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04/03/2012

Kinder Morgan Completes Dedicated Ethanol Pipeline Between Carteret and Linden, N.J.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) today announced the completion and startup of a 16-inch dedicated ethanol pipeline connection between its Linden, N.J., unit train facility and its largest New York Harbor terminal in Carteret, N.J. The Linden terminal has handled as much as 36,000 barrels of ethanol a day, with 550,000 barrels of storage through Citgo Petroleum’s Tremley Point terminal, which features a high-speed truck rack, a barge and a ship dock. The project complements a previously announced $60 million expansion project at Carteret, which added more than 1 million barrels of storage to the nearly 8 million barrels of storage currently in place at the terminal.

The pipeline has the dual benefit of allowing Linden customers access to four Carteret barge docks and two ship docks, while effectively expanding the storage capacity of the Linden terminal. Conversely, ethanol customers at Carteret now have access to a full unit train receiving system. Initially, Kinder Morgan is projecting that an additional 195,000 barrels at Carteret will be employed in ethanol service. The directional drill pipeline includes full automation and a state-of-the-art leak detection system. Initially, the pipeline will be operated to move domestic grade, fully denatured product, however, Linden will be offering the capability to handle ethanol specifications suitable for export in the near future as the market dictates.

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 29,000 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 and Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR) have an enterprise value of over $40 billion. The general partner of KMP is owned by Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI). Combined, KMI, KMP and KMR constitute the largest midstream energy entity in the United States with an enterprise value of over $65 billion. For more information please visit www.kindermorgan.com.

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.

Contact:

Joe Hollier
Media Relations
(713) 369-9176
joe_hollier@kindermorgan.com
or
Mindy Mills Thornock
Investor Relations
(713) 369-9490
mindy_thornock@kindermorgan.com
www.kindermorgan.com

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