News Release
Jan. 31, 2000

TEPPCO CRUDE PIPELINE, LLC COMPLETES FIRST PHASE OF NEW PIPELINE

HOUSTON — TEPPCO Crude Pipeline, LLC, a subsidiary of TEPPCO Crude Oil, LLC has completed the first phase of a new 82-mile pipeline that will transport approximately 10,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Grayson County, Texas to Montague County, Texas. The new line will tie into TEPPCO’s existing crude oil pipeline system that crosses the Red River and will facilitate access to several markets.

"This project is the first major crude oil pipeline construction in the area in decades," said Area Manager Randy Malone. "The new pipeline will provide oil producers in North Texas a more efficient way of transporting crude oil to marketplace."

The first segment of the line, from Ringgold, Texas to Nocona, Texas is in service and construction is under way on the remainder of the line, which will include several truck injection stations. TEPPCO’s Gainesville, Texas field office will manage the project.

TEPPCO Partners, L.P. is a publicly owned master limited partnership, which conducts business through two operating companies. TE Products Pipeline Company, Limited Partnership is one of the largest common carrier pipelines of refined petroleum products and liquefied petroleum gases in the United States. TEPPCO Crude Oil, LLC is a crude oil gathering, transportation, storage and marketing company operating primarily in Texas and Oklahoma. TEPPCO Crude Oil, LLC also operates two natural gas liquids pipelines in South Texas and owns Lubrication Services, LLC (LSI), which distributes lubrication oils and specialty chemicals to natural gas pipelines, gas processors, and industrial and commercial accounts. Texas Eastern Products Pipeline Company, which is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Duke Energy, is the general partner of TEPPCO Partners, L.P.

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