USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE: USAC) announced today that Forrest E. Wylie has joined the Board of Directors of its general partner as an independent director.

“Forrest’s extensive senior executive and director-level experience in the energy sector will provide additional industry perspective to our Board of Directors,” said Eric D. Long, President and Chief Executive Officer of USA Compression Partners. “His understanding of the midstream MLP sector in particular and of the unique issues related to operating publicly traded limited partnerships should help him make valuable contributions to the partnership.”

Mr. Wylie most recently served as Chairman of the Board, CEO and a Director of Buckeye GP LLC, the general partner of Buckeye Partners, L.P., from June 2007 to February 2012 and subsequently as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Buckeye GP LLC since February 2012.

Previously, Mr. Wylie was Vice Chairman of Pacific Energy Management LLC, an affiliate of Pacific Energy Partners, L.P., a refined product and crude oil pipeline and terminal partnership, from March 2005 until Pacific Energy Partners merged with Plains All American, L.P. in November 2006. Earlier, he was President and CFO of NuCoastal Corporation, a midstream energy company, from May 2002 until February 2005. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of Coastal Energy Company and Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.


USA Compression Partners, LP is a growth-oriented Delaware limited partnership that is one of the nation’s largest independent providers of compression services in terms of total compression unit horsepower. The company partners with a broad customer base composed of producers, processors, gatherers and transporters of natural gas. USA Compression focuses on deploying large-horsepower infrastructure applications primarily in high volume gathering systems, processing facilities and transportation applications. More information is available at

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