulphur acquisition, we assumed $11.5 million of indebtedness owed by CF Martin Sulphur and promptly repaid $2.4 million of such indebtedness. The remaining indebtedness relates to certain financing of CF Martin Sulphur under its U.S. Government Guaranteed Ship Financing Bonds. These bonds were paid on March 6, 2006 with available cash and borrowings from our revolving credit facility. At such time, we also paid the related $1.2 million pre-payment premium.
     In December 2006, we issued 470,484 common units to Martin Product Sales LLC, an affiliate of Martin Resource Management, for approximately $15.3 million, including a capital contribution of approximately $0.3 million made by our general partner in order to maintain its 2% general partner interest in us. These funds were used to reduce the revolving line of credit.
     We believe that cash generated from operations, and our borrowing capacity under our credit facility, will be sufficient to meet our working capital requirements, anticipated capital expenditures and scheduled debt payments in 2007. However, our ability to satisfy our working capital requirements, to fund planned capital expenditures and to satisfy our debt service obligations will depend upon our future operating performance, which is subject to certain risks. Please read “Item 1A. Risk Factors — Risks Related to Our Business” for a discussion of such risks.
     Total Contractual Cash Obligations. A summary of our total contractual cash obligations as of December 31, 2006 is as follows: (dollars in thousands):
                                         
    Payment due by period  
    Total     Less than     1-3     3-5     Due  
Type of Obligation   Obligation     One Year     Years     Years     Thereafter  
Long-Term Debt
                                       
Revolving credit facility
  $ 44,000     $     $     $ 44,000     $  
Term loan facility
    130,000                   130,000        
Other
    95       74       21              
Non-competition agreements
    1,000       250       500       100       150  
Operating leases
    14,988       2,488       5,097       3,211       4,192  
Interest expense(1)
                                       
Revolving Credit Facility
    11,988       3,098       6,196       2,694        
Term loan facility
    36,929       9,544       19,088       8,297        
Other
    5       5                    
 
                             
 
                                       
Total contractual cash obligations
  $ 239,005     $ 15,459     $ 30,902     $ 188,302     $ 4,342  
 
                             
 
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     Letter of Credit At December 31, 2006, we had an outstanding irrevocable letter of credit in the amount of $0.1 million which was issued under our revolving credit facility. This letter of credit was issued to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to provide financial assurance for our used oil handling program.
     Off Balance Sheet Arrangements. We do not have any off-balance sheet financing arrangements.
     Description of Our Credit Facility
     On November 10, 2005, we entered into a new $225.0 million multi-bank credit facility comprised of a $130.0 million term loan facility and a $95.0 million revolving credit facility, which includes a $20.0 million letter of credit sub-limit. Our credit facility also includes procedures for additional financial institutions to become revolving lenders, or for any existing revolving lender to increase its revolving commitment, subject to a maximum of $100.0 million for all such increases in revolving commitments of new or existing revolving lenders. Effective June 30, 2006, we increased our revolving credit facility $25.0 million resulting in a committed $120.0 million revolving credit facility. The revolving credit facility is used for ongoing working capital needs and general partnership purposes, and to finance permitted investments, acquisitions and capital expenditures. Under the amended and restated credit facility, as of December 31, 2006, we had $44.0 million outstanding under the revolving credit facility and $130.0 million outstanding under the term loan facility. As of December 31, 2006, we had $75.9 million available under our revolving credit facility.
     On July 14, 2005, we issued a $0.1 million irrevocable letter of credit to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to provide financial assurance for its used oil handling program.
     Draws made under our credit facility are normally made to fund acquisitions and for working capital requirements. During the current fiscal year, draws on our credit facilities have ranged from a low of $130.0 million to a high of $197.7 million.
     Our obligations under the credit facility are secured by substantially all of our assets, including, without limitation, inventory, accounts receivable, marine vessels, equipment, fixed assets and the interests in our operating subsidiaries and equity method investees. We may prepay all amounts outstanding under this facility at any time without penalty.
     Indebtedness under the credit facility bears interest at either LIBOR plus an applicable margin or the base prime rate plus an applicable margin. The applicable margin for revolving loans that are LIBOR loans ranges from 1.50% to 3.00% and the applicable margin for revolving loans that are base prime rate loans ranges from 0.50% to 2.00%. The applicable margin for term loans that are LIBOR loans ranges from 2.00% to 3.00% and the applicable margin for term loans that are base prime rate loans ranges from 1.00% to 2.00%. The applicable margin for existing borrowings is 2.00%. As a result of our leverage ratio test, effective January 1, 2007, the applicable margin for existing borrowings will increase to 2.50%. Effective April 1, 2007, the applicable margin for existing borrowings will decrease to 2.00%. We incur a commitment fee on the unused portions of the credit facility.
     Effective April 13, 2006, we entered into a cash flow hedge that swaps $75.0 million of floating rate to fixed rate. The fixed rate cost is 5.25% plus our applicable LIBOR borrowing spread. The cash flow hedge matures in November, 2010.
     Effective December 13, 2006, we entered into a cash flow hedge that swaps $40.0 million of floating rate to fixed rate. The fixed rate cost is 4.82% plus our applicable LIBOR borrowing spread. The cash flow hedge matures in December, 2009.
     Effective December 13, 2006, we entered into an interest rate swap that swaps $30.0 million of floating rate to fixed rate. The fixed rate cost is 4.765% plus our applicable LIBOR borrowing spread. This interest rate swap, which matures in March, 2010, is not accounted for as a cash flow hedge.
     In addition, the credit facility contains various covenants, which, among other things, limit our ability to: (i) incur indebtedness; (ii) grant certain liens; (iii) merge or consolidate unless we are the survivor; (iv) sell all or substantially all of our assets; (v) make certain acquisitions; (vi) make certain investments; (vii) make certain capital expenditures; (viii) make distributions other than from available cash; (ix) create obligations for some lease payments;

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(x) engage in transactions with affiliates; (xi) engage in other types of business; and (xii) our joint ventures to incur indebtedness or grant certain liens.
     The credit facility also contains covenants, which, among other things, require us to maintain specified ratios of: (i) minimum net worth (as defined in the credit facility) of $75.0 million plus 50% of net proceeds from equity issuances after November 10, 2005; (ii) EBITDA (as defined in the credit facility) to interest expense of not less than 3.0 to 1.0 at the end of each fiscal quarter; (iii) total funded debt to EBITDA of not more than (x) 5.5 to 1.0 for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2005, (y) 5.25 to 1.00 for the fiscal quarters ending December 31, 2005 through September 30, 2006, and (z) 4.75 to 1.00 for each fiscal quarter thereafter; and (iv) total secured funded debt to EBITDA of not more than (x) 5.50 to 1.00 for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2005, (y) 5.25 to 1.00 for the fiscal quarters ending December 31, 2005 through September 20, 2006, and (z) 4.00 to 1.00 for each fiscal quarter thereafter. We were in compliance with the debt covenants contained in the credit facility for the years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005.
     On November 10 of each year, commencing with November 10, 2006, we must prepay the term loans under the credit facility with 75% of Excess Cash Flow (as defined in the credit facility), unless its ratio of total funded debt to EBITDA is less than 3.00 to 1.00. No prepayments under the term loan were required to be made in 2006. If we receive greater than $15.0 million from the incurrence of indebtedness other than under the credit facility, we must prepay indebtedness under the credit facility with all such proceeds in excess of $15.0 million. Any such prepayments are first applied to the term loans under the credit facility. We must prepay revolving loans under the credit facility with the net cash proceeds from any issuance of its equity. We must also prepay indebtedness under the credit facility with the proceeds of certain asset dispositions. Other than these mandatory prepayments, the credit facility requires interest only payments on a quarterly basis until maturity. All outstanding principal and unpaid interest must be paid by November 10, 2010. The credit facility contains customary events of default, including, without limitation, payment defaults, cross-defaults to other material indebtedness, bankruptcy-related defaults, change of control defaults and litigation-related defaults.
     As of March 2, 2007, our outstanding indebtedness includes $194 million under our credit facility.
Seasonality
     A substantial portion of our revenues are dependent on sales prices of products, particularly NGLs and fertilizers, which fluctuate in part based on winter and spring weather conditions. The demand for NGLs is strongest during the winter heating season. The demand for fertilizers is strongest during the early spring planting season. However, our terminalling and storage and marine transportation businesses and the molten sulfur business are typically not impacted by seasonal fluctuations. We expect to derive approximately half of our net income from our terminalling and storage, marine transportation, natural gas and sulfur businesses. Therefore, we do not expect that our overall net income will be impacted by seasonality factors. However, extraordinary weather events, such as hurricanes, have in the past, and could in the future, impact our terminalling and storage and marine transportation businesses. For example, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the third quarter of 2005 adversely impacted our operating expenses and the four hurricanes that impacted the Gulf of Mexico and Florida in the third quarter of 2004 adversely impacted our terminalling and storage and marine transportation business’s revenues.
Impact of Inflation
     Inflation in the United States has been relatively low in recent years and did not have a material impact on our results of operations in 2006, 2005 and 2004. However, inflation remains a factor in the United States economy and could increase our cost to acquire or replace property, plant and equipment as well as our labor and supply costs. We cannot assure our unitholders that we will be able to pass along increased costs to our customers.
     Increasing energy prices could adversely affect our results of operations. Diesel fuel, natural gas, chemicals and other supplies are recorded in operating expenses. An increase in price of these products would increase our operating expenses which could adversely affect net income. We cannot assure our unitholders that we will be able to pass along increased operating expenses to our customers.

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Environmental Matters
     Our operations are subject to environmental laws and regulations adopted by various governmental authorities in the jurisdictions in which these operations are conducted. We incurred no significant environmental costs, liabilities or expenditures to mitigate or eliminate environmental contamination during 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 or 2006. Under the omnibus agreement, Martin Resource Management will indemnify us for five years after the closing of our initial public offering, which closed on November 6, 2002, against:
    certain potential environmental liabilities associated with the assets it contributed to us relating to events or conditions that occurred or existed before the closing of our initial public offering, and
 
    any payments we are required to make, as a successor in interest to affiliates of Martin Resource Management, under environmental indemnity provisions contained in the contribution agreement associated with the contribution of assets by Martin Resource Management to CF Martin Sulphur, L.P. in November 2000.
Item 7A. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk
     Market risk is the risk of loss arising from adverse changes in market rates and prices. We are exposed to market risks associated with commodity prices, counterparty credit and interest rates. Historically, we have not engaged in commodity contract trading or hedging activities. However, in connection with our acquisition of Prism Gas, we have established a hedging policy. For the period ended December 31, 2006, changes in the fair value of our derivative contracts were recorded both in earnings and comprehensive income since we have designated a portion of our derivative instruments as hedges as of December 31, 2006.
Commodity Price Risk
     We are exposed to market risks associated with commodity prices, counterparty credit and interest rates. Historically, we have not engaged in commodity contract trading or hedging activities. Under our hedging policy, we monitor and manage the commodity market risk associated with the commodity risk exposure of Prism Gas. In addition, we are focusing on utilizing counterparties for these transactions whose financial condition is appropriate for the credit risk involved in each specific transaction.
     We use derivatives to manage the risk of commodity price fluctuations. Our counterparties to the commodity derivative contracts include Coral Energy Holding LP, Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. and Wachovia Bank.
     On all transactions where we are exposed to counterparty risk, we analyze the counterparty’s financial condition prior to entering into an agreement, and have established a maximum credit limit threshold pursuant to our hedging policy and monitor the appropriateness of these limits on an ongoing basis.
     As a result of the Prism Gas acquisition, we are exposed to the impact of market fluctuations in the prices of natural gas, NGLs and condensate as a result of gathering, processing and sales activities. Prism Gas gathering and processing revenues are earned under various contractual arrangements with gas producers. Gathering revenues are generated through a combination of fixed-fee and index-related arrangements. Processing revenues are generated primarily through contracts which provide for processing on percent-of-liquids (POL) and percent-of-proceeds (POP) basis. Prism Gas has entered into hedging transactions through 2009 to protect a portion of its commodity exposure from these contracts. These hedging arrangements are in the form of swaps for crude oil, natural gas and ethane.
     Based on estimated volumes, as of December 31, 2006, Prism Gas had hedged approximately 60%, 45%, and 14% of its commodity risk by volume for 2007, 2008, and 2009, respectively. As of December 31, 2006, commodity derivative assets of $882 were included in other current assets and $221 were included in non-current assets on the balance sheet. Commodity derivative liabilities of $74 were included in long-term liabilities on the balance sheet. We estimate entering into additional commodity derivatives on an ongoing basis to manage risk associated with these market fluctuations, and will consider using various commodity derivatives, including forward contracts, swaps, collars, futures and options, although there is no assurance that we will be able to do so or that the terms thereof will be similar to the Partnership’s existing hedging arrangements. In addition, we will consider

