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MLPs Draw Record Investment

Master Limited Partnerships are tax-exempt, publicly traded companies that own pipelines, storage tanks and other cash-generating energy infrastructure and give practically all their income to investors. Their performance has been bolstered by the U.S. energy boom.

Published Monday, MARCH 17, 2014

Number of Tax-Free Energy Companies Almost Doubles in Four Years

Note: As of March 14, 2014

How a Master Limited Partnership Works

MLPs attract investors by promising to increase assets and payouts, but critics warn that the system stops working if investor confidence falters.

Source: Data compiled by Bloomberg

GRAPHIC: CHLOE WHITEAKER / BLOOMBERG VISUAL DATA; ISAAC ARNSDORF / BLOOMBERG NEWS