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EV Energy Partners Announces Cash Distribution

HOUSTON, Jan 26, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- EV Energy Partners, L.P. (Nasdaq:EVEP) today announced a cash distribution for the fourth quarter of 2006 of $0.40 per unit for all of its outstanding units. The distribution will be payable on February 14, 2007 to unitholders of record at the close of business on February 5, 2007.

As previously announced, management anticipates that it will recommend to the Board of Directors an increase in the quarterly distribution rate to $0.46 per unit beginning with the distribution for the first fiscal quarter of 2007, subject to the closing of the acquisition of substantially all of the properties in its recently announced Michigan acquisition.

EV Energy Partners, L.P., is a master limited partnership engaged in acquiring, producing and developing oil and gas properties. More information about EVEP is available on the internet at

(code #: EVEP/G)

This press release may include "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the partnership expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions made by the partnership based on its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the partnership, which may cause our actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include risks relating to financial performance and results, availability of sufficient cash flow to pay distributions and execute our business plan, prices and demand for natural gas and oil, our ability to replace reserves and efficiently develop our current reserves and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected as described in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale. The securities referred to herein have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

SOURCE: EV Energy Partners, L.P.

EV Energy Partners, L.P., Houston
Michael E. Mercer, 713-651-1144

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