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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2022

Or
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from             to      
WESTERN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, LP
WESTERN MIDSTREAM OPERATING, LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission file number:State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization:I.R.S. Employer Identification No.:
Western Midstream Partners, LP001-35753Delaware46-0967367
Western Midstream Operating, LP001-34046Delaware26-1075808
Address of principal executive offices:Zip Code:Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
Western Midstream Partners, LP9950 Woodloch Forest Drive, Suite 2800The Woodlands,Texas77380(346)786-5000
Western Midstream Operating, LP9950 Woodloch Forest Drive, Suite 2800The Woodlands,Texas77380(346)786-5000
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading symbolName of exchange
on which registered
Common units outstanding as of October 28, 2022:
Western Midstream Partners, LPCommon unitsWESNew York Stock Exchange385,069,991
Western Midstream Operating, LPNoneNoneNoneNone
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Western Midstream Partners, LPYes
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Western Midstream Operating, LPYes
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Western Midstream Partners, LPYes
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FILING FORMAT

This quarterly report on Form 10-Q is a combined report being filed by two separate registrants: Western Midstream Partners, LP and Western Midstream Operating, LP. Western Midstream Operating, LP is a consolidated subsidiary of Western Midstream Partners, LP that has publicly traded debt, but does not have any publicly traded equity securities. Information contained herein related to any individual registrant is filed by such registrant solely on its own behalf. Each registrant makes no representation as to information relating exclusively to the other registrant.

Part I, Item 1 of this quarterly report includes separate financial statements (i.e., consolidated statements of operations, consolidated balance sheets, consolidated statements of equity and partners’ capital, and consolidated statements of cash flows) for Western Midstream Partners, LP and Western Midstream Operating, LP. The accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, which are included under Part I, Item 1 of this quarterly report, and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, which is included under Part I, Item 2 of this quarterly report, are presented on a combined basis for each registrant, with any material differences between the registrants disclosed separately.




TABLE OF CONTENTS
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PART I
Item 1.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
PART II
Item 1.
Item 1A.
Item 2.
Item 5.
Item 6.
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COMMONLY USED TERMS AND DEFINITIONS

Unless the context otherwise requires, references to “we,” “us,” “our,” “WES,” “the Partnership,” or “Western Midstream Partners, LP” refer to Western Midstream Partners, LP (formerly Western Gas Equity Partners, LP) and its subsidiaries. As used in this Form 10-Q, the terms and definitions below have the following meanings:
Anadarko: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and its subsidiaries, excluding our general partner, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Occidental upon closing of the Occidental Merger on August 8, 2019.
Barrel or Bbl: 42 U.S. gallons measured at 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Bbls/d: Barrels per day.
Board: The board of directors of WES’s general partner.
Cactus II: Cactus II Pipeline LLC.
Chipeta: Chipeta Processing, LLC.
Condensate: A natural-gas liquid with a low vapor pressure compared to drip condensate, mainly composed of propane, butane, pentane, and heavier hydrocarbon fractions.
Cryogenic: The process by which liquefied gases are used to bring natural-gas volumes to very low temperatures (below approximately -238 degrees Fahrenheit) to separate natural-gas liquids from natural gas. Through cryogenic processing, more natural-gas liquids are extracted as compared to traditional refrigeration methods.
DBM: Delaware Basin Midstream, LLC.
DBM water systems: DBM’s produced-water gathering and disposal systems in West Texas.
DJ Basin complex: The Platte Valley system, Wattenberg system, Lancaster plant, Latham plant, and Wattenberg processing plant.
EBITDA: Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization. For a definition of “Adjusted EBITDA,” see Key Performance Metrics under Part I, Item 2 of this Form 10-Q.
Exchange Act: The Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Fixed-Rate Senior Notes: WES Operating’s fixed-rate 3.100% Senior Notes due 2025, 4.050% Senior Notes due 2030, and 5.250% Senior Notes due 2050, issued in January 2020.
Floating-Rate Senior Notes: WES Operating’s floating-rate Senior Notes due 2023.
Fort Union: Fort Union Gas Gathering, LLC.
Fractionation: The process of applying various levels of high pressure and low temperature to separate a stream of natural-gas liquids into ethane, propane, normal butane, isobutane, and natural gasoline for end-use sale.
FRP: Front Range Pipeline LLC.
GAAP: Generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.
General partner: Western Midstream Holdings, LLC, the general partner of the Partnership.
Hydraulic fracturing: The high-pressure injection of fluids into the wellbore to create fractures in rock formations, stimulating the production of oil or gas.
Imbalance: Imbalances result from (i) differences between gas and NGLs volumes nominated by customers and gas and NGLs volumes received from those customers and (ii) differences between gas and NGLs volumes received from customers and gas and NGLs volumes delivered to those customers.
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LIBOR: London Interbank Offered Rate.
Marcellus Interest: The 33.75% interest in the Larry’s Creek, Seely, and Warrensville gas-gathering systems and related facilities located in northern Pennsylvania.
MBbls/d: Thousand barrels per day.
Mcf: Thousand cubic feet.