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derivative arrangements that include the specific NGL products as well as natural gas and crude oil.
Hedging Arrangements in Place
                 
Year   Commodity Hedged   Volume   Type of Derivative   Basis Reference
2007
  Condensate & Natural Gasoline   5,000 BBL/Month   Crude Oil Swap ($65.95)   NYMEX
2007
  Natural Gas   20,000 MMBTU/Month   Natural Gas Swap ($9.14)   Henry Hub
2007
  Natural Gas   20,000 MMBTU/Month   Natural Gas Basis Swap (-$0.60)   Henry Hub to Centerpoint East
2007
  Ethane   8,000 BBL/Month   Ethane Swap ($28.04)   Mt. Belvieu
2008
  Condensate & Natural Gasoline   5,000 BBL/Month   Crude Oil Swap ($66.20)   NYMEX
2008
  Natural Gas   30,000 MMBTU/Month   Natural Gas Swap ($8.12)   Houston Ship Channel
2009
  Condensate & Natural Gasoline   3,000 BBL/Month   Crude Oil Swap ($69.08)   NYMEX
     Our principal customers with respect to Prism Gas’ natural gas gathering and processing services are large, natural gas marketing services, oil and gas producers and industrial end-users. In addition, substantially all of our natural gas and NGL sales are made at market-based prices. Our standard gas and NGL sales contracts contain adequate assurance provisions which allows for the suspension of deliveries, cancellation of agreements or continuance of deliveries to the buyer after the buyer provides security for payment in a form satisfactory to us. For additional information regarding our hedging activities, please see “Note 15 — Commodity Cash Flow Hedges” in our “Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements” contained herein.
Interest Rate Risk
     We are exposed to changes in interest rates as a result of our credit facility, which had a weighted-average interest rate of 7.26% as of December 31, 2006. We had a total of $174.1 million of indebtedness outstanding under our credit facility as of the date hereof of which $29.0 million was unhedged floating rate debt. Based on the amount of unhedged floating rate debt owed by us on December 31, 2006, the impact of a 1% increase in interest rates on this amount of debt would result in an increase in interest expense and a corresponding decrease in net income of approximately $0.3 million annually.
     As of March 2, 2007, we had a total of $194 million of indebtedness outstanding under our credit facility. The impact of a 1% increase in interest rates on this amount of unhedged floating rate debt would result in an increase in interest expense, and a corresponding decrease in net income of approximately $0.5 million annually.

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Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
The following financial statements of Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (Partnership):
         
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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The Board of Directors
Martin Midstream GP LLC:
     We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Martin Midstream Partners L.P. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2006 and 2005, and the related consolidated statements of operations, changes in capital, comprehensive income, and cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2006. These financial statements are the responsibility of Martin Midstream’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.
     We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
     In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Martin Midstream Partners L.P. and subsidiaries and the results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2006, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
     We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the effectiveness of Martin Midstream Partners L.P. and subsidiaries’ internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2006, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), and our report dated March 5, 2007 expressed an unqualified opinion on management’s assessment of, and the effective operation of, internal control over financial reporting.
KPMG LLP
/s/ KPMG LLP
Shreveport, Louisiana
March 5, 2007

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Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The Board of Directors
Martin Midstream GP LLC:
     We have audited management’s assessment, included in the accompanying Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting, that Martin Midstream Partners L.P. and subsidiaries maintained effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2006, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). Martin Midstream’s management is responsible for maintaining effective internal control over financial reporting and for its assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on management’s assessment and an opinion on the effectiveness of Martin Midstream’s internal control over financial reporting based on our audit.
     We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether effective internal control over financial reporting was maintained in all material respects. Our audit included obtaining an understanding of internal control over financial reporting, evaluating management’s assessment, testing and evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of internal control, and performing such other procedures as we considered necessary in the circumstances. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
     A company’s internal control over financial reporting is a process designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. A company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that (1) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the company; (2) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the company; and (3) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use, or disposition of the company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.
     Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
     In our opinion, management’s assessment that Martin Midstream Partners L.P. and subsidiaries maintained effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2006, is fairly stated, in all material respects, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). Also, in our opinion, Martin Midstream Partners L.P. and subsidiaries maintained, in all material respects, effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2006, based on criteria established in Internal Control—Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO).
     We also have audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheets of Martin Midstream Partners L.P. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2006 and 2005, and the related consolidated statements of operations, capital/equity, and cash flows for each of the three years ended December 31, 2006 and our report dated March 5, 2007 expressed an unqualified opinion on those consolidated financial statements.
/s/ KPMG LLP
KPMG LLP
Shreveport, Louisiana
March 5, 2007

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MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                 
    December 31,  
    2006     2005  
    (Dollars in thousands)  
Assets
               
 
               
Cash
  $ 3,675     $ 6,465  
Accounts and other receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $394 and $140
    56,712       72,162  
Product exchange receivables
    7,076       2,141  
Inventories
    33,019       33,909  
Due from affiliates
    1,330       1,475  
Other current assets
    2,041       1,420  
 
           
Total current assets
    103,853       117,572  
 
           
 
               
Property, plant, and equipment, at cost
    323,967       235,218  
Accumulated depreciation
    (76,122 )     (59,505 )
 
           
Property, plant and equipment, net
    247,845       175,713  
 
           
 
               
Goodwill
    27,600       27,600  
Investment in unconsolidated entities
    70,651       59,879  
Other assets, net
    7,512       8,280  
 
           
 
  $ 457,461     $ 389,044  
 
           
 
               
Liabilities and Capital
               
 
               
Current installments of long-term debt
  $ 74     $ 9,104  
Trade and other accounts payable
    53,450       67,387  
Product exchange payables
    14,737       9,624  
Due to affiliates
    10,474       3,492  
Income taxes payable
    86       6,345  
Other accrued liabilities
    3,876       3,617  
 
           
Total current liabilities
    82,697       99,569  
 
               
Long-term debt
    174,021       192,200  
Other long-term obligations
    2,218       1,710  
 
           
Total liabilities
    258,936       293,479  
 
           
 
               
Partners’ capital
    198,403       95,565  
Accumulated other comprehensive income
    122        
 
           
Total partners’ capital
    198,525       95,565  
 
           
Commitments and contingencies
               
 
  $ 457,461     $ 389,044  
 
           
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MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                         
    Year Ended December 31,  
    2006     2005     2004  
    (Dollars in thousands, except per unit amounts)  
Revenues:
                       
Terminalling and storage
  $ 24,182     $ 23,081     $ 17,919  
Marine transportation
    47,835       35,451       34,780  
Product sales:
                       
Natural gas services
    389,735       301,676       203,427  
Sulfur
    61,271       36,784        
Fertilizer
    41,326       31,634       29,780  
Terminalling and storage
    12,035       9,817       8,238  
 
                 
 
    504,367       379,911       241,445  
 
                 
Total revenues
    576,384       438,443       294,144  
 
                 
 
                       
Costs and expenses:
                       
Cost of products sold:
                       
Natural gas services
    374,218       291,109       197,859  
Sulfur
    38,898       25,657        
Fertilizer
    36,267       26,975       25,342  
Terminalling and storage
    9,787       8,079       6,775  
 
                 
 
    459,170       351,820       229,976  
 
                       
Expenses:
                       
Operating expenses
    65,387       46,888       34,475  
Selling, general and administrative
    10,977       8,133       6,198  
Depreciation and amortization
    17,597       12,642       8,766  
 
                 
Total costs and expenses
    553,131       419,483       279,415  
 
                 
Other operating income
    3,356              
 
                 
Operating income
    26,609       18,960       14,729  
 
                 
 
                       
Other income (expense):
                       
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities
    8,547       1,591       912  
Interest expense
    (12,466 )     (6,909 )     (3,326 )
Debt prepayment premium
    (1,160 )            
Other, net
    713       238       11  
 
                 
Total other income (expense)
    (4,366 )     (5,080 )     (2,403 )
 
                 
 
                       
Net income
  $ 22,243     $ 13,880     $ 12,326  
 
                 
 
                       
General partner’s interest in net income
  $ 1,001     $ 278     $ 247  
Limited partners’ interest in net income
  $ 21,242     $ 13,602     $ 12,079  
Net income per limited partner unit — basic and diluted
  $ 1.69     $ 1.58     $ 1.45  
 
                       
Weighted average limited partner units — basic
    12,602,000       8,583,634       8,349,551  
Weighted average limited partner units — diluted
    12,604,425       8,583,634       8,349,551  
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MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN CAPITAL
For the years ended December 31, 2006, 2005 and 2004
                                                         
    Partners’ Capital              
                                    General     Accumulated        
    Limited Partners     Partner     Comprehensive        
    Common     Subordinated             Income        
    Units     Amount     Units     Amount     Amount     Amount     Total  
    (Dollars in thousands)  
Balances — December 31, 2003
    2,900,000     $ 47,914       4,253,362     $ (1,996 )   $ (26 )         $ 45,892  
Net income
          5,923             6,156       247             12,326  
Follow-on public offering
    1,322,500       34,016                               34,016  
General partner contribution
                            754             754  
Cash distributions ($2.10 per unit)
          (8,173 )           (8,932 )     (349 )           (17,454 )
 
                                         
Balances — December 31, 2004
    4,222,500       79,680       4,253,362       (4,772 )     626             75,534  
Net income
          6,756             6,846       278             13,880  
Units issued in connection with Prism Gas acquisition
    756,480       24,616                               24,616  
Conversion of subordinated units to common units
    850,672       (1,599 )     (850,672 )     1,599                    
General partner contribution
                            502             502  
Cash distributions ($2.19 per unit)
          (9,247 )           (9,315 )     (405 )           (18,967 )
 
                                         
Balances — December 31, 2005
    5,829,652       100,206       3,402,690       (5,642 )     1,001             95,565  
Net income
          16,030             5,212       1,001             22,243  
Follow-on public offering
    3,450,000       95,272                               95,272  
Issuance of common units
    470,484       15,000                               15,000  
General partner contribution
                            2,358             2,358  
Conversion of subordinated units to common units
    850,672       (2,495 )     (850,672 )     2,495                    
Unit-based compensation
    3,000       24                               24  
Cash distributions ($2.44 per unit)
          (22,650 )           (8,302 )     (1,107 )           (32,059 )
Commodity hedging gains reclassified to earnings
                                  2       2  
Adjustment in fair value of derivatives
                                  120       120  
 
                                         
Balances — December 31, 2006
    10,603,808     $ 201,387       2,552,018     $ (6,237 )   $ 3,253     $ 122     $ 198,525  
 
                                         
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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(Dollars in thousands)
                         
    Year Ended December 31,  
    2006     2005     2004  
    (Dollars in thousands)  
Net income
  $ 22,243     $ 13,880     $ 12,326  
Changes in fair values of commodity cash flow hedges
    370              
Commodity hedging gains reclassified to earnings
    2              
Changes in fair value of interest rate cash flow hedges
    (250 )            
 
                 
 
               
Comprehensive income
  $ 22,365     $ 13,880     $ 12,326  
 
                 
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MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                         
    Year Ended December 31,  
    2006     2005     2004  
    (Dollars in thousands)  
Cash flows from operating activities:
                       
Net income
  $ 22,243     $ 13,880     $ 12,326  
 
                       
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
                       
Depreciation and amortization
    17,597       12,642       8,766  
Amortization of deferred debt issue costs
    1,040       600       886  
(Gain) loss on disposition or sale of property, plant, and equipment
    (231 )     (37 )     48  
(Gain) loss on involuntary conversion of property, plant, and equipment
    (3,125 )            
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated entities
    (8,547 )     (1,591 )     (912 )
Distributions from unconsolidated entities
    541       231        
Distribution in-kind from equity investments
    8,311       1,115        
Non-cash mark-to-market on derivatives
    (389 )     (555 )      
Other
    24              
Change in current assets and liabilities, excluding effects of acquisitions and dispositions:
                       
Accounts and other receivables
    13,763       (10,565 )     (16,499 )
Product exchange receivables
    (4,935 )     (1,974 )     1,733  
Inventories
    890       (4,474 )     (3,502 )
Due from affiliates
    145       417       (1,730 )
Other current assets
    115       36       32  
Trade and other accounts payable
    (13,937 )     27,669       9,171  
Product exchange payables
    5,113       (8,238 )     1,859  
Due to affiliates
    6,982       3,063       (131 )
Other accrued liabilities
    (5,912 )     (496 )     765  
Change in other non-current assets and liabilities, net
    (371 )     611        
 
                 
Net cash provided by operating activities
    39,317       32,334       12,812  
 
                 
 
                       
Cash flows from investing activities:
                       
