Just like I stated, this is just a rumor and nothin is verifiable at this time. I did notice tha the original first post said the balance sheet in so many words sucked. Not true, NRGY is ranked top 5 right up there with EPD. I believe that either one of these companies are undervalued and will be here for many yars to come due to the exceptional management of both companies. As for this merger or buyout I realy was caught off guard considering that I have done a to of DD and this just seemed to fit beyond a common rumor that passes my way. On another note, prior to the mess in the gulf with the oil spill. T. Boone Pickens (PICKENS PLAN) had came out on CNBC stating that his plan is expected to pass both houses by the end of the year and specifically stated that there was support on both sides of the aisles both Dem & Rep. Now after this ecological disaster all I have seen all weekend is lawmakers saying that we need to turn to alternative fuel sources such as natural gas and wind power. The Pickens Plan is quite a remarkable plan that would make the US totally 100% free from OPEC and allow all the dollars to stay here in the US and millions of jobs would be created. I won't repost all my DD here, if you would like the info, check out the NRGY message board. I have everything from Fords rollout of natural gas fleet vechiles, the Pickens Plan, to clean energy. I would like everyone here to know that over $1 TRILLION USD is going to be invested under the Pickens Plan, this is great news for both companies. Like I stated before, I do not believe that NRGY is looking to be acquired considering that they are already positioned for an independent future, however, like I also stated I've done the DD in this sector and said to myself, "this one makes too much cent$". Again, thank you all for your input and I've taken some great notes to add to my DD.