The numbers and management commentary make the massive payout's future unclear.
News & Analysis: Energy Transfer LP
Lower oil prices and volumes took a bite out of the high-yielding MLP's cash flow.
ET earnings call for the period ending June 30, 2020.
The battle around the shutdown of the Dakota Access Pipeline is the second this month in an important production region.
The controversial oil pipeline still might have to shut down if it loses an appeal.
The top pipeline company will pursue "all available legal and administrative processes."
Recent legal battles might put the pipeline company's big-time dividend on shaky ground.
Dual shocks are weighing on the pipeline sector.
The order is temporary pending a review of the pipeline, owned by Energy Transfer LP. The project has been the subject of environmental protests.
Financial troubles among oil and gas producers generally -- and those of one large customer in particular -- weighed on the pipeline giant.