Payments for property, plant, and equipment
    (66,352 )     (24,814 )     (5,182 )
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired
    (24,306 )     (114,167 )     (31,234 )
Proceeds from sale of property, plant, and equipment
    1,825       95       114  
Insurance proceeds from involuntary conversion of property, plant and equipment
    4,812              
Return of investments from unconsolidated entities
    433       466       1,980  
Investments in unconsolidated entities
    (11,510 )     (322 )      
 
                 
Net cash used in investing activities
    (95,098 )     (138,742 )     (34,322 )
 
                 
Cash flows from financing activities:
                       
Payments of long-term debt
    (163,010 )     (134,091 )     (43,215 )
Net proceeds from follow on public offering
    95,272             34,016  
General partner contribution
    2,358       502       754  
Proceeds from long-term debt
    135,801       250,900       49,215  
Payments of debt issuance costs
    (371 )     (3,655 )     (892 )
Cash distributions paid
    (32,059 )     (18,967 )     (17,454 )
Proceeds from issuance of common units
    15,000       15,000        
 
                 
Net cash provided by financing activities
    52,991       109,689       22,424  
 
                 
 
                       
Net increase (decrease) in cash
    (2,790 )     3,281       914  
Cash at beginning of period
    6,465       3,184       2,270  
 
                 
 
                       
Cash at end of period
  $ 3,675     $ 6,465     $ 3,184  
 
                 
 
                       
Non-cash:
                       
Financed portion of non-compete agreement
  $     $ 690     $ 398  
 
                 
Common units issued for acquisitions
  $     $ 9,616     $  
 
                 
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MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Dollars in Thousands)
(1) ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS
     Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (the “Partnership”) is a publicly traded limited partnership which provides terminalling and storage services for petroleum products and by-products, natural gas gathering, processing and NGL distribution, marine transportation services for petroleum products and by-products, sulfur gathering, processing and distribution and fertilizer manufacturing and marketing.
     On November 10, 2005, the Partnership acquired Prism Gas Systems I, L.P. (“Prism Gas”) which is engaged in the gathering, processing and marketing of natural gas and natural gas liquids, predominantly in Texas and northwest Louisiana. Through the acquisition of Prism Gas, the Partnership also acquired 50% ownership interest in Waskom Gas Processing Company (“Waskom”), the Matagorda Offshore Gathering System (“Matagorda”), and the Panther Interstate Pipeline Energy LLC (“PIPE”) each accounted for under the equity method of accounting.
     In April 2005, the Partnership began another primary line of business for sulfur marketing and distribution through the acquisition of the operating assets of Bay Sulfur Company, including a sulfur priller in Stockton, California. In January, 2006, an additional sulfur priller began production at the Partnership’s Neches facility in Beaumont, Texas. On July 15, 2005 the Partnership acquired all of the outstanding partnership interests of CF Martin Sulphur, L.P. (“CF Martin Sulfur”) not owned by the Partnership. As a result, CF Martin Sulphur has been consolidated in the Partnership’s consolidated financial statements and in the Partnership’s sulfur segment. Prior to the acquisition, the Partnership owned an unconsolidated non-controlling 49.5% limited partnership interest in CF Martin Sulphur. The sulfur segment will include the marketing, transportation, terminalling and storage, processing and distribution of molten and pelletized sulfur.
     The petroleum products and by-products the Partnership collects, transports, stores and distributes are produced primarily by major and independent oil and gas companies who often turn to third parties, such as the Partnership, for the transportation and disposition of these products. In addition to these major and independent oil and gas companies, our primary customers include independent refiners, large chemical companies, fertilizer manufacturers and other wholesale purchasers of these products. The Partnership operates primarily in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, which is a major hub for petroleum refining, natural gas gathering and processing and support services for the exploration and production industry.
(2) SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
     (a) Principles of Presentation and Consolidation
     The consolidated financial statements include the financial statements of the Partnership and its wholly-owned subsidiaries and equity method investees. In the opinion of the management of the Partnership’s general partner, all adjustments and elimination of significant intercompany balances necessary for a fair presentation of the Partnership’s results of operations, financial position and cash flows for the periods shown have been made. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. In addition, the Partnership evaluates its relationships with other entities to identify whether they are variable interest entities as defined by FASB Interpretation No 46(R) Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities (“FIN 46R”) and to assess whether it is the primary beneficiary of such entities. If the determination is made that the Partnership is the primary beneficiary, then that entity is included in the consolidated financial statements in accordance with FIN 46(R). No such variable interest entities exist as of December 31, 2006 or 2005.
     (b) Product Exchanges
     The Partnership enters into product exchange agreements with third parties whereby the Partnership agrees to exchange NGLs and sulfur with third parties. The Partnership records the balance of NGLs due to other companies under these agreements at quoted market product prices and the balance of NGLs and sulfur due from other companies at the lower of cost or market. Cost is determined using the first-in, first-out (“FIFO”) method.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Dollars in Thousands)
     (c) Inventories
     Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or market. Cost is determined by using the FIFO method for all inventories.
     (d) Revenue Recognition
     Terminalling and storage - Revenue is recognized for storage contracts based on the contracted monthly tank fixed fee. For throughput contracts, revenue is recognized based on the volume moved through the Partnership’s terminals at the contracted rate. When lubricants and drilling fluids are sold by truck, revenue is recognized upon delivering product to the customers as title to the product transfers when the customer physically receives the product.
     Natural gas services - Natural gas gathering and processing revenues are recognized when title passes or service is performed. NGL distribution revenue is recognized when product is delivered by truck to the Partnership’s NGL customers, which occurs when the customer physically receives the product. When product is sold in storage, or by pipeline, the Partnership recognizes NGL distribution revenue when the customer receives the product from either the storage facility or pipeline.
     Marine transportation - Revenue is recognized for contracted trips upon completion of the particular trip. For time charters, revenue is recognized based on a per day rate.
     Sulfur and Fertilizer - Revenue is recognized when the customer takes title to the product, either at the Partnership’s plant or the customer facility.
     (e) Equity Method Investments
     The Partnership uses the equity method of accounting for investments in unconsolidated entities where the ability to exercise significant influence over such entities exists. Investments in unconsolidated entities consist of capital contributions and advances plus the Partnership’s share of accumulated earnings as of the entities’ latest fiscal year-ends, less capital withdrawals and distributions. Investments in excess of the underlying net assets of equity method investees, specifically identifiable to property, plant and equipment, are amortized over the useful life of the related assets. Excess investment representing equity method goodwill is not amortized but is evaluated for impairment, annually. Under the provisions of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, this goodwill is not subject to amortization and is accounted for as a component of the investment. Equity method investments are subject to impairment under the provisions of Accounting Principles Board (“APB”) Opinion No. 18, The Equity Method of Accounting for Investments in Common Stock. No portion of the net income from these entities is included in the Partnership’s operating income.
     Prior to July 15, 2005, the Partnership used the equity method of accounting for its unconsolidated non-controlling 49.5% limited partner interest in CF Martin Sulphur. On July 15, 2005, the Partnership acquired the remaining interests in CF Martin Sulphur not previously owned by it. Subsequent to the acquisition, CF Martin Sulphur is included in the consolidated financial presentation of the Partnership’s sulfur segment
     Following the Partnership’s acquisition of Prism Gas Systems I, L.P. (“Prism Gas”) in November 2005, the Partnership owns an unconsolidated 50% interest in Waskom Gas Processing Company (“Waskom”), the Matagorda Offshore Gathering System (“Matagorda”), and Panther Interstate Pipeline Energy LLC (“PIPE”). As a result, these assets are accounted for by the equity method and the Partnership does not include any portion of their net income in operating income.
     On June 30, 2006, the Partnership, through the Partnership’s Prism Gas subsidiary, acquired a 20% ownership interest in a partnership which owns the lease rights to the assets of the Bosque County Pipeline (“BCP”). This interest is accounted for by the equity method of accounting.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Dollars in Thousands)
     (f) Property, Plant, and Equipment
     Owned property, plant, and equipment is stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation. Owned buildings and equipment are depreciated using straight-line method over the estimated lives of the respective assets.
     Routine maintenance and repairs are charged to operating expense while costs of betterments and renewals are capitalized. When an asset is retired or sold, its cost and related accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and the difference between net book value of the asset and proceeds from disposition is recognized as gain or loss.
     (g) Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets
     Goodwill represents the excess of costs over fair value of assets of businesses acquired. Goodwill and intangible assets acquired in a purchase business combination and determined to have an indefinite useful life are not amortized, but instead tested for impairment at least annually in accordance with the provisions of SFAS No. 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets. Intangible assets with estimated useful lives are amortized over their respective estimated useful lives to their estimated residual values, and reviewed for impairment in accordance with FASB Statement No. 144 (‘‘SFAS No. 144’’), Accounting for Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets. Other intangible assets primarily consists of covenants not-to-compete obtained through business combinations and are being amortized over the life of the respective agreements.
     (h) Debt Issuance Costs
     In connection with the Partnership’s multi-bank credit facility, on November 10, 2005, it incurred debt issuance costs of $3,258. In connection with the amendment and expansion of the Partnership’s multi-bank credit facility on June 30, 2006, it incurred debt issuance costs of $372. These debt issuance costs, along with the remaining unamortized deferred issuance costs relating to the line of credit facility as of November 10, 2005 which remain deferred, are amortized over the 60 month term of the new debt arrangement.
     Amortization of debt issuance cost, which are included in interest expense for the years ended December 31, 2006, 2005 and 2004, totaled $1,040, $600, and $886, respectively, and accumulated amortization amounted to $3,091 and $2,050 at December 31, 2006 and 2005, respectively. The unamortized balance of debt issuance costs, classified as other assets amounted to $4,169 and $4,838 at December 31, 2006 and 2005, respectively.
     (i) Impairment of Long-Lived Assets
     In accordance with SFAS No. 144, long-lived assets, such as property, plant and equipment, are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. Recoverability of assets to be held and used is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset to estimated undiscounted future cash flows expected to be generated by the asset. If the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its estimated future cash flows, an impairment charge is recognized by the amount by which the carrying amount of the asset exceeds the fair value of the asset. Assets to be disposed of would be separately presented in the balance sheet and reported at the lower of the carrying amount or fair value less costs to sell, and are no longer depreciated. The assets and liabilities of a disposed group classified as held for sale would be presented separately in the appropriate asset and liability sections of the balance sheet. Goodwill is tested annually for impairment, and is tested for impairment more frequently if events and circumstances indicate that the asset might be impaired. An impairment loss is recognized to the extent that the carrying amount exceeds the asset’s fair value. This determination is made at the reporting unit level and consists of two steps. First, the Partnership determines the fair value of a reporting unit and compares it to its carrying amount. Second, if the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value, an impairment loss is recognized for any excess of the carrying amount of the reporting unit’s goodwill over the implied fair value of that goodwill. The implied fair value of goodwill is determined by allocating the fair value of the reporting unit in a manner similar to a purchase price allocation, in accordance with FASB Statement No. 141, Business Combinations. The residual fair value after this allocation is the implied fair value of the reporting unit goodwill.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Dollars in Thousands)
     The Partnership performed its annual tests in the third quarters of 2004, 2005 and 2006, with no indication of impairment.
     (j) Asset Retirement Obligation
     Under SFAS No. 143, Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations (“Statement No. 143) which provides accounting requirements for costs associated with legal obligations to retire tangible, long-lived assets, the Partnership records an Asset Retirement Obligation (“ARO”) at fair value in the period in which it is incurred by increasing the carrying amount of the related long-lived asset. In each subsequent period, the liability is accreted over time towards the ultimate obligation amount and the capitalized costs are depreciated over the useful life of the related asset.
     On March 31, 2005, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Interpretation No. 47, “Accounting for Conditional Asset Retirement Obligations” (“FIN 47”), an interpretation of SFAS 143. FIN 47, which was effective for fiscal years ending after December 15, 2005, clarifies that the recognition and measurement provisions of SFAS 143 apply to asset retirement obligations in which the timing or method of settlement may be conditional on a future event that may or may not be within the control of the entity. The Partnership’s fixed assets include land, buildings, transportation equipment, storage equipment, marine vessels and operating equipment.
     The transportation equipment includes pipelines system. The Partnership transports NGLs through the pipeline system and gathering system. The Partnership also gathers natural gas from wells owned by producers and deliver natural gas and NGLs on the Partnership’s pipeline systems, primarily in Texas and Louisiana to the fractionation facility of the Partnership’s 50% owned joint venture. The Partnership is obligated by contractual or regulatory requirements to remove certain facilities or perform other remediation upon retirement of the Partnership’s assets. However, the Partnership is not able to reasonably determine the fair value of the asset retirement obligations for the Partnership’s trunk and gathering pipelines and the Partnership’s surface facilities, since future dismantlement and removal dates are indeterminate. In order to determine a removal date of the Partnership’s gathering lines and related surface assets, reserve information regarding the production life of the specific field is required. As a transporter and gatherer of natural gas, the Partnership is not a producer of the field reserves, and the Partnership therefore does not have access to adequate forecasts that predict the timing of expected production for existing reserves on those fields in which the Partnership gathers natural gas. In the absence of such information, the Partnership is not able to make a reasonable estimate of when future dismantlement and removal dates of the Partnership’s gathering assets will occur. With regard to the Partnership’s trunk pipelines and their related surface assets, it is impossible to predict when demand for transportation of the related products will cease. The Partnership’s right-of-way agreements allow us to maintain the right-of-way rather than remove the pipe. In addition, the Partnership can evaluate the Partnership’s trunk pipelines for alternative uses, which can be and have been found. The Partnership will record such asset retirement obligations in the period in which more information becomes available for us to reasonably estimate the settlement dates of the retirement obligations.
     (k) Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
     In accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 133 (“SFAS No. 133”), Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities, all derivatives and hedging instruments are included on the balance sheet as an asset or liability measured at fair value and changes in fair value are recognized currently in earnings unless specific hedge accounting criteria are met. If a derivative qualifies for hedge accounting, changes in the fair value can be offset against the change in the fair value of the hedged item through earnings or recognized in other comprehensive income until such time as the hedged item is recognized in earnings. In early 2006, the Partnership adopted a hedging policy that allows it to use hedge accounting for financial transactions that are designated as hedges.
     Derivative instruments not designated as hedges are being marked to market with all market value adjustments being recorded in the consolidated statements of operations. As of December 31, 2006, the Partnership has designated a portion of its derivative instruments as qualifying cash flow hedges. Fair value changes for these hedges have been recorded in other comprehensive income as a component of equity.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Dollars in Thousands)
     (l) Comprehensive Income
     Comprehensive income includes net income and other comprehensive income. Other comprehensive income for the partnership includes unrealized gains and losses on derivative financial instruments. In accordance with SFAS No. 133, the partnership records deferred hedge gains and losses on its derivative financial instruments that qualify as cash flow hedges as other comprehensive income.
     (m) Unit Grants
     In January 2006, the Partnership issued 1,000 restricted units to each of its three independent, non-employee directors under its long-term incentive plan. These units vest in 25% increments on the anniversary of the grant date each year and will be fully vested in January 2010. The Partnership accounts for the transaction under Emerging Issues Task Force 96-18 “Accounting for Equity Instruments That are Issued to other than Employees For Acquiring, or in Conjunction with Selling, Goods or Services.” The cost resulting from the share-based payment transactions was $24 for the year ended December 31, 2006. The Partnership’s general partner contributed $2 in cash to the Partnership in conjunction with the issuance of these restricted units in order to maintain its 2% general partner interest in the Partnership.
     (n) Incentive Distribution Rights
     The Partnership’s general partner, Martin Midstream GP LLC, holds a 2% general partner interest and certain incentive distribution rights in the Partnership. Incentive distribution rights represent the right to receive an increasing percentage of cash distributions after the minimum quarterly distribution, any cumulative arrearages on common units, and certain target distribution levels have been achieved. The Partnership is required to distribute all of its available cash from operating surplus, as defined in the partnership agreement. The target distribution levels entitle the general partner to receive 15% of quarterly cash distributions in excess of $0.55 per unit until all unit holders have received $0.625 per unit, 25% of quarterly cash distributions in excess of $0.625 per unit until all unit holders have received $0.75 per unit, and 50% of quarterly cash distributions in excess of $0.75 per unit. For the years ended December 31, 2006, 2005 and 2004, the general partner received $537, $0 and $0 in incentive distributions.
     (o) Net Income per Unit
     Except as discussed in the following paragraph, basic and diluted net income per limited partner unit is determined by dividing net income after deducting the amount allocated to the general partner interest (including its incentive distribution in excess of its 2% interest) by the weighted average number of outstanding limited partner units during the period. Subject to applicability of Emerging Issues Task Force Issue No. 03-06 (“EITF 03-06’’), “Participating Securities and the Two-Class Method under FASB Statement No. 128,’’ as discussed below, Partnership income is first allocated to the general partner based on the amount of incentive distributions. The remainder is then allocated between the limited partners and general partner based on percentage ownership in the Partnership.
     EITF 03-06 addresses the computation of earnings per share by entities that have issued securities other than common stock that contractually entitle the holder to participate in dividends and earnings of the entity when, and if, it declares dividends on its common stock. Essentially, EITF 03-06 provides that in any accounting period where the Partnership’s aggregate net income exceeds the Partnership’s aggregate distribution for such period, the Partnership is required to present earnings per unit as if all of the earnings for the periods were distributed, regardless of the pro forma nature of this allocation and whether those earnings would actually be distributed during a particular period from an economic or practical perspective. EITF 03-06 does not impact the Partnership’s overall net income or other financial results; however, for periods in which aggregate net income exceeds the Partnership’s aggregate distributions for such period, it will have the impact of reducing the earnings per limited partner unit. This result occurs as a larger portion of the Partnership’s aggregate earnings is allocated to the incentive distribution rights held by the Partnership’s general partner, as if distributed, even though the Partnership makes cash distributions on the basis of cash available for distributions, not earnings, in any given accounting period. In

