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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.

Business Overview

Business & Financial Metrics[1]

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.

Business Segments[2]

ETP operates through four reportable business segments.

  • Intrastate Transportation and Storage (55.6% of revenue): This segment operates approximately 7,800 miles of natural gas pipelines and three gas storage facilities in Texas.[3]
  • Interstate Transportation (12.3% of revenue): This segment operates approximately 2,700 miles of pipeline and is involved in a number of pipeline joint ventures.[3]
  • Midstream (12.5% of revenue): This segment operates approximately 7,000 miles of pipeline, three natural gas processing plants, eleven natural gas treating facilities, and eleven conditioning facilities. The segment focuses on gathering, compression, treating, blending, processing, and marketing natural gas.[4]
  • Retail Propane and Other Retail Propane Related (20.3% of revenue): This segment sells propane gas to more than one million customers in the United States.[4]


ETP's primary competitors include:


  1. ETP 2009 10-K pg. 63  
  2. ETP 2009 10-K pg. 64  
  3. 3.0 3.1 ETP 2009 10-K pg. 4  
  4. 4.0 4.1 ETP 2009 10-K pg. 5  
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