Penn Virginia Resource Partners, L.P. (the Partnership) is a limited partnership that is principally engaged in the management of coal and natural resource properties and the gathering and processing of natural gas in the United States. As of December 31, 2011, the Company conducted operations in two business segments: coal and natural resource management, and natural gas midstream. On January 25, 2011, the Company acquired certain mineral rights and associated oil and gas royalty interests (the Middle Fork acquisition) in Kentucky and Tennessee. On March 10, 2011, Penn Virginia GP Holdings, L.P. (PVG) completed its merger into the Company. In October 2011, it acquired 17.4 million tons of additional coal reserves along with associated timber, oil and gas assets on over 4,700 acres in Kanawha and Boone counties, West Virginia. In July 2012, DCP Midstream Partners LP completed the acquisition of the Crossroads system from the Company.