kinder morgan inc (KMI) Key Developments
Kinder Morgan, Inc. Announces Board Appointments
Dec 11 14
Effective on December 5, 2014, the board of directors of Kinder Morgan, Inc. elected Ted A. Gardner, Gary L. Hultquist, Ronald L. Kuehn, Arthur C. Reichstetter, William A. Smith and Perry M. Waughtal to KMI's board. Each of the newly elected directors will receive compensation for his service on the board in accordance with KMI's standard compensatory arrangement for non-employee directors. Messrs. Kuehn, Reichstetter and Smith served as directors of El Paso Pipeline GP Company, L.L.C.
Kinder Morgan and Corpus Christi Liquefaction Announce Long-Term Transportation and Storage Agreements
Dec 10 14
Kinder Morgan, Inc. announced that Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, Kinder Morgan Tejas Pipeline and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP) have entered into 15-year firm transportation agreements and a multi-year storage agreement with Cheniere Energy, Inc. through its subsidiary, Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC. Under the agreements, KMI will provide 550,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of firm natural gas transportation service, as well as 3 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas storage capacity to serve the LNG export facility being developed near Corpus Christi. The project is being designed and permitted for up to three trains, with aggregate design production capacity of approximately 13.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG. The natural gas transportation service can be increased to 800,000 Dth/d upon the completion of certain conditions in the Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline agreement. KMI will expand its existing Texas intrastate pipeline system in South Texas to provide 250,000 Dth/d of firm transportation and 100% of the storage services, and expand its TGP Pipeline to provide 300,000 Dth/d of firm transportation from various Zone 1 receipt points near its Station 87 Pool located in Portland, Tennessee. The construction of the facilities necessary to support these services will be coordinated with the startup of the LNG export facility, which is expected in 2018/2019. KMI expects to invest approximately $187 million for this project.
Kinder Morgan and SK E&S LNG Announce Long-Term Intrastate Transportation Agreement and Lateral Development Project
Dec 8 14
Kinder Morgan, Inc. announced that its Texas Intrastate Pipelines group has entered into a 20-year firm transportation services agreement with SK E&S LNG, LLC. Under the agreement, KMI will invest more than $150 million to provide more than 320,000 dekatherms per day of firm natural gas transportation services to support SK LNG's Train III liquefied natural gas export capacity at Quintana Island, Texas. This Train is part of Freeport LNG Development Freeport LNG export facility which in total will liquefy up to 13.2 million tonnes per annum once fully operational. KMI will construct and operate approximately 40 miles of pipeline extending from its existing Kinder Morgan Tejas mainline to an interconnection point with Freeport LNGs existing pipeline located in Stratton Ridge, Texas. KMI will also expand and construct additional compression on its existing Kinder Morgan Texas and Kinder Morgan Tejas pipeline systems to provide these services upon the startup of Train III, which is expected to occur in the third quarter of 2019. This transportation services agreement provides for the required expansion of the KMI intrastate system by over 1 billion cubic feet per day and will provide additional capacity to the Freeport and Chocolate Bayou areas.
Kinder Morgan, Inc. Projects a Dividend for 2015
Nov 26 14
Kinder Morgan, Inc. projects a dividend of $2.00 per share for 2015, a 16% increase over the 2014 KMI dividend budget of $1.72 per share. The company expects to grow the dividend by approximately 10% each year from 2015 through 2020, while producing excess coverage of over $2 billion.
Kinder Morgan Mulls Acquisitions
Nov 24 14
