Provident Energy Trust
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Provident Energy Trust

March 31, 2010 15:50 ET

Provident Completes the Acquisition of Corunna Storage Facility

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2010) - Provident Energy Trust (TSX:PVE.UN); (NYSE:PVX) has completed the previously announced acquisition of the hydrocarbon storage facility from Dow Chemical Canada ULC at Corunna Ontario, in the Sarnia area, for an undisclosed amount. Provident intends to utilize the Corunna facility for both operational and commercial storage purposes. Provident's 2010 capital budget includes approximately $17 million for facility maintenance and upgrades to expand the existing rail facilities at the site and to construct a truck loading terminal. Provident anticipates that the completion of these upgrades during the second half of the year will improve facility utilization and enhance commercial opportunities in the Sarnia area.

Provident Energy Trust is a Calgary-based, open-ended energy income trust that owns and manages a natural gas liquids (NGL) midstream services and marketing business and an oil and gas production business. Provident's oil and gas portfolio is located in some of the most stable and predictable producing regions in Western Canada. Provident's Midstream facilities are also strategically located in Western Canada and in the premium NGL markets in Eastern Canada and the U.S. Provident provides monthly cash distributions to its unitholders and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols PVE.UN and PVX, respectively.

This document contains certain forward-looking statements concerning Provident, as well as other expectations, plans, goals, objectives, information or statements about future events, conditions, results of operations or performance that may constitute "forward-looking statements" or "forward-looking information" under applicable securities legislation. Such statements or information involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond Provident's control, including the impact of general economic conditions in Canada and the United States, industry conditions, changes in laws and regulations including the adoption of new environmental laws and regulations and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, pipeline design and construction, fluctuations in commodity prices, foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities.

Such forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect. In addition to other assumptions identified in this news release, assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, commodity prices, operating conditions, capital and other expenditures, and project development activities.

Although Provident believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements or information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because Provident can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements or information are based on current expectations, estimates and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by Provident and described in the forward-looking statements or information.

The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and Provident undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise unless so required by applicable securities laws. The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Contact Information

  • Provident Energy Trust
    Investor and Media Contact:
    Dallas McConnell
    Director, Investor Relations
    Phone: (403) 231-6710
    info@providentenergy.com
    or
    Corporate Head Office:
    2100, 250 - 2nd Street SW
    Calgary, Alberta T2P 0C1
    (403) 296-2233 or Toll Free: 1-800-587-6299
    (403) 262-5973 (FAX)
    www.providentenergy.com