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Crosstex Energy Reports Second-Quarter 2006 Results

DALLAS, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Crosstex Energy companies, Crosstex Energy, L.P. (Nasdaq: XTEX) (the Partnership) and Crosstex Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: XTXI) (the Corporation) today reported earnings for the second quarter of 2006.

Crosstex Energy, L.P. Financial Results

The Partnership reported a net loss of $2.3 million in the second quarter of 2006, compared with net income of $4.5 million in the second quarter of 2005. Results for the second quarter of 2006 include a $4.1 million non-cash mark-to-market valuation of derivative financial instruments during the quarter. In the second quarter of 2005, there was no significant gain or loss related to the valuation of derivative financial instruments.

The net loss per limited partner unit in the second quarter of 2006 was $0.23 per unit versus net income of $0.17 per unit in the corresponding quarter of 2005. The loss per limited partner unit was impacted by the preferential allocation of net income to the general partner of $3.9 million in the second quarter of 2006, which represented the general partner's incentive distribution rights less certain stock-based compensation costs. This allocation increased the loss allocated to the limited partners to $6.1 million.

The Partnership's Distributable Cash Flow in the second quarter of 2006 was $20.1 million, or 2.97 times the amount required to cover its Minimum Quarterly Distribution of $0.25 per unit and 1.02 times the amount required to cover its distribution of $0.54 per unit. Distributable Cash Flow was $13.4 million in the second quarter of 2005. Distributable Cash Flow is a non-GAAP financial measure and is explained in greater detail under "Non-GAAP Financial Information." There is a reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to net income in the tables at the end of this news release.

"We have completed another successful quarter, achieving Distributable Cash Flow levels consistent with our previous guidance, despite facing some significant challenges. Natural-gas volumes moving into our South Louisiana processing assets are below our expectations, as the industry continues to struggle in its effort to recover from 2005's hurricanes," said Barry E. Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer. "In addition, we renegotiated our North Texas Pipeline contracts with our largest customer to increase commitment levels beginning in the fourth quarter of this year in exchange for lowering transport fees until then. This negatively impacted margins during the second quarter but assured us of higher future commitments."

"Improved gas volumes and margins for several of our other pipelines and significantly increased volumes in our Louisiana Intrastate Gas processing plants offset these challenges," added Mr. Davis. "These offsetting positive factors, along with strong processing margins, allowed us to again increase dividend and distribution payouts."

"Volumes on the North Texas system will continue to ramp up during the third and fourth quarters of 2006 and into 2007, which we anticipate will lead to increases in Distributable Cash Flow in 2006 and beyond. In addition, the build out of the recently acquired Chief midstream assets, the expansion of our Parker County processing plants, the construction of our North Louisiana expansion, and a number of other smaller projects are progressing on schedule. These will be strong drivers of Distributable Cash Flow growth in 2007, consistent with our previous guidance."

The Partnership's gross margin increased 91 percent to $66.2 million in the second quarter of 2006 from $34.6 million in the corresponding 2005 period. Gross margin from the Midstream business segment rose $27.0 million, or 107 percent, to $52.3 million. The increase was due to improved processing economics and growth in processed volumes of 305 percent. This volume growth was the result of the November 2005 acquisition of South Louisiana processing assets from El Paso Corporation and significantly higher throughput in our Louisiana Intrastate Gas processing plants. Additionally, the Partnership completed construction of its North Texas Pipeline and began transporting gas from the Barnett Shale in April 2006.

Gross margin from the Treating business segment rose $4.6 million, or 49 percent, to $13.9 million in the second quarter of 2006. The increase was attributable to dramatic growth in the number of treating plants in service. There were 160 treating plants in service at the end of the second quarter of 2006 versus 100 at the end of the second quarter of 2005.

Crosstex Energy, Inc. Financial Results

The Corporation reported net income of $1.6 million for the second quarter of 2006, compared with net income of $1.7 million for the comparable period in 2005. The Corporation's loss before income taxes and interest of non- controlling partners in the net loss of the Partnership was $0.9 million in the second quarter of 2006, compared with income of $4.4 million in the second quarter of 2005.

The Corporation's share of distributions, including distributions on its 10 million participating limited partner units, its two percent general partner interest, and the incentive distribution rights, was $10.8 million in the second quarter of 2006. Its share of the distribution in the second quarter of 2005 was $7.1 million. The recently announced increase in the Partnership's distribution of $0.01 per unit raised the Corporation's share of distributions by $0.4 million from $10.4 million in the first quarter of 2006 to $10.8 million in the second quarter of 2006.

