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Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results16:34 EDT Wednesday, August 01, 2012- Partnership reports record volumes at all three gathering and processing systems - Distributable Cash Flow for second quarter 2012 of $32.8 million, an increase of 10% year-over-year - Previously announced distribution of $0.56 per common limited partner unit, 19% higher year-over-year - Adjusted EBITDA for second quarter 2012 was $49.1 million, a 13% increase year-over-year - Second quarter 2012 processed gas volume was 681 MMCFD, a 27% increase year-over-year - Risk management program expanded to increase margin protection for 2013 - 2014 - Velma 60 MMCFD expansion completed; WestOK 200 MMCFD expansion scheduled for completion in third quarter 2012PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: APL) ("APL", "Atlas Pipeline", or the "Partnership") today reported record volumes at all three of its gathering and processing systems for the second quarter of 2012 as expansion efforts continue across the Partnership. Processed volumes have increased significantly versus the second quarter of 2011 and each operating area is either at full processing capacity or operating at a high utilization rate. The Partnership recognized adjusted earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA"), of $49.1 million for the second quarter of 2012 driven by the increased volumes across each system versus the same period last year. Processed natural gas volumes averaged 681 million cubic feet per day ("MMCFD"), a 27% increase over the second quarter of 2011. Results for the current quarter were negatively impacted by the planned maintenance of a third-party fractionator at Mont Belvieu, resulting in reduced NGL production in May and June at the Partnership's WestTX system, including the rejection of ethane in order to meet reduced allocated NGL volumes. The Partnership's results were also impacted by lower commodity prices as the weighted average NGL price was $0.80 per gallon for the quarter, a 36% decrease year-over-year. For the second quarter of 2012, Distributable Cash Flow was $32.8 million, or $0.61 per average common limited partner unit, or $2.44 annualized. Net income was $74.9 million for the second quarter of 2012 compared with net income of $8.8 million for the prior year second quarter. Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow are non-GAAP financial measures, which are reconciled to their most directly comparable GAAP measures within the tables at the end of this news release. The Partnership believes these measures provide a more accurate comparison of the operating results for the periods presented.On July 17, 2012, the Partnership declared a distribution for the second quarter of 2012 of $0.56 per common limited partner unit to holders of record on August 7, 2012, which will be paid on August 14, 2012. This distribution represents Distributable Cash Flow coverage per limited partner unit of approximately 1.01x for the second quarter of 2012. "We were satisfied with the results during the quarter in the face of a severe decline in commodity prices versus a year ago. Despite a 50% drop in gas prices and a 35% drop in NGL prices compared to this time last year, processed volumes have materially increased on all of our systems compared to a year ago. We remain significantly hedged for 2012 and 2013 and continue to build further protection for expected margin through 2014. Our Velma expansion is online, filling up quickly, and adding fixed-fee cash flow that is not directly impacted by commodity prices. We anticipate being within weeks of bringing our new WestOK plant online. Activity continues to increase in our areas regardless of current price levels. We are optimistic about continuing to build our business on fundamental volume growth and executing on expanding our asset base. Thank you for your continued interest in the Partnership", commented Eugene Dubay, Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership. * * *Capitalization and Liquidity The Partnership had total liquidity (cash plus available capacity on its revolving credit facility) of $269.7 million as of June 30, 2012. Total debt outstanding was $713.0 million at June 30, 2012, compared to $524.1 million at December 31, 2011, an increase of $188.9 million. Based upon total debt outstanding at June 30, 2012, total leverage was 3.4x and debt to capital was 36%. The Partnership has completed the previously announced