Williams Energy Partners Announces Addition of Independent Director to General Partner Board

TULSA, Okla. - The board of directors for the general partner of Williams Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE:WEG) has elected Mark G. Papa as an independent board member. The remaining two independent director seats will be filled in the near future.

Papa, 56, currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer of EOG Resources, Inc., one of the leading non-integrated oil and natural gas companies in the United States. He has served in operational and senior management roles since joining that company in 1981, including president and chief operating officer previous to his current position. Prior to 1981, he served in various engineering and management roles for Conoco, Inc.

"Mark's experience and knowledge of the energy industry coupled with his proven leadership abilities make him an exceptional addition to our board,"said Don Wellendorf, chief executive officer.

Papa received a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Houston. He currently also serves as chairman of the U.S. Oil and Gas Association.

About Williams Energy Partners L.P.

Williams Energy Partners L.P. is a publicly traded partnership formed to own, operate and acquire a diversified portfolio of energy assets. The partnership primarily transports, stores and distributes refined petroleum products and ammonia.


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Paula Farrell Williams Energy Partners Investor Relations 918-573-9233  

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Paula Farrell Investor Relations 918-574-7650 paula.farrell@magellanlp.com