HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE: CEQP) (“Crestwood”) today announced that it expects fourth quarter 2022 financial results to be impacted by extreme winter weather events that adversely impacted volumes and well connect activity across Crestwood’s gathering & processing assets during the quarter. The severity and duration of these weather events forced producers to contend with surface equipment freezing, widespread power outages, and limited road accessibility, which resulted in well shut-ins, facility downtime, and delays in drilling and completion activity. Compared with previous expectations underpinning prior full-year 2022 guidance, Crestwood estimates fourth quarter Williston Basin gathering volumes to have decreased by approximately 15%, and Powder River Basin and Delaware Basin gas gathering volumes to have decreased by approximately 5% to 10%. As a result, Crestwood anticipates that its full-year 2022 financial results will be slightly below previously provided guidance ranges. Crestwood and its producer customers have fully resumed normal operations and expect these volume disruptions to be isolated to the fourth quarter.
Robert G. Phillips, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Crestwood, commented, “As producers battled oilfield services constraints and labor and supply chain issues throughout the year, extreme weather events in the fourth quarter created difficult operational conditions that, when combined, materially impacted forecasted producer drilling and completion activity and drove a lower 2022 exit rate than expected. I am proud of our employees in the affected areas for their commitment to safety and peer group leading customer service during these extraordinary weather events. Through collaboration with our customers, Crestwood’s operating team’s preparation and previous winterization efforts mitigated further volume loss and allowed customers to recover as quickly as possible. As we take a preliminary look into 2023, based on current levels of field activity, which includes approximately 15 rigs running on Crestwood’s gathering systems, and conversations with our producer customers about their 2023 development plans, we continue to anticipate year-over-year EBITDA growth driven by an active well connect program and the full integration and contribution of our Oasis Midstream, Sendero Midstream, and CPJV acquisitions. Combined with an expected step down in 2023 capital expenditures, which will be focused largely on connecting new supplies to our gathering systems, Crestwood’s free cash flow profile is poised to grow year-over-year which we will utilize to further strengthen our balance sheet and maximize unitholder value.”
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About Crestwood Equity Partners LP
Houston, Texas, based Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE: CEQP) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream businesses in multiple shale resource plays across the United States. Crestwood is engaged in the gathering, processing, treating, compression, storage and transportation of natural gas; storage, transportation, terminalling, and marketing of NGLs; gathering, storage, terminalling and marketing of crude oil; and gathering and disposal of produced water. For more information, visit Crestwood Equity Partners LP at www.crestwoodlp.com; and to learn more about Crestwood’s sustainability efforts, please visit https://esg.crestwoodlp.com.
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