Velma expansion, which was placed in service in June 2012. The WestOK expansion is nearing completion and is scheduled to be placed in service during the second half of 2012. The WestTX Driver Plant construction is in process and the first phase is scheduled to be in service in 2013. * * *Risk ManagementThe Partnership continued enhancement of its risk management portfolio, adding further protection for 2013 and 2014. As of August 1, 2012, the Partnership has natural gas, natural gas liquids and condensate protection in place for the remainder of 2012 for approximately 78% of associated margin value (exclusive of ethane), as well as coverage for 2013 for approximately 75% of associated margin value (exclusive of ethane). The Partnership has also added similar protection into 2014 covering approximately 24% of associated margin value (exclusive of ethane). Counterparties to the Partnership's risk management activities consist of investment grade commercial banks that are lenders under the Partnership's credit facility, or affiliates of those banks. A table summarizing our risk management portfolio is included in this release.* * *Operating ResultsGross margin from operations was $60.8 million for the second quarter 2012 compared to $67.8 million for the prior year period. Gross margin includes natural gas and liquids sales and transportation, processing and other fees, less purchased product costs and non-cash gains (or losses) included in these items. The decrease in gross margin was primarily due to decreased NGL prices offset by increased volumes. On all systems, an increase in volumes compared to the prior year period was primarily due to increased producer activity, while the reduction in price was offset by approximately $2.0 million of realized derivative settlements, net of option premiums, during the quarter which are not included in the calculation of gross margin. WestTX SystemThe WestTX system's average natural gas processed volume was 236.2 MMCFD for the second quarter 2012 compared with 193.7 MMCFD for the prior year comparable period. Average NGL production volumes were 32,755 barrels per day ("BPD") for the second quarter 2012, an increase of 12.4% compared with the second quarter 2011. Increased volumes are primarily due to increased production in the Spraberry and Wolfberry Trends. While gathered and processed volumes were higher for the second quarter 2012 compared to the prior year quarter, the current period NGL volumes were negatively impacted by a third-party fractionator downstream of the Partnership's plants being down during May 2012 for planned maintenance and operating at a reduced capacity in June and through July 2012. The downtime has resulted in the Partnership's plants being placed on a reduced NGL allocation causing the Partnership's facilities to operate in ethane rejection. The Partnership expects the NGL allocation to return to previous levels once the third-party fractionator is fully operational. The Partnership expects processed volumes on this system to continue to increase as producers continue to pursue their drilling plans over the coming years. The first phase of construction of the previously announced Driver plant, which will increase processing capacity by 100 MMCFD, is progressing on schedule and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2013. The second phase, involving placement of additional compression and refrigeration equipment to increase the plant's capacity to 200 MMCFD, is now scheduled to be operational by the first quarter of 2014, or earlier as capacity is needed. This is more than a full year ahead of the original planned in-service date of first quarter of 2015 that was previously announced.WestOK SystemThe WestOK system had average natural gas processed volume of 315.8 MMCFD for the second quarter 2012, a 27.4% increase from the prior year comparable period. NGL production increased to 14,379 BPD for the second quarter 2012, an 8.9% increase from the prior year comparable period. The Partnership began rejecting ethane at its WestOK facilities in June 2012 due to the decline in processing economics which impacted the total NGL volumes produced during the period. The WestOK system is continuing to operate in excess of capacity with certain volumes being off-loaded to third-parties for processing or by-passing the processing facilities. The Partnership expects volumes to continue to increase as producers in Oklahoma, along with others in Kansas, continue to add to the system via