In conjunction with the acquisition of Chief midstream assets by the Partnership, the Corporation issued 2.55 million shares of common stock in a private placement in June 2006. Proceeds of $180 million from the private placement were used to purchase 6.41 million senior subordinated series C units from the Partnership to finance a portion of the acquisition. The acquired units are not currently entitled to distributions from the Partnership. The senior subordinated series C units will convert to common units on February 16, 2008, at which time they will participate in future distributions from the Partnership.

In addition to purchasing the senior subordinated series C units, the Corporation contributed $9.0 million to maintain its two percent general partnership interest in the Partnership. After making that contribution and receiving an additional $1.6 million in the sale of its claim in the Enron bankruptcy, its cash balance was approximately $8.5 million.

Earnings Call

The Partnership and the Corporation will hold their quarterly conference call to discuss second quarter results today, August 9, at 11:00 a.m. Central Time (12:00 p.m. Eastern Time). The dial-in number for the call is 866-700-7173, and the passcode is "Crosstex." A live Webcast of the call can be accessed on the investor relations page of Crosstex Energy's Web site at http://www.crosstexenergy.com . The call will also be available for replay for 30 days by dialing 888-286-8010, passcode 44277069, or by going to the investor relations events page of Crosstex Energy's Web site.

About the Crosstex Energy Companies

Crosstex Energy, L.P., a midstream natural gas company headquartered in Dallas, operates over 5,000 miles of pipeline, 12 processing plants, four fractionators, approximately 160 natural gas amine treating plants and 25 dew point control plants. Crosstex currently provides services for over 3.0 Bcf/day of natural gas, or approximately 6 percent of marketed U.S. daily production based on August 2005 Department of Energy data.

Crosstex Energy, Inc. owns the two percent general partner interest, a 42 percent limited partner interest, and the incentive distribution rights of Crosstex Energy, L.P.

Additional information about the Crosstex companies can be found at http://www.crosstexenergy.com .

Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release contains a non-generally accepted accounting principle financial measure that we refer to as Distributable Cash Flow. Distributable Cash Flow includes earnings before non-cash charges, less maintenance capital expenditures and amortization of costs of certain derivatives plus, in the prior period, a cash deposit securing the contracted sale of idle equipment. The amounts included in the calculation of these measures are computed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), with the exception of maintenance capital expenditures and the amortization of put premiums. Maintenance capital expenditures are capital expenditures made to replace partially or fully depreciated assets in order to maintain the existing operating capacity of our assets and to extend their useful lives. The puts were acquired to hedge the future price of certain natural gas liquids. The net cost of the puts is being amortized against Distributable Cash Flow over their life.

We believe this measure is useful to investors because it may provide users of this financial information with meaningful comparisons between current results and prior reported results and a meaningful measure of the Partnership's cash flow after it has satisfied the capital and related requirements of its operations. Distributable Cash Flow is not a measure of financial performance or liquidity under GAAP. It should not be considered in isolation or as an indicator of the Partnership's performance. Furthermore, it should not be seen as a measure of liquidity or a substitute for metrics prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our reconciliation of this measure to net income is included among the following tables.

This press release contains forward-looking statements identified by the use of words such as "forecast," "anticipate" and "estimate." These statements are based on currently available information and assumptions and expectations that the Partnership and the Corporation believe are reasonable. However, the Partnership's and the Corporation's assumptions and expectations are subject to a wide range of business risks, so they can give no assurance that actual performance will fall within the forecast ranges. Among the key risks that may bear directly on the Partnership's and the Corporation's results of operations and financial condition are: (1) the amount of natural gas transported in the Partnership's gathering and transmission lines may decline as a result of competition for supplies, reserve declines and reduction in demand from key customers and markets; (2) the level of the Partnership's processing and treating operations may decline for similar reasons; (3) fluctuations in natural gas and NGL prices may occur due to weather and other natural and economic forces; (4) there may be a failure to successfully integrate new acquisitions; (5) the Partnership's credit risk management efforts may fail to adequately protect against customer nonpayment; (6) the Partnership may not adequately address construction and operating risks and (7) other factors discussed in the Partnership's and the Corporation's Form 10-K's for the year ended December 31, 2005, Form 10-Q's for the quarter ended March 31, 2006, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Partnership and the Corporation have no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

