Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) announced today the execution of two agreements to sell midstream compression assets for total proceeds of approximately $520 million. Access Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:ACMP) and Exterran Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EXLP) have agreed to purchase an aggregate of 437 compression units and related assets from Chesapeake subsidiary MidCon Compression, L.L.C. in two separate transactions which, subject to certain closing conditions, are expected to close before the end of the 2014 second quarter.Access Midstream Partners has agreed to purchase 103 compression units with a combined capacity of approximately 200,000 horsepower for $160 million. The units service gathering systems in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.Exterran Partners has agreed to purchase 334 compression units with a combined capacity of approximately 440,000 horsepower for approximately $360 million. The units service gathering systems in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.Chesapeake’s Chief Financial Officer, Domenic J. Dell’Osso, Jr., commented, “Chesapeake continues to streamline its overall portfolio to focus on our core assets. These sales are consistent with this strategy and will generate more than $500 million towards improving our balance sheet, while having minimal impact on our 2014 cash flow guidance.”
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