Buckeye Successfully Resumes Operations on Its New York and New Jersey Pipeline System

Buckeye Successfully Resumes Operations on Its New York and New Jersey
Pipeline System

HOUSTON, Nov. 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Buckeye Partners, L.P. ("Buckeye")
(NYSE:BPL) reported the successful restart following Hurricane Sandy of its
pipelines that service New York, including New York City and upstate New York,
New Jersey, and Pennsylvania markets. Power at Buckeye's Linden, New Jersey
facility was restored, and the facility was fully operational, before noon
yesterday.All inbound and outbound lines at the facility are now operational
and ready for service.The Linden facility operated at reduced rates on
back-up generator power in the difficult conditions immediately following
Hurricane Sandy.The facility, which normally pumps approximately 500,000
barrels of jet fuel, gasoline, and diesel daily, is a key origin point for
product being delivered via Buckeye's pipelines into the New York City market,
including JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark airports. Buckeye established service to
several of its pipeline delivery terminals serving the New York City market
last night.

"We appreciate and want to recognize the tireless and around-the-clock efforts
of our employees and contractors, PSE&G and other utility responders,
connecting carriers, and officials from local, State and Federal governments
in bringing our assets back on-line as quickly as they did," stated Clark C.
Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer."Their efforts will help us to
minimize any further disruption to fuel supply in the markets we serve, as the
communities work to recover in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy."

Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE:BPL) is a publicly traded master limited
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 approximately
100 liquid petroleum products terminals with aggregate storage capacity of
approximately 70 million barrels.In addition, Buckeye operates and/or
maintains third-party pipelines 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 crude oil and petroleum products
storage facilities in the world, serving the international markets as a
premier global logistics hub. More information concerning Buckeye can be
found at www.buckeye.com.

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 (i)changes in
federal, state, local, and foreign laws or regulations to which we are
subject, including those governing pipeline tariff rates and those that permit
the treatment of us as a partnership for federal income tax purposes,
(ii)terrorism, adverse weather conditions, including hurricanes,
environmental releases, and natural disasters, (iii)changes in the
marketplace for our products or services, such as increased competition,
better energy efficiency, or general reductions in demand, (iv)adverse
regional, national, or international economic conditions, adverse capital
market conditions, and adverse political developments, (v)shutdowns or
interruptions at our pipeline, terminal, and storage assets or at the source
points for the products we transport, store, or sell, (vi)unanticipated
capital expenditures in connection with the construction, repair, or
replacement of our assets, (vii)volatility in the price of refined petroleum
products and the value of natural gas storage services, (viii)nonpayment or
nonperformance by our customers, (ix)our ability to integrate acquired assets
with our existing assets and to realize anticipated cost savings and other
efficiencies and benefits, and (x) an unfavorable outcome with respect to the
proceedings pending before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC")
regarding Buckeye Pipe Line Company, L.P.'s tariff rates.You should read our
filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 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.

CONTACT: Kevin J. Goodwin
         Senior Director, Investor Relations
         Irelations@buckeye.com
         (800) 422-2825
 
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