In September, shares of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (UNKNOWN:KMP.DL) sunk on the mere thought that the partnership was skimping on its maintenance capital expenditures. Many analysts chimed in to support or refute the idea, but the fact is, the very idea of neglecting maintenance -- shared through Twitter with no analytical support -- dropped shares 6%.

But what happens when a pipeline actually leaks? How does it affect the share price, and what does it do to a company in the long run? In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy turns to the third quarter earnings report from Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE:EEP) to find out.

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