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  • MLPA Commends Senate Leadership

    On December 2, 2017, the United States Senate, by passing the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” took a significant step forward in their efforts to grow the American economy.  We applaud Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Finance Committee Chairman Orrin...
    News Article | December 2, 2017
  • MLPA Statement on House Passage of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”

    On Thursday, November 16, 2017, the United States House of Representatives took a giant step forward in their efforts to grow our economy by fixing our broken tax code.  We applaud Chairman Kevin Brady and the Ways and Means Committee...
    News Article | November 17, 2017
  • MLPA Statement on the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”

    We applaud Chairman Kevin Brady and the House Ways and Means Committee for their efforts to grow our economy by fixing our broken tax code.  By releasing their “mark”, the Ways and Means Committee is taking an important step to...
    News Article | November 2, 2017
  • MLPA Comments on Proposed Partnership Audit Regulations

    Washington, D.C. – August 14, 2017.   The Master Limited Partnership Association (MLPA) filed with the IRS and the Treasury Department on August 11 formal comments on the proposed regulations promulgated on June 14, 2017 relating to the implementation of the...
    News Article | August 14, 2017
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    Just the Facts

    Master limited partnerships (MLPs) are primarily businesses engaged in energy and natural resource activities (production, pipelines, storage, refining and processing, terminal facilities, etc.). The structure - narrowly defined by Congress in 1987 - enables qualifying businesses to raise capital from a broad base of investors by utilizing public equity markets and to organize as flow-through tax entities.

    MLPA | Master Limited Partnership Primer

    The United States and Canada will require a total of $641 billion – or nearly $30 billion per year – in natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure investment by 2035.

    ICF International | INGAA Foundation Report

    MLPs are currently an integral way our nation's private sector finances the infrastructure needed to fully utilize newly discovered domestic energy resources - leading to greater energy independence for the United States - and to ensure that a wide variety of energy products make their way efficiently and safely from the production fields to American homes, businesses and communities.

    MLPA | Master Limited Partnership Primer

    Midstream energy MLPs support approximately 323,000 U.S. jobs, both directly and through supply chain linkage, and will pay cumulative wages totaling $147 billion.

    Quantria Strategies LLC | MLP Economic Analysis (2012)

    The vast majority of MLP investors are individual investors, who invest both directly and through MLP funds. A high proportion of these are seniors who rely on MLPs to help fund their retirement.

    MLPA | Member Surveys

    Over 25 years ago, Congress examined whether MLPs should continue to be taxed as partnerships or pay corporate tax. It decided that while MLPs were not appropriate for all industries, certain ones including the energy industry should maintain their ability to attract investor capital through the use of the MLP structure, which is vital to our country's well-being.

    MLPA | Master Limited Partnership Primer

    Contact Us


    Master Limited Partnership Association (MLPA)

    300 New Jersey Avenue, NW, 9th Floor
    Washington, DC 20001

    Phone: (202) 747-6570

    For policy, tax, legislative, and regulatory inquiries:
    Lori Ziebart, [email protected]
    For membership, website, and general Association information:
    Mary Lyman, [email protected]
    For all media inquiries:
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