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Buckeye Partners, L.P. Prices $600 Million Offering of Senior Notes

HOUSTON, Sept. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Buckeye Partners, L.P. ("Buckeye") (NYSE:BPL) announced today that it has priced an offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes, including $300 million 4.35% senior notes due 2024 and $300 million 5.60% senior notes due 2044 at 99.825% and 99.876% of par, respectively. Buckeye expects the offering to close on September 12, 2014, 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 $598.4 million. Buckeye intends to use the net proceeds from the offering (i) to fund a portion of the purchase price of the previously announced transaction with Trafigura Corpus Christi Holdings Inc. (the "Trafigura Transaction") and related expenses, (ii) to fund the redemption of all $275 million aggregate principal amount of our outstanding 5.300% Notes due October 15, 2014 and (iii) for general partnership purposes, including the settlement of existing interest rate swaps and prepayment of amounts due under our credit facility.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and RBC Capital Markets, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers of the senior unsecured notes offering. BB&T Capital Markets, a division of BB&T Securities, LLC, PNC Capital Markets LLC, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. and UBS 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: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10179, Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk – 3rd floor, Telephone: (212) 834-4533; Morgan Stanley, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014; 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 cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com.

Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE:BPL) is a publicly traded master limited partnership and owns and operates a diversified network of integrated assets providing midstream logistics solutions, primarily consisting of the transportation, storage and marketing of liquid petroleum products. Buckeye is one of the largest independent liquid petroleum products pipeline operators in the United States in terms of volumes delivered, with approximately 6,000 miles of pipeline and more than 120 liquid petroleum products terminals with aggregate storage capacity of over 110 million barrels across its portfolio of pipelines, inland terminals, and an integrated network of marine terminals located primarily on the U.S. East Coast and in the Caribbean. Buckeye's flagship marine terminal in The Bahamas, BORCO, is one of the largest marine crude oil and petroleum products storage facilities in the world and provides an array of logistics and blending services for the global flow of petroleum products. Buckeye's network of marine terminals enables it to facilitate global flows of crude oil, refined petroleum products and other commodities, and to offer its customers connectivity to some of the world's most important bulk storage and blending hubs. Buckeye is also a wholesale distributor of refined petroleum products in areas served by its pipelines and terminals. Finally, Buckeye also operates or maintains third-party pipelines under agreements with major oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical companies, and performs certain engineering and construction management services for third parties.

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) the Trafigura Transaction may not be consummated, (xi) we may not realize the expected benefits of the Trafigura Transaction, (xii) our ability to successfully complete our organic growth projects and to realize the anticipated financial benefits, and (xiii) an unfavorable outcome with respect to the proceedings pending before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("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, 2013 and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2014 and June 30, 2014, 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 Vice President and Treasurer irelations@buckeye.com (800) 422-2825Source:Buckeye Partners, L.P.