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Crosstex Energy Agrees to Acquire Clearfield Energy for $210M in Cash


The Crosstex Energy companies, Crosstex Energy, L.P. (NASDAQ: XTEX) and Crosstex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: XTXI) (the Corporation) today announced the Partnership has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Clearfield Energy, Inc. for approximately $210 million in cash at closing subject to certain adjustments. Clearfield is a 125-year-old crude oil, condensate and water services company with operations in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. Clearfield currently moves approximately 30 percent of the oil production in Ohio and provides a solid entry into the Utica Shale play where major producers have acquired significant acreage positions. This acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to distributable cash flow.

Clearfield's assets include a 4,500-barrel-per-hour crude oil barge loading terminal on the Ohio River, a 28,000-barrel-per day crude oil rail loading terminal on the Ohio Central Railroad network which is expected to expand to a 56,000-barrel-per-day facility by end-of-year, and 200 miles of crude oil pipelines in Ohio and West Virginia. The assets also include 100,000 barrels of above ground storage, six existing brine water disposal wells with two under development and an extensive fleet of trucks with a total capacity of 35,000 barrels per day. In addition, Clearfield owns more than 2,500 miles of unused right of way.

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