Kinder Morgan Energy Partners to Start New Business of Owning, Leasing and Acquiring Natural Resource Properties

  Kinder Morgan Energy Partners to Start New Business of Owning, Leasing and
  Acquiring Natural Resource Properties

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- June 10, 2013

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) today announced that it is
initiating a new business of owning, leasing and acquiring natural resource
reserves within its Terminals business segment to pursue non-operating
investments in coal and other mineral reserve properties and infrastructure.
Richard M. Whiting, a senior executive with more than 35 years of experience
in the coal industry, has joined KMP as President of Kinder Morgan Resources
LLC, which will own mineral reserve properties and other assets in North
America. KMP will not actively engage in the mining of coal or other natural
resources, but will lease properties it acquires to various operators in
exchange for royalty payments. The lessees of the properties will manage any
commodity price risk associated with the operations, not KMP.

John Schlosser, president of KMP’s Terminals business, said, “This new
business platform will enable us to increase the services we offer to our
valued coal industry customers, as well as other extractive industry
participants. We currently have over $450 million in coal terminals expansion
projects underway at KMP and we are pursuing additional opportunities. Rick
Whiting has extensive commercial and operating experience, and is highly
regarded in the coal industry, and we are delighted he has joined KMP to
oversee our new endeavor—Kinder Morgan Resources.”

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

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.


Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
Media Relations
Larry Pierce, (713) 369-9407
Investor Relations
(713) 369-9490
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