The House Ways and Means Committee completed its mark-up of a much-leaner energy tax package Wednesday, accepting Chairman Bill Thomas’s (R-CA) mark and rejecting all amendments, a committee aide said.. The Joint Committee on Taxation has estimated the tax portion of the energy bill will cost the Treasury $8.1 billion between 2005 and 2015, which is less than one third of the cost of the energy tax breaks and incentives approved by the House in late 2003.

The tax breaks primarily target natural gas, electricity, nuclear energy and crude oil. The energy tax package includes:

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