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Kinder Morgan Completes Purchase of Midstream Joint Venture

Monday, June 04, 2012

Kinder Morgan Completes Purchase of Midstream Joint Venture20:06 EDT Monday, June 04, 2012 HOUSTON (Business Wire) -- Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of a 50 percent interest in a joint venture that owns the Altamont gathering, processing and treating assets in the Uinta Basin in Utah and the Camino Real gathering system in the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. for $300 million in KMP units. Kinder Morgan now owns 100 percent of the joint venture, 50 percent at KMP and 50 percent at Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI). The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to KMP's distributable cash flow. With over 1,100 miles of pipeline infrastructure, the Altamont system includes over 450 well connections with producers, and it operates a processing plant with the design capacity of 60 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) and a 5,600 barrel per day (Bpd) natural gas liquids fractionator. The Camino Real Gathering System has 150 MMcf/d of gas gathering capacity and 110,000 Bpd of oil gathering capacity. About Kinder Morgan Kinder Morgan is the largest midstream and the fourth largest energy company (based on combined enterprise value) in North America with an enterprise value of over $90 billion. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 75,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Its pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals and handle such products as ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) owns the general partner interest of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: 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 within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.Although Kinder Morgan believes that its expectations 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 Forms 10-K and 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Kinder MorganLarry Pierce, 713-369-9407Media Relationslarry_pierce@kindermorgan.comorMindy Mills Thornock, 713-369-9490Investor Relationsmindy_thornock@kindermorgan.comwww.kindermorgan.com