DMLP actually gets a pretty significant amount of their revenue from oil, not just natural gas. So as the price of natural gas has fallen off a cliff, the price of oil is still way up from the same period a year ago. I think we will see a net decrease in revenue when all is said and done, but the higher oil prices are certainly helping us shareholders here. See the latest annual report for more info.
For one thing, all of those operators who pay us royalties are shifting to drilling for oil just as quick as they can using the new techniques I.E. Horizontal Fracking... They won't make hole for 2.11 NG... Sooner or later the cure for low NG prices which is low NG prices will kick in also.
We also have a lot of "wet" gas which pays more than dry...
And perhaps the most important thing is we have NO DEBT___ PERIOD !!!