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Why the current capital markets environment is positive for MLP growth
Currently, the capital markets are positioned to help fund MLPs’ growth, and this is constructive for the majority of MLP names such as Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (KMP), Enterprise Product Partners (EPD), Plains All American Pipeline (PAA), and MarkWest Energy (MWE).
Incentive distribution rights (IDRs) and how they affect income from MLP investments
Many MLPs have an agreement between the General Partner and Limited Partners that determines how the total percentage of cash distributions will be allocated between the GP and LP unitholders. In some cases, there is a mechanism called the “incentive distribution right” or IDR that allows the GP to receive an incrementally larger percentage of distributions as the amount distributed increases.