BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. Reports Fourth Quarter Results and Record Full Year Production and EBITDA; Provides Full Year

  BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. Reports Fourth Quarter Results and Record   Full Year Production and EBITDA; Provides Full Year 2014 Guidance  Business Wire  LOS ANGELES -- February 27, 2014  BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. (the “Partnership”) (NASDAQ:BBEP) today announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2013 as well as public guidance for its expected performance in 2014, excluding any future acquisitions.  Key Highlights:    *For the fourth quarter of 2013, net production increased 40% and Adjusted     EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, increased 50% from the fourth quarter of 2012.     For the full year 2013, net production and Adjusted EBITDA increased 32%     and 34%, respectively, from 2012.   *Oil and natural gas liquid (NGL) production increased to a record     quarterly high of 1.9 MMBoe, a 90% increase from the fourth quarter of     2012.   *Annualized monthly distributions of $1.97 per unit as paid on February 14,     2014, attributable to the fourth quarter of 2013, represent a 4.8%     increase over the annualized quarterly distribution of $1.88 per unit for     the fourth quarter of 2012.   *For the fourth quarter of 2013, the Partnership drilled 27 gross (25.7     net) wells and completed 9 gross (6.4 net) workovers.   *On December 30, 2013 the Partnership completed acquisitions of oil and gas     properties in the Permian Basin for approximately $302 million.   *For the fourth quarter of 2013, increased distributable cash flow, a     non-GAAP financial measure, to $55.4 million which represented a 43%     increase from the fourth quarter of 2012.  Management Commentary  Halbert Washburn, CEO, said: “The Partnership had a very active 2013, completing approximately $1.2 billion in acquisitions, doubling our organic development expenditures, expanding our presence into the mid-continent, and significantly increasing our liquids reserves and production. Although we had a variety of challenges during the fourth quarter, we grew the business significantly in 2013 and are pleased to report record annual production and Adjusted EBITDA. 2013 also marked BreitBurn’s 25-year anniversary. We have a long history of operating effectively and successfully pursuing our growth-through-acquisitions strategy. Looking forward to 2014, our large portfolio of high quality assets, a robust capital program, and ample financial flexibility should serve as a strong foundation for continued growth. We are very optimistic about our prospects for 2014 and are targeting at least $600 million in new acquisitions during the year.”  Fourth Quarter 2013 Operating and Financial Results Compared to Third Quarter 2013    *Total production was 3,086 MBoe in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to     3,098 MBoe in the third quarter of 2013. Average daily production was 33.5     MBoe/day in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to 33.7 MBoe/day in the     third quarter of 2013.         *Oil production was 1,704 MBbl compared to 1,681 MBbl in the third          quarter of 2013.        *NGL production was 205 MBbl compared to 207 MBbl in the third quarter          of 2013.        *Natural gas production was 7,060 MMcf compared to 7,258 MMcf in the          third quarter of 2013.    *Adjusted EBITDA was $109.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared     to $112.1 million in the third quarter of 2013.   *Net loss attributable to the Partnership, including the effect of     derivative instruments, was $58.8 million, or $0.52 per diluted common     unit, in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to a net loss of $25.0     million, or $0.25 per diluted common unit, in the third quarter of 2013.   *Oil, NGL and natural gas sales revenues were $193.6 million in the fourth     quarter of 2013, down from $197.4 million in the third quarter of 2013,     primarily reflecting lower oil realized prices and lower natural gas sales     volumes, partially offset by higher oil sales volumes and slightly higher     natural gas and NGL realized prices.   *Lease operating expenses, which include district expenses, processing fees     and transportation costs, were $20.56 per Boe in the fourth quarter of     2013 compared to $18.96 per Boe in the third quarter of 2013.   *General and administrative expenses, excluding non-cash unit-based     compensation, were $2.83 per Boe in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to     $3.62 per Boe in the third quarter of 2013.   *Losses on commodity derivative instruments were $17.2 million in the     fourth quarter of 2013 compared to losses of $54.8 million in the third     quarter of 2013, which primarily reflected a decrease in oil futures     prices during the fourth quarter of 2013. Derivative instrument settlement     receipts were $4.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to     settlement payments of $6.3 million in the third quarter of 2013.   *WTI oil spot prices averaged $97.44 per barrel and Brent oil spot prices     averaged $109.22 per barrel in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to     $105.83 per barrel and $110.23 per barrel, respectively, in the third     quarter of 2013. Henry Hub natural gas spot prices averaged $3.85 per Mcf     in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $3.55 per Mcf in the third     quarter of 2013.   *Realized oil, NGL and natural gas prices excluding the effects of     commodity derivative settlements, averaged $88.77 per Boe, $42.17 per Boe     and $3.75 per Mcf, respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared     to $100.94 per Boe, $38.11 per Boe, and $3.69 per Mcf, respectively, in     the third quarter of 2013.   *Oil and gas capital expenditures totaled $96 million in the fourth quarter     of 2013 compared to $87 million in the third quarter of 2013.   *Distributable cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $55.4 million     in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $64.6 million in the third     quarter of 2013. Distributable cash flow per common unit was $0.46 in the     fourth quarter of 2013 compared to $0.64 in the third quarter of 2013.  Full Year 2013 Results    *The Partnership completed approximately $1.2 billion in total     acquisitions.   *Total production was 10,983 MBoe in 2013, an increase of 32% from 2012 and     a record high for the Partnership.   *Adjusted EBITDA was $370.4 million, an increase of 34% from 2012 and a     record high for the Partnership.   *Net loss attributable to the Partnership was $43.7 million, or $0.43 per     diluted common unit, in 2013 compared to net loss of $40.8 million, or     $0.56 per diluted common unit, in 2012.   *Total oil, NGL and natural gas sales were $660.7 million in 2013, an     increase of 60% from 2012.   *For the full year 2013, the Partnership drilled 138 gross (121.6 net)     wells and completed 61 gross (54.8 net) workovers.   *Full year lease operating expenses per Boe were $19.69, which was 3%     higher than 2012.   *Full year general and administrative expenses, excluding unit-based     compensation, were $3.53 per Boe, which was 12% lower than 2012.   *Realized oil and NGL prices, excluding the effect of commodity derivative     instruments, for 2013 were $88.75 per barrel and $35.25, respectively     compared to NYMEX WTI oil prices of $97.97 per barrel. Average realized     natural gas prices, excluding the effect of commodity derivative     instruments, were $3.82 per Mcf, compared to Henry Hub prices of $3.73 per     Mcf.   *Oil and gas capital expenditures were $295 million, an increase of 93%     from 2012.   *Distributable cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $200.3 million     in 2013 compared to $153.0 million in 2012.  2013 Estimated Proved Reserves  Total estimated proved reserves as of December 31, 2013 were 214.3 MMBoe. The standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows related to our estimated proved reserves was approximately $3.2 billion. Of the total estimated proved reserves, 53% were oil, 7% were NGLs and 40% were natural gas; 81% were classified as proved developed; and 27% were located in Michigan, 20% in Oklahoma, 19% in Texas, 17% in Wyoming, 11% in California and 5% in Florida, with less than 1% in Indiana and Kentucky. As of December31, 2012, our total estimated proved reserves were 149.4 MMBoe. The unweighted average first-day-of-the-month oil and natural gas prices used to determine our total estimated proved reserves as of December31, 2013 were $96.94 Bbl of oil for WTI NYMEX, $108.32 per Bbl of oil for ICE Brent and $3.67 per MMBtu of natural gas for Henry Hub.  2014 Guidance (Assuming no future acquisitions)  The following guidance is subject to all of the cautionary statements and limitations described below and under the caption "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information." In addition, estimates for the Partnership's future production volumes are based on, among other things, assumptions of capital expenditure levels and the assumption that market demand and prices for oil, NGLs and gas will continue at levels that allow for economic production of these products. The production, transportation and marketing of oil, natural gas liquids and gas are extremely complex and are subject to disruption due to transportation and processing availability, mechanical failure, human error, weather and numerous other factors. The Partnership's estimates are based on certain other assumptions, such as well performance, which may actually prove to vary significantly from those assumed. Operating costs, which include major maintenance costs, vary in response to changes in prices of services and materials used in the operation of our properties and the amount of maintenance activity required. Operating costs, including taxes, utilities and service company costs, move directionally with increases and decreases in commodity prices, and we cannot fully predict such future commodity or operating costs. Similarly, interest rates and price differentials are set by the market and are not within our control. They can vary dramatically from time to time. Capital expenditures are based on our current expectations as to the level of capital expenditures that will be justified based upon the other assumptions set forth below as well as expectations about other operating and economic factors not set forth below. The guidance below does not constitute any form of guarantee, assurance or promise that the matters indicated will actually be achieved. Rather, the table simply sets forth our best estimate today for these matters based upon our current expectations about the future based upon both stated and unstated assumptions. Actual conditions and those assumptions may, and probably will, change over the course of the year.  ($ in 000s)                           FY 2014 Guidance Total Production (MBoe):                13,600       -          14,400 Oil Production (MBbls)                     7,900         -           8,400 NGL Production (MBbls)                     1,125         -           1,225 Gas Production (MMcfe)                     27,500        -           28,600 December 2014 Exit Rate (Boe/d)            38,400        -           40,800 Average Price Differential %: WTI Oil Price Differential %               88.0    %     -           96.0    % Brent Oil Price Differential %^(1)         92.0    %     -           96.0    % NGL Price Differential % (of WTI)          37.5    %     -           42.5    % Gas Price Differential %                   100.0   %     -           103.0   % Other Revenue^(2)                        $ 3,500         -         $ 4,500 Operating Costs / Boe^(3)(4)             $ 18.50         -         $ 20.50 Production / Property Taxes (% of          6.50    %     -           7.00    % oil & natural gas revenue) G&A (Excl. Unit Based                    $ 51,000        -         $ 53,000 Compensation) Cash Interest Expense^(5)                $ 117,000       -         $ 120,000 Adjusted EBITDA^(6)                      $ 500,000       -         $ 510,000 Capital Expenditures^(7): Maintenance Capital                                   $ 125,000 Growth Capital                        $ 200,000    -        $ 220,000   (1)    Approximately 24% of oil production is expected to be sold based on           Brent pricing. (2)       Primarily comprised of pipeline revenues and equity earnings in           affiliate.           Operating Costs include lease operating costs, processing fees,           district expense, and transportation expense. Expected (3)       transportation expense totals approximately $6.0 million in 2014,           largely attributable to our Florida production. Excluding           transportation expense, our estimated operating costs range per Boe           is approximately $18.00 - $20.00.           Operating Costs are based on flat $95 per barrel WTI oil, $105 per (4)       barrel Brent oil, and $4.00 per Mcfe natural gas price levels for           2014. Operating costs generally move with commodity prices but do           not typically increase or decrease as rapidly as commodity prices.           The Partnership typically borrows on a 1-month LIBOR basis, plus an (5)       applicable spread. Estimated cash interest expense assumes a 1-month           LIBOR rate of 0.25%.           Assuming the high and low range of our guidance, Adjusted EBITDA is           expected to range between $500 million and $510 million, and is           comprised of estimated net income (before non-cash compensation)           between $131 million and $144 million, plus losses on commodity           derivative instruments of $22 million, less net payments for           derivative contracts settled during the period of $28 million, plus           DD&A of $255 million, plus interest expense between $117 million (6)       (high end of Adjusted EBITDA) and $120 million (low end of Adjusted           EBITDA). Estimated 2014 net income is based on oil prices of $95 per           barrel for WTI oil, $105 per barrel for Brent oil and $4.00 per Mcfe           for natural gas. Consequently, differences between actual and           forecast prices could result in changes to gains or losses on mark           to market of commodity derivative instruments, DD&A, including           potential impairments of long-lived assets, and ultimately, net           income.           Total Capital Expenditures for 2014 excludes capital expense for           acquisitions as well as information technology spending. Maintenance (7)       capital is defined as the estimated amount of investment in capital           projects and obligatory spending on existing facilities and           operations needed to hold production approximately constant for the           period.  Impact of Derivative Instruments  The Partnership uses commodity derivative instruments to mitigate the risks associated with commodity price volatility and to help maintain cash flows for operating activities, acquisitions, capital expenditures and distributions. The Partnership does not enter into derivative instruments for speculative trading purposes. Because the Partnership does not use hedge accounting to account for its derivative instruments, changes in the fair value of derivative instruments are recorded in earnings each reporting period. These non-cash changes in the fair value of derivatives do not affect Adjusted EBITDA, cash flow from operations, distributable cash flow or the Partnership’s ability to pay cash distributions for the reporting periods presented.  Total losses from commodity derivative instruments were approximately $17.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, which include $4.5 million net receipts for contracts that settled during the period.  