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Dakota Access and ETCO Pipelines Now Operational

Energy Transfer Partners, June 2, 2017

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. has announced that the Dakota Access Pipeline (“Dakota Access”) and the Energy Transfer Crude Oil Pipeline (“ETCO”), collectively the “Bakken Pipeline,” are in commercial service under the Committed Transportation Service Agreements through their respective pipeline systems. The Bakken Pipeline, owned by Dakota Access, LLC and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company LLC, respectively, is a 1,872-mile, mostly 30-inch pipeline system that transports domestically produced crude oil from the Bakken/Three Forks productions areas in North Dakota to a storage and terminalling hub outside Patoka, Illinois, and/or down to additional terminals in Nederland, Texas. The Bakken Pipeline is a joint venture between Energy Transfer Partners with a 38.25 percent interest, MarEn Bakken Company LLC (“MarEn”) with a 36.75 percent interest, and Phillips 66 with a 25 percent interest. MarEn is an entity owned by MPLX LP and Enbridge Energy Partners L.P.

Dakota Access and ETCO, developed at a combined cost of approximately $4.78 billion have commitments, including shipper flexibility and walk-up, for approximately 520,000 barrels per day. This is up from 470,000 barrels per day due to the successful Supplemental Open Season held earlier this year that committed an additional 50,000 barrels per day. The combined system is expandable to a capacity of approximately 570,000 barrels per day. The pipeline will transport light, sweet crude oil from North Dakota to major refining markets in a more direct, cost-effective, safer and more environmentally responsible manner than other modes of transportation, including rail or truck.

The $3.8 billion Dakota Access consists of approximately 1,172 miles of 30-inch diameter pipeline traversing North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. Crude oil transported on Dakota Access originates at six terminal locations in the North Dakota counties of Mountrail, Williams and McKenzie. The pipeline delivers the crude oil to a hub outside of Patoka, Illinois where it can be delivered to the ETCO pipeline for delivery to the Gulf Coast, or can be transported via other pipelines to refining markets throughout the Midwest. ETCO consists of more than 700 miles of mostly 30-inch converted natural gas pipeline from Patoka, Illinois to Nederland, Texas, where the crude oil can be refined or further transported to additional refining markets.

About Energy Transfer Partners L.P.

Energy Transfer Partners is a master limited partnership that owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States. Strategically positioned in all of the major U.S. production basins, ETP owns and operates a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary natural gas midstream, intrastate and interstate transportation and storage assets; crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL) and refined product transportation and terminalling assets; NGL fractionation; and various acquisition and marketing assets. ETP’s general partner is owned by Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE). For more information, visit the Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. website at www.energytransfer.com.


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