Magellan Midstream and Saddle Butte to Pursue Proposed Saddlehorn Pipeline, Open Season Continues through Nov. 6

TULSA, Okla. – Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) and Saddle Butte Pipeline II, LLC announced today that they have entered into a letter of intent to jointly pursue the proposed Saddlehorn Pipeline to transport various grades of crude oil from the Niobrara shale to Magellan’s storage facilities in Cushing, Oklahoma. Saddle Butte’s open season for a proposed competing pipeline project is cancelled immediately. The current open season for the Saddlehorn Pipeline continues, with binding commitments due from potential shippers by 5:00 p.m. Central Time on Nov. 6, 2014. 

The proposed Saddlehorn Pipeline includes construction of an approximate 600-mile, 20-inch diameter pipeline capable of transporting up to 400,000 barrels per day of crude oil from Platteville, Colorado to Magellan’s storage facilities in Cushing.  

For customer inquiries about the open season, please contact Chris Nalley at (918) 574-7710 or chris.nalley@magellanlp.com. More information about the open season is available at www.magellanlp.com/tariffs.aspx.  

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 country, with access to nearly 50% of the nation’s refining capacity, and can store more than 90 million barrels of petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel fuel and crude oil. More information is available at www.magellanlp.com. 

About Saddle Butte Pipeline II, LLC 

Founded in 2008 with offices in Denver and Durango, Colorado, Saddle Butte is a full-service midstream company offering competitive, high-quality solutions from the wellhead to market. The Saddle Butte management team has extensive experience across multiple resource plays in virtually every facet of midstream and interstate pipeline initiatives, including land, engineering, regulatory matters, construction and operations. More information is available at www.sbpipeline.com. 


Portions of this document constitute forward-looking statements as defined by federal law. Although management of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. and Saddle Butte Pipeline II, LLC 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 rights-of-way, permits and other governmental approvals on a timely basis; (3) the ability to justify the economics of this potential opportunity once the necessary engineering and commercial assessments are complete; (4) price fluctuations and overall demand for crude oil; (5) changes in Saddlehorn Pipeline’s tariff rates or other terms imposed by state or federal regulatory agencies; (6) the occurrence of an operational hazard or unforeseen interruption; (7) disruption in the debt and equity markets that negatively impacts the companies’ abilities to finance capital spending and (8) failure of customers or vendors to meet or continue contractual obligations. Additional information about issues that could lead to material changes in performance is contained in Magellan’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The companies undertake no obligation to revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after today's date. 

Contact Information:

Paula Farrell Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. Investor Relations 918-574-7650 paula.farrell@magellanlp.com 
Bruce Heine Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. Media Relations 918-574-7010 bruce.heine@magellanlp.com 

Contact Information:

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