Between the tail end of 2012 and the early days of 2013, the midstream industry has experienced a wave of companies talking about spinning off certain assets into master limited partnerships. In this video, Motley Fool contributor Aimee Duffy explains the increased activity, considers what types of companies are doing this and why, and takes a look at some success stories along the way.
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