SOURCE: Buckeye Partners, L.P.

Buckeye Partners, L.P.

April 13, 2011 16:17 ET

Buckeye Partners, L.P. to Offer Limited Partnership Units

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2011) - Buckeye Partners, L.P. ("Buckeye") (NYSE: BPL) announced today that it has commenced a public offering of 4,800,000 limited partnership units representing limited partner interests ("LP Units") pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement. Buckeye expects to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to 720,000 additional LP Units. Buckeye intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to reduce the indebtedness outstanding under its revolving credit facility.

Barclays Capital, Citi, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as joint book-running managers of the LP Unit offering.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus.

Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus related to this offering may be obtained from: Barclays Capital, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, by email at Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com, or by telephone at (888) 603-5847; Citi, Attention: Prospectus Department, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11220, by email at BATProspectusdept@citi.com, or by telephone at (877) 858-5407; J.P. Morgan, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by telephone at (866) 803-9204; Morgan Stanley, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd floor New York, New York 10014, by email at prospectus@morganstanley.com, or by telephone at (866) 718-1649; or Wells Fargo Securities, Attention: Equity Syndicate Dept., 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10152, by email at cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com, or by telephone at (800) 326-5897. You may also obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.

Buckeye is a publicly traded partnership that owns and operates one of the largest independent refined petroleum products pipeline systems in the United States in terms of volumes delivered, with approximately 5,400 miles of pipeline. Buckeye also owns 69 liquid petroleum products terminals with aggregate storage capacity of approximately 53 million barrels, operates approximately 2,600 miles of pipeline under agreements with major oil and chemical companies, owns a high-performance natural gas storage facility in Northern California, and markets refined 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.

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, (9) our ability to realize efficiencies expected to result from our previously announced reorganization, and (10) 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, 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.