Buckeye Partners, L.P. Prices $500 Million Offering of Senior Notes

Buckeye Partners, L.P. Prices $500 Million Offering of Senior Notes

HOUSTON, June 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Buckeye Partners, L.P. ("Buckeye")
(NYSE:BPL) announced today that it has priced $500 million of senior unsecured
notes at 99.810% of par. The 4.15% notes mature July 1, 2023. Buckeye expects
the offering to close on June 10, 2013, subject to customary closing
conditions. Buckeye expects to receive net proceeds after deducting the
underwriting discount and offering expenses in connection with the offering of
approximately $495.8 million. Buckeye intends to use the net proceeds from the
offering for the repayment of amounts outstanding on the maturity of the
$300.0 million principal amount of its 4.625% Notes due July 15, 2013, and for
general partnership purposes.

Barclays Capital Inc., SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Wells Fargo
Securities, LLC and UBS Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running
managers of the senior unsecured notes offering. Deutsche Bank Securities
Inc., RBC Capital Markets, LLC, SMBC Nikko Capital Markets Limited and BB&T
Capital Markets, a division of BB&T Securities, LLC, are acting as the
co-managers of the 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 Inc., c/o Broadridge
Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by
telephone at (888) 603-5847; SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., 3333 Peachtree
Road, 11th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30326, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by
telephone at (800) 685-4786; or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 1525 West W.T.
Harris Blvd., NC0675, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262, Attn: Capital Markets
Client Support, by telephone (toll-free) at (800) 326-5897 or by email at

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 approximately 6,000 miles of pipeline. Buckeye also owns more
than 100 liquid petroleum products terminals with aggregate storage capacity
of over 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

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, (x) our ability to successfully complete our organic growth projects
and to realize the anticipated financial benefits, and (xi) an unfavorable
outcome with respect to the proceedings pending before the FERC regarding
Buckeye Pipe Line Company, L.P.'s transportation of jet fuel to the New York
City airports. 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, 2012 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
         (800) 422-2825
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