In recent months, investors have watched two crude oil pipeline projects falter because of lack of interest during the open season. In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy talks about what the open season is, and what it means for Energy Transfer Partners' (NYSE: ETP ) current project. The partnership commenced open season on its Gulf Coast Access pipeline system last week, and investors need to remember these shipping commitments are no sure thing.
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