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Dollars in Thousands)
accounting periods where aggregate net income does not exceed the Partnership’s aggregate distributions for such period, EITF 03-06 does not have any impact on the Partnership’s earnings per unit calculation.
     The weighted average units outstanding for basic net income per unit were 12,602,000, 8,583,634 and 8,349,551 for years ended December 31, 2006, 2005 and 2004, respectively. For diluted net income per unit, the weighted average units outstanding were increased by 2,425 for the year ended December 31, 2006 due to the dilutive effect of restricted units granted under the Partnership’s long-term incentive plan.
     (p) Reclassifications
     The Partnership converted to a new accounting system in August 2005. In connection with its system conversion, the Partnership closely examined expense classifications for the new system. Upon review, it was determined that certain payroll, property insurance and property tax expenses that were previously categorized as selling, general and administrative expenses would be more appropriately classified as operating expenses. As a result, those expenses were set up in the new system with the new classification. Accordingly, it was necessary for the Partnership to reclassify the prior period to conform to the current presentation.
     These reclassifications, as detailed below, had no impact on the prior year’s operating income or net income. The following table sets forth the effects of the reclassification on certain line items within the Partnership’s previously reported consolidated statements of income for year ended December 31, 2004.
                                                 
    Terminalling                    
    and Storage   NGL   Marine   Fertilizer   SG&A   Total
Year Ended December 31, 2004
                                               
Cost of products sold (as previously reported)
  $ 6,775     $ 197,859     $     $ 25,207     $     $ 229,841  
Cost of products sold (as Reclassified)
    6,775       197,859             25,342             229,976  
Operating expenses (as previously reported)
    6,699       928       24,796                   32,423  
Operating expenses (as reclassified)
    8,494       1,185       24,796                   34,475  
Selling, general and administrative (as previously reported)
    2,194       1,457       175       1,793       2,766       8,385  
Selling, general and administrative (as Reclassified)
    399       1,200       175       1,658       2,766       6,198  
     (q) Indirect Selling, General and Administrative Expenses
     Indirect selling, general and administrative expenses are incurred by Martin Resource Management Corporation (“Martin Resource Management”) and allocated to the Partnership to cover costs of centralized corporate functions such as accounting, treasury, engineering, information technology, risk management and other corporate services. Such expenses are based on the percentage of time spent by Martin Resource Management’s personnel that provide such centralized services. Subsequent to November 1, 2002, under an omnibus agreement between the Partnership and Martin Resource Management, the amount the Partnership is required to reimburse Martin Resource Management for indirect general and administrative expenses and corporate overhead allocated to the Partnership was capped at $1,000 during the first year of the agreement. For the year ending October 31, 2004, the cap was increased to $2,000. Subsequently, the capped amount may be increased by no more than the percentage increase in the consumer price index for the applicable year. In addition, the Partnership’s general partner has the right to agree to further increases in connection with expansions of the Partnership’s operations through the acquisition or construction of new assets or businesses.
     (r) Environmental Liabilities
     The Partnership’s policy is to accrue for losses associated with environmental remediation obligations when such losses are probable and reasonably estimable. Accruals for estimated losses from environmental remediation obligations generally are recognized no later than completion of the remedial feasibility study. Such accruals are adjusted as further information develops or circumstances change. Costs of future expenditures for environmental remediation obligations are not discounted to their present value.

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     (s) Allowance for Doubtful Accounts.
     Trade accounts receivable are recorded at the invoiced amount and do not bear interest. The allowance for doubtful accounts is the Partnership’s best estimate of the amount of probable credit losses in the Partnership’s existing accounts receivable.
     (t) Use of Estimates
     Management has made a number of estimates and assumptions relating to the reporting of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities to prepare these consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
     (u) Income Taxes
     The operations of the Partnership are not subject to income taxes, except for the Texas margin tax as described in the following paragraph, and as a result, the Partnership’s income is taxed directly to its owners. As a result of its acquisition of Prism Gas, the Partnership assumed a current tax liability of $6.3 million as a result of a tax event triggered by the transfer of the ownership of the assets of Prism Gas in 2005 from a corporate to a partnership structure through the partial liquidation of the corporation. This liability was paid in 2006.
     On May 18, 2006, the Texas Governor signed into law a Texas margin tax (H.B. No. 3) which restructures the state business tax by replacing the taxable capital and earned surplus components of the current franchise tax with a new “taxable margin” component. Since the tax base on the Texas margin tax is derived from an income-based measure, the margin tax is construed as an income tax and, therefore, the provisions of SFAS 109 regarding the recognition of deferred taxes apply to the new margin tax. In accordance with SFAS 109, the effect on deferred tax assets of a change in tax law should be included in tax expense attributable to continuing operations in the period that includes the enactment date. Therefore, the Partnership has calculated its deferred tax assets and liabilities for Texas based on the new margin tax. The cumulative effect of the change was immaterial. The impact of the change in deferred tax assets does not have a material impact on tax expense. There was no income tax expense recorded for the year ended December 31, 2006. Beginning 2007, the Partnership anticipates it will incur tax expense related to this new Texas margin tax.
(3) IMPACT OF RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
     In September 2006, the FASB issued FAS 157, which will become effective for the Partnership on January 1, 2008. This standard defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. The Statement does not require any new fair value measurements but would apply to assets and liabilities that are required to be recorded at fair value under other accounting standards. The impact, if any, to the Partnership from the adoption of FAS 157 in 2008 will depend on the Partnership’s assets and liabilities at that time that are required to be measured at fair value.
     In September 2006, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 108, “Considering the Effects of Prior Year Misstatements when Quantifying Misstatements in Current Year Financial Statements”, (SAB 108). SAB 108 addresses how the effects of prior year uncorrected misstatements should be considered when quantifying misstatements in current year financial statements. SAB 108 requires companies to quantify misstatements using a balance sheet approach and income statement approach and to evaluate whether either approach results in quantifying an error that is material in light of the relevant quantitative and qualitative factors. SAB 108 is effective for fiscal years ending on or after November 15, 2006. SAB 108 did not have an effect on the Partnership’s consolidated financial statements.

