Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP) is primarily engaged in the natural gas midstream and transportation and storage business through its operating subsidiary, La Grange Acquisition. The Company is also a retail marketer of propane in the United States through its operating subsidiaries, Heritage Operating, L.P. (HOLP) and Titan Energy Partners, L.P. The Partnership's midstream, transportation and storage businesses own and operate approximately 12,000 miles of in service natural gas gathering and transportation pipelines, three natural gas processing plants, two of which are connected to its gathering systems, 14 natural gas treating facilities and three natural gas storage facilities located in Texas. Through ETC OLP, it conducts its natural gas midstream, transportation and storage businesses through two segments: the midstream segment and the transportation and storage segment.
In 2009, ETP generated a net income of $791.5 million on revenues of $5.42 billion. This represents an 8.6% increase decrease in net income and a 41.7% drop in revenue from 2008, when the company earned $866.0 million on $9.29 billion in revenues.
ETP operates through four reportable business segments.
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