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Star Gas Partners, L.P. Reports Fiscal 2010 Third Quarter Results

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 3, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Star Gas Partners, L.P. (the "Partnership" or "Star") (NYSE:SGU), a home energy distributor and services provider specializing in heating oil, today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 third quarter and the nine-month period ended June 30, 2010. Separately, the Board of Directors of the Partnership's General Partner authorized the repurchase of up to an additional 7.0 million common units. As of June 30, 2010, Star Gas had 68.3 million common units outstanding. The prior authorization for the purchase of 7.5 million common units was completed in June, 2010.

For the fiscal 2010 third quarter, Star reported a 5.4 percent increase in total revenues to $176.8 million, compared to total revenues of $167.7 million in the prior year period, principally in recognition of a rise in other petroleum product sales of $6.1 million driven largely by an increase in selling prices. Home heating oil product revenue declined by $2.3 million as the impact of higher home heating oil selling prices of 20.7 percent was more than offset by a decline in home heating oil volume of 18.9 percent, primarily due to warmer temperatures of 27.5 percent. Service and installation sales increased $5.3 million, or 12.9 percent, reflecting revenue from the Champion acquisition and additional air conditioning installation and service revenue.

During the three-month period ended June 30, 2010, operating income decreased $14.8 million to an operating loss of $13.9 million, due to the impact of warmer temperatures which led to lower home heating oil gross profit and an unfavorable non-cash change in the fair value of derivative instruments of $12.0 million. The Partnership reported a net loss of $10.0 million, an $8.1 million greater loss than that of the fiscal 2009 third quarter.

The Adjusted EBITDA loss increased $2.5 million to $7.5 million, as compared to an Adjusted EBITDA loss of $5.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2009, as the impact of the decline in home heating oil volume more than offset the impact of higher per gallon margins. Acquisitions and related expenses accounted for $0.9 million of the increase in the Adjusted EBITDA loss.

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