Production, Statement of Operations, and Realized Price Information  The following table presents production, selected income statement and realized price information for the three months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, the three months ended September 30, 2013 and the full year results for 2013 and 2012:                  Three Months Ended                       Year Ended December 31,                  December     September    December                                    31,           30,           31, Thousands of dollars,         2013          2013          2012          2013          2012 except as indicated Oil sales        $ 158,456     $ 162,709     $ 85,639      $ 530,625     $ 326,130 NGL sales          8,644         7,888         845           22,558        3,858 Natural gas        26,504        26,816        26,695        107,482       83,879 sales (Loss) gain on commodity          (17,234 )     (54,765 )     3,715         (29,182 )     5,580 derivative instruments Other             978         737         700         3,175       3,548    revenues, net Total revenues   $ 177,348    $ 143,385    $ 117,594    $ 634,658    $ 422,995  Lease operating expenses and     $ 63,439      $ 58,731      $ 41,769      $ 216,275     $ 159,289 processing fees (a) Production and property taxes    11,295      14,476      10,962      46,220      33,634   (b) Total lease operating        $ 74,734     $ 73,207     $ 52,731     $ 262,495    $ 192,923  expenses Purchases and other              440           226           267           1,321         1,577 operating costs Change in         5,758       (4,931  )    578         (995    )    1,279    inventory Total operating        $ 80,932     $ 68,502     $ 53,576     $ 262,821    $ 195,779  costs Lease operating expenses, pre    $ 20.56       $ 18.96       $ 18.88       $ 19.69       $ 19.15 taxes, per Boe (a) Production and property taxes     3.66          4.67          4.96          4.21          4.04 per Boe (b) Total lease operating         24.22       23.63       23.84       23.90       23.19    expenses per Boe General and administrative expenses         $ 8,742      $ 11,227     $ 9,815      $ 38,752     $ 33,281   (excluding unit-based compensation) Net loss attributable     $ (58,792 )   $ (25,011 )   $ (10,334 )   $ (43,671 )   $ (40,801 ) to the partnership                                                                           Total production         3,086         3,098         2,212         10,983        8,318 (MBoe) (c) Oil (MBbl)         1,704         1,681         972           5,651         3,652 NGL (MBbl)         205           207           33            640           138 Natural gas        7,060         7,258         7,243         28,156        27,997 (MMcf) Average daily production        33,542      33,674      24,044      30,091      22,726   (Boe/d) Sales volumes     3,163       3,027       2,203       10,988      8,334    (MBoe) (d) Average realized sales   $ 61.10       $ 65.16       $ 51.29       $ 51.29       $ 49.57 price (per Boe) (e) (f) Oil (per Bbl)      88.77         100.94        88.75         88.75         92.18 (e) (f) NGLs (per Bbl)     42.17         38.11         25.61         35.25         27.96 (e) Natural gas       3.75        3.69        3.69        3.82        3.00     (per Mcf) (e)  (a) Includes lease operating expenses, district expenses, transportation expenses and processing fees. (b) Includes ad valorem and severance taxes. (c) Natural gas is converted on the basis of six Mcf of gas per one Bbl of oil equivalent. This ratio reflects an energy content equivalency and not a price or revenue equivalency. Given commodity price disparities, the price for a Bbl of oil equivalent for natural gas is significantly less than the price for a Bbl of oil. (d) Oil sales were 1,782 (MBbl), 1,610 (MBbl), 963 (MBbl), 5,563 (MBbl) and 3,530 (MBbl) for the three months ended December 31, 2013 September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012 and for the twelve months ended December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively. (e) Excludes the effect of commodity derivative settlements. (f) Includes oil purchases.  Non-GAAP Financial Measures  This press release, the financial tables and other supplemental information, including the reconciliations of certain non-generally accepted accounting principles (“non-GAAP”) measures to their nearest comparable generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) measures, may be used periodically by management when discussing the Partnership's financial results with investors and analysts, and they are also available on the Partnership's website under the Investor Relations tab.  Among the non-GAAP financial measures used are “Adjusted EBITDA” and “distributable cash flow.” These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as alternatives to GAAP measures, such as net income, operating income, cash flow from operating activities or any other GAAP measure of liquidity or financial performance. Management believesthat these non-GAAP financial measures enhance comparability to prior periods.  Adjusted EBITDA is presented as management believes it provides additional information relative to the performance of the Partnership's business, such as our ability to meet our debt covenant compliance tests. Distributable cash flow is used by management as a tool to measure the cash distributions we could pay to our unitholders. This financial measure indicates to investors whether or not we are generating cash flow at a level that can support our distribution rate to our unitholders. These non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other publicly traded partnerships or limited liability companies because all companies may not calculate Adjusted EBITDA or distributable cash flow in the same manner.  