American Petroleum Tankers, which is backed by The Blackstone Group, has filed to raise up to $172.5 million in an IPO. The company has applied to list under JAT on the NYSE. American Petroleum Tankers provides marine transportation services for refined petroleum products, crude oil and chemicals in the U.S. domestic "coastwise" trade. GSO Capital Partners and Cerberus Capital Management are also backers. Proceeds from the IPO will partially be used to repay the company's existing debt facilities.