Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Announces Successful Open Season on Tennessee Gas Pipeline; TGP Awards Backhaul Capacity to Serve

  Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Announces Successful Open Season on Tennessee
  Gas Pipeline; TGP Awards Backhaul Capacity to Serve Utica, Marcellus Shales

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- December 17, 2013

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (TGP), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan
Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP), has completed a successful open season for
incremental, north to south natural gas transportation capacity on the TGP
system totaling 500,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d). A binding open season
closed Dec. 11, and 400,000 Dth/d of long-term capacity and 100,000 Dth/d of
short-term capacity was awarded to six different shippers. The awarded
capacity will provide firm transportation service for Marcellus and Utica
production from receipt points as far north as Mercer, Penn., for delivery to
multiple delivery points on the Gulf Coast. Capital expenditures are
approximately $150million. Capacity bids were for volumes well in excess of
the capacity offered and TGP will be evaluating further capacity expansions.

“We are extremely pleased with the results of the open season, which indicate
that demand for clean, efficient natural gas is continuing to drive production
growth in the Utica, Marcellus and other shale resource plays; and Kinder
Morgan’s assets are well positioned to serve those plays,” said Kinder Morgan
East Region Natural Gas Pipeline President Kimberly S. Watson. “The capacity
subscribed in this open season also supports continued growth in Gulf Coast
consumption markets and provides more supply for Gulf Coast end-uses,
including processing, fractionation and liquefaction.”

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 more than 54,000 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 fourth largest energy company in North America
with a combined enterprise value of approximately $105 billion. It owns an
interest in or operates more than 82,000 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

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
Richard Wheatley, 713-420-6828
Investor Relations, 713-369-9490
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