Adjusted EBITDA  The following table presents a reconciliation of net income and net cash flows from operating activities, our most directly comparable GAAP financial performance and liquidity measures, to Adjusted EBITDA for each of the periods indicated.                      Three Months Ended                       Year Ended December 31,                       December     September    December                                          31,           30,           31, Thousands of          2013          2013          2012 (a)      2013           2012 (a) dollars Reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDA: Net loss attributable to       $ (58,792 )   $ (25,011 )   $ (10,334 )     ($43,671 )     (40,801 ) the Partnership                                                                                 Loss (gain) on commodity               17,234        54,765        (3,715  )     29,182         (5,580  ) derivative instruments Commodity derivative instrument              4,450         (6,323  )     22,455        8,083          87,605 settlements (b) (c) Depletion, depreciation and                     62,400        59,764        40,350        216,495        137,252 amortization expense Impairments             54,012        361           147           54,373         12,313 Interest expense and             26,680        23,548        17,975        87,067         61,206 other financing costs Loss on interest rate           -             -             175           -              1,101 swaps (d) Loss on sale of         (2,154  )     77            264           (2,015   )     486 assets Income tax expense                 277           24            285           905            84 (benefit) Unit-based compensation           5,270       4,889       5,329       19,955       22,184   expense (e) Adjusted EBITDA       $ 109,377     $ 112,094     $ 72,931      $ 370,374      $ 275,850                                                                                 Less:                                                                                 Maintenance           $ 29,217      $ 25,782      $ 16,774      $ 89,267       $ 63,446 capital (f) Cash interest          24,741      21,748      17,421      80,767       59,382   expense (g) Distributable cash flow available to          $ 55,419     $ 64,564     $ 38,736     $ 200,340     $ 153,022  common unitholders                                                                                 Distributable cash flow             $ 0.46        $ 0.64        $ 0.45        $ 1.88         $ 1.95 available per common unit (h) Common unit distribution          0.93x         1.31x         0.95x         0.97x          1.06x coverage                                                                                 Reconciliation of net cash flows from operating activities to Adjusted EBITDA:                                                                                 Net cash provided by           $ 90,224      $ 69,520      $ 25,506      $ 257,166        191,782 operating activities                                                                                 Increase in assets net of liabilities             (5,680  )     20,663        27,655        32,105         22,492 relating to operating activities Interest                24,654        21,721        19,885        80,617         61,807 expense (d) (i) Income from equity                  (67     )     121           (131    )     (55      )     (487    ) affiliates, net Incentive compensation            (21     )     -             (82     )     (21      )     (82     ) expense (f) Income taxes            267           69            98            562            400 Non-controlling         -             -             -             -              (62     ) interest                                                                            Adjusted EBITDA       $ 109,377    $ 112,094    $ 72,931     $ 370,374     $ 275,850                                                                                  (a) Adjusted EBITDA for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2012 was conformed to exclude $5.1 million and $19.9 million related to "Net operating cash flow from acquisitions, effective date through closing date." (b) Excludes premiums paid at contract inception related to            $ 1,233       $ 1,233       $ 517         $ 4,893        $ 859 those derivative contracts that settled during the periods of: (c) Includes net cash settlements on derivative instruments: - Oil settlements           $ (7,378  )   $ (17,905 )   $ 4,701       $ (36,183  )   $ 3,855 received (paid) of: - Natural gas settlements           $ 11,828      $ 11,583      $ 17,754      $ 44,266       $ 83,750 received of: (d) Includes settlements paid on               $ -           $ -           $ 3,196       $ -            $ 5,469 interest rate derivatives of: (e) Represents non-cash long-term unit-based incentive compensation expense. (f) Maintenance Capital is management's estimate of the investment in capital projects and obligatory spending on existing facilities and operations needed to hold production approximately constant for the period. (g) Excludes $2.5 million loss on termination of interest rate swaps for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2012. (h) Reflects common units outstanding (including outstanding LTIP grants) at each distribution record date. (i) Excludes amortization of debt issuance costs and amortization of senior note discount/premium.   