If most midstream operators focus solely on the supply side of the business, well, most midstream operators aren’t Enterprise Products Partners LP—the No. 3 firm on the current Midstream Business Midstream 50 ranking of the sector’s largest operators.

“At Enterprise, we spend as much time looking at market choices on the demand side of the equation as we spend looking at the supply side,” Enterprise CEO Jim Teague recently told a packed house of upstream executives at the Houston Producers Forum. “To do our job at Enterprise, we have to do both.”