SemGroup Energy Partners, L.P.'s General Partner Adds Board Member

    TULSA, OKLA., October 3 /CNW/ - SemGroup Energy Partners G.P., L.L.C.,
the general partner of SemGroup Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:   SGLP)
("SemGroup Energy Partners"), has appointed Brian F. Billings as an
independent director to its board of directors. He will chair the conflicts
committee and also will serve on the audit and compensation committees.

    Billings served as a director of Buckeye GP LLC, the general partner of
Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE:   BPL), from its 1986 inception and as the
chairman of its audit committee since 1999 until his resignation in September
2007. In addition, he was president of Buckeye GP LLC from 1986 to 1990.

    "Brian's expertise in the midstream industry and in master limited
partnerships makes him the perfect addition to our board of directors," said
Kevin Foxx, SemGroup Energy Partners president and chief executive officer.
"He is respected by our industry, and his insight will greatly benefit SGLP's
growth strategy."

    During Billings' career, he also served as executive vice president of
Williams Exploration Company and as president of Williams Energy Company, both
of which are subsidiaries of The Williams Companies, Inc. Billings later was
president of The Penn Central Corporation's energy group which, through
Buckeye Pipe Line Company, Buckeye Gas Products Company and other
subsidiaries, engaged in natural gas and refined products transportation,
natural gas liquids processing and marketing, oil and gas exploration, and
refining operations. Billings has been a private investor since 2001.

    SemGroup Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:   SGLP) provides crude oil
gathering, transportation, terminalling and storage services primarily in its
core operating areas in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. A subsidiary of SemGroup,
L.P. is the general partner of SemGroup Energy Partners. SemGroup Energy
Partners owns and operates terminalling and storage facilities with
approximately 6.7 million barrels of storage capacity, including approximately
4.8 million barrels of storage capacity located at the Cushing Interchange,
two pipeline systems consisting of approximately 1,150 miles of pipeline, and
tanker trucks used to gather oil at remote wellhead locations generally not
covered by pipeline and gathering systems. The Partnership is based in Tulsa,
Oklahoma. For more information, visit the Partnership's Web site at

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For further information:

For further information: SGLP Investor Relations Information: Brian
Cropper, 918-524-SGLP (7457) Toll Free Phone: 866-490-SGLP (7457) or SemGroup Media: Susan Dornblaser,

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