No Distribution Growth, but ETP Still a Solid Investment


Energy Transfer Partners announced its cash distributions for the fourth quarter of 2012, leaving the distribution unchanged for the 19th consecutive quarter. Although distribution growth is one of focal points for investors, Energy Transfer Partners is in a great position, securing more long-term fixed-fee contracts in addition to a 40% ownership of Sunoco Logistics Partners and Southern Union. With an increasing credit rating and growing cash flows, investors shouldn't worry about this quarters distribution. Check out the following video for more information on Energy Transfer Partners and the enormous potential ahead.

The surge in oil and natural gas production from hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling is creating massive bottlenecks in takeaway capacity. However, this problem for producers creates a massive and immensely profitable opportunity for midstream companies. Energy Transfer Partners helps alleviate the gluts in supply with 23,500 miles of transformational pipelines. To see if ETP and its industry-leading yield will be a fit for you, click on this detailed premium report, which will supply you with a thorough analysis of this midstream.

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