Hedge Portfolio Summary  The table below summarizes the Partnership’s commodity derivative hedge portfolio as of February 26, 2014. Please refer to the updated Commodity Price Protection Portfolio via our website for additional details related to our hedge portfolio.                                        Year                      2014         2015         2016      2017      2018 Oil Positions: Fixed Price Swaps - NYMEX WTI Volume                  13,814        12,689       9,211      7,971      493 (Bbls/d) Average Price                $  92.30      $  93.01      $ 86.73    $ 84.23    $ 82.20 ($/Bbl) Fixed Price Swaps - ICE Brent Volume                  4,800         3,300        4,300      298        - (Bbls/d) Average Price                $  98.88      $  97.73      $ 95.17    $ 97.50    $ - ($/Bbl) Collars - NYMEX WTI Volume                  1,000         1,000        -          -          - (Bbls/d) Average Floor Price          $  90.00      $  90.00      $ -        $ -        $ - ($/Bbl) Average Ceiling              $  112.00     $  113.50     $ -        $ -        $ - Price ($/Bbl) Collars - ICE Brent Volume                  -             500          500        -          - (Bbls/d) Average Floor Price          $  -          $  90.00      $ 90.00    $ -        $ - ($/Bbl) Average Ceiling              $  -          $  109.50     $ 101.25   $ -        $ - Price ($/Bbl) Puts - NYMEX WTI Volume                  500           500          1,000      -          - (Bbls/d) Average Price                $  90.00      $  90.00      $ 90.00    $ -        $ - ($/Bbl) Total: Volume                  20,114        17,989       15,011     8,269      493 (Bbls/d) Average Price                $  93.70      $  93.54      $ 89.48    $ 84.71    $ 82.20 ($/Bbl)                                                                         Gas Positions: Fixed Price Swaps - MichCon City-Gate Volume                  7,500         7,500        17,000     10,000     - (MMBtu/d) Average Price                $  6.00       $  6.00       $ 4.46     $ 4.48     $ - ($/MMBtu) Fixed Price Swaps - Henry Hub Volume                  41,600        47,700       24,700     8,571      1,870 (MMBtu/d) Average Price                $  4.75       $  4.77       $ 4.23     $ 4.39     $ 4.15 ($/MMBtu) Puts - Henry Hub Volume                  6,000         1,500        -          -          - (MMBtu/d) Average Price                $  5.00       $  5.00       $ -        $ -        $ - ($/MMBtu) Total: Volume                  55,100        56,700       41,700     18,571     1,870 (MMBtu/d) Average Price                $  4.95       $  4.94       $ 4.32     $ 4.44     $ 4.15 ($/MMBtu)                                                                         Calls - Henry Hub Volume                  15,000        -            -          -          - (MMBtu/d) Average Price                $  9.00       $  -          $ -        $ -        $ - ($/MMBtu) Deferred Premium              $  0.12       $  -          $ -        $ -        $ - ($/MMBtu)                                                                         Premiums paid in 2012 related to oil and natural gas derivatives to be settled in 2014 and beyond are as follows:                       Year Thousands            2014          2015          2016       2017       2018 of dollars Oil                  $  4,479      $  4,683      $ 7,438    $ 734      $ - Natural gas          $  4,015      $  1,989      $ 952      $ -        $ -                                                                            Other Information  The Partnership will host an investor conference call to discuss its results today at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Time). Investors may access the conference call over the Internet via the Investor Relations tab of the Partnership's website (www.breitburn.com), or via telephone by dialing 888-437-9445 (international callers dial +1-719-457-2697) a few minutes prior to register. Those listening via the Internet should go to the site 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. In addition, a replay of the call will be available through March 6, 2014 by dialing 877-870-5176 (international callers dial +1-858-384-5517) and entering replay PIN 7789996, or by going to the Investor Relations tab of the Partnership's website (www.breitburn.com). The Partnership will take live questions from securities analysts and institutional portfolio managers; the complete call is open to all other interested parties on a listen-only basis.  About BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P.  BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. is a publicly traded independent oil and gas master limited partnership focused on the acquisition, exploitation, development and production of oil and gas properties. The Partnership’s producing and non-producing oil and natural gas reserves are located in Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, California, Florida, Indiana and Kentucky. See www.BreitBurn.com for more information.  Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information  This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the Partnership’s operations that are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections about its operations. Words and phrases such as “believes,” “expect,” “future,” “impact,” “guidance,” “will be,” “future” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond our control and are difficult to predict. These include risks relating to the Partnership’s financial performance and results, availability of sufficient cash flow and other sources of liquidity to execute our business plan, prices and demand for natural gas and oil, increases in operating costs, uncertainties inherent in estimating our reserves and production, our ability to replace reserves and efficiently develop our current reserves, political and regulatory developments relating to taxes, derivatives and our oil and gas operations, risks relating to our acquisitions and the factors set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” incorporated by reference from our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and if applicable, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our Current Reports on Form 8-K. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. The reader should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Unless legally required, the Partnership undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed herein also could have material adverse effects on forward-looking statements.   BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. and Subsidiaries Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets                                                                                                                                                                     December 31,    December 31, Thousands                                    2013            2012 ASSETS Current assets Cash                                         $ 2,458         $ 4,507 Accounts and other receivables, net            96,862          67,862 Derivative instruments                         7,914           34,018 Related party receivables                      2,604           1,413 Inventory                                      3,890           3,086 Prepaid expenses                              3,334         2,779      Total current assets                           117,062         113,665 Equity investments                             6,641           7,004 Property, plant and equipment Oil and gas properties                         4,818,639       3,363,946 Other assets                                  21,338        14,367                                                    4,839,977       3,378,313 Accumulated depletion and depreciation        (924,601  )    (666,420  ) Net property, plant and equipment              3,915,376       2,711,893 Other long-term assets Intangibles, net                               11,679          - Derivative instruments                         71,319          55,210 Other long-term assets                         74,205          27,722                                                              Total assets                                 $ 4,196,282    $ 2,915,494  LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Current liabilities Accounts payable                             $ 69,809        $ 42,497 Derivative instruments                         24,876          5,625 Revenue and royalties payable                  26,233          22,262 Wages and salaries payable                     15,359          10,857 Accrued interest payable                       19,690          13,002 Accrued liabilities                           26,922        20,997     Total current liabilities                      182,889         115,240                                                               Credit facility                                733,000         345,000 Senior notes, net                              1,156,675       755,696 Deferred income taxes                          2,749           2,487 Asset retirement obligation                    123,769         98,480 Derivative instruments                         2,560           4,393 Other long-term liabilities                   4,820         4,662      Total liabilities                              2,206,462       1,325,958                                                               Partners' equity                              1,989,820     1,589,536                                                                Total liabilities and equity                 $ 4,196,282    $ 2,915,494                                                                Common units outstanding                       119,170         84,668                                                                                                              -               -                                                                             BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. and Subsidiaries Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations                                                                           Three Months Ended          Twelve Months Ended                          December 31,                December 31, Thousands of dollars, except          2013         2012          2013         2012 per unit amounts                                                                     Revenues and other income items Oil, NGL and             $ 193,604     $ 113,179     $ 660,665     $ 413,867 natural gas sales Gain (loss) on commodity                  (17,234 )     3,715         (29,182 )     5,580 derivative instruments, net Other revenue, net        978         700         3,175       3,548    Total revenues and         177,348       117,594       634,658       422,995 other income items Operating costs and expenses Operating costs            