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Press release by Sunoco Logistics

From a news release:

Clean-up Operations Underway in Maumee Pipeline Incident

Cygnet, Ohio (February 19, 2009) - Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL), operator of the Maumee Pipeline System, announced today that containment and clean-up operations of a crude oil release are underway. The company discovered the release on February 18, at approximately 5:00 p.m. ET at a pump station and terminal located in Cygnet, Ohio. The exact cause of the release is not known and is the subject of an ongoing investigation.

Upon learning of the release, the company immediately shut down the pipeline, stopped operations at the pump station and terminal, notified the appropriate authorities, and began an emergency response. No injuries have been reported in connection with this event.

As of 11:05 a.m. ET the release had been stopped from the pipe.  The company continues to work to contain the release.  These efforts are taking place in the Portage River.  In addition, a wildlife assessment has been initiated.

The well supplying municipal water service to the village of Cygnet has been tested and declared safe.

Incident response personnel are now working to contain and clean up discharged crude oil in an effort to mitigate any environmental impacts that may have been caused. Information will be provided regarding the amount of crude oil discharged and the approximate clean-up time that will be needed. We regret the inconvenience this event has caused.

We are committed to a safe and thorough clean-up process and continue to make progress thanks to our team, including our employees and the public agencies assisting us.

Participating in the clean up are: US EPA, Ohio EPA, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, US Coast Guard, Wood County Sheriff.

The Cygnet Pump Station and Terminal are part of the Maumee Pipeline System, which carries approximately 142,000 barrels of crude oil per day from its origin in Lima, Ohio to its end in Samaria, Michigan.

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL), headquartered in Philadelphia, is a master limited partnership formed to acquire, own and operate refined product and crude oil pipelines and terminal facilities. The Eastern Pipeline System consists of approximately 2,300 miles of primarily refined product pipelines located in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States, the recently acquired MagTex pipeline system and interests in four refined products pipelines, consisting of a 9.4 percent interest in Explorer Pipeline Company, a 31.5 percent interest in Wolverine Pipe Line Company, a 12.3 percent interest in West Shore Pipe Line Company, and a 14.0 percent interest in Yellowstone Pipe Line Company. The Terminal Facilities consist of 9.7 million shell barrels of refined products terminal capacity and 24.0 million shell barrels of crude oil terminal capacity (including approximately 17.1 million shell barrels of capacity at the Texas Gulf Coast Nederland Terminal). The Western Pipeline System consists of approximately 3,700 miles of crude oil pipelines, located principally in Oklahoma and Texas, a 55.3 percent interest in Mid-Valley Pipeline Company, a 43.8 percent interest in the West Texas Gulf Pipe Line Company and a 37.0 percent interest in the Mesa Pipe Line System. For additional information visit Sunoco Logistics' web site at www.sunocologistics.com.


From a news release:

Incident Causes Maumee Pipeline Shutdown

Cygnet, Ohio - Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL), as operator of the Maumee Pipeline System, confirmed today that at approximately 5:00 p.m. ET a release of crude oil was discovered at the company's terminal and pump station located in Cygnet, Ohio. The exact cause of the release is not known and is the subject of an ongoing investigation.

Upon learning of the release, the company immediately shut down the pipeline, stopped operations at the pump station and terminal, notified the appropriate authorities, and began an emergency response. No injuries have been reported in connection with the event.

Incident response personnel are working to determine the amount of crude oil discharged, in addition to any environmental impacts that may have been caused by the release. Information will be provided regarding the amount of crude oil discharged and the approximate clean-up time that will be needed. We regret the inconvenience this event has caused.

The Cygnet Pump Station and Terminal are part of the Maumee Pipeline System, which carries approximately 142,000 barrels of crude oil per day from its origin in Lima, Ohio to its end in Samaria, Michigan.

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL), headquartered in Philadelphia, is a master limited partnership formed to acquire, own and operate refined product and crude oil pipelines and terminal facilities.

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