development in the oil-rich Mississippian Limestone formation. The Partnership is currently working to install a new 200 MMCFD cryogenic plant and an expansion of the gathering system in order to meet the drilling plans of its existing producers. The expansion is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2012.Velma SystemThe Velma system's average natural gas processed volume was 129.1 MMCFD for the second quarter 2012, a 33.6% increase from the prior year comparable period. The increase is primarily due to additional production gathered on the Madill to Velma pipeline system from continued producer activity in the liquids-rich portion of the Woodford Shale. Average NGL production increased to 14,220 BPD for the second quarter 2012, up approximately 25.1% compared to the prior year comparable period, due to the increased processed volumes. In June 2012, the Partnership completed the previously announced plans to expand the Velma system by adding a 60 MMCFD cryogenic plant, which supports the additional volumes from XTO Energy, Inc. and other producers in the area who are looking to take advantage of the high NGL content gas in the Woodford shale. The plants are currently processing at approximately 88% of the newly expanded 160 MMCFD capacity.* * *Corporate and OtherNet of deferred financing costs, interest expense increased to $8.1 million for the second quarter 2012 up 59.2% as compared with $5.1 million for the second quarter 2011. This increase was due to an increase in the outstanding balance on the revolving credit facility and the November 2011 issuance of additional senior notes as a result of financing the current organic expansion program.* * *Interested parties are invited to access the live webcast of an investor call with management regarding the Partnership's second quarter 2012 results on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 9:00 am ET by going to the Investor Relations section of the Partnership's website at www.atlaspipeline.com. An audio replay of the conference call will also be available beginning at 12:00 pm ET on Thursday, August 2, 2012. To access the replay, dial 1-888-286-8010 and enter conference code 15057488.Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: APL) is active in the gathering and processing segments of the midstream natural gas industry. In the midcontinent region of Oklahoma, southern Kansas, and northern and western Texas, APL owns and operates seven active gas processing plants as well as approximately 9,100 miles of active intrastate gas gathering pipeline. APL also has a 20% interest in West Texas LPG Pipeline Limited Partnership, which is operated by Chevron Corporation. For more information, visit the Partnership's website at www.atlaspipeline.com or contact IR@atlaspipeline.com.Atlas Energy, L.P. (NYSE: ATLS) is a master limited partnership which owns all of the general partner interest and approximately 52% of the limited partner interests in its upstream oil & gas subsidiary, Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. Additionally, Atlas Energy owns and operates the general partner of its midstream oil & gas subsidiary, Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P., through which it owns a 2% general partner interest, all the incentive distribution rights and an approximate 11% limited partner interest. For more information, please visit our website at www.atlasenergy.com, or contact Investor Relations at InvestorRelations@atlasenergy.com.Certain matters discussed within this press release are forward-looking statements. Although Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Atlas Pipeline does not undertake any duty to update any statements contained herein (including any forward-looking statements), except as required by law. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include general industry considerations, regulatory changes, changes in commodity prices and local or national economic conditions and other risks detailed from time to time in Atlas Pipeline's reports filed with the SEC, including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and annual reports on Form 10-K.ATLAS PIPELINE PARTNERS, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIESFinancial Summary(1)(unaudited; in thousands except per unit amounts)Three Months EndedSix Months EndedJune 30,June 30,2012201120122011Revenue:Natural gas and liquids sales$238,801$330,168$528,026$596,477Transportation, processing and other fees(2)14,87810,43527,55919,845Derivative gain (loss), net(3)67,8476,83755,812(14,808)Other income, net(3)2,5882,7455,0035,534Total revenues324,114350,185616,400607,048Costs and expenses:Natural gas and liquids cost of sales195,103274,176428,208492,468Plant operating14,60013,38128,48126,155Transportation and compression212151476335General and administrative(4)7,5058,15316,47215,993General and administrative - non-cash unit-based compensation(4)2,9405023,9181,679Other(161)575(195)575Depreciation and amortization21,71219,12342,55438,028Interest9,2696,14517,97718,590Total costs and expenses251,180322,206537,891593,823Equity income in joint ventures1,9176872,8131,149Gain (loss) on asset sales and other-(273)-255,674Loss on early extinguishment of debt-(19,574)-(19,574)Income from continuing operations74,8518,81981,322250,474Loss on sale of discontinued operations---(81)Net income74,8518,81981,322250,393Income attributable to non-controlling interests(1,061)(1,545)(2,597)(2,732)Preferred unit dividends-(149)-(389)Net income attributable to common limited partners and the General Partner$73,790$7,125$78,725$247,272Net income attributable to common limited partners per unit:Basic and diluted:$1.30$0.13$1.37$4.50Weighted average common limited partner units (basic)53,64653,51753,63353,446Weighted average common limited partner units (diluted)54,51053,90954,26253,878(1) Based on the GAAP statements of operations to be included in Form 10-Q, with additional detail of certain items included(2) Includes affiliate revenues related to transportation and processing provided to Atlas Resource Partners, L.P(3) Adjusted to separately present derivative gain (loss) within derivative loss, net instead of combining these amounts in other income, net(4) Non-cash costs associated with unit-based compensation, which have been reflected in the general and administrative costs and expenses, the category associated with the direct personnel cash costs in the GAAP statements of operations to be included in Form 10-Q. General and administrative also includes any compensation reimbursement to affiliates ATLAS PIPELINE PARTNERS, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIESFinancial Summary (continued)(unaudited; in thousands)Three Months EndedSix Months EndedJune 30,June 30,2012201120122011Summary Cash Flow Data:Cash provided by operating activities$21,784$48,183$64,531$51,910Cash provided by (used in) investing activities(84,551)(158,843)(182,827)222,562Cash provided by (used in) financing activities62,856110,659118,385(274,470)Capital Expenditure Data:Maintenance capital expenditures$4,000$5,211$8,510$8,471Expansion capital expenditures61,22168,425137,87883,498Investments in joint ventures and acquisitions19,45485,00036,68912,250Total$84,675$158,636$183,077$104,219Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets(unaudited; in thousands)ASSETSJune 30,2012December 31, 2011Current assets:Cash and cash equivalents$257$168Other current assets143,476132,698Total current assets143,733132,866Property, plant and equipment, net1,705,0341,567,828Intangible assets, net111,702103,276Investment in joint ventures86,09286,879Other assets, net53,84139,963$2,100,402$1,930,812LIABILITIES AND EQUITYCurrent liabilities$126,657$172,406Long-term debt, less current portion709,065522,055Other long-term liability6,129123Commitments and contingenciesTotal partners' capital1,284,2361,264,629Non-controlling interest(25,685)(28,401)Total equity1,258,5511,236,228$2,100,402$1,930,812 ATLAS PIPELINE PARTNERS, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIESReconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures(1)(unaudited; in thousands)Three Months EndedSix Months EndedJune 30,June 30,2012201120122011Net income$74,851$8,819$81,322$250,393Income attributable to non-controlling interests(1,061)(1,545)(2,597)(2,732)Interest expense9,2696,14517,97718,590Depreciation and amortization21,71219,12342,55438,028EBITDA104,77132,542139,256304,279Adjustment for cash flow from investment in joint ventures(117)(687)787615(Gain) loss on asset sale-273-(255,593)Loss on early extinguishment of debt-19,574-19,574Non-cash (gain) loss on derivatives(64,741)(13,788)(54,045)4,572Premium expense on derivative instruments3,9843,7107,7366,715Other non-cash losses(2)5,1631,8596,4131,922Adjusted EBITDA49,06043,483100,14782,084Interest expense(9,269)(6,145)(17,977)(18,590)Amortization of deferred finance costs1,1301,0342,2952,301Preferred unit dividends-(149)-(389)Premium expense on derivative instruments(3,984)(3,710)(7,736)(6,715)Proceeds remaining