MGR: Mountain Gas Resources, LLC.
MGR assets: The Red Desert complex and the Granger straddle plant.
Mi Vida: Mi Vida JV LLC.
MLP: Master limited partnership.
MMcf: Million cubic feet.
MMcf/d: Million cubic feet per day.
Mont Belvieu JV: Enterprise EF78 LLC.
Natural-gas liquid(s) or NGL(s): The combination of ethane, propane, normal butane, isobutane, and natural gasolines that, when removed from natural gas, become liquid under various levels of pressure and temperature.
NYMEX: New York Mercantile Exchange.
Occidental: Occidental Petroleum Corporation and, as the context requires, its subsidiaries, excluding our general partner.
Occidental Merger: Occidental’s acquisition by merger of Anadarko pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of May 9, 2019, by and among Occidental, Baseball Merger Sub 1, Inc., and Anadarko, which closed on August 8, 2019.
Panola: Panola Pipeline Company, LLC.
Produced water: Byproduct associated with the production of crude oil and natural gas that often contains a number of dissolved solids and other materials found in oil and gas reservoirs.
Ranch Westex: Ranch Westex JV LLC.
RCF: WES Operating’s $2.0 billion senior unsecured revolving credit facility.
Red Bluff Express: Red Bluff Express Pipeline, LLC.
Red Desert complex: The Patrick Draw and Red Desert processing plants, which are currently inactive, associated gathering lines, and related facilities.
Related parties: Occidental, the Partnership’s equity interests (see Note 7—Equity Investments in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements under Part I, Item 1 of this Form 10-Q), and the Partnership and WES Operating for transactions that eliminate upon consolidation.
Rendezvous: Rendezvous Gas Services, LLC.
Residue: The natural gas remaining after the unprocessed natural-gas stream has been processed or treated.
Saddlehorn: Saddlehorn Pipeline Company, LLC.
SEC: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Services Agreement: That certain amended and restated Services, Secondment, and Employee Transfer Agreement, dated as of December 31, 2019, by and among Occidental, Anadarko, and WES Operating GP.
Springfield system: The Springfield gas-gathering system and Springfield oil-gathering system.
SOFR: Secured Overnight Financing Rate.
TEFR Interests: The interests in TEP, TEG, and FRP.
TEG: Texas Express Gathering LLC.
TEP: Texas Express Pipeline LLC.
WES Operating: Western Midstream Operating, LP, formerly known as Western Gas Partners, LP, and its subsidiaries.
WES Operating GP: Western Midstream Operating GP, LLC, the general partner of WES Operating.
West Texas complex: The DBM complex and DBJV and Haley systems.
WGRAH: WGR Asset Holding Company LLC.
White Cliffs: White Cliffs Pipeline, LLC.
Whitethorn LLC: Whitethorn Pipeline Company LLC.
Whitethorn: A crude-oil and condensate pipeline, and related storage facilities, owned by Whitethorn LLC.
$1.0 billion Purchase Program: In February 2022, we announced a buyback program of up to $1.0 billion of our common units through December 31, 2024. In November 2022, the Board authorized an increase in the $1.0 billion Purchase Program to $1.25 billion. The common units may be purchased from time to time in the open market at prevailing market prices or in privately negotiated transactions.
$250.0 million Purchase Program: In November 2020, we announced a buyback program of up to $250.0 million of our common units through December 31, 2021. The common units were purchased from time to time in the open market at prevailing market prices or in privately negotiated transactions. As of December 31, 2021, the entire $250.0 million authorized program had been fulfilled.
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PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)

