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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                             WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-A

                FOR REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN CLASSES OF SECURITIES
                    PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OR 12(g) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934



                         SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS L.P.
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

             Delaware                                    23-3096839
 (State of Incorporation or Organization)      (IRS Employer Identification No.)


                               1801 Market Street
                                  Philadelphia
                               Pennsylvania 19103
              (Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)


         If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities
         pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act and is effective pursuant
         to General Instruction A.(c), check the following box. [X]

         If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities
         pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act and is effective pursuant
         to General Instruction A.(d), check the following box. [ ]

         Securities Act registration statement file number to which this form
         relates: 333-71968.


         Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

          Title of Each Class                Name Of Each Exchange On Which
          To Be So Registered                Each Class Is To Be Registered
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      Common Units representing limited          New York Stock Exchange
            partner interests


        Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:

                                      None
                                (Title of Class)



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                 INFORMATION REQUIRED IN REGISTRATION STATEMENT

Item 1. Description of Registrant's Securities to be Registered.

         A description of common units representing limited partner interests in
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (the "Registrant") is set forth under the
captions "Prospectus Summary," "Cash Distribution Policy," "Description of the
Common Units," "The Partnership Agreement" and "Material Tax Consequences" in
the prospectus to be filed by the Registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the
Securities Act of 1933, as amended, which prospectus will constitute a part of
the Registrant's Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended (Registration
No. 333-71968) (the "Form S-1 Registration Statement"), initially filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission on October 22, 2001. Such prospectus, in the
form in which it is so filed, shall be deemed to be incorporated herein by
reference.

Item 2. Exhibits.

         The following exhibits to this Registration Statement on Form 8-A are
incorporated by reference from the documents specified which have been filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 Exhibit No.     Description
 -----------     ------------

     1.          Registrant's Form S-1 Registration Statement, as amended
                 (Registration No. 71968), initially filed with the Securities
                 and Exchange Commission on October 22, 2001-- incorporated
                 herein by reference.

     2.          Certificate of Limited Partnership of the Registrant--
                 incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Form S-1
                 Registration Statement.

     3.          First Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership of
                 the Registrant -- incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit
                 3.2 to the Form S-1 Registration Statement.




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                                    SIGNATURE

         Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this registration statement to be
signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized.

                              SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS L.P.

                              By:      SUNOCO PARTNERS LLC,
                                       its General Partner

                              By:      /s/ Deborah M. Fretz
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                              Name:    Deborah M. Fretz
                              Title:   President and Chief Executive Officer

Date:  January 25, 2002





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                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS

Exhibit No.      Description
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     1.          Registrant's Form S-1 Registration Statement, as amended
                 (Registration No. 333-71968), initially filed with the
                 Securities and Exchange Commission on October 22, 2001--
                 incorporated herein by reference.

     2.          Certificate of Limited Partnership of the Registrant--
                 incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Form S-1
                 Registration Statement.

     3.          First Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership of
                 the Registrant -- incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit
                 3.2 to the Form S-1 Registration Statement.