Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., through its subsidiaries, provides diversified energy-related services in the Unites States. The company sells natural gas to electric utilities, independent power plants, local distribution companies, industrial end-users, and other marketing companies. It owns and operates approximately 7,800 miles of natural gas transportation pipelines and 3 natural gas storage facilities located in the state of Texas; and approximately 12,800 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline. The company?s midstream operations owns and operates approximately 6,700 miles of in service natural gas and natural gas liquid (NGL) gathering pipelines, 5 natural gas processing plants, 15 natural gas treating facilities, and 3 natural gas conditioning facilities. Its NGL transportation and services operations include 70% interest in the Lone Star joint venture that owns approximately 2,000 miles of NGL pipelines, 3 processing plants, 2 fractionation facilities, and NGL storage facilities with storage capacity of approximately 47 million barrels; and a 50% interest in the Liberty pipeline, an approximately 87-mile NGL pipeline. The company also sells gasoline and middle distillates at retail; operates convenience stores in 24 states; and gathers, purchases, stores, transports, markets, and sells crude oil and refined products. In addition, it provides natural gas compression services for customer specific systems; and treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, and dehydration. Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. was founded in 2002 and is based in Dallas, Texas.