                               (Tables  follow)


                            CROSSTEX ENERGY, L.P.
                       Selected Financial & Operating Data
                (All amounts in thousands except per unit numbers)

                                    Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
                                         June 30,              June 30,
                                      2006      2005       2006        2005
    Revenues
       Midstream                   $727,865  $619,432  $1,529,996  $1,158,996
       Treating                      15,983    11,040      30,549      20,947
       Profit from Energy Trading
        Activities                      807       333       1,230         851
                                    744,655   630,805   1,561,775   1,180,794

    Cost of Gas
       Midstream                    676,370   594,482   1,431,938   1,110,898
       Treating                       2,056     1,711       4,489       3,204
                                    678,426   596,193   1,436,427   1,114,102

    Gross Margin                     66,229    34,612     125,348      66,692

    Operating Expenses               22,840    12,178      44,801      23,722
    General and Administrative       10,919     7,750      22,275      14,211
    (Gain) Loss on Derivatives        3,925       (66)      1,766         407
    Gain on Sale of Property           (160)     (120)       (109)       (164)
    Depreciation and Amortization    18,708     7,370      35,758      14,306
        Total                        56,232    27,112     104,491      52,482

    Operating Income                  9,997     7,500      20,857      14,210

    Interest Expense and Other      (11,891)   (2,874)    (20,402)     (6,213)
    Net Income Before Minority
     Interest and
       Taxes                         (1,894)    4,626         455       7,997

    Minority Interest in
     Subsidiary                        (101)      (88)       (182)       (225)
    Income Tax Provision               (264)      (54)       (298)       (108)
    Net Income before Cumulative
     Effect of
       Accounting Change             (2,259)    4,484         (25)      7,664

    Cumulative Effect of
     Accounting Change                  ---       ---         689         ---
    Net Income                      $(2,259)   $4,484        $664      $7,664

    General Partner Share of Net
     Income                          $3,890    $1,205      $8,056      $3,226

    Limited Partners Share of Net
     Income                         $(6,149)   $3,279     $(7,392)     $4,438

    Net Income per Limited
     Partners' Unit Before
     Accounting Change:
        Basic                        $(0.23)    $0.18      $(0.31)      $0.25

        Diluted                      $(0.23)    $0.17      $(0.31)      $0.24

    Weighted Average Limited
     Partners' Units Outstanding:

        Basic                        26,572    18,124      26,064      18,111

        Diluted                      26,572    18,880      26,064      18,819

                              CROSSTEX ENERGY, L.P.
             Reconciliation of Net Income to Distributable Cash Flow
                     (All amounts in thousands except ratios)

                                          Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
                                               June 30,          June 30,
                                              2006     2005     2006     2005

    Net Income (loss)                      $(2,259)  $4,484     $664   $7,664
    Depreciation and Amortization (A)       18,637    7,301   35,616   14,175
    Stock-Based Compensation                 2,238    1,240    3,883    1,516
    Gain (Loss) on Sale of Property            ---     (120)     ---     (164)
    Proceeds from Sale of Property (B)         ---    1,920      ---    3,913
    Financial Derivatives Mark-to-Market     4,069      ---    4,293      ---
    Cumulative Effect of Acctg. Change        ---      ---     (689)     ---
    Deferred Tax Expense (benefit)             236      (95)     291     (190)
    Cash Flow                               22,921   14,730   44,058   26,914

    Amortization of Put Premiums            (1,065)     ---   (1,687)     ---
    Maintenance Capital Expenditures        (1,710)  (1,375)  (2,729)  (2,489)
    Distributable Cash Flow                $20,146  $13,355  $39,642  $24,425
    Minimum Quarterly Distribution (MQD)    $6,785   $4,628  $13,558   $9,247
    Distributable Cash Flow/MQD               2.97     2.89     2.92     2.64
    Actual Distribution                    $19,724  $10,920  $38,893  $21,457
    Distribution Coverage                     1.02     1.22     1.02     1.14

    Distributions per Limited Partner Unit   $0.54    $0.47    $1.07    $0.93


     (A)  Excludes minority interest share of depreciation and amortization of
          $72,000 and $143,000 for the three and six months ended June 30,
          2006, respectively and $69,000 and $131,000 for the three months and
          six months ended June 30, 2005.
     (B)  The 2005 periods include a deposit from the contracted sale of
          equipment.



