Magellan Midstream and Vopak Jointly Assess Development of Houston Gulf Coast Storage

Magellan Midstream and Vopak Jointly Assess Development of Houston Gulf Coast
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PR Newswire

TULSA, Okla. and ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, July 15, 2013

TULSA, Okla. and ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) and Royal Vopak (NYSE Euronext
Amsterdam: VPK) announce today they are jointly assessing the development of a
deep water storage and handling facility in the Houston Gulf Coast area.

Under a recently signed joint development agreement, the parties will engage
in a feasibility study for a new storage terminal along the Houston Ship
Channel to store and handle crude oil, refined products and ethanol. The
proposed deep water tank storage terminal would be located on land currently
owned by Vopak in Deer Park, Texas and would consist of tank terminal
infrastructure including a range of tanks, barge and ship docks facilitating
high speed loading rates. In addition, the strategic location along the
Houston Ship Channel is characterized amongst others by maximum draft (45
feet), rail access (including unit train capability), automatic truck loading
facilities and connectivity to Magellan's refined products and crude oil
pipeline systems.

Magellan currently owns 20 million barrels (3.3 million cubic meters, or cbm)
of storage capacity in the Houston area, including its Galena Park and East
Houston terminals, and the most comprehensive pipeline system to deliver crude
oil to and throughout the Houston Gulf Coast area.

Vopak currently owns 8 million barrels (1.3 million cbm) of storage capacity
in the Houston area, providing storage and handling services predominantly for
the chemical industry, including its Galena Park and Deer Park terminals, as
well as the 130 acres and associated dock location targeted for this expansion
project.

About Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) is a publicly traded partnership
that primarily transports, stores and distributes refined petroleum products
and crude oil. The partnership owns the longest refined petroleum products
pipeline system in the United States, with access to more than 40% of the
nation's refining capacity, and can store over 80 million barrels (13 million
cbm) of petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel and crude oil. More
information is available at www.magellanlp.com.

About Royal Vopak
Royal Vopak (NYSE Euronext Amsterdam: VPK) is the world's largest independent
liquid bulk tank storage service provider by capacity, specializing in the
storage and handling of liquid chemicals, gasses and oil products. The company
operates 84 terminals with a combined storage capacity of almost 190 million
barrels (30.2 million cbm) in 31 countries. Vopak's terminals are
strategically located for users along the major shipping routes. The majority
of its customers are companies operating in the chemical and oil industries,
for which Vopak stores a large variety of products destined for a wide range
of industries. More information is available at www.vopak.com.

Portions of this document constitute forward-looking statements as defined by
federal law. Although management of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. and
Royal Vopak believe any such statements are based on reasonable assumptions,
there is no assurance that actual outcomes will not be materially different.
Among the key risk factors that may have a direct impact on the decision to
proceed with the opportunity described in this news release are: (1) the
ability to negotiate and sign definitive agreements with potential customers;
(2) the ability to obtain required permits and other governmental approvals on
a timely basis and (3) the ability to justify the economics of this potential
opportunity once the necessary engineering and commercial assessments are
complete. The companies undertake no obligation to revise these
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after
today's date.

Contacts:
 Magellan: Paula Farrell, Investor Relations +1 (918) 574-7650,
            paula.farrell@magellanlp.com
            Bruce Heine, Media Relations +1 (918) 574-7010,
            bruce.heine@magellanlp.com
 Vopak:    Hans de Willigen, Investor and Media Relations, +31 (0)10 -
            4002777, +31 (0)6 - 13431840, hans.de.willigen@vopak.com 

SOURCE Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.; Royal Vopak

Website: http://www.magellanlp.com
Website: http://www.vopak.com
 
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