from asset sale(3)---5,850Other costs(161)575(195)575Maintenance capital(4,000)(5,211)(8,510)(8,471)Distributable Cash Flow$32,776$29,877$68,024$56,645(1) EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow are non-GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) financial measures under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Management of the Partnership believes EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow provide additional information for evaluating the Partnership's ability to make distributions to its common unitholders and the general partner, among other things. These measures are widely-used by commercial banks, investment bankers, rating agencies and investors in evaluating performance relative to peers and pre-set performance standards. Adjusted EBITDA is also similar to the Consolidated EBITDA calculation utilized for the Partnership's financial covenants under its credit facility, with the exception that Adjusted EBITDA (i) includes EBITDA from the discontinued operations related to the sale of the Partnership's 49% interest in Laurel Mountain; (ii) includes other non-cash items specifically excluded under the credit facility; and (iii) excludes projected revenues from certain capital expansions allowed by the financial covenants under the credit facility. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and, accordingly, should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income, operating income, or cash flows from operating activities in accordance with GAAP(2) Includes the non-cash impact of commodity price movements on pipeline linefill inventory and non-cash compensation(3) Net proceeds remaining from the sale of Laurel Mountain after the repayment of the amount outstanding on our revolving credit facility, redemption of our 8.125% Senior Notes due 2015 and purchase of certain 8.75% Senior Notes due 2018 ATLAS PIPELINE PARTNERS, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIESUnaudited Operating Highlights(1)Three Months Ended June 30,Six Months Ended June 30,20122011Percent Change20122011Percent ChangePricing (unhedged):Weighted Average Market Prices:NGL price per gallon - Conway hub$  0.70$   1.16(39.7)%$   0.82$  1.12(26.8)%NGL price per gallon - Mt. Belvieu hub0.941.34(29.9)%1.061.27(16.5)%Natural gas sales ($/MCF):Velma2.044.11(50.4)%2.294.05(43.5)%WestOK2.094.14(49.5)%2.304.05(43.2)%WestTX1.854.12(55.1)%2.184.03(45.9)%Weighted average2.014.13(51.3)%2.264.05(44.2)%NGL sales ($/Gallon):Velma0.711.16(38.8)%0.821.10(25.5)%WestOK0.791.17(32.5)%0.851.12(24.1)%WestTX0.881.36(35.3)%1.031.28(19.5)%Weighted average0.801.25(36.0)%0.921.18(22.0)%Condensate sales ($/barrel):Velma93.69101.57(7.8)%98.5296.512.1%WestOK85.4193.68(8.8)%90.0089.290.8%WestTX86.17100.42(14.2)%91.1196.66(5.7)%Weighted average87.0098.23(11.4)%91.9593.79(2.0)%Operating data:Velma system:Gathered gas volume (MCFD)136,553102,15933.7%132,88896,41837.8%Processed gas volume (MCFD)(2)     129,07096,62533.6%125,98790,92338.6%Residue Gas volume (MCFD)106,42478,38135.8%103,38074,07239.6%NGL volume (BPD)14,22011,36725.1%13,93110,72229.9%Condensate volume (BPD)434442(1.8)%4994862.7%WestOK system:Gathered gas volume (MCFD)336,377260,25029.3%315,787252,25725.2%Processed gas volume (MCFD)(2)315,753247,86827.4%297,529238,92524.5%Residue Gas volume (MCFD)291,225230,60526.3%271,582214,71126.5%NGL volume (BPD)14,37913,2048.9%14,22013,3976.1%Condensate volume (BPD)1,20988436.8%1,30787150.1%WestTX system(3):Gathered gas volume (MCFD)267,395204,51530.7%256,867195,26831.5%Processed gas volume (MCFD)236,213193,71421.9%233,359183,32327.3%Residue Gas volume (MCFD)164,593133,01223.7%162,308124,51230.4%NGL volume (BPD)32,75529,14712.4%32,92828,31616.3%Condensate volume (BPD)1,9411,8276.2%1,4401,4280.8%Tennessee system:Average throughput volumes (MCFD)8,3487,6758.8%8,2867,8765.2%West Texas LPG(3):Average NGL volumes (BPD)243,708230,9135.5%243,013227,0877.0%Consolidated Volumes:Gathered gas volume (MCFD)748,673574,59930.3%713,828551,81929.4%Processed gas volume (MCFD)681,036538,20726.5%656,875513,17128.0%Residue gas volume (MCFD)562,242441,99827.2%537,270413,29530.0%Processed NGL volume (BPD)61,35453,71814.2%61,07952,43516.5%Condensate volume (BPD)3,5843,15313.7%3,2462,78516.6%(1) "MCF" represents thousand cubic feet; "MCFD" represents thousand cubic feet per day; "BPD" represents barrels per day(2) Processed gas volumes include volumes offloaded and processed by third parties as well as volumes bypassed and delivered as residue gas(3) Operating