Erin Arvedlund is an Inquirer Staff Writer living in Philadelphia.
Bill Pacello, a former Public Service Electric & Gas energy auditor, thought he understood how the deregulated power generation and transmission companies were going to be charging customers. Then his elderly mother got her bill - $400 a month for two months in a row in January and February this year, more than double what she had ever paid.
Master limited partnerships are increasingly profitable and popular investments - particularly if you're playing the energy boom in Pennsylvania's backyards. But come tax time, these MLPs can also delay the filing of your returns.