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Tennessee Gas, Mitsubishi Corporation Sign Agreement for Transportation to Proposed Cameron LNG Liquefaction Facility

  Tennessee Gas, Mitsubishi Corporation Sign Agreement for Transportation to
  Proposed Cameron LNG Liquefaction Facility

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- May 16, 2013

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (TGP), a unit of Kinder Morgan Energy
Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP), has signed a binding, 20-year firm transportation
precedent agreement with Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) of Japan (Tokyo Stock
Exchange: 8058; London Stock Exchange: MBC) to ship 600,000dekatherms per day
of natural gas earmarked for the proposed Cameron LNG liquefaction facility in
Hackberry, La., which is slated to begin LNG exports in the second half of
2017.

MC will serve as the foundation shipper for TGP’s Southwest Louisiana Supply
Project, which is designed to provide transportation from various supply
basins in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Louisiana to Cameron Interstate
Pipeline, which connects directly to the Cameron LNG Terminal. Kinder Morgan
does not own Cameron Interstate Pipeline or the Cameron LNG facility.

“TGP is pleased to partner with Mitsubishi Corporation, a world class
organization and leader in the energy industry, on this strategic project,”
said Kimberly Watson, TGP president. “TGP’s unique footprint, connecting key
conventional and shale supply areas from the South Texas Eagle Ford to the
Utica and Marcellus in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and access to the Haynesville
shale supply area and the Perryville Hub in Louisiana, makes our Southwest
Louisiana Supply Project an ideal fit to serve the future supply needs of
Mitsubishi Corporation and the planned Cameron LNG complex. TGP’s diverse
supply footprint continues to provide opportunities in the growing southwest
Louisiana market.”

The Southwest Louisiana Supply Project is designed to provide transportation
to the growing southwest Louisiana market. The project includes additional
interconnections with shale supply, new pipeline laterals and enhancements to
TGP’s existing pipeline system to allow for bi-directional flow to the region.
TGP will hold a binding open season for additional interest in its project at
a later date.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) is a leading pipeline
transportation and energy storage company and one of the largest publicly
traded pipeline limited partnerships in America. It owns an interest in or
operates approximately 51,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. The
general partner of KMP 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 $115 billion. It
owns an interest in or operates approximately 80,000 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 interests of 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 more information please visit
www.kindermorgan.com.

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 Kinder Morgan 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 Kinder Morgan’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, Kinder
Morgan 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.

Contact:

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
Richard Wheatley, (713) 420-6828
Media Relations
richard_wheatley@kindermorgan.com
or
Investor Relations
(713) 369-9490
km_ir@kindermorgan.com
www.kindermorgan.com