“We see exceptional growth opportunities across all of KMP’s business segments, including the need to build more midstream infrastructure to move or store oil, gas and liquids from the prolific shale plays in the U.S. and the oilsands in Alberta, along with increasing demand for export coal and CO 2,” Kinder said.In 2013, KMP expects to:
- Generate over $5.4 billion in business segment earnings before DD&A (adding back KMP’s share of joint venture DD&A), an increase of almost $900 million over the 2012 forecast.
- Distribute over $2 billion to its limited partners.
- Produce excess cash flow of more than $30 million above the distribution target of $5.28 per unit.
- Invest approximately $2.8 billion in expansions (including contributions to joint ventures) and small acquisitions (excluding the dropdowns from KMI). Over $625 million of the equity required for this investment program is expected to be funded by KMR dividends.
The boards of directors will review and approve the 2013 Kinder Morgan budgets at the January board meeting and the budgets will be discussed in detail during the company’s annual analyst meeting on Jan. 30, 2013, in Houston. Kinder Morgan remains committed to transparency and will continue to publish its budgets on the company’s web site, www.kindermorgan.com. The 2013 budget will be the standard by which KMI, KMP, KMR and EPB measure their performance next year and will be a target for determining employee bonuses.Kinder Morgan is the largest midstream and the third largest energy company in North America with a combined enterprise value of approximately $100 billion. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 75,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals. Its pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO 2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals and handle such products as ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel. Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) owns the general partner interest of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB), along with limited partner interests in KMP and EPB and shares in Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR). For more information please visit 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.