Although I typically do not recommend reading Motley Fool or Seeking Alpha articles, the former has one ("The New Valero MLP Hits the Street Today") on the VLP summary page today that accurately addresses your question, to wit:
"First and foremost, Valero remains very much in control of this business. It will own 100% of the general partner stake, including all of the incentive distribution rights, and 72.5% of the limited partner stake. In other words, when Valero Energy Partners makes money, most of it will go to Valero."
Does not affect companies like VLO that run their own trading desks.
You nailed it. Checked history, and idpatton01's first post on YMB's coincided with tarball01's last in March 2013. However, insanefelon appears likely to be slashnuts.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration has granted wind power companies permits to kill or injure bald eagles and golden eagles for up to 30 years, without penalty, to advance the renewable energy industry. It's up to the wind power companies to report how many eagles they have slaughtered. Killing the eagles remains a federal crime for which everyone else, especially the bad oil companies and utilities burning fossil fuels, will be prosecuted.
Coincidental to what? Just tax loss selling that did not even dip to yesterday's low. Come on, I want to buy more of those $4.8x shares.
OT: Thanks for the imagery (and memory). It's been a very long time since I've seen a weather vane on a garage. Are they still common in your part of the country? If so, are they typically mounted on cupolas?
APA, which is way ahead of XCO in both natural gas and liquids production as well as coming off a multi-year high within the past few weeks, experienced similar price action and closed down for the day.
Please get that tanker truck out of the hangar pronto, then get back to your desk. Refueling operations within fifty feet of a building are prohibited.
Don't believe the political rhetoric. Obama's comments are just prelude to an effort by Democrats to increase the minimum wage in an attempt to buy votes in the 2014 mid-term elections. According to Obama, "[A] child born into poverty has such a hard time escaping it," and ACA will make it harder. He's hoping a minimum wage increase (and employers' subsequent attempts to decompress wages) will offset the increased cost of insurance coverage that otherwise will decimate Democrats' chances at the polls next November.