Swank Capital

MLPs: A Critical Element of the Energy Supply Chain

Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) are integral to basic energy activities: the extraction, storage and transportation of oil and natural gas. They are publicly traded companies that own pipelines, storage facilities and other energy infrastructure assets. Operationally, they represent the midstream segment of the energy supply chain, linking production with consumption.

Their critical position in a core industry makes MLPs an attractive investment option. They offer both stability and relatively high quarterly dividends. Because they operate as partnerships, they pass tax benefits through to their investors.