To the untrained eye this is a coincidence. However, to me it is an example that greed never sleeps on Wall Street. There were a few dozen new shorts who made a ton of money on this announcement. At the end of the day Goldman is remembered for their charges of illegal activity and who makes money on their recommendations.
You are only a sucker if you have ZERO conviction and fail to understand that BPL now owns the 4th largest petroleum facility in the world. I suspect the accretiveness of this transaction is not fully understood at this time just as the MPP/BP asset purchase was not fully understood.
Its too bad that investors in BPL cannot see the long term forest now that the GP has been acquired. After all, this sale by the GP of LP units does not change the overall share count as far as I know so this is just noise because the GP wants to sell out in chunks because they have no other choice under SEC rules.