Item 1.  Financial Statements

WESTERN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, LP
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
Three Months Ended 
September 30,
Nine Months Ended 
September 30,
thousands except per-unit amounts2022202120222021
Revenues and other
Service revenues – fee based$666,555 $650,482 $1,954,105 $1,841,742 
Service revenues – product based91,356 28,812 202,721 88,267 
Product sales79,430 84,298 314,755 227,359 
Other227 248 703 577 
Total revenues and other (1)
837,568 763,840 2,472,284 2,157,945 
Equity income, net – related parties41,317 48,506 139,388 159,337 
Operating expenses
Cost of product106,833 83,232 328,237 250,245 
Operation and maintenance190,514 140,838 487,643 434,198 
General and administrative48,185 50,409 144,635 139,973 
Property and other taxes19,390 13,641 60,494 45,992 
Depreciation and amortization156,837 139,002 430,455 407,404 
Long-lived asset and other impairments
4 1,594 94 29,198 
Total operating expenses (2)
521,763 428,716 1,451,558 1,307,010 
Gain (loss) on divestiture and other, net(104)(364)(884)278 
Operating income (loss)357,018 383,266 1,159,230 1,010,550 
Interest expense(83,106)(93,257)(249,333)(287,040)
Gain (loss) on early extinguishment of debt (24,655)91 (24,944)
Other income (expense), net56 110 117 (1,013)
Income (loss) before income taxes273,968 265,464 910,105 697,553 
Income tax expense (benefit)387 1,826 3,683 4,403 
Net income (loss)273,581 263,638 906,422 693,150 
Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests7,836 7,913 25,643 20,375 
Net income (loss) attributable to Western Midstream Partners, LP$265,745 $255,725 $880,779 $672,775 
Limited partners’ interest in net income (loss):
Net income (loss) attributable to Western Midstream Partners, LP$265,745 $255,725 $880,779 $672,775 
General partner interest in net (income) loss(6,244)(5,527)(19,794)(14,484)
Limited partners’ interest in net income (loss) (3)
259,501 250,198 860,985 658,291 
Net income (loss) per common unit – basic (3)
$0.67 $0.61 $2.16 $1.60 
Net income (loss) per common unit – diluted (3)
$0.66 $0.61 $2.15 $1.59 
Weighted-average common units outstanding – basic (3)
388,906 411,909 398,343 412,690 
Weighted-average common units outstanding – diluted (3)
390,318 412,714 399,545 413,150 
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(1)Total revenues and other includes related-party amounts of $476.5 million and $1.4 billion for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, respectively, and $431.7 million and $1.2 billion for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively. See Note 6.
(2)Total operating expenses includes related-party amounts of $(4.5) million and $(33.3) million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, respectively, and $22.7 million and $91.5 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively. See Note 6.
(3)See Note 5.

