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Kinder Morgan Offers Quick and Efficient Solution to Move Marcellus NGLs to Market

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) today announced plans to modify and expand the existing Cochin Pipeline system to provide a solution for transporting natural gas liquids (NGL) from the Marcellus Shale Basin to fractionation plants and chemical markets near Sarnia, Ontario, and Chicago, Ill.

Kinder Morgan plans to build approximately 250 miles of NGL pipeline from the Marcellus Shale Basin in southern Pennsylvania to the Cochin interconnect at Riga, Mich. From Riga, Kinder Morgan anticipates that product will be transported through the existing Cochin Pipeline system to Windsor, Ontario, and then through the Windsor-Sarnia Pipeline to Sarnia. Kinder Morgan also plans to reverse the eastern leg of its Cochin pipeline in order to move NGLs from Riga to the Chicago area, where it expects to build an additional pipeline to connect to existing fractionation facilities and chemical plants.

"Our proposed pipeline and key existing infrastructure offers NGL producers the quickest and most efficient solution to get their product to the market," said Don Lindley, vice president of business development for Kinder Morgan’s Products Pipeline group.

The pipeline will be designed to transport mixed NGLs (Y-grade), as well as purity NGLs such as ethane, and will have an initial throughput capacity of 75,000 barrels per day and can be expanded to handle up to 175,000 barrels per day.

The recent decision by Canada’s National Energy Board directing the reconnection of the Cochin Pipeline to the Windsor-Sarnia Pipeline will enable Cochin Pipeline shippers to have access to the Sarnia chemical complex. Kinder Morgan anticipates offering transportation from Marcellus to Sarnia for under 14 cents per gallon.

Kinder Morgan expects to move forward with an open season in the second quarter of 2010. Parties interested in receiving the open season offering should contact either Karen Kabin at (713) 369-9268 or, or Don Lindley at (713) 369-8840.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) is a leading pipeline transportation and energy storage company in North America. KMP owns an interest in or operates approximately 28,000 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 bulk materials like coal and petroleum coke. KMP is also the leading provider of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery projects in North America. One of the largest publicly traded pipeline limited partnerships in America, KMP has an enterprise value of more than $30 billion. The general partner of KMP is owned by Kinder Morgan, Inc., a private company. For more information please visit

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 are enumerated in Kinder Morgan's Form 10-K and 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Mindy Mills
Investor Relations
(713) 369-9490

Emily Mir Thompson
Media Relations
(713) 369-8060

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