In the following video, Motley Fool energy analyst Joel South takes a look at Energy Transfer Partners' (NYSE:ETP) recent growth, and asks the question: Why haven't we seen any growth in its distributions to unitholders since 2008? He tells us about some of the projects that the company is focusing on to optimize its production at the moment, and secure distributable cash flows for the future, and gives us a timeline of when investors can expect to see those distributions increase.

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