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
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WESTERN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, LP
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)
thousands except number of unitsSeptember 30,
2022
December 31,
2021
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents$159,093 $201,999 
Accounts receivable, net650,922 436,513 
Other current assets86,285 46,252 
Total current assets896,300 684,764 
Property, plant, and equipment
Cost13,236,499 12,846,078 
Less accumulated depreciation4,696,816 4,333,171 
Net property, plant, and equipment8,539,683 8,512,907 
Goodwill4,783 4,783 
Other intangible assets720,992 744,742 
Equity investments1,142,103 1,167,187 
Other assets (1)
168,721 158,696 
Total assets (2)
$11,472,582 $11,273,079 
LIABILITIES, EQUITY, AND PARTNERS’ CAPITAL
Current liabilities
Accounts and imbalance payables$492,776 $326,061 
Short-term debt
2,030 505,932 
Accrued ad valorem taxes61,492 44,955 
Accrued liabilities189,625 263,249 
Total current liabilities745,923 1,140,197 
Long-term liabilities
Long-term debt
7,027,361 6,400,616 
Deferred income taxes14,182 12,425 
Asset retirement obligations310,500 298,275 
Other liabilities368,930 325,806 
Total long-term liabilities
7,720,973 7,037,122 
Total liabilities (3)
8,466,896 8,177,319 
Equity and partners’ capital
Common units (385,586,841 and 402,993,919 units issued and outstanding at September 30, 2022, and December 31, 2021, respectively)
2,868,665 2,966,955 
General partner units (9,060,641 units issued and outstanding at September 30, 2022, and December 31, 2021)
(1,112)(8,882)
Total partners’ capital2,867,553 2,958,073 
Noncontrolling interests138,133 137,687 
Total equity and partners’ capital3,005,686 3,095,760 
Total liabilities, equity, and partners’ capital$11,472,582 $11,273,079 
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(1)Other assets includes $9.3 million and $9.8 million of NGLs line-fill inventory as of September 30, 2022, and December 31, 2021, respectively. Other assets also includes $61.3 million and $56.2 million of materials and supplies inventory as of September 30, 2022, and December 31, 2021, respectively.
(2)Total assets includes related-party amounts of $1.5 billion and $1.4 billion as of September 30, 2022, and December 31, 2021, respectively, which includes related-party Accounts receivable, net of $327.3 million and $180.2 million as of September 30, 2022, and December 31, 2021, respectively. See Note 6.
(3)Total liabilities includes related-party amounts of $326.8 million and $270.5 million as of September 30, 2022, and December 31, 2021, respectively. See Note 6.

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
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WESTERN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, LP
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY AND PARTNERS’ CAPITAL
(UNAUDITED)
Partners’ Capital
thousandsCommon
Units
General Partner
Units
Noncontrolling
Interests
Total
Balance at December 31, 2021$2,966,955 $(8,882)$137,687 $3,095,760 
Net income (loss)301,934 6,783 8,953 317,670 
Distributions to Chipeta noncontrolling interest owner— — (1,984)(1,984)
Distributions to noncontrolling interest owner of WES Operating— — (2,805)(2,805)
Distributions to Partnership unitholders(131,786)(2,963)— (134,749)
Unit repurchases (1)
(5,149)— — (5,149)
Contributions of equity-based compensation from Occidental
1,949 — — 1,949 
Equity-based compensation expense
5,794 — — 5,794 
Net contributions from (distributions to) related parties409 — — 409 
Other(6,088)— — (6,088)
Balance at March 31, 2022$3,134,018 $(5,062)$141,851 $3,270,807 
Net income (loss)299,550 6,767 8,854 315,171 
Distributions to Chipeta noncontrolling interest owner— — (1,198)(1,198)
Distributions to noncontrolling interest owner of WES Operating— — (6,007)(6,007)
Distributions to Partnership unitholders(201,667)(4,530)— (206,197)
Unit repurchases (1)
(74,068)— — (74,068)
Contributions of equity-based compensation from Occidental
241 — — 241 
Equity-based compensation expense
6,797 — — 6,797 
Net contributions from (distributions to) related parties375 — — 375 
Other(918)— — (918)
Balance at June 30, 2022$3,164,328 $(2,825)$143,500 $3,305,003 
Net income (loss)259,501 6,244 7,836 273,581 
Distributions to Chipeta noncontrolling interest owner  (1,838)(1,838)
Distributions to noncontrolling interest owner of WES Operating  (11,365)(11,365)
Distributions to Partnership unitholders(193,213)(4,531) (197,744)
Unit repurchases (1)
(367,858)  (367,858)
Contributions of equity-based compensation from Occidental
81   81 
Equity-based compensation expense
6,383   6,383 
Net contributions from (distributions to) related parties377   377 
Other(934)  (934)
Balance at September 30, 2022$2,868,665 $(1,112)$138,133 $3,005,686 
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(1)See Note 5.

