Kinder Morgan, MarkWest Utica EMG Announce Binding Open Season for Pipeline to Support Northeast Rich-Gas Development and

  Kinder Morgan, MarkWest Utica EMG Announce Binding Open Season for Pipeline
  to Support Northeast Rich-Gas Development and Transportation of Utica and
  Marcellus NGLs to Mont Belvieu, Texas

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- November 11, 2013

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP), and MarkWest Utica EMG,
L.L.C. (MarkWest Utica EMG), a joint venture between MarkWest Energy Partners,
L.P. (NYSE: MWE) (MarkWest) and The Energy and Minerals Group (EMG) today
announced the launch of a binding open season to solicit commitments for a
proposed Y-grade pipeline project to transport natural gas liquids (NGLs)
produced from the Utica and Marcellus shales to Mont Belvieu, Texas. The
pipeline will involve converting over 1,000 miles of KMP’s 24- and 26-inch
Tennessee Gas Pipeline system, currently in natural gas service, from Mercer,
Pa., to Natchitoches, La., and building approximately 200 miles of new
pipeline of similar diameter from Natchitoches to a proposed Kinder
Morgan/MarkWest Utica EMG joint venture fractionation facility with a third
party that has existing facilities at Mont Belvieu. Subject to shipper
commitments, timely regulatory approvals and necessary capital improvements,
the pipeline is targeted to be in service during the second quarter of 2016.
The pipeline will have an initial design capacity of 150,000 barrels per day
(bpd) and would be expandable to 400,000 bpd with the addition of pump
stations.

“This project will provide consumers on the Gulf Coast with access to a new
source of NGLs from the Utica and the Marcellus shale resource plays,” said
Don Lindley, president of NGLs for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. “Through
Kinder Morgan and MarkWest Utica EMG’s existing pipeline footprint, this
project is capable of accessing all of the processing facilities in the
Northeast in a cost effective manner.”

“We are excited about the announced partnership with Kinder Morgan and the
planned Y-grade pipeline solution from the Northeast,” stated Frank Semple,
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of MarkWest. “We believe this
project will provide our producer customers additional optionality and value
for their production out of the Northeast shales.”

The binding open season begins today and ends Dec. 20, 2013, at 5 p.m. CST.
Signed transportation service agreements by prospective shippers must be
submitted on or before 5 p.m. CST Dec. 20, 2013, to Russ Mahan, Vice President
of Business Development for Kinder Morgan Midstream, at (713) 369-9870. Those
interested in obtaining more detailed information about this open season can
visit the Kinder Morgan web site.

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 54,000miles 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 fourth largest energy company in North
America with a combined enterprise value of approximately $105billion. 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.

MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. is a master limited partnership engaged in the
gathering, processing and transportation of natural gas; the gathering,
transportation, fractionation, storage and marketing of natural gas liquids;
and the gathering and transportation of crude oil. MarkWest has a leading
presence in many unconventional gas plays including the Marcellus Shale, Utica
Shale, Huron/Berea Shale, Haynesville Shale, Woodford Shale and Granite Wash
formation.

The Energy & Minerals Group is the management company for a series of
specialized private equity funds. EMG focuses on investing across various
facets of the global natural resource industry including the upstream and
midstream segments of the energy complex. EMG has approximately $6.7 billion
of total investor commitments (including co-investments) with in excess of
$4.2 billion allocated across the energy sector since inception.

Kinder Morgan Cautionary Language:

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.

MarkWest Cautionary Language:

This press release includes “forward-looking statements.” All statements other
than statements of historical facts included or incorporated herein may
constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results could vary significantly
from those expressed or implied in such statements and are subject to a number
of risks and uncertainties. Although MarkWest believes that the expectations
reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, MarkWest can give
no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. The
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that affect
operations, financial performance, and other factors as discussed in filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Among the factors that
could cause results to differ materially are those risks discussed in the
periodic reports filed with the SEC, including MarkWest’s Annual Report on
Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and our Quarterly Report on
Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2013. You are urged to carefully
review and consider the cautionary statements and other disclosures made in
those filings, specifically those under the heading “Risk Factors.” MarkWest
does not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statement except as
required by law.

Contact:

Kinder Morgan:
Media Relations
Emily Mir, (713) 369-8060
emily_mir@kindermorgan.com
or
Investor Relations: (713) 369-9490
km_IR@kindermorgan.com
www.kindermorgan.com
or
MarkWest:
Frank Semple, (866) 858-0482
Chairman, President & CEO
or
Nancy Buese, (866) 858-0482
Executive VP & CFO
or
Josh Hallenbeck, (866) 858-0482
VP of Finance & Treasurer
investorrelations@markwest.com
 
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