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Provident Completes Acquisition of Three Star Trucking

Oct 3, 2011

All values are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.

CALGARY, Oct. 3, 2011 /CNW/ - Provident Energy Ltd. (Provident) (TSX-PVE; NYSE-PVX) today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of a two-thirds interest in Three Star Trucking Ltd. (Three Star), a Saskatchewan based oilfield hauling company serving Bakken-area crude oil producers. The acquisition expands Provident's footprint within the Bakken area, establishing a strong crude oil presence and providing opportunities to enhance its NGL and diluents logistics services businesses. In addition, combined with the construction of the recently announced truck terminal at Cromer, Manitoba, Provident will be able to enhance its supply of natural gas liquids into the Sarnia, Ontario area.

Provident Energy Ltd. is a Calgary-based corporation that owns and manages a natural gas liquids (NGL) infrastructure and logistics business. Provident's facilities are strategically located in Western Canada and in the premium NGL markets in Eastern Canada and the U.S. Provident provides monthly cash dividends to its shareholders and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols PVE and PVX, respectively.

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