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
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WESTERN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, LP
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY AND PARTNERS’ CAPITAL
(UNAUDITED)
Partners’ Capital
thousandsCommon
Units
General Partner
Units
Noncontrolling
Interests
Total
Balance at December 31, 2020$2,778,339 $(17,208)$134,081 $2,895,212 
Net income (loss)181,798 3,993 5,444 191,235 
Distributions to Chipeta noncontrolling interest owner— — (276)(276)
Distributions to noncontrolling interest owner of WES Operating— — (2,551)(2,551)
Distributions to Partnership unitholders(128,447)(2,818)— (131,265)
Unit repurchases (1)
(16,241)— — (16,241)
Contributions of equity-based compensation from Occidental
3,210 — — 3,210 
Equity-based compensation expense
3,524 — — 3,524 
Net contributions from (distributions to) related parties1,627 — — 1,627 
Other(2,355)— — (2,355)
Balance at March 31, 2021$2,821,455 $(16,033)$136,698 $2,942,120 
Net income (loss)226,295 4,964 7,018 238,277 
Distributions to Chipeta noncontrolling interest owner— — (1,245)(1,245)
Distributions to noncontrolling interest owner of WES Operating— — (2,741)(2,741)
Distributions to Partnership unitholders(130,115)(2,854)— (132,969)
Contributions of equity-based compensation from Occidental
2,375 — — 2,375 
Equity-based compensation expense
4,746 — — 4,746 
Net contributions from (distributions to) related parties2,881 — — 2,881 
Other(571)— — (571)
Balance at June 30, 2021$2,927,066 $(13,923)$139,730 $3,052,873 
Net income (loss)250,198 5,527 7,913 263,638 
Distributions to Chipeta noncontrolling interest owner— — (1,213)(1,213)
Distributions to noncontrolling interest owner of WES Operating— — (4,642)(4,642)
Distributions to Partnership unitholders(131,772)(2,890)— (134,662)
Unit repurchases (1)
(88,125)— — (88,125)
Contributions of equity-based compensation from Occidental
2,311 — — 2,311 
Equity-based compensation expense
4,668 — — 4,668 
Net contributions from (distributions to) related parties2,165 — — 2,165 
Other(567)— — (567)
Balance at September 30, 2021$2,965,944 $(11,286)$141,788 $3,096,446 
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(1)See Note 5.
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
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WESTERN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS, LP
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
 Nine Months Ended 
September 30,
thousands20222021
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income (loss)$906,422 $693,150 
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization430,455 407,404 
Long-lived asset and other impairments
94 29,198 
Non-cash equity-based compensation expense
21,245 20,834 
Deferred income taxes1,757 2,275 
Accretion and amortization of long-term obligations, net
5,359 5,873 
Equity income, net – related parties(139,388)(159,337)
Distributions from equity-investment earnings – related parties
139,710 164,772 
(Gain) loss on divestiture and other, net884 (278)
(Gain) loss on early extinguishment of debt(91)24,944 
Other299 46 
Changes in assets and liabilities:
(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable, net(212,955)(130,773)
Increase (decrease) in accounts and imbalance payables and accrued liabilities, net65,069 56,495 
Change in other items, net(6,653)(9,609)
Net cash provided by operating activities1,212,207 1,104,994 
Cash flows from investing activities
Capital expenditures (1)
(341,505)(219,757)
Acquisitions from third parties(41,018) 
Contributions to equity investments – related parties(8,899)(3,683)
Distributions from equity investments in excess of cumulative earnings – related parties41,058 30,075 
Proceeds from the sale of assets to third parties1,111 8,002