MLP Research

Yorkville is a pioneer in researching and investing in Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs). Our team has been successfully investing in MLPs since the early 1990s - virtually the inception of the asset class. Yorkville research leverages our extensive knowledge base on the Master Limited Partnership (MLP) asset class. Our MLP newsletters, investment scores, and in-depth whitepapers, allow investors to tap into and benefit from Yorkville's deep domain expertise in MLPs. Yorkville is the leading source for timely and insightful research on MLPs.

The Real Revolution: Natural Gas


While oil gets all the headlines, the real energy revolution taking place in the United States is in natural gas. Over the past 10 years, shale natural gas production has more than tripled, now accounting for more than 80% of total U.S. production. New and existing infrastructure will be needed to maintain growth in natural gas exports, natural gas power generation and natural gas processing, directly benefiting MLPs in 2018 and beyond.

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A Complete Study of the Historical Relationship Between Interest Rate Cycles and MLP Returns


There is a widely held belief that MLPs are negatively impacted by increases in interest rates. In order to provide investors with an objective perspective on the relationship between MLPs and interest rates, Yorkville analyzes has analyzed MLPs’ sensitivity to interest rates during every rising interest rate environment and Federal Reserve tightening cycle since 1992. This study provides a comprehensive and in-depth look at yield movements, MLP returns, and correlations during interest rate shocks.

Stability Score

For the quarter, the Yorkville Distribution Stability Score came in at 7.2. This means 72% of all MLPs either maintained or grew their distributions versus last year. This figure excludes variable distribution MLPs and any other MLP that cut its distribution for non-operating reasons.

1st Quarter 2016


Growth Score

The Yorkville Intrinsic Distribution Growth Rate measures average year-over-year distribution growth adjusted for seasonality, variable distributions, and distribution cuts for non-operating reasons. The Yorkville Intrinsic Distribution Growth Rate was -2.1% for the quarter.

1st Quarter 2016