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     In September 2005, the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force (“EITF”) issued EITF No. 04-13, Accounting for Purchases and Sales of Inventory with the Same Counterparty. This pronouncement provides additional accounting guidance for situations involving inventory exchanges between parties to that contained in APB Opinion no. 29, Accounting for Nonmonetary Transactions and SFAS 153, Exchanges of Nonmonetary Assets. The standard is effective for new arrangements entered into in reporting periods beginning after March 15, 2006. The adoption did not have a material impact on the Partnership’s consolidated financial statements.
     In May 2005, the FASB, as part of an effort to conform to international accounting standards, issued SFAS No. 154, “Accounting Changes and Error Corrections,” or SFAS No. 154, which was effective for the Partnership beginning on January 1, 2006. SFAS No. 154 requires that all voluntary changes in accounting principles be retrospectively applied to prior financial statements as if that principle had always been used, unless it is impracticable to do so. When it is impracticable to calculate the effects on all prior periods, SFAS No. 154 requires that the new principle be applied to the earliest period practicable. The adoption of SFAS No. 154 did not have a material effect on the Partnership’s consolidated financial statements.
(4) ACQUISITIONS
     (a) Asphalt Terminals. In August 2006 and October 2006, respectively, the Partnership acquired the assets of Gulf States Asphalt Company LP and Prime Materials and Supply Corporation (“Prime”), for $4,842 of which $4,679 was allocated to property, plant and equipment and $163 to a non-compete agreements. The assets are located in Houston, Texas and Port Neches, Texas. The Partnership entered into an agreement with Martin Resource Management, which Martin Resource Management will operate the facilities through a terminalling service agreement based upon throughput rates and will assume all additional expenses to operate the facility.
     (b) Corpus Christi Barge Terminal. In July 2006, the Partnership acquired a marine terminal located near Corpus Christi, Texas and associated assets from Koch Pipeline Company, LP for $6,200 which was all allocated to property, plant and equipment. The terminal is located on approximately 25 acres of land, and includes three tanks with a combined shell capacity of approximately 240,000 barrels, pump and piping infrastructure for truck unloading and product delivery to two oil docks, and there are several pumps, controls, and an office building on site for administrative use.
     (c) Marine Vessels. In November 2006, the Partnership acquired the La Force, an offshore tug, for $6,001 from a third party. This vessel is a 5,100 horse power offshore tug that was rebuilt in 1999 with new engines installed in 2005.
     In January 2006, the Partnership acquired the Texan, an offshore tug, and the Ponciana, an offshore NGL barge, for $5,850 from Martin Resource Management. The acquisition price was based on a third-party appraisal. In March 2006, these vessels went into service under a long term charter with a third party. In February 2006, the Partnership acquired the M450, an offshore barge, for $1,551 from a third party. In March 2006, this vessel went into service under a one-year charter with an affiliate of Martin Resource Management.
     (d) A & A Fertilizer, Ltd. In December 2005, the Partnership completed the purchase of the net operating assets of A & A Fertilizer for $5,667. A & A Fertilizer is a manufacturer and distributor of liquid sulfur based fertilizer products to the continental United States. The A & A Fertilizer manufacturing facility is located at the Partnership’s Port Neches deep-water marine terminal near Beaumont, Texas. This acquisition is reported in the Partnership’s fertilizer segment.
     The purchase price of $5,667, including non-competition agreements in other assets of $691, was allocated as follows:

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(Dollars in Thousands)
         
Current assets
  $ 955  
Property, plant and equipment, net
    5,448  
Other assets
    691  
Current liabilities
    (891 )
Other liabilities
    (536 )
 
     
Total
  $ 5,667  
 
     
     (e) Prism Gas Acquisition. In November 2005 the Partnership acquired Prism Gas. As of November 2005, Prism Gas had ownership interests in over 330 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines located in the natural gas producing regions of East Texas, Northwest Louisiana, the Texas Gulf Coast and offshore Texas and federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico as well as a 150 MMcfd capacity natural gas processing plant located in East Texas. The fair market value of the assets acquired were appraised at $93,938. The excess of the fair value over the carrying value of the assets was allocated to all identifiable assets. After recording all identifiable assets at their fair values, the remaining $20,145 was recorded as goodwill. The goodwill was a result of Prism Gas’ strategically located assets combined with the Partnership’s access to capital and existing infrastructure. This will enhance the Partnership’s ability to offer additional gathering and processing services to customers through internal growth projects including natural gas processing, fractionation and pipeline expansions as well as new pipeline construction. In accordance with FAS 142, the goodwill will not be amortized but tested for impairment.
     The selling parties in this transaction were Natural Gas Partners V, L.P. and certain members of the Prism Gas management team. The final purchase price was $93,938. The purchase price was funded by $63,052 in borrowings under the Partnership’s credit facility, $5,000 in a previously funded escrow account, $15,502 in new equity capital provided by Martin Resource Management, $9,616 in seller financing, and $768 in capital provided by Martin Resource Management for acquisition costs and to maintain its 2% general partner interest in the Partnership.
     The purchase price of $93,938, including two-year non-competition agreements included in other assets of $600, was allocated as follows:
         
Current assets
  $ 4,449  
Other current assets
    10,772  
Property, plant and equipment, net
    17,810  
Investment in unconsolidated entities
    60,000  
Other assets
    942  
Goodwill
    20,145  
Current liabilities
    (19,901 )
Other liabilities
    (279 )
 
     
Total
  $ 93,938  
 
     
     The following table presents unaudited pro forma financial information incorporating the historical (pre-acquisition) financial results of Prism Gas. This information has been prepared as if the acquisition of Prism Gas had been completed on January 1 of the respective periods presented as opposed to the actual date that the acquisition occurred. The pro forma information is based upon data currently available and certain estimates and assumptions made by management. As a result, this information is not necessarily indicative of the financial results had the transactions actually occurred on these dates. Likewise, the unaudited pro forma information is not necessarily indicative of future financial results.

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(Dollars in Thousands)
                 
    2005     2004  
Total revenues
  $ 512,970     $ 356,393  
Cost of products sold
    422,624       288,973  
Operating expenses
    48,218       36,333  
Selling, general and administrative
    13,953       9,022  
Depreciation and amortization
    13,843       10,334  
Operating income
    14,332       11,731  
Net income before taxes
    13,615       14,821  
Net income
    13,615       14,821  
Net income per limited partner unit
  $ 1.22     $ 1.32  
     The operations related to the Prism Gas acquisition have been included in the Partnership’s results of operations only since the date of acquisition.
     In connection with the purchase of Prism Gas, a portion of the purchase price was funded by the issuance of 460,971 common units of the Partnership to Martin Resource Management, the owner of the Partnership’s general partner, which provided $15,000 of new equity capital. Martin Midstream GP LLC contributed $502 to maintain its 2% general partner interest in the partnership. In addition, 295,509 common units of the Partnership, representing approximately $9,616 of the purchase price, was issued to the sellers.
     (f) CF Martin Sulfur. In July 2005, the Partnership acquired all of the outstanding partnership interests in CF Martin Sulphur not owned by the Partnership from CF Industries, Inc. and certain subsidiaries of Martin Resource Management for $18,900. In connection with the acquisition the Partnership also assumed the indebtedness described below. Prior to this transaction, the Partnership owned an unconsolidated non-controlling 49.5% limited partnership interest in CF Martin Sulphur, which was accounted for using the equity method of accounting. Subsequent to the acquisition, CF Martin Sulphur is a wholly-owned subsidiary included in the Partnership’s consolidated financial statements and in the Partnership’s sulfur segment.
     In connection with the acquisition, the Partnership assumed $11,500 of indebtedness owed by CF Martin Sulphur and promptly repaid $2,400 of such indebtedness. The Partnership also pledged its equity interests in CF Martin Sulphur to the Partnership’s lenders under its credit facility. As part of this transaction, CF Industries, Inc. entered into a five-year sulfur supply contract with the Partnership that is based on Tampa market pricing.
     The purchase price paid to CF Industries, Inc. and certain subsidiaries of Martin Resource Management was allocated as follows:
         
Current assets
  $ 11,283  
Property, plant and equipment, net
    26,735  
Other assets
    921  
Current liabilities
    (8,573 )
Debt
    (11,495 )
 
     
Total use of proceeds
  $ 18,871  
 
     
     (g) Bay Sulfur Asset Acquisition. In April 2005, the Partnership completed the acquisition of the operating assets and sulfur inventories of Bay Sulfur Company located at the Port of Stockton, California for $5,900 which includes $4,000 allocated to goodwill. Goodwill was recognized as a result of the total price paid for the business, and is supported by its historical cash flows. The remaining $1,900 was allocated to property, plant and equipment ($1,400), a covenant not to compete ($100) and inventory and other current assets ($400). The assets acquired are used to process molten sulfur into pellets. This acquisition is reported in the Partnership’s new “sulfur” segment. The acquisition was financed through the Partnership’s credit facility (see Note 11).
     (h) Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Purchase. In January 2005, the Partnership acquired a natural gas liquids (“NGL”) pipeline located in East Texas from an unrelated third party for $3,800. The purchase price included

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the value of the natural gas liquids in the pipeline which is considered pipeline fill. The pipeline, which is used by the Partnership to transport NGL for third parties as well as its own account, spans approximately 200 miles, running from Kilgore to Beaumont in Texas. The acquisition was financed through the Partnership’s credit facility (see Note 11).
     (i) Freeport Terminal Acquisition. In September 2004, the Partnership completed the acquisition of a marine terminal located near Freeport, Texas and associated assets from Offshore Oil Services, Inc. (“OOS”) for $2,400. The terminal is located on approximately 18 acres of land and includes two warehouses and an office building. The terminal is a full-service terminal used to distribute and market lubricants and provide shore bases for companies that are operating in the offshore exploration and production industry.
     (j) Neches Industrial Park, Inc. Acquisition. In June 2004, the Partnership completed the acquisition of a deep water marine terminal located near Beaumont, Texas from Neches Industrial Park, Inc. for $26,500 (which includes an initial $1,000 payable under a related non-competition agreement). The remaining $25,500 was allocated to property, plant and equipment. The terminal is located on 50 acres of land on the Neches River and includes two dock structures, nine storage tanks with a total capacity of approximately 480,000 barrels, four rail spurs with service provided by three major rail companies, a bulk warehouse and associated pipelines, pipe racks, compressors and related equipment. The terminal provides handling and storage for ammonia, sulfuric acid, asphalt, fuel oil and fertilizer through fee based contracts.
(5) PUBLIC OFFERINGS
     In January 2006, the Partnership completed a public offering of 3,450,000 common units at a price of $29.12 per common unit, before the payment of underwriters’ discounts, commissions and offering expenses (per unit value is in dollars, not thousands). Following this offering, the common units represented a 61.6% limited partnership interest in the Partnership. Total proceeds from the sale of the 3,450,000 common units, net of underwriters’ discounts, commissions and offering expenses were $95,272. The Partnership’s general partner contributed $2,050 in cash to the Partnership in conjunction with the issuance in order to maintain its 2% general partner interest in the Partnership. The net proceeds were used to pay down revolving debt under the Partnership’s credit facility and provide working capital.
     A summary of the proceeds received from these transactions and the use of the proceeds received therefrom is as follows (all amounts are in thousands):
         
Proceeds received:
       
Sale of common units
  $ 100,464  
General partner contribution
    2,050  
 
     
 
       
Total proceeds received
  $ 102,514  
 
     
 
       
Use of Proceeds:
       
Underwriter’s fees
  $ 4,521  
Professional fees and other costs
    671  
Repayment of debt under revolving credit facility
    62,000  
Working capital
    35,322  
 
     
 
       
Total use of proceeds
  $ 102,514  
 
     
     In February 2004, the Partnership completed a public offering of 1,322,500 common units at a price of $27.94 per common unit, before the payment of underwriters’ discounts, commissions and offering expenses (per unit value is in dollars, not thousands). Following this offering, the common units represented a 47.8% limited partnership interest in the Partnership. Total proceeds from the sale of the 1,322,500 common units, net of underwriters’ discounts, commissions and offering expenses were $34,016. The Partnership’s general partner contributed $754 in cash to the Partnership in conjunction with the issuance in order to maintain its 2% general partner interest in the Partnership. The net proceeds were used to pay down revolving debt under the Partnership’s credit facility.

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     A summary of the proceeds received from these transactions and the use of the proceeds received therefrom is as follows (all amounts are in thousands):
         
Proceeds received:
       
Sale of common units
  $ 36,951  
General partner contribution
    754  
 
     
 
       
Total proceeds received
  $ 37,705  
 
     
 
       
Use of Proceeds:
       
Underwriter’s fees
  $ 1,940  
Professional fees and other costs
    995  
Repayment of debt under revolving credit facility
    30,000  
Working capital
    4,770  
 
     
 
       
Total use of proceeds
  $ 37,705  
 
     
(6) INVENTORIES
     Components of inventories at December 31, 2006 and 2005 were as follows:
                 
    2006     2005  
Natural gas liquids
  $ 17,061     $ 18,405  
Sulfur
    4,397       3,485  
Fertilizer — raw materials and packaging
    2,412       2,617  
Fertilizer — finished goods
    4,807       5,803  
Lubricants
    2,592       2,035  
Other
    1,750       1,564  
 
           
 
  $ 33,019     $ 33,909  
 
           
(7) PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
     At December 31, 2006 and 2005, property, plant, and equipment consisted of the following:
                         
    Depreciable Lives     2006     2005  
Land
        $ 12,559     $ 9,163  
Improvements to land and buildings
  10-39 years     26,868       17,596  
Transportation equipment
  3- 7 years     531       432  
Storage equipment
  5-20 years     22,343       16,759  
Marine vessels
  4-30 years     124,323       94,051  
Operating equipment
  3-30 years     103,929       76,517  
Furniture, fixtures and other equipment
  3-20 years     1,450       1,116  
Construction in progress
            31,964       19,584  
 
                   
 
          $ 323,967     $ 235,218  
 
                   
Depreciation expense for the year ended December 31, 2006, 2005 and 2004 was $16,932, $12,062 and $8,626, respectively.
(8) GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS
     The following information relates to goodwill balances as of the periods presented:

