Kinder Morgan Energy Partners to Expand Eagle Ford Crude Condensate Pipeline

  Kinder Morgan Energy Partners to Expand Eagle Ford Crude Condensate Pipeline

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- June 3, 2013

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) today announced it will invest
approximately $107 million to expand its Kinder Morgan Crude and Condensate
pipeline system (KMCC) deeper into the Eagle Ford Shale play in Karnes County,
Texas. The expansion, supported by a long-term contract with ConocoPhillips
(NYSE: COP), will extend the 178-mile pipeline 31 miles from the KMCC DeWitt
Station in DeWitt County, Texas, to ConocoPhillips’ Central Delivery Facility
near Helena in Karnes County. Kinder Morgan will also build receipt tanks and
a truck unloading facility adjacent to ConocoPhillips’ Helena Central Delivery
Facility. Kinder Morgan expects to begin construction on the project in July
of this year.

“We’re pleased we can expand our KMCC pipeline to provide additional
flexibility to our customers seeking to move Karnes County crude and
condensate to Houston-area markets,” said KMP Products Pipelines President Ron
McClain. “This expansion further assists our commitment to deliver up to
300,000 barrels per day of crude and condensate from the Eagle Ford Shale.”
The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to cash distributable
to KMP unitholders upon the project’s completion in the third quarter of 2014.

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 51,000miles of pipelines and 180terminals. 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 $115billion. It
owns an interest in or operates approximately 80,000miles of pipelines and
180terminals. 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, Kinder Morgan
Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR) and EPB. 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.
Media Relations
Emily Mir, 713-369-8060
emily_mir@kindermorgan.com
or
Investor Relations, 713-369-9490
km_IR@kindermorgan.com
www.kindermorgan.com
 
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