If you look at the major holders: http://investing.money.msn.com/investments/institutional-ownership?symbol=ROYT you can see that BreitBurn owns 52% of the shares. They operate the properties or are the parent of the operators (symbol BBEP).
They can sell or even dump the shares but if that was done in a manner that causes the price to go down they would be the biggest victim.
I have been buying partly because I do not see why ROYT should IPO last year at $20 if it is worth so much less now, also, I suspect there is some end of the year tax savings.
Not sure fracking is a big factor - these are long life mature producing properties with or without fracking.