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) -- Kinder Morgan, a refined petroleum products pipeline operator, has filed for an initial public offering with hope of raising $1.5 billion.

Kinder Morgan will not receive any proceeds from the offering, according to


with the

Securities and Exchange Commission

Kinder Morgan is backed by

The Carlyle Group


Goldman Sachs'

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buyout fund, which took the company private in 2007. Other existing investors selling common stock in the offering include

Highstar Capital


Riverstone Holdings

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Kinder Morgan plans to list its stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, "KMI".

Goldman Sachs


Barclays Capital

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will be managing the offering, according to SEC documents.

The filing comes at a time when several private equity companies are pulling the plug on public offerings.

Harrah's Entertainment's

offering was canned last week. Harrah's is owned by

Apollo Management Group


Texas Pacific Group


--Written by Maria Woehr in New York.

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