Investors who follow Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD) closely know that the partnership is not invincible. Part of its business is exposed to commodity risk, which means that certain segments may post lackluster results in any given quarter. That said, investors also know that Enterprise is extremely well run, and its diversity mitigates losses in any one business unit to the point that the partnership has the longest consecutive streak of quarterly distribution increases for any master limited partnership. Its streak continued into 2013, and in this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy explains why this fact, paired with other fundamental metric-based victories and organic growth story, separate Enterprise from its midstream peers like Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE:KMP) and Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP).

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