Washington, D.C. 20549

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 14, 2017

 CNX Resources Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
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CNX Center
1000 CONSOL Energy Drive
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317 

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(724) 485-4000
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On December 14, 2017, CNX Gas Company LLC, a Delaware limited liability (“CNX Gas”) and an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of CNX Resources Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), entered into a Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with NBL Midstream, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Noble”), pursuant to which CNX Gas will acquire Noble’s 50% membership interest in CONE Gathering LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“CONE Gathering”), for a cash purchase price of $305 million and the mutual release of all outstanding claims (the “Acquisition”). The closing of the Purchase Agreement is not subject to a financing condition.
CONE Gathering holds all of the interests in CONE Midstream GP LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the “General Partner”) and the general partner of CONE Midstream Partners LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“CONE”). The General Partner, as the general partner of CONE, owns a two percent general partner interest in CONE and all of the CONE’s incentive distribution rights. Following the closing of the Acquisition (the “Closing”), which is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2018, CNX will own 100% of the outstanding membership interests of CONE Gathering, making CONE a single-sponsor master limited partnership.
The Closing is subject to customary closing conditions, including, among others, (a) the material accuracy of the parties’ representations and warranties as of the Closing, (b) the parties’ performance, in all material respects, of their respective obligations under the Purchase Agreement, and (c) the absence of certain legal impediments to the consummation of the Acquisition.
The Purchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants. From and after the Closing, CNX Gas and Noble have agreed to indemnify each other against certain losses resulting from any breach of their representations, warranties or covenants contained in the Purchase Agreement, subject to certain customary limitations and survival periods.
The Purchase Agreement may be terminated, subject to certain exceptions, (i) upon mutual written consent of CNX Gas and Noble, (ii) if the Closing has not occurred by March 14, 2018 or (iii) for certain material breaches of representations and warranties or covenants that remain uncured.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD.
On December 15, 2017, CNX issued a press release announcing the Purchase Agreement and the Acquisition. A copy of the press release is attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit 99.1


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

CNX Resources Corporation

By: /s/ Stephen W. Johnson
Stephen W. Johnson
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer

Dated: December 18, 2017