QR Energy

April 23, 2012 08:00 ET

QR Energy Announces Closing of Acquisition of Oil Properties From Prize Petroleum, LLC

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 23, 2012) - QR Energy, LP ("QRE" or "QR Energy") (NYSE: QRE) announced today that on April 20, 2012, it closed its previously announced acquisition from Prize Petroleum, LLC (the "acquisition"). QRE acquired predominantly low decline, long life oil properties, almost all of which are located in the Ark-La-Tex area, for $226 million in cash after customary purchase price adjustments. The estimated proved reserves for the acquisition as of December 31, 2011 on SEC prices are 12.8 MMBoe.

In conjunction with the acquisition, QRE previously announced a 3% increase in its quarterly cash distribution attributable to the second quarter of 2012. QRE also increased the borrowing base under its credit facility to $730 million, as previously announced.

About QR Energy, LP

QR Energy, LP is a publicly traded partnership engaged in the acquisition, production and development of onshore crude oil and natural gas properties in the United States. QR Energy is headquartered in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit QR Energy's website at

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    Investor Relations Specialist
    (713) 452-2990

    Cedric W. Burgher
    Chief Financial Officer
    (713) 452-2200