WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                        Date of Report: October 31, 2002

                         SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS L.P.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

      Delaware                    1-31219             23-3096839

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  (State or other              (Commission          (IRS employer
   jurisdiction of              file number)         identification
   incorporation)                                    number)

        Ten Penn Center, 1801 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1699
               (Address of principal executive offices)       (Zip Code)

                                 (215) 977-3000
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Item 5.  Other Events.

     On October 31, 2002, Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. issued a press release
announcing that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase interests in
Wolverine Pipeline Company, West Shore Pipeline Company, and Yellowstone
Pipeline Company from an affiliate of Union Oil Company of California. A copy of
the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 7.  Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and Exhibits.

     (c) Exhibits


          99.1      Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. Press Release dated
                    October 31, 2002.


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                  SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS OPERATIONS L.P.
                                  By:  Sunoco Logistics Partners GP LLC,
                                         its General Partner

                                       By:  /s/ SEAN P. McGRATH
                                            Sean P. McGrath
                                            (Principal Accounting Officer)

                                      Date: October 31, 2002

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX


Number                    Exhibit

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 99.1     Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. Press Release
           dated October 31, 2002

                                                                 EXHIBIT 99.1

                             PIPELINES FROM UNOCAL

     PHILADELPHIA, October 31, 2002 -- Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE:
SXL) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase
from an affiliate of Union Oil Company of California ("Unocal") its interest in
three Midwestern and Western US products pipeline companies, consisting of a
31.5 percent interest in Wolverine Pipeline Company, 9.2 percent of West Shore
Pipeline Company, and 14.0 percent of Yellowstone Pipeline Company, for $54
million. Closing of the transaction is expected before year-end, subject to
regulatory approval, and customary closing conditions.

     "We have consistently said that we intend to grow this business. Since the
IPO earlier this year, we have evaluated several opportunities. This acquisition
fits very well with our current asset base and our core competencies," said
Deborah M. Fretz, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The investment is
expected to add $5.4 million of annual incremental cash flow before financing
costs, consisting of our share of the dividends, and is expected to be
immediately cash flow accretive. We expect these assets to provide further
growth in the future due to the markets that they serve. We intend to initially
fund this acquisition using our revolving credit facility, and expect to keep
our investment grade debt rating by maintaining a conservative capital structure
over the medium and long term".

     Wolverine consists of 618 miles of petroleum products pipeline and related
facilities in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois. The pipeline shipped
approximately 304 thousand bpd in 2001 and is operated by ExxonMobil Pipeline

     West Shore is a 655-mile petroleum products pipeline system that originates
in the Chicago, Illinois area and extends north to locations in Wisconsin and
west to locations in Illinois. The pipeline shipped approximately 414 thousand
bpd in 2001 and is operated by Citgo Pipeline Company.

     Yellowstone is a 725-mile petroleum products pipeline system that
originates from refineries in Billings, Montana to markets in Montana, northern
Idaho and eastern Washington state. The pipeline shipped approximately 66
thousand bpd in 2001 and is operated by ConocoPhillips Pipeline Company.

     Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL), headquartered in
Philadelphia was formed to acquire, own and operate Sunoco Inc.'s refined
product and crude oil pipelines and terminal facilities.  The Eastern

Pipeline system consists of approximately 2,000 miles of primarily refined
product pipelines. The Terminal Facilities consist of 7.8 million barrels of
refined product terminal capacity and 14.2 million barrels of crude oil terminal
capacity (including 11.2 million at the Texas Gulf Coast Nederland Terminal).
The Western Pipeline System consists of approximately 2,750 miles of crude oil
pipelines, located principally in Oklahoma and Texas. For additional information
visit Sunoco Logistics' web site at

NOTE: Those statements made in this release that are not historical facts are
forward-looking statements intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Although Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (the
"Partnership") believes that the assumptions underlying these statements are
reasonable, investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are
inherently uncertain and necessarily involve risks that may affect the
Partnership's business prospects and performance causing actual results to
differ from those discussed in the foregoing release. Such risks and
uncertainties include, by way of example and not of limitation: whether or not
the transaction described in the foregoing news release will be consummated;
whether or not such transaction will be cash accretive; increased competition;
changes in demand for crude oil and refined products that we store and
distribute; changes in operating conditions and costs; changes in the level of
environmental remediation spending; potential equipment malfunction; potential
labor relations problems; the legislative or regulatory environment; and plant
construction/repair delays; nonperformance by major customers or suppliers; and
political and economic conditions, including the impact of potential terrorist
acts and international hostilities. These and other applicable risks and
uncertainties have been described more fully in the Partnership's Second Quarter
2002 Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 14,
2002. The Partnership undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking
statements in this release, whether as a result of new information or future