I have owned units of EPD since 2001 and every single time there was confusion, Fear, Misunderstanding or even Missed #s EPD has bounced back in Spades without Fail. I realize that this is not much in the way of a technical answer but EPD has NEVER FAILED. out of all of the MLPs EPD was always the Tortise not the Hare, but i`m sure you remember the story.This is a time to buy not sell.
Hope you're right - I became a holder after TCLP was purchased and have been happy. I added some more today. Seems there's weakness in all the MLPs. Who knows? concern about tax changes maybe...but if the US is going to become the world leader in oil and nat gas production, someone has to get that product to market. And EPD has good coverage ratio and is going to pay me 5% while it plays out...then, GO TORTOISE!! slowly, of course :)