data for WestTX and WTLPG represent 100% of the operating activity for the respective systems ATLAS PIPELINE PARTNERS, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIESUnaudited Current Commodity Risk Management Positions (as of July 31, 2012)Note: The natural gas, natural gas liquid and condensate price risk management positions shown below represent the contracts in place through December 31, 2014. APL's price risk management position in its entirety will be disclosed in the Partnership's Form 10-Q. NGL contracts are traded at Mt. Belvieu unless otherwise disclosed.SWAP CONTRACTSNATURAL GAS HEDGESProduction PeriodPurchased /SoldCommodityMMBTUsAvg. Fixed Price3Q 2012SoldNatural gas1,320,0002.984Q 2012SoldNatural gas1,140,0003.282Q 2013SoldNatural gas600,0003.433Q 2013SoldNatural gas600,0003.521Q 2014SoldNatural gas1,350,0003.902Q 2014SoldNatural gas1,350,0003.903Q 2014SoldNatural gas1,350,0003.904Q 2014SoldNatural gas1,350,0003.90NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS HEDGESProduction PeriodPurchased /SoldCommodityGallonsAvg. Fixed Price3Q 2012SoldPropane5,040,0001.253Q 2012SoldIsobutane756,0001.573Q 2012SoldNormal butane1,260,0001.713Q 2012SoldNatural gasoline1,008,0002.394Q 2012SoldPropane5,040,0001.354Q 2012SoldIsobutane756,0001.584Q 2012SoldNormal butane1,386,0001.714Q 2012SoldNatural gasoline1,134,0002.391Q 2013SoldPropane - Conway1,260,0001.061Q 2013SoldPropane6,552,0001.301Q 2013SoldIsobutane504,0001.861Q 2013SoldNormal butane1,134,0001.662Q 2013SoldPropane - Conway1,260,0001.062Q 2013SoldPropane10,836,0001.272Q 2013SoldIsobutane630,0001.772Q 2013SoldNormal butane1,260,0001.663Q 2013SoldPropane - Conway1,260,0001.063Q 2013SoldPropane11,718,0001.284Q 2013SoldPropane - Conway1,260,0001.064Q 2013SoldPropane12,222,0001.281Q 2014SoldPropane630,0001.272Q 2014SoldNatural gasoline1,260,0001.863Q 2014SoldNatural gasoline1,260,0001.864Q 2014SoldNatural gasoline1,260,0001.87 ATLAS PIPELINE PARTNERS, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIESUnaudited Current Commodity Risk Management Positions (as of July 31, 2012)SWAP CONTRACTSCONDENSATE HEDGESProduction PeriodPurchased /SoldCommodityBarrelsAvg. Fixed Price3Q 2012SoldCrude69,00096.654Q 2012SoldCrude75,00095.581Q 2013SoldCrude93,00097.492Q 2013SoldCrude99,00097.333Q 2013SoldCrude78,00097.084Q 2013SoldCrude75,00096.661Q 2014SoldCrude30,00099.002Q 2014SoldCrude60,00093.583Q 2014SoldCrude30,00088.654Q 2014SoldCrude30,00088.09OPTION CONTRACTSNGL OPTIONSProduction Period Purchased/SoldTypeCommodityGallonsAvg. Strike Price3Q 2012PurchasedPutPropane7,560,0001.363Q 2012PurchasedPutIsobutane1,008,0001.573Q 2012PurchasedPutNormal Butane1,890,0001.543Q 2012PurchasedPutNatural Gasoline3,780,0002.004Q 2012PurchasedPutPropane8,190,0001.364Q 2012PurchasedPutIsobutane1,134,0001.584Q 2012PurchasedPutNormal Butane2,142,0001.564Q 2012PurchasedPutNatural Gasoline4,032,0002.001Q 2013PurchasedPutIsobutane504,0001.791Q 2013PurchasedPutNormal Butane1,512,0001.741Q 2013PurchasedPutNatural Gasoline5,292,0002.152Q 2013PurchasedPutIsobutane630,0001.722Q 2013PurchasedPutNormal Butane1,638,0001.662Q 2013PurchasedPutNatural Gasoline5,796,0002.103Q 2013PurchasedPutIsobutane1,512,0001.663Q 2013PurchasedPutNormal Butane3,528,0001.643Q 2013PurchasedPutNatural Gasoline6,300,0002.094Q 2013PurchasedPutIsobutane1,512,0001.664Q 2013PurchasedPutNormal Butane3,780,0001.664Q 2013PurchasedPutNatural Gasoline6,552,0002.09 ATLAS PIPELINE PARTNERS, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIESUnaudited Current Commodity Risk Management Positions (as of July 31, 2012)OPTION CONTRACTSCRUDE OPTIONSProduction Period Purchased/SoldTypeCommodityBarrelsAvg. Strike Price3Q 2012PurchasedPutCrude Oil39,000106.563Q 2012SoldCallCrude Oil124,50094.693Q 2012PurchasedCallCrude Oil45,000125.204Q 2012PurchasedPutCrude Oil39,000105.804Q 2012SoldCallCrude Oil124,50094.694Q 2012PurchasedCallCrude Oil45,000125.201Q 2013PurchasedPutCrude Oil66,000100.102Q 2013PurchasedPutCrude Oil69,000100.103Q 2013PurchasedPutCrude Oil72,000100.104Q 2013PurchasedPutCrude Oil75,000100.101Q 2014PurchasedPutCrude Oil166,500101.862Q 2014PurchasedPutCrude Oil45,00088.183Q 2014PurchasedPutCrude Oil45,00087.714Q 2014PurchasedPutCrude Oil45,00087.43 Contact: Matthew Skelly                   VP ? Investor Relations                                                             1845 Walnut StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19103(877) 280-2857(215) 561-5692 (facsimile)      SOURCE Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P.