                              CROSSTEX ENERGY, L.P.
                                  Operating Data

                                 Three Months Ended        Six Months Ended
                                      June 30,                 June 30,
                                  2006          2005       2006          2005

    Pipeline Throughput
     (MMBtu/d)
     South Texas                461,000       439,000    427,000       438,000
     LIG Pipeline & Marketing   698,000       612,000    645,000       616,000
     North Texas (A)             60,000           ---     60,000           ---
     Other Midstream            175,000       114,000    165,000       121,000
    Total Gathering &
     Transmission Volume      1,394,000     1,165,000  1,297,000     1,175,000

    Natural Gas Processed
     MMBtu/d                  1,970,000 (B)   486,000  1,870,000 (B)   448,000

    Commercial Services
     Volume (MMBtu/d)           173,000       194,000    182,000       185,000

    Treating Plants in
     Service (C)                    160           100        160           100

     (A)  The North Texas Pipeline was placed in service April 1, 2006.
          Volumes for the six months ended June 30, 2006 are only for the
          period the pipeline was in service.
     (B)  Includes South Louisiana Processing volumes after November 1, 2005.

     (C)  Plants in Service represents plants in service on the last day of
          the quarter.



                              CROSSTEX ENERGY, INC.
                       Selected Financial & Operating Data
               (All amounts in thousands except per share numbers)

                                   Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
                                        June 30,              June 30,
                                     2006      2005       2006        2005
    Revenues
      Midstream                    $727,865  $619,432  $1,529,996  $1,158,996
      Treating                       15,983    11,040      30,549      20,947
      Profit from Energy Trading
       Activities                       807       333       1,230         851
                                    744,655   630,805   1,561,775   1,180,794

    Cost of Gas
      Midstream                     676,370   594,482   1,431,938   1,110,898
      Treating                        2,056     1,711       4,489       3,204
                                    678,426   596,193   1,436,427   1,114,102

    Gross Margin                     66,229    34,612     125,348      66,692

    Operating Expenses               22,856    12,183      44,826      23,731
    General and Administrative       11,545     8,144      23,377      14,824
    (Gain) Loss on Derivatives        3,925       (66)      1,766         407
    Gain on Sale of Property           (160)     (120)       (109)       (164)
    Depreciation and Amortization    18,720     7,384      35,789      14,330
                 Total               56,886    27,525     105,649      53,128

    Operating Income                  9,343     7,087      19,699      13,564

    Interest Expense and Other      (10,198)   (2,737)    (18,599)     (5,999)
    Income Before Income Taxes and
     Interest of Non-controlling
       Partners in the
       Partnership's Net Income        (855)    4,350       1,100       7,565
    Income Tax Provision              1,238     1,047      10,572       2,034
    Gain on Issuance of Units of
     the Partnership                    ---       ---     (18,955)        ---
    Interest of Non-controlling
     Partners in the
      Partnership's Net Income
       (Loss)                        (3,734)    1,557      (4,821)      2,213
    Net Income Before Cumulative
     effect of Change in
     Accounting Principle             1,641     1,746      14,304       3,318
    Cumulative effect of Change
     in Accounting                      ---       ---         170         ---
    Net Income                       $1,641    $1,746     $14,474      $3,318

    Net Income per Common Share Before
         Accounting Change:

        Basic Earnings per Common
         Share                        $0.13     $0.14       $1.12       $0.26

        Diluted Earnings per
         Common Share                 $0.13     $0.14       $1.11       $0.26

    Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:

        Basic                        12,791    12,736      12,777      12,542

        Diluted                      12,954    12,878      12,930      12,929

        Dividends Per Common Share    $0.62     $0.43       $1.22       $0.84

SOURCE  Crosstex Energy, Inc.; Crosstex Energy, L.P.
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    /CONTACT:  investors, William W. Davis, Executive V.P. and Chief Financial
Officer of Crosstex Energy, Inc., +1-214-953-9500; or media, Jill McMillan,
Public Relations Specialist, +1-214-721-9271, for Crosstex Energy, Inc. and
Crosstex Energy, L.P./
    /Web site:  http://www.crosstexenergy.com /
    (XTEX XTXI)

CO:  Crosstex Energy, Inc.; Crosstex Energy, L.P.
ST:  Texas
IN:  OIL
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