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05/17/2013

Lindley Named President, Natural Gas Liquids Business Development

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) today announced Don Lindley has been named president, Natural Gas Liquids Business Development, of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners.

"America's developing shale plays are dramatically changing energy supply, and we are seeing related growth opportunities across our business segments," explained Kinder Morgan Chairman and CEO Richard D. Kinder. "Our successful Kinder Morgan Crude and Condensate Pipeline and Cochin reversal projects, both of which Don was involved in, are examples of the kind of opportunities we hope to capture. In his new role, Don will organize these business development activities at KMP, which we believe will help us further expand the Kinder Morgan footprint of assets."

Lindley joined Kinder Morgan in 1999 and was most recently vice president of business development for Kinder Morgan's Products Pipelines business. He was instrumental in building the approximately $216 million Kinder Morgan Crude and Condensate Pipeline, which has a capacity of 300,000 barrels per day and began service in June of 2012. It transports product from the Eagle Ford Shale to the Houston Ship Channel. Lindley currently is overseeing development of an approximately $360 million petroleum condensate processing facility on the Houston Ship Channel, and the approximately $260 million Cochin Pipeline Reversal Project, which will reverse flow on the western leg of the pipeline system to provide light condensate to oilsands producers in Western Canada.

In his new role, Lindley will continue to manage business development activities involving the Cochin pipeline system and the company's crude and condensate business and will now also direct expansion strategies across KMP's business segments into new markets with natural gas liquids and crude opportunities.

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 approximately 51,000 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 third largest energy company in North America with a combined enterprise value of approximately $115 billion. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 80,000 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. KMI owns the general partner interests of 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 http://www.kindermorgan.com/.

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.

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