The tax break used by energy master limited partnerships will cost the U.S. government $7B...

|By:, SA News Editor

The tax break used by energy master limited partnerships will cost the U.S. government $7B through 2016, quadruple previous estimates, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. Since "a bigger number always means a bigger target," the higher cost estimate may make it harder to protect the MLP subsidy, yet some senators want to extend the MLP break to wind- and solar-power producers.