In the following video, Motley Fool energy analyst Joel South takes a look at Energy Transfer Partners' (NYSE: ETP ) recent growth, and asks the question: Why haven't we seen any growth in its distributions to unitholders since 2008? He tells us about some of the projects that the company is focusing on to optimize its production at the moment, and secure distributable cash flows for the future, and gives us a timeline of when investors can expect to see those distributions increase.
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.