ETP Says Partnership On Pipeline Wasn't Just On Paper

Law360, Dallas (February 5, 2014, 8:16 PM EST) -- Energy Transfer Partners LP's vice president of engineering on Wednesday told a Texas jury that written agreements with Enterprise Products Partners LP didn’t truly govern their working relationship as they developed a crude oil pipeline, saying the nature of the project evolved before the paperwork could catch up.

ETP executive Joey Mahmoud, who oversees the company’s capital projects division, told jurors that shortly after Enterprise and ETP announced plans to build a 500-mile pipeline from Oklahoma to Gulf-area refineries, they began deviating from contracts and worked...
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