News Release
February 11, 2004


HOUSTON –Texas Eastern Products Pipeline Company LLC (TEPPCO), general partner of TEPPCO Partners L.P. (NYSE:TPP), today announced the election of William H. Easter III, to the board of directors, effective Feb. 12. He succeeds William W. Slaughter.

“On behalf of the unitholders and employees of TEPPCO, I want to thank Bill Slaughter for his years of advice and counsel as a member of TEPPCO’s board of directors,” said Jim W. Mogg, group vice president and chief development officer of Duke Energy and chairman of the general partner of TEPPCO.

Easter, 54, is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy Field Services (DEFS), having been elected to that position in January 2004. He was most recently vice president, state government affairs, for ConocoPhillips and has had a 30-year career in the areas of natural gas supply and marketing, transportation, refining and petroleum marketing.

“Bill Easter brings significant energy experience to TEPPCO’s board of directors,” said Mogg. “His knowledge of the overall energy industry will be very valuable in advancing the Partnership’s growth strategy.”

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 petrochemical and natural gas liquid pipelines; is engaged in crude oil transportation, storage, gathering and marketing; owns and operates natural gas gathering systems; and owns 50-percent interests in Seaway Crude Pipeline Company, Centennial Pipeline LLC, and Mont Belvieu Storage Partners, L.P., and an undivided ownership interest in the Basin Pipeline. 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 Web site at

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