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Global Partners Signs Agreement to Acquire Refined Products Terminal in Bridgeport, Connecticut

January 05, 2006

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 5 /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, today announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase a refined petroleum products terminal in Bridgeport, Connecticut from Connecticut Petroleum Wholesalers and one of its affiliates.

The Bridgeport terminal has storage capacity for approximately 109,000 barrels of refined products, including #2 fuel oil and low sulfur diesel, and additional products. The acquisition is expected to close by the second quarter of 2006 subject to due diligence and other customary conditions, and is expected to be accretive to Global Partners' unitholders on a cash available for distribution basis.

"The Bridgeport terminal is an example of a complementary acquisition, which represents an important element of our long-term growth strategy," said Eric Slifka, president and chief executive officer of Global Partners. "The purchase of this facility will enable us to expand our position in our core geographic market. The Bridgeport facility will enhance our current bulk terminal portfolio in southern Connecticut and will give us control of an additional site from which to supply current and prospective customers."

"We will continue to identify acquisition opportunities that allow us to take advantage of our long and successful history as a terminaling and marketing company, a business model that enables Global Partners to produce strong, stable cash flows and generate high margins by lowering our cost of supply," said Slifka.

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, which completed its initial public offering in October 2005, was formed by affiliates of the Slifka family. 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

SOURCE Global Partners LP

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

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