Magellan Midstream Partners Enhances Pipeline Flexibility to Texas Markets

TULSA, Okla. – Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) announced today the completion of enhancements to the southern portion of its 8,500-mile petroleum products pipeline system that will increase the flexibility of the system in various Texas markets.

The partnership has significantly increased its pipeline throughput capacity into the Dallas, Texas market, expanding from approximately 25,000 barrels per day of pipeline capacity to 45,000 barrels per day, which provides additional delivery capabilities for refined petroleum products such as gasoline and diesel fuel from Houston area origins to this growing market. Further, the partnership is positioned to increase its pipeline capability into Dallas to 65,000 barrels per day during 2006.

In addition, the partnership has improved refined products access to the Waco and Hearne, Texas markets by reconfiguring a pipeline segment to make it bi-directional. Historically, the partnership's pipeline has delivered supply to these markets with products originating from the Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas region. This enhancement allows petroleum products originating from the Houston area also to supply Waco and Hearne via the partnership's pipeline system.

“These enhancements improve our pipeline system's market flexibility, providing our customers additional alternatives for product delivery,” said Don Wellendorf, chief executive officer. “In light of supply disruptions created by the recent hurricanes, access to multiple regions from various origins continues to be a priority for the customers and markets we serve.”


About Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.  

Magellan Midstream 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. More information is available at http://www.magellanlp.com.




Portions of this document may constitute forward-looking statements as defined by federal law. Although the partnership 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 the partnership's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  

Contact Information:

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