HOUSTON, Oct. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Buckeye Partners, L.P. ("Buckeye") (NYSE:BPL) announced today that it has commenced a public offering of 6,500,000 limited partnership units representing limited partner interests ("LP Units") pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement. Buckeye expects to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to 975,000 additional LP Units. Buckeye intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund indirectly a portion of the purchase price for the previously announced marine terminals acquisition. Pending such use, Buckeye intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to reduce the indebtedness outstanding under its revolving credit facility and for general partnership purposes. Barclays, Morgan Stanley, UBS Investment Bank, Wells Fargo Securities, Deutsche Bank Securities and J.P. Morgan are acting as joint book-running managers of the LP Unit offering. Jefferies, RBC Capital Markets and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey are acting as the co-managers of the LP Unit offering. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus related to this offering may be obtained from: Barclays, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, by email at email@example.com, or by telephone at (888) 603-5847; Morgan Stanley, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014; UBS Investment Bank, Attention: Prospectus Dept., 299 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10171 or by telephone at (888) 827-7275; Wells Fargo Securities, Attention: Equity Syndicate Dept., 375 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10152, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at (800) 326-5897; Deutsche Bank Securities, Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005, by email at prospectus.CPDG@db.com, or by telephone at (800) 503-4611; or J.P. Morgan, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717 or by telephone at (866) 803-9204. You may also obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov . Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE:BPL) is a publicly traded master limited partnership that owns and operates one of the largest independent liquid petroleum products pipeline systems in the United States in terms of volumes delivered, with approximately 6,000 miles of pipeline. Buckeye also owns more than 100 liquid petroleum products terminals with aggregate storage capacity of over 70 million barrels. In addition, Buckeye operates and/or maintains third-party pipelines under agreements with major oil and chemical companies, owns a high-performance natural gas storage facility in Northern California, and markets liquid petroleum products in certain regions served by its pipeline and terminal operations. Buckeye's flagship marine terminal in The Bahamas, BORCO, is one of the largest crude oil and petroleum products storage facilities in the world, serving the international markets as a global logistics hub.