The BRY went a long ways towards improving debt leverage
EPD has built a pipe rail road with processing assets which creates a very wide moat. Its transaction based take or pay contracts pretty much eliminate commodity risk. The ruling to allow PPI rather than CPI cost adjustments has been a boon.
EPD can borrow at the manipulated low rates given the security of the cash flows. However, as its large competitors are burdened with IDR rights the superior cost of capital is now reflected in the unit price.
True EPD is a 'safer company'. But LINE as currently configured could deliver 15% to 24% annualized returns if our economy actually is allowed to go into recover or if natural gas export is allowed or if enough methanol capacity is built for export.
But in the short term it all comes back to Obama and the uncertainty he unleashes with a corrupt EPA which by supporting corn based ethanol honors their humanity hating earth goddess. Resulting food riots and world instability due to higher oil prices is a 'democracy' movement and high oil and food prices are great.