Most investors know that 2013 marked the first time in five years that Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP) increased its distribution. Certainly, investors will not be doing back flips over a one cent increase, but it does indicate that ETP is more financially fit now than it has been in years. In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy speaks to Tyler Crowe about the other important development at Energy Transfer Partners and Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE: ETE) this year, as management stays true to its commitment to streamline the partnership and offer investors greater transparency.

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