80,933        53,576        262,822       195,779 Depletion, depreciation and           62,400        40,350        216,495       137,252 amortization Impairments                54,012        147           54,373        12,313 General and administrative             14,012        15,144        58,707        55,465 expenses (Gain) Loss on            (2,154  )    264         (2,015  )    486      sale of assets                                                                     Operating (loss)           (31,855 )     8,113         44,276        21,700 income                                                                     Interest expense, net of capitalized         26,680        17,975        87,067        61,206 interest Loss on interest           -             175           -             1,101 rate swaps Other expense             (20     )    12          (25     )    48       (income), net Total other               26,660      18,162      87,042      62,355   expense                                                                     Loss before taxes          (58,515 )     (10,049 )     (42,766 )     (40,655 )                                                                     Income tax expense        277         285         905         84                                                                           Net loss                   (58,792 )     (10,334 )     (43,671 )     (40,739 )                                                                     Less: Net income attributable to            -             -             -             (62     ) noncontrolling interest                                                                  Net loss attributable to           (58,792 )    (10,334 )    (43,671 )    (40,801 ) the partnership                                                                     Basic net loss per       $ (0.52   )   $ (0.13   )   $ (0.43   )   $ (0.56   ) unit Diluted net loss         $ (0.52   )   $ (0.13   )   $ (0.43   )   $ (0.56   ) income per unit                                                                                 BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. and Subsidiaries Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows                                               Twelve Months Ended                                                December 31, Thousands of dollars                           2013            2012                                                                  Cash flows from operating activities Net loss                                       $ (43,671    )   $ (40,739    ) Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash flow from operating activities: Depletion, depreciation and amortization         216,495          137,252 Impairments                                      54,373           12,313 Unit-based compensation expense                  19,955           22,266 (Gain) loss on derivative instruments            29,182           (4,479     ) Derivative instrument settlements                8,083            84,615 Prepaid premiums on derivative                   -                (30,043    ) instruments Settlement payments on terminated                -                (2,479     ) derivative instruments Income from equity affiliates, net               (55        )     487 Deferred income taxes                            262              (316       ) (Gain) loss on sale of assets                    (2,015     )     486 Other                                            5,163            4,472 Changes in assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable and other assets             (29,322    )     6,759 Inventory                                        (804       )     1,638 Net change in related party receivables          (1,191     )     2,832 and payables Accounts payable and other liabilities          711            (3,282     ) Net cash provided by operating                  257,166        191,782     activities Cash flows from investing activities Property acquisitions                            (1,175,817 )     (562,356   ) Capital expenditures                             (266,308   )     (135,932   ) Other                                            (26,661    )     - Proceeds from sale of assets                    2,981          1,129       Net cash used in investing activities           (1,465,805 )    (697,159   ) Cash flows from financing activities Issuance of common units                         618,013          370,234 Distributions                                    (186,868   )     (132,420   ) Proceeds from issuance of long-term              2,276,000        1,502,885 debt, net Repayments of long-term debt                     (1,487,000 )     (1,223,000 ) Change in book overdraft                         2,013            (3,176     ) Debt issuance costs                             (15,568    )    (9,967     ) Net cash provided by financing                  1,206,590      504,556     activities Decrease in cash                                 (2,049     )     (821       ) Cash beginning of period                        4,507          5,328       Cash end of period                             $ 2,458         $ 4,507        BBEP-IR  Contact:  BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. James G. Jackson Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 213-225-5900 x273 or Jessica Tang Investor Relations 213-225-5900 x210  
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