News Release
April 20, 2001


HOUSTON – TEPPCO Partners, L.P. (NYSE:TPP) today declared a first-quarter cash distribution of $0.525 per unit, payable May 4, 2001, to unitholders of record on April 30, 2001. This distribution covers the period from Jan. 1, 2001, through March 31, 2001.

TEPPCO Partners, L.P. is a publicly traded master limited partnership, which conducts business through various subsidiary operating companies. TEPPCO owns and operates one of the largest common carrier pipelines of refined petroleum products and liquefied petroleum gases in the United States; owns and operates natural gas liquid pipelines; is engaged in crude oil transportation, storage, gathering and marketing; and owns a 50-percent interest in Seaway Crude Pipeline Company and an undivided ownership interest in the Rancho and Basin Pipelines. Texas Eastern Products Pipeline Company, LLC, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Duke Energy Field Services, LLC, is the general partner of TEPPCO Partners, L.P. For more information, visit TEPPCO’s website at

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