Shell and Kinder Morgan Announce Plans to Export LNG from the United States

  Shell and Kinder Morgan Announce Plans to Export LNG from the United States

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- January 28, 2013

Shell US Gas & Power LLC (Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, and
Southern Liquefaction Company, LLC, a Kinder Morgan company and unit of El
Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB), today announced their intent to form
a limited liability company to develop a natural gas liquefaction plant in two
phases at Southern LNG Company, LLC’s (Southern LNG) existing Elba Island LNG
Terminal, near Savannah, Ga.

Subject to various corporate and regulatory approvals, Shell and Kinder Morgan
affiliates have agreed to modify EPB’s Elba Express Pipeline and Elba Island
LNG Terminal to physically transport natural gas to the terminal and to load
the liquefied natural gas (LNG) onto ships for export.

“Kinder Morgan is delighted to be working with Shell at Elba Island on this
project, which has already received Free Trade Agreement approval,” said
Kinder Morgan Chairman and CEO Richard D. Kinder. “This project will
facilitate further development of the abundant natural gas resources in the
United States and will be a positive factor in the overall balance of trade
between the U.S. and other countries.” Kinder added that the facility
anticipates receiving non-Free Trade Agreement approval in due course.

“This announcement underscores how the abundance of natural gas in the U.S. is
changing the energy landscape,” said Marvin Odum, President of Shell Oil
Company. “With a measured, phased approach, exports of cleaner burning natural
gas can help meet the world’s rising energy needs while also giving a boost to
the U.S. economy.”

Once finalized, EPB, through its affiliates, will own 51 percent of the entity
and operate the facility. Shell, through its affiliates, will own the
remaining 49 percent and subscribe to 100 percent of the liquefaction
capacity. The project will use Shell’s innovative small-scale liquefaction
unit, which will be integrated with the existing Elba Island facility and
enable rapid construction compared to traditional large-scale plants.

The total project is expected to have liquefaction capacity of approximately
2.5million tonnes per year (mtpa) of LNG or 350 million cubic feet of gas per
day (Mmcfd). In June 2012, the Elba Island terminal received approval from the
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to export up to 4 mtpa (500 Mmcfd) of LNG to
Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries. In August 2012, the terminal submitted a
filing to the DOE seeking approval to export up to 4 mtpa (500 Mmcfd) of LNG
to non-FTA countries. Phase I of the project, approximately 1.5 mtpa (210
Mmcfd), requires no additional DOE approval.

This project combines Shell’s LNG leadership–from innovative technology to a
vast global LNG portfolio and unrivaled access to strategic markets around the
world–with Kinder Morgan’s unparalleled portfolio of U.S. natural gas assets
and industry expertise.

As an integrated energy company, Shell has an array of long-term options for
natural gas that will broaden the energy mix. This includes extracting ethane
and other natural gas liquids for petrochemicals production; shipping
solutions for LNG; and proprietary gas-to-liquids technology to produce fuels,
lubricants and chemicals.

El Paso Pipeline Partners (NYSE: EPB) is a publicly traded pipeline limited
partnership. It owns an interest in or operates more than 13,000 miles of
interstate natural gas transportation pipelines in the Rockies and the
Southeast, natural gas storage facilities with a capacity of nearly 100
billion cubic feet and LNG assets in Georgia. The general partner of EPB is
owned by Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI). Kinder Morgan is the largest
midstream and the third largest energy company in North America with a
combined enterprise value of approximately $100 billion. It owns an interest
in or operates approximately 75,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Its
pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO[2] and other
products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals and handle
such products as ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel. KMI owns the general
partner interest of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) and El
Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB), along with limited partner interests
in KMP and EPB and shares in Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR). For
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This news release includes forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based on the beliefs
and assumptions of management, based on information currently available to
them. Although EPB believes that these forward-looking statements are based on
reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that such assumptions will
materialize. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those in the forward-looking statements herein include those
enumerated in EPB’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they were made, and
except to the extent required by law, EPB undertakes no obligation to update
or review any forward-looking statement because of new information, future
events or other factors. Because of these uncertainties, readers should not
place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.


El Paso Pipeline Partners
Richard Wheatley, (713) 420-6828
Media Relations
Peter Staples, (713) 369-9221
Investor Relations
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