After successfully initiating and closing a couple of key acquisitions and bringing a few projects online during 2012, Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE:ET) and its midstream family are excited about opportunities that 2013 holds. Immediately out of the gate, Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) announced a joint venture with Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) to shuttle crude oil from Patoka, Ill., out to eastern Gulf Coast refiners that are clamoring for more of the lower-cost, midcontinent crude to pad margins. Combine these with the attempt at LNG exportation, and the ETE family could be a great story to follow and possibly invest in.