News Release
February 18, 2004

TEPPCO PARTNERS L.P. TO RESTART PIPELINE

HOUSTON — TEPPCO Partners L.P. (NYSE:TPP), today announced that it will restart its 8-inch diameter pipeline near Coshocton, Ohio. This segment of the system serves all of the Partnership’s Northeast terminals. The line was shut down Feb. 15, after a release.

The company resumed product deliveries at its Coshocton terminal on Tuesday evening. All terminals east of Coshocton should resume truck loading within 24 hours.

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 www.teppco.com. 

The information is this news release may contain certain forward-looking information regarding the Partnership, including projections, estimates, forecasts, plans and objectives. Although management believes that all such statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that the actual results will not differ materially from those contained in such forward-looking statements.

Contact: Media Relations -- Kathleen A. Sauve
Phone: 713/759-3635
24-Hour Phone: 704/382-8333
e-mail: kasauve@teppco.com
Contact: Investor Relations -- Brenda J. Peters
Phone: 713/759-3954
24-Hour Phone: n/a
e-mail: bjpeters@teppco.com