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Crosstex Announces Continued Consecutive Increase in Dividends and Distributions

DALLAS, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Crosstex Energy companies, today announced the twelfth consecutive increase in quarterly distributions for Crosstex Energy, L.P. (Nasdaq: XTEX) (the Partnership) and the eighth consecutive increase in quarterly dividends for Crosstex Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: XTXI) (the Corporation):

     * Quarterly distributions on the Partnership's common and subordinated
       units will increase from $0.51 per unit to $0.53 per unit, payable May
       15 to unitholders of record on May 1.
     * Quarterly dividends on the Corporation's common stock will increase
       from $0.56 per share to $0.60 per share, payable May 15 to stockholders
       of record on May 1.

The companies have increased distributions and dividends every quarter since the initial public offering of each company.

About the Crosstex Energy Companies

Crosstex Energy, L.P., a midstream natural gas company headquartered in Dallas, operates over 5,000 miles of pipeline, ten processing plants, four fractionators, and approximately 150 natural gas amine treating plants and 22 dew point control plants. Crosstex currently provides services for over 3.0 Bcf/day of natural gas, or approximately 6.0 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, an approximately 38 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 .

SOURCE  Crosstex Energy, L.P.; Crosstex Energy, Inc.
    -0-                             04/21/2006
    /CONTACT:  Jill McMillan of Crosstex Energy, L.P., +1-214-721-9271, or
jill.mcmillan@crosstexenergy.com /
    /Web site:  http://www.crosstexenergy.com /
    (XTEX XTXI)

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

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