SOURCE: Buckeye Partners, L.P.

Buckeye Partners, L.P.

August 26, 2011 14:10 ET

Buckeye Partners, L.P. Announces Plans to Restart Operations at BORCO Following Hurricane Irene

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Aug 26, 2011) - Buckeye Partners, L.P. ("Buckeye") (NYSE: BPL) announced that it plans to initiate start up procedures today at BORCO, its marine terminal in the Bahamas. Buckeye had suspended operations at the terminal on Wednesday night, August 24, 2011, as part of its preparations to secure the facility for Hurricane Irene. The storm has now passed the Bahamas and there has been effectively no adverse impact from the storm on the facility.

"We expect the terminal to be fully operational again by Monday, August 29, 2011," said Clark C. Smith, Buckeye's President and Chief Operating Officer. "We also will be resuming work on our expansion project at BORCO now that the storm has passed. Safety is a top priority at Buckeye. We have well-established plans that we activate during storm conditions to secure our facilities and we will continue to make every effort to ensure safe operations." Buckeye has also been preparing its facilities along the East Coast for storm conditions related to Hurricane Irene.

Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE: BPL) is a publicly traded partnership that owns and operates one of the largest independent liquid petroleum products pipeline systems in the United States in terms of volumes delivered, with over 6,000 miles of pipeline. Buckeye also owns more than 100 liquid petroleum products terminals with aggregate storage capacity of approximately 64 million barrels, operates approximately 3,400 miles of pipeline under agreements with major oil and chemical companies, owns a high-performance natural gas storage facility in Northern California, and markets liquid petroleum products in certain regions served by its pipeline and terminal operations. Buckeye's flagship marine terminal in the Bahamas, BORCO, is one of the largest oil and petroleum products storage facilities in the world, serving the international markets as a premier global logistics hub. Buckeye is celebrating its 125th anniversary as a midstream energy company in 2011. More information concerning Buckeye can be found at

This press release includes forward-looking statements that we believe to be reasonable as of today's date. Such statements are identified by use of the words "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "projects," "should," and similar expressions. Actual results may differ significantly because of risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and that may be beyond our control. Among them are (1) changes in federal, state, local, and foreign laws or regulations to which we are subject, including those that permit the treatment of us as a partnership for federal income tax purposes, (2) terrorism, adverse weather conditions, including hurricanes, environmental releases, and natural disasters, (3) changes in the marketplace for our products or services, such as increased competition, better energy efficiency, or general reductions in demand, (4) adverse regional, national, or international economic conditions, adverse capital market conditions, and adverse political developments, (5) shutdowns or interruptions at the source points for the products we transport, store, or sell, (6) unanticipated capital expenditures in connection with the construction, repair, or replacement of our assets, (7) volatility in the price of refined petroleum products and the value of natural gas storage services, (8) nonpayment or nonperformance by our customers, and (9) our ability to integrate acquired assets with our existing assets and to realize anticipated cost savings and other efficiencies. You should read our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2010 and our most recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, for a more extensive list of factors that could affect results. We undertake no obligation to revise our forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after today's date.