SOURCE: Crestwood Midstream Partners LP

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP

April 19, 2011 08:30 ET

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP Announces Increase in Quarterly Distribution, Industry Conference Participation and Schedule of First Quarter Earnings Release

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: CMLP) ("Crestwood LP") announced today that its general partner has declared a cash distribution of $0.44 per common unit for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. The recently issued Class C units will not receive a cash distribution, but will instead be issued in additional Class C units pursuant to Crestwood LP's partnership agreement, as amended. This distribution will be payable on May 13, 2011, to unitholders of record on May 3, 2011. The distribution represents a 12.8 percent increase over the $0.39 per unit distribution rate paid with respect to the first quarter of 2010.

Additionally, Robert G. Phillips, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Crestwood LP's general partner, will participate in a midstream industry panel discussion at Hart Energy's Developing Unconventional Gas Conference at approximately 4:10 p.m. Central Time on April 19, 2011, in Fort Worth, Texas. The presentation materials utilized during the panel discussion will be available in the Investor Relations section of our website at

Crestwood LP expects to announce its financial results for the first quarter of 2011 on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, before the New York Stock Exchange opens for trading. Following the announcement, Crestwood LP will host a conference call for investors and analysts at 10:00 a.m. Central Time that day to discuss the operating and financial results. Interested parties may participate in the call by joining the conference call at 800-946-0708 and entering passcode 5512280. The conference call will also be webcast live and can be accessed through the Investor Relations section of our website. A replay will be available for 30-days following the conference call by dialing 888-203-1112 and entering the replay passcode 5512280 or through the Investor Relations section on our website.

About Crestwood Midstream Partners LP

Houston, Texas-based Crestwood LP is a growth-oriented, midstream master limited partnership which owns and operates predominately fee-based gathering, processing, treating and compression assets servicing natural gas producers in the Barnett Shale in North Texas, the Fayetteville Shale in Northwest Arkansas, the Granite Wash area in the Texas Panhandle and the Avalon Shale area of Southeastern New Mexico. For more information about Crestwood LP, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this news release regarding future events, occurrences, circumstances, activities, performance, outcomes and results are forward-looking statements. Although these statements reflect the current views, assumptions and expectations of Crestwood LP's management, the matters addressed herein are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual activities, performance, outcomes and results to differ materially from those indicated. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the future financial and operating results, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical facts. Factors that could result in such differences or otherwise materially affect Crestwood LP's financial condition, results of operations and cash flows include: changes in general economic conditions; fluctuations in natural gas prices; failure or delays by our customers in achieving expected production from natural gas projects; competitive conditions in our industry; actions or inactions taken or non-performance by third parties, including suppliers, contractors, operators, processors, transporters and customers; our ability to consummate acquisitions and successfully integrate the acquired business and our ability to realize any cost savings and other synergies from any acquisition; any disruption from the recent acquisition of midstream assets from Frontier Gas Services, LLC making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers; fluctuations in the value of certain of our assets and liabilities; changes in the availability and cost of capital; operating hazards, natural disasters, weather-related delays, casualty losses and other matters beyond our control; construction costs or capital expenditures exceeding estimated or budgeted amounts; the effects of existing and future laws and governmental regulations, including environmental and climate change requirements; and the effects of existing and future litigation; risks related to our substantial indebtedness as well as other factors disclosed in Crestwood LP's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should read our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, our subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our Current Reports on Form 8-K, for a more extensive list of factors that could affect results.

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