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    December 31,     December 31,  
    2006     2005  
Carrying amount of goodwill:
               
Marine transportation
  $ 2,026     $ 2,026  
Natural gas services
    20,225       20,225  
Sulfur
    4,533       4,533  
Fertilizer
    816       816  
 
           
 
  $ 27,600     $ 27,600  
 
           
     The following information relates to covenants not-to-compete as of the periods presented:
                 
    December 31,     December 31,  
    2006     2005  
Covenants not-to-compete:
               
Terminalling and storage
  $ 1,561     $ 1,398  
Natural gas services
    600       600  
Sulfur
    100       100  
Fertilizer
    690       690  
 
           
 
    2,951       2,788  
Less accumulated amortization
    877       235  
 
           
 
  $ 2,074     $ 2,553  
 
           
The covenants not-to-compete are in the consolidated balance sheets as other assets, net. Aggregate amortization expense for amortizing intangible assets was $642, $153 and $82 for the years ended December 31, 2006, 2005, and 2004, respectively. Estimated amortization expenses for the years subsequent to December 31, 2006 are as follows: 2007 — $665; 2008 — $365; 2009 — $365; 2010 — $179; 2011 — $163; subsequent years -$338.
(9) LEASES
     The Partnership has numerous non-cancelable operating leases primarily for transportation and other equipment. The leases generally provide that all expenses related to the equipment are to be paid by the lessee. Management expects to renew or enter into similar leasing arrangements for similar equipment upon the expiration of the current lease agreements. The Partnership also has cancelable operating lease land rentals and outside marine vessel charters.
     The future minimum lease payments under non-cancelable operating leases for years subsequent to December 31, 2006 are as follows: 2007 — $2,488; 2008 — $1,950; 2009 — $1,648; 2010 — $1,505; 2011 — $1,455 — subsequent years -$5,949.
     Rent expense for operating leases for the years ended December 31, 2006, 2005 and 2004 was $8,407, $6,993 and $4,340, respectively.
(10) INVESTMENT IN UNCONSOLIDATED ENTITIES AND JOINT VENTURES
     In July 2005, the Partnership acquired all of the outstanding partnership interests in CF Martin Sulphur not owned by the Partnership from CF Industries, Inc. and certain subsidiaries of Martin Resource Management. Prior to this transaction, the Partnership owned an unconsolidated non-controlling 49.5% limited partnership interest in CF Martin Sulphur, which was accounted for using the equity method of accounting. Equity in earnings of CF Martin Sulphur were $222 and $912 in 2005 and 2004, respectively. Subsequent to the acquisition, CF Martin Sulphur was a wholly-owned subsidiary included in the Partnership’s consolidated financial statements and in the Partnership’s sulfur segment. Effective March 30, 2006, CF Martin Sulphur was merged into the Partnership.

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     On November 10, 2005, the Partnership acquired Prism Gas which is engaged in the gathering, processing and marketing of natural gas and natural gas liquids, predominantly in Texas and northwest Louisiana. Through the acquisition of Prism Gas, the Partnership also acquired 50% ownership interests in Waskom, Matagorda and PIPE. Each of the interests referenced above are accounted for under the equity method of accounting.
     On June 30, 2006, the Partnership, through its Prism Gas subsidiary, acquired a 20% ownership interest in a partnership for approximately $196, which owns the lease rights to the assets of the Bosque County Pipeline (“BCP”). BCP is an approximate 67 mile pipeline located in the Barnett Shale extension. The pipeline traverses four counties with the most concentrated drilling occurring in Bosque County. BCP is operated by Panther Pipeline Ltd. who is the 42.5% interest owner. This interest is accounted for under the equity method of accounting.
     In accounting for the acquisition of the interests in Waskom, Matagorda and Fishhook, the carrying amount of these investments exceeded the underlying net assets by approximately $46,176. The difference was attributable to property and equipment of $11,872 and equity method goodwill of $34,304. The excess investment relating to property and equipment is being amortized over an average life of 20 years, which approximates the useful life of the underlying assets. Such amortization amounted to $594 for the year ended December 31, 2006 and has been recorded as a reduction of equity in earnings of unconsolidated equity method investees. The remaining unamortized excess investment relating to property and equipment was $11,279 at December 31, 2006. The equity-method goodwill is not amortized in accordance with SFAS 142; however, it is analyzed for impairment annually. No impairment was recognized in 2005 or 2006.
     As a partner in Waskom, the Partnership receives distributions in kind of natural gas liquids that are retained according to Waskom’s contracts with certain producers. The natural gas liquids are valued at prevailing market prices. In addition, cash distributions are received and cash contributions are made to fund operating and capital requirements of Waskom.
     Activity related to these investment accounts is as follows:
                                         
    Waskom     PIPE     Matagorda     BCP     Total  
Investment in unconsolidated entities, December 31, 2004
  $     $     $     $     $  
 
                                       
Acquisition of interests
    54,100       1,700       4,200             60,000  
Distributions in kind
    (1,115 )                       (1,115 )
Cash contributions
    322                         322  
Cash distributions
    (495 )           (202 )           (697 )
Equity in earnings:
                                       
Equity in earnings from operations
    1,275       23       71             1,369  
Amortization of excess investment
                             
 
                             
 
                                       
Investment in unconsolidated entities, December 31, 2005
    54,087       1,723       4,069             59,879  
 
                                       
Acquisition of interests
                      196       196  
Distributions in kind
    (8,311 )                       (8,311 )
Cash contributions
    11,238                   76       11,314  
Cash distributions
    (150 )     (214 )     (610 )           (974 )
Equity in earnings:
                                       
Equity in earnings from operations
    8,623       224       356       (62 )     9,141  
Amortization of excess investment
    (550 )     (15 )     (29 )           (594 )
 
                             
 
                                       
Investment in unconsolidated entities, December 31, 2006
  $ 64,937     $ 1,718     $ 3,786     $ 210     $ 70,651  
 
                             

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Select financial information for significant unconsolidated equity method investees is as follows:
                                         
    Total     Long-     Partner’s             Net Income  
    Assets     Term Debt     Capital     Revenues     (Loss)  
2006
                                       
 
                                       
Waskom
  $ 53,260     $     $ 45,450     $ 65,600     $ 17,246  
 
                             
 
                                       
2005
                                       
 
                                       
Waskom (November 10 – December 31)
  $ 28,369     $     $ 22,650     $ 9,165     $ 2,559  
CF Martin (January 1 – July 15)
                      33,900       (120 )
 
                             
 
  $ 28,369     $     $ 22,650     $ 43,065     $ 2,439  
 
                             
2004
                                       
 
                                       
CF Martin
  $ 48,921     $ 10,179     $ 26,769     $ 64,719     $ 783  
 
                             
As of December 31, 2006, the Partnership's interest in cash of the unconsolidated equity method investees is $767.
(11) LONG-TERM DEBT
     At December 31, 2006 and December 31, 2005, long-term debt consisted of the following:
                 
    December 31,     December 31,  
    2006     2005  
*$120,000 Revolving loan facility at variable interest rate (7.04%* weighted average at December 31, 2006), due November 2010 secured by substantially all of the Partnership’s assets, including, without limitation, inventory, accounts receivable, vessels, equipment, fixed assets and the interests in its operating subsidiaries
  $ 44,000     $ 62,200  
 
**$130,000 Term loan facility at variable interest rate (7.34%* at December 31, 2006), due November 2010, secured by substantially all of the Partnership’s assets, including, without limitation, inventory, accounts receivable, vessels, equipment, fixed assets and the interests in its operating subsidiaries
    130,000       130,000  
 
***United States Government Guaranteed Ship Financing Bonds
          9,104  
Other secured debt maturing in 2008, 7.25%
    95        
 
           
Total long-term debt
    174,095       201,304  
Less current installments
    74       9,104  
 
           
Long-term debt, net of current installments
  $ 174,021     $ 192,200  
 
           
 
*   Interest rate fluctuates based on the LIBOR rate plus an applicable margin set on the date of each advance. The margin above LIBOR is set every three months. Indebtedness under the credit facility bears interest at either LIBOR plus an applicable margin or the base prime rate plus an applicable margin. The applicable margin is based on a debt leverage ratio requirement which changes quarterly. The applicable margin for revolving loans that are LIBOR loans ranges from 1.50% to 3.00% and the applicable margin for revolving loans that are base prime rate loans ranges from 0.50% to 2.00%. The applicable margin for term loans that are LIBOR loans ranges from 2.00% to 3.00% and the applicable margin for term loans that are base prime rate loans ranges from 1.00% to 2.00%. The applicable margin for existing borrowings through December 31, 2006 was 2.00%. Effective January 1, 2007, the applicable margin for existing borrowings increased to 2.5%. Effective April 1, 2007, the applicable margin for existing borrowings will decrease to 2.0%. The Partnership incurs a commitment fee on the unused portions of the credit facility.

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*   Effective December 13, 2006, the Partnership entered into a cash flow hedge that swaps $40,000 of floating rate to fixed rate. The fixed rate cost is 4.82% plus the Partnership’s applicable LIBOR borrowing spread. The cash flow hedge matures in December, 2009.
 
*   Effective December 13, 2006, the Partnership entered into an interest rate swap that swaps $30,000 of floating rate to fixed rate. The fixed rate cost is 4.765% plus the Partnership’s applicable LIBOR borrowing spread. This interest rate swap, which matures in March, 2010, is not accounted for as a cash flow hedge.
 
**   Effective April 13, 2006, the Partnership entered into a cash flow hedge that swaps $75,000 of floating rate to fixed rate. The fixed rate cost is 5.25% plus the Partnership’s applicable LIBOR borrowing spread. The cash flow hedge matures in November, 2010.
 
***   The Partnership’s credit facility required it to redeem the U.S. Government Guaranteed Ship Financing Bonds by March 31, 2006. The Partnership redeemed these bonds on March 6, 2006 with available cash and borrowings from its credit facility.
     On August 18, 2006, the Partnership purchased certain terminalling asphalt assets in Houston, Texas from Gulf States Asphalt Company LP and assumed associated long term debt of $113 with a fixed interest rate of 7.25%.
     On November 10, 2005, the Partnership entered into a new $225,000 multi-bank credit facility comprised of a $130,000 term loan facility and a $95,000 revolving credit facility, which includes a $20,000 letter of credit sub-limit. This credit facility also includes procedures for additional financial institutions to become revolving lenders, or for any existing revolving lender to increase its revolving commitment, subject to a maximum of $100,000 for all such increases in revolving commitments of new or existing revolving lenders. Effective June 30, 2006, the Partnership increased its revolving credit facility $25,000 resulting in a committed $120,000 revolving credit facility. The revolving credit facility is used for ongoing working capital needs and general partnership purposes, and to finance permitted investments, acquisitions and capital expenditures. Under the amended and restated credit facility, as of December 31, 2006, the Partnership had $44,000 outstanding under the revolving credit facility and $130,000 outstanding under the term loan facility. As of December 31, 2006, the Partnership had $75,900 available under the revolving credit facility.
     On July 14, 2005, the Partnership issued a $120 irrevocable letter of credit to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to provide financial assurance for its used oil handling program.
     Indebtedness under the credit facility bears interest at either LIBOR plus an applicable margin or the base prime rate plus an applicable margin. The applicable margin for revolving loans that are LIBOR loans ranges from 1.50% to 3.00% and the applicable margin for revolving loans that are base prime rate loans ranges from 0.50% to 2.00%. The applicable margin for term loans that are LIBOR loans ranges from 2.00% to 3.00% and the applicable margin for term loans that are base prime rate loans ranges from 1.00% to 2.00%. The applicable margin for existing borrowings is 2.00%. As a result of the Partnership’s leverage ratio test, effective January 1, 2007, the applicable margin for existing borrowings will increase to 2.50%. Effective April 1, 2007, the applicable margin for existing borrowings will decrease to 2.00%. The Partnership incurs a commitment fee on the unused portions of the credit facility.
     The Partnership’s obligations under the credit facility are secured by substantially all of the Partnership’s assets, including, without limitation, inventory, accounts receivable, vessels, equipment, fixed assets and the interests in its operating subsidiaries. The Partnership may prepay all amounts outstanding under this facility at any time without penalty.
     In addition, the credit facility contains various covenants, which, among other things, limit the Partnership’s ability to: (i) incur indebtedness; (ii) grant certain liens; (iii) merge or consolidate unless it is the survivor; (iv) sell all or substantially all of its assets; (v) make certain acquisitions; (vi) make certain investments; (vii) make certain capital expenditures; (viii) make distributions other than from available cash; (ix) create obligations for some lease payments; (x) engage in transactions with affiliates; (xi) engage in other types of business; and (xii) its joint ventures to incur indebtedness or grant certain liens.

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     The credit facility also contains covenants, which, among other things, require the Partnership to maintain specified ratios of: (i) minimum net worth (as defined in the credit facility) of $75,000 plus 50% of net proceeds from equity issuances after November 10, 2005; (ii) EBITDA (as defined in the credit facility) to interest expense of not less than 3.0 to 1.0 at the end of each fiscal quarter; (iii) total funded debt to EBITDA of not more than (x) 5.5 to 1.0 for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2005, (y) 5.25 to 1.00 for the fiscal quarters ending December 31, 2005 through September 30, 2006, and (z) 4.75 to 1.00 for each fiscal quarter thereafter; and (iv) total secured funded debt to EBITDA of not more than (x) 5.50 to 1.00 for the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2005, (y) 5.25 to 1.00 for the fiscal quarters ending December 31, 2005 through September 20, 2006, and (z) 4.00 to 1.00 for each fiscal quarter thereafter. The Partnership was in compliance with the debt covenants contained in credit facility for the years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005.
     On November 10 of each year, commencing with November 10, 2006, the Partnership must prepay the term loans under the credit facility with 75% of Excess Cash Flow (as defined in the credit facility), unless its ratio of total funded debt to EBITDA is less than 3.00 to 1.00. This ratio was below 3.00 for all periods in 2006 and no prepayments were required under the term loan in 2006. If the Partnership receives greater than $15,000 from the incurrence of indebtedness other than under the credit facility, it must prepay indebtedness under the credit facility with all such proceeds in excess of $15,000. Any such prepayments are first applied to the term loans under the credit facility. The Partnership must prepay revolving loans under the credit facility with the net cash proceeds from any issuance of its equity. The Partnership must also prepay indebtedness under the credit facility with the proceeds of certain asset dispositions. Other than these mandatory prepayments, the credit facility requires interest only payments on a quarterly basis until maturity. All outstanding principal and unpaid interest must be paid by November 10, 2010. The credit facility contains customary events of default, including, without limitation, payment defaults, cross-defaults to other material indebtedness, bankruptcy-related defaults, change of control defaults and litigation-related defaults.
     Draws made under the Partnership’s credit facility are normally made to fund acquisitions and for working capital requirements. During the current fiscal year, draws on the Partnership’s credit facility have ranged from a low of $130,000 to a high of $197,700. As of December 31, 2006, the Partnership had $75,900 available for working capital, internal expansion and acquisition activities under the Partnership’s credit facility.
     On July 15, 2005, the Partnership assumed $9,400 of U.S. Government Guaranteed Ship Financing Bonds, maturing in 2021, relating to the acquisition of CF Martin Sulphur. The outstanding balance as of December 31, 2005 was $9,104. These bonds are payable in equal semi-annual installments of $291, and are secured by certain marine vessels owned by CF Martin Sulphur. Pursuant to the terms of an amendment to the Partnership’s credit facility that it entered into in connection with the acquisition of CF Martin Sulphur, the Partnership was obligated to repay these bonds by March 31, 2006. The Partnership redeemed these bonds on March 6, 2006 with available cash and borrowings from its credit facility. In addition, a pre-payment premium was paid in the amount of $1,160.
     The Partnership paid cash interest in the amount of $12,426, $5,278 and $2,018 for the years ended December 31, 2006, 2005, 2004 respectively. Capitalized interest related primarily to the construction of the sulfur priller in Beaumont, Texas and the sulfuric acid plant in Plainview, Texas for the years ended December 31, 2006, 2005, 2004 was $1,546, $237 and $0, respectively.
(12) INTEREST RATE CASH FLOW HEDGES
     In April, 2006, the Partnership entered into a cash flow hedge agreement with a notional amount of $75,000 to hedge its exposure to increases in the benchmark interest rate underlying its variable rate term loan credit facility. This interest rate swap matures in November 2010. The Partnership designated this swap agreement as a cash flow hedge. Under the swap agreement, the Partnership pays a fixed rate of interest of 5.25% and receive a floating rate based on a three-month U.S. Dollar LIBOR rate. Because this is designated as a cash flow hedge, the changes in fair value, to the extent the swap is effective, are recognized in other comprehensive income until the hedged interest costs are recognized in earnings. At the inception of the hedge, the swap was identical to the hypothetical swap as of the trade date, and will continue to be identical as long as the accrual periods and rate resetting dates for the debt and the swap remain equal. This condition results in a 100% effective swap.

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     In December 2006, the Partnership entered into a cash flow hedge agreement with a notional amount of $40,000 to hedge its exposure to increases in the benchmark interest rate underlying its variable rate revolving credit facility. This interest rate swap matures in December 2009. The Partnership designated this swap agreement as a cash flow hedge. Under the swap agreement, the Partnership pays a fixed rate of interest of 4.82% and receives a floating rate based on a three-month U.S. Dollar LIBOR rate. Because this is designated as a cash flow hedge, the changes in fair value, to the extent the swap is effective, are recognized in other comprehensive income until the hedged interest costs are recognized in earnings. At the inception of the hedge, the swap was identical to the hypothetical swap as of the trade date, and will continue to be identical as long as the accrual periods and rate resetting dates for the debt and the swap remain equal. This condition results in a 100% effective swap.
     In December 2006, the Partnership entered into an interest rate swap that swaps $30,000 of floating rate to fixed rate. The fixed rate cost is 4.765% plus the Partnership’s applicable LIBOR borrowing spread. This interest rate swap matures in March 2010. The underlying debt related to this swap was paid prior to December 31, 2006, therefore; therefore, hedge accounting was not utilized. The swap has been recorded at fair value at December 31, 2006 with an offset to current operations.
     During the year ended December 31, 2006, the Partnership recognized increases in interest expense of less than $100 related to the difference between the fixed rate and the floating rate of interest on the interest rate swaps. The total fair value of the interest rate swaps agreement was a liability of approximately $83 at December 31, 2006.
     The fair value of derivative assets and liabilities are as follows:
         
    December 31,  
    2006  
Fair value of derivative assets — current
  $ 377  
Fair value of derivative assets — long-term
    112  
Fair value of derivative liabilities — long term
    (572 )
 
     
Net fair value of derivatives
  $ (83 )
 
     
(13) RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
     Included in the consolidated financial statements are various related party transactions and balances primarily with 1) Martin Resource Management and affiliates, 2) CF Martin Sulphur (through July 15, 2005) and 3) Waskom since November 10, 2005.
     Related party transactions include sales and purchases of products and services between the Partnership and these related entities as well as payroll and associated costs and allocation of overhead.
     The impact of these related party transactions is reflected in the consolidated financial statement as follows:
                         
    2006     2005     2004  
Revenues:
                       
Terminalling and storage
  $ 8,926     $ 8,938     $ 5,739  
Marine transportation
    15,319       11,606       14,326  
Product sales:
                       
Natural gas services
    1,303       44       345  
Sulfur
                 
Fertilizer
    24       229       1,654  
Terminalling and storage
    59       5       124  
 
                 
 
    1,386       278       2,123  
 
                 
 
  $ 25,631     $ 20,822     $ 22,188  
 
                 
 
                       
Costs and expenses:
                       
Cost of products sold:
                       
Natural gas services
  $ 52,030     $ 15,827     $ 7,101  

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(Dollars in Thousands)
                         
    2006     2005     2004  
Sulfur
    5,253       2,110        
Fertilizer
    6,660       7,733       6,378  
Terminalling and storage
    1       31        
 
                 
 
  $ 63,944     $ 25,701     $ 13,479  
 
                 
 
                       
Expenses:
                       
Operating expenses
                       
Marine Transportation
  $ 20,051     $ 15,746     $ 11,733  
Natural gas services
    1,560       1,236       917  
Sulfur
    800       263        
Fertilizer
    128       32        
Terminalling and storage
    3,931       3,485     $ 2,825  
 
                 
 
  $ 26,470     $ 20,762     $ 15,475  
 
                 
 
                       
Selling, general and administrative:
                       
Marine Transportation
  $     $     $  
Natural gas services
    773       833       748  
Sulfur
    494       212        
Fertilizer
    1,220       1,232       1,104  
Terminalling and storage
    74       76       76  
Indirect overhead allocation, net of reimbursement
    1,305       1,120       736  
 
                 
 
  $ 3,866     $ 3,473     $ 2,664  
 
                 
     The Partnership is a party to an omnibus agreement with Martin Resource Management. The omnibus agreement requires the Partnership to reimburse Martin Resource Management for all direct and indirect expenses it incurs or payments it makes on the Partnership’s behalf or in connection with the operation of the Partnership’s business. The Partnership reimbursed Martin Resource Management direct costs and expenses of $49,093, $42,068, and $31,386 for the years ended December 31, 2006, 2005, and 2004, respectively. There is no monetary limitation on the amount the Partnership is required to reimburse Martin Resource Management for direct expenses. Under the omnibus agreement, the reimbursement amount with respect to indirect general and administrative and corporate overhead expenses was capped at $2,000 for the twelve month period ending October 31, 2004. Subsequently, this amount may be increased by no more than the percentage increase in the consumer price index and is also subject to adjustment for expansions of the Partnership’s operations and acquisitions. The Partnership reimbursed Martin Resource Management indirect cost and expenses of $1,493, $1,348, and $1,058 for the years ended December 31, 2006, 2005, and 2004, respectively. These indirect expenses cover all of the centralized corporate functions Martin Resource Management provides for the Partnership, such as accounting, treasury, clerical billing, information technology, administration of insurance, general office expenses and employee benefit plans and other general corporate overhead functions the Partnership shares with Martin Resource Management retained businesses. The omnibus agreement also contains significant non-compete provisions and indemnity obligations.
(14) FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
     Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 107, Disclosures about Fair Value of Financial Instruments, requires that the Partnership disclose estimated fair values for its financial instruments. Fair value estimates are set forth below for the Partnership’s financial instruments. The following methods and assumptions were used to estimate the fair value of each class of financial instrument:
    Accounts and other receivables, trade and other accounts payable, other accrued liabilities, income taxes payable and due from/to affiliates — The carrying amounts approximate fair value because of the short maturity of these instruments.
 
    Long-term debt including current installments — The carrying amount of the revolving and term loan facilities approximates fair value due to the debt having a variable interest rate.
(15) COMMODITY CASH FLOW HEDGES
     The Partnership is exposed to market risks associated with commodity prices, counterparty credit and interest rates. Historically, the Partnership has not engaged in commodity contract trading or hedging activities.

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However, in connection with the acquisition of Prism Gas, the Partnership has established a hedging policy and monitors and manages the commodity market risk associated with the commodity risk exposure of the Prism Gas acquisition. In addition, the Partnership is focusing on utilizing counterparties for these transactions whose financial condition is appropriate for the credit risk involved in each specific transaction.
     The Partnership uses derivatives to manage the risk of commodity price fluctuations. Additionally, the Partnership manages interest rate exposure by targeting a ratio of fixed and floating interest rates it deems prudent and using hedges to attain that ratio.
     In accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 133 (“SFAS No. 133”), Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities, all derivatives and hedging instruments are included on the balance sheet as an asset or a liability measured at fair value and changes in fair value are recognized currently in earnings unless specific hedge accounting criteria are met. If a derivative qualifies for hedge accounting, changes in the fair value can be offset against the change in the fair value of the hedged item through earnings or recognized in other comprehensive income until such time as the hedged item is recognized in earnings. In early 2006, the Partnership adopted a hedging policy that allows it to use hedge accounting for financial transactions that are designated as hedges.
     Derivative instruments not designated as hedges are being marked to market with all market value adjustments being recorded in the consolidated statements of operations. As of December 31, 2006, the Partnership has designated a portion of its derivative instruments as qualifying cash flow hedges. Fair value changes for these hedges have been recorded in other comprehensive income as a component of equity.
     The components of gain/loss on derivatives qualifying for hedge accounting and those that do not are included in the revenue of the hedged item in the Consolidated Statements of Operations and for the year ended December 31, 2006 they are as follows:
                 
    December 31,  
    2006     2005  
Change in fair value of derivatives that do not qualify for hedge accounting
  $ 1,117     $ 512  
Ineffective portion of derivatives qualifying for hedge accounting
    (2 )      
 
           
Change in fair value of derivatives in the Consolidated Statement of Operations
  $ 1,115     $ 512  
 
           
     The fair value of derivative assets and liabilities are as follows:
                 
    December 31,  
    2006     2005  
Fair value of derivative assets — current
  $ 882     $ 523  
Fair value of derivative assets — long term
    221        
Fair value of derivative liabilities — current
          (88 )
Fair value of derivative liabilities — long term
    (74 )      
 
           
Net fair value of derivatives
  $ 1,029     $ 435  
 
           
     Set forth below is the summarized notional amount and terms of all instruments held for price risk management purposes at December 31, 2006 (all gas quantities are expressed in British Thermal Units, crude oil and natural gas liquids are expressed in barrels). As of December 31, 2006, the remaining term of the contracts extend no later than December 2009, with no single contract longer than one year. The Partnership’s counterparties to the derivative contracts include Coral Energy Holding LP, Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. and Wachovia Bank. For the period ended December 31, 2006, changes in the fair value of the Partnership’s derivative contracts were recorded in both earnings and in other comprehensive income as a component of equity since the Partnership has designated a portion of its derivative instruments as hedges as of December 31, 2006.

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(Dollars in Thousands)
                     
December 31, 2006
    Total            
    Volume       Remaining Terms    
Transaction Type   Per Month   Pricing Terms   of Contracts   Fair Value
Mark to Market Derivatives::            
 
                   
Crude Oil swap
  5,000 BBL   Fixed price of $65.95 settled against WTI NYMEX average monthly closings   January 2007 to December 2007     103  
 
                   
Natural Gas swap and Natural Gas basis swap
  20,000 MMBTU   Combined fixed price of $8.54 settled against IF Centerpoint Energy Gas Transmission Co.   January 2007 to December 2007     556  
 
                   
 
                   
Total swaps not designated as cash flow hedges
  $ 659  
 
                   
 
                   
Cash Flow Hedges:
                   
 
                   
Ethane Swap
  8,000 BBL   Fixed price of $28.04 settled against Mt. Belvieu Purity Ethane average monthly postings   January 2007 to December 2007     223  
 
                   
Crude Oil Swap
  5,000 BBL   Fixed price of $66.20 settled against WTI NYMEX average monthly closings   January 2008 to December 2008     (74 )
 
                   
Natural Gas swap
  30,000 MMBTU   Fixed price of $8.12 settled against IF Houston Ship Channel first of the month   January 2008 to December 2008     155  
 
                   
Crude Oil Swap
  3,000 BBL   Fixed price of $69.08 settled against WTI NYMEX average monthly closings   January 2009 to December 2009     66  
 
                   
 
                   
Total swaps designated as cash flow hedges
  $ 370  
 
                   
 
                   
Total net fair value of derivatives   $ 1,029  
 
                   
     On all transactions where the Partnership is exposed to counterparty risk, the Partnership analyzes the counterparty’s financial condition prior to entering into an agreement, and has established a maximum credit limit threshold pursuant to its hedging policy, and monitors the appropriateness of these limits on an ongoing basis. The Partnership has incurred no losses associated with the counterparty non-performance on derivative contracts.
     As a result of the Prism Gas acquisition, the Partnership is exposed to the impact of market fluctuations in the prices of natural gas, natural gas liquids (“NGLs”) and condensate as a result of gathering, processing and sales activities. Prism Gas gathering and processing revenues are earned under various contractual arrangements with gas producers. Gathering revenues are generated through a combination of fixed-fee and index-related arrangements. Processing revenues are generated primarily through contracts which provide for processing on percent-of-liquids (POL) and percent-of-proceeds (POP) basis. Prism Gas has entered into hedging transactions through 2009 to protect a portion of its commodity exposure from these contracts. These hedging arrangements are in the form of swaps for crude oil, natural gas and ethane.
     Based on estimated volumes, as of December 31, 2006, Prism Gas had hedged approximately 60%, 45%, and 14% of its commodity risk by volume for 2007, 2008, and 2009, respectively. The Partnership anticipates entering into additional commodity derivatives on an ongoing basis to manage its risks associated with these market fluctuations, and will consider using various commodity derivatives, including forward contracts, swaps, collars, futures and options, although there is no assurance that the Partnership will be able to do so or that the terms thereof will be similar to the Partnership’s existing hedging arrangements. In addition, the Partnership will consider derivative arrangements that include the specific NGL products as well as natural gas and crude oil.

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Hedging Arrangements in Place
                 
Year   Commodity Hedged   Volume   Type of Derivative   Basis Reference
2007
  Condensate & Natural Gasoline   5,000 BBL/Month   Crude Oil Swap ($65.95)   NYMEX
2007
  Natural Gas   20,000 MMBTU/Month   Natural Gas Swap ($9.14)   Henry Hub
2007
  Natural Gas   20,000 MMBTU/Month   Natural Gas Basis Swap (-$0.60)   Henry Hub to Centerpoint East
2007
  Ethane   8,000 BBL/Month   Ethane Swap ($28.04)   Mt. Belvieu
2008
  Condensate & Natural Gasoline   5,000 BBL/Month   Crude Oil Swap ($66.20)   NYMEX
2008
  Natural Gas   30,000 MMBTU/Month   Natural Gas Swap ($8.12)   Houston Ship Channel
2009
  Condensate & Natural Gasoline   3,000 BBL/Month   Crude Oil Swap ($69.08)   NYMEX
     The Partnership’s principal customers with respect to Prism Gas’ natural gas gathering and processing are large, natural gas marketing services, oil and gas producers and industrial end-users. In addition, substantially all of the Partnership’s natural gas and NGL sales are made at market-based prices. The Partnership’s standard gas and NGL sales contracts contain adequate assurance provisions which allows for the suspension of deliveries, cancellation of agreements or continuance of deliveries to the buyer unless the buyer provides security for payment in a form satisfactory to the Partnership.
Impact of Cash Flow Hedges
Crude Oil
     For the years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005, net gains and losses on swap hedge contracts increased crude revenue by $76 and decreased crude revenue by $38, respectively. As of December 31, 2006 an unrealized derivative fair value loss of $8, related to cash flow hedges of crude oil price risk, was recorded in other comprehensive income (loss). A fair value loss of $74 is expected to be reclassified into earnings in 2008. A fair value gain of $66 is expected to be reclassified into earnings in 2009. The actual reclassification to earnings will be based on mark-to-market prices at the contract settlement date, along with the realization of the gain or loss on the related physical volume, which amount is not reflected above.
Natural Gas
     For the years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005, net gains on swap hedge contracts increased gas revenue by $1,097 and $369, respectively. As of December 31, 2006, an unrealized derivative fair value gain of $155 related to cash flow hedges of natural gas price risk was recorded in other comprehensive income. This fair value gain is expected to be reclassified to earnings in 2008. The actual reclassification to earnings will be based on mark-to-market prices at the contract settlement date, along with the realization of the gain or loss on the related physical volume, which amount is not reflected above.
Natural Gas Liquids
     For the years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005, net gains and losses on swap hedge contracts decreased and increased liquids revenue by $58 and $181, respectively. As of December 31, 2006, an unrealized derivative fair value gain of $223 related to cash flow hedges of ethane price risk was recorded in other comprehensive income (loss). This fair value gain is expected to be reclassified into earnings in 2007. The actual reclassification to earnings will be based on mark-to-market prices at the contract settlement date, along with the realization of the gain or loss on the related physical volume, which amount is not reflected above.
(16) PARTNERS’ CAPITAL
     As of December 31, 2006, partners’ capital consists of 10,603,808 common limited partner units, representing a 79.0% limited partnership interest, 2,552,018 subordinated limited partner units, representing a 19.0% partnership interest and a 2% general partner interest. Martin Resource Management and its subsidiaries, in the aggregate, owned an approximate 38.6% limited partnership interest consisting of 2,632,799 common limited partner units and 2,552,018 subordinated limited partner units and a 2% general partner interest.

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     The Partnership Agreement contains specific provisions for the allocation of net income and losses to each of the partners for purposes of maintaining their respective partner capital accounts
Distributions of Available Cash
     The Partnership distributes all of its Available Cash (as defined in the Partnership Agreement) within 45 days after the end of each quarter to unitholders of record and to the general partner. Available Cash is generally defined as all cash and cash equivalents of the Partnership on hand at the end of each quarter less the amount of cash reserves its general partner determines in its reasonable discretion is necessary or appropriate to: (i) provide for the proper conduct of the Partnership’s business; (ii) comply with applicable law, any debt instruments or other agreements; or (iii) provide funds for distributions to unitholders and the general partner for any one or more of the next four quarters, plus all cash on the date of determination of available cash for the quarter resulting from working capital borrowings made after the end of the quarter.
Subordination Period
     During the subordination period (defined in the Partnership Agreement), the common units have the right to receive distributions of available cash in an amount equal to the minimum quarterly distribution of $0.50 per quarter, plus any arrearages in the payment of the minimum quarterly distribution on the common units from prior quarters, before any distributions of available cash from operating surplus may be made on the subordinated units.
     The subordination period ends on the first day of any quarter beginning after September 30, 2009, when certain financial tests (defined in the Partnership Agreement) are met. Additionally, a portion of the subordinated units may convert earlier into common units on a one-for-one basis if additional financial tests (defined in the Partnership Agreement) are met.
     The partnership agreement provides that before the end of the subordination period, a portion of the subordinated units may convert into common units on a one-for-one basis immediately after the distribution of available cash to the partners in respect of any quarter ending on or after:
    September 30, 2005 with respect to 20% of the subordinated units;
 
    September 30, 2006 with respect to 20% of the subordinated units;
 
    September 30, 2007 with respect to 20% of the subordinated units;
 
    September 30, 2008 with respect to 20% of the subordinated units;
     As a result of achieving the defined financial test, 850,672 subordinated units representing 20% of the total originally issued subordinated units were converted into common units on both November 10, 2006 and 2005. A total of 1,701,244 subordinated units representing 40% of the total originally issued subordinated units have been converted into common units as of December 31, 2006. When the subordination period ends, any remaining subordinated units will convert into common units on a one-for-one basis and the common units will no longer be entitled to arrearages.
(17) GAIN ON INVOLUNTARY CONVERSION OF ASSETS
     During the third quarter of 2005, several of the Partnership’s facilities in the Gulf of Mexico were in the path of two major storms, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. Physical damage to the Partnership’s assets caused by the hurricanes, as well as the related removal and recovery costs, are covered by insurance subject to a deductible. Losses incurred as a result of a single hurricane (an “occurrence”) are limited to a maximum aggregate deductible of $100 for flood damage and the greater of $100 or 2% of total insured value at each location for wind damage. The Partnership’s total flood coverage is $5,000 and total wind coverage is $40,000.
     The most significant damage to the Partnership’s assets was sustained at the Cameron East location. Property damage also occurred at the Partnership’s Sabine Pass, Venice, Intracoastal City, Port Fourchon, Galveston, Cameron West, Neches and Stanolind locations. Based on an analysis of the damage as performed by the Partnership and its

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insurance underwriters, the Partnership had estimated its non-cash impairment charge as $1,200 for all the locations which is equal to the net-book value of the damaged assets. A receivable was established for the expected insurance recovery equal to the impairment charge.
     The Partnership recognized a $700 estimated loss during the last half of 2005, which approximates the Partnership’s hurricane deductibles under its applicable insurance policies, incurred as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The loss is included in “operating expenses” in the consolidated statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2005.
     Insurance proceeds received as a result of the aforementioned claims exceeded net book value of the Partnership’s assets determined to be impaired. During 2006, the Partnership received insurance proceeds of $4,812 for this involuntary conversion of assets, which resulted in a gain of $3,125 which is reported in other operating income.
(18) COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
     From time to time, the Partnership is subject to various claims and legal actions arising in the ordinary course of business. In the opinion of management, the ultimate disposition of these matters will not have a material adverse effect on the Partnership.
(19) BUSINESS SEGMENTS
     The Partnership has five reportable segments: terminalling and storage, natural gas services, marine transportation, sulfur which was added in 2005, and fertilizer. The Partnership’s reportable segments are strategic business units that offer different products and services. The operating income of these segments is reviewed by the chief operating decision maker to assess performance and make business decisions.
     The accounting policies of the operating segments are the same as those described in Note 2 of the notes to consolidated financial statements. The Partnership evaluates the performance of its reportable segments based on operating income. There is no allocation of administrative expenses or interest expense.
                                                 
                    Operating                    
                    Revenues     Depreciation     Operating        
    Operating     Intersegment     After     and     Income     Capital  
    Revenues     Eliminations     Eliminations     Amortization     (Loss)     Expenditures  
Year ended December 31, 2006:
                                               
Terminalling and storage
  $ 36,606     $ (389 )   $ 36,217     $ 4,700     $ 12,504     $ 13,371  
Natural gas services
    389,735             389,735       1,667       4,239       5,552  
Marine transportation
    50,174       (2,339 )     47,835       6,609       6,411       18,840  
Sulfur
    62,467       (1,196 )     61,271       2,997       4,864       12,582  
Fertilizer
    41,842       (516 )     41,326       1,624       1,844       16,007  

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                    Operating                    
                    Revenues     Depreciation     Operating        
    Operating     Intersegment     After     and     Income     Capital  
    Revenues     Eliminations     Eliminations     Amortization     (Loss)     Expenditures  
Indirect selling, general, and administrative
                            (3,253 )