Kinder Morgan Invests $19 Million to Expand Ethanol Handling Services at Houston Terminals

April 26, 2011

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) today announced it has completed construction of its Deer Park Rail Terminal (DPRT) and related ethanol handling assets at its Pasadena Terminal located along the Houston Ship Channel. The $19 million project included building a new ethanol unit-train facility capable of handling 14,000 barrels per day (bpd) with space for multiple unit trains, an offloading rail rack for unit-trains of approximately 100 railcars, and an 80,000-barrel storage tank at DPRT. The company also extended an existing ethanol pipeline by 2.4 miles so that product can be moved from DPRT to its Pasadena terminal for either storage or blending at multiple area truck racks. Kinder Morgan successfully unloaded the first ethanol trains last week and has plans to expand the facility to handle 20,000 bpd. Combined with other expansions and acquisitions already completed or underway, the company has now invested approximately $550 million in the renewable fuels handling business.

"Our DPRT unit-train facility and its inter-terminal connections provide additional service options to our Gulf Coast customers and further expand our nationwide distribution network of ethanol handling facilities connected by rail, marine, truck and pipeline," said KMP Terminals President Jeff Armstrong.

The project is supported by long-term customer contracts and is expected to be immediately accretive to KMP unitholders.

With the DPRT facility, Kinder Morgan now has six unit-train facilities located in key markets across the United States - Lomita and Richmond, Calif., Dallas and Deer Park, Texas, Baltimore, Md., and Linden, N.J. These facilities, along with the company's other ethanol terminal assets, will help meet the nation's growing need for biofuels mandated by the Renewable Fuels Standard. In 2010, KMP handled approximately 30 percent of the ethanol used in the United States.

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 more than 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 such products as ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel. 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 over $33 billion. The general partner of KMP is owned by Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI). Combined, KMI and KMP have an enterprise value of approximately $55 billion. For more information please visit

This news release includes forward-looking statements. 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 Forms 10-K and 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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