Client in the News: Kinder Morgan

HOUSTON, Oct 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) and El Paso Corporation (NYSE: EP) today announced a definitive agreement whereby KMI will acquire all of the outstanding shares of EP in a transaction that will create the largest midstream and the fourth largest energy company in North America with an enterprise value of approximately $94 billion and 80,000 miles of pipelines. The total purchase price, including the assumption of debt outstanding at El Paso Corporation and including the debt outstanding at El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB) is approximately $38 billion.

The combined enterprise, including the associated master limited partnerships, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) and EPB, will represent the largest natural gas pipeline network in the US, the largest independent transporter of petroleum products in the US, the largest transporter of CO2 in the US and the largest independent terminal owner/operator in the US. Click here for the complete press release.