Magellan Kansas City Terminal Fire

TULSA, Okla. – At approximately 7:45 p.m. last night, an apparent lightning strike occurred at an above ground storage tank at Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.’s petroleum distribution terminal in Kansas City, Kansas. The lightning triggered a fire which is isolated to one tank with 145,000 barrels of capacity. The tank contained approximately 28,000 barrels of unleaded gasoline at the time of the event.

No injuries have occurred as a result of the event. Federal, state and local authorities are on the scene and assisting in the management of the event.  All appropriate steps are being taken to protect public health and safety.

"Magellan commends the Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department and supporting agencies for their skillful leadership in managing this difficult and unfortunate event," said Magellan spokesman, Bruce Heine.

Magellan's Kansas City terminal provides distribution services for gasoline, gasoline / ethanol blends, diesel and jet fuel for the local marketplace.  Magellan believes there will be minimal disruption to supply in the Midwest; however, as a safety precaution, the company has temporarily discontinued distribution services from the terminal.


About Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.

Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) 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. More information is available at http://www.magellanlp.com.


Portions of this document may constitute forward-looking statements as defined by federal law. Although management believes any such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance that actual outcomes will not be materially different. Additional information about issues that could lead to material changes in performance is contained in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for both partnerships. 

Contact Information:

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