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Global Partners Completes Acquisition of Refined Products Terminal in Bridgeport, Connecticut

May 09, 2006

WALTHAM, Mass., May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP), one of New England's largest wholesale distributors of distillates, gasoline, residual oil and bunker fuel to wholesalers, retailers and commercial customers, announced today it completed the acquisition of a refined petroleum products terminal in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Global Partners' unitholders on a cash available for distribution basis.

The Bridgeport terminal, which was acquired from Connecticut Petroleum Wholesalers and one of its affiliates, has storage capacity for approximately 109,000 barrels of refined products, including #2 fuel oil and low sulfur diesel, and additional products.

"The Bridgeport acquisition provides Global a key location in southern Connecticut and complements our existing portfolio of bulk terminals," said Eric Slifka, president and chief executive officer of Global Partners. "It also further strengthens our overall leadership position in the New England marketplace. Going forward, we will continue to target acquisitions of strategic assets and marketing businesses both within our existing area of operations and in locations that expand our geographic footprint."

About Global Partners LP

Global Partners, a master limited partnership based in Waltham, Massachusetts, is one of the largest wholesale distributors of distillates (such as home heating oil, diesel and kerosene), gasoline, and residual oil and bunker fuel to wholesalers, retailers and commercial customers in New England. Global Partners trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "GLP." For additional information, please visit

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     Thomas A. McManmon Jr.             Edward J. Faneuil
     Executive Vice President and       Executive Vice President,
     Chief Financial Officer            General Counsel and Secretary
     Global Partners LP                 Global Partners LP
     (781) 894-8800                     (781) 894-8800
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Financial Officer, +1-781-894-8800, or Edward J. Faneuil, Executive Vice
President, General Counsel and Secretary, +1-781-894-8800 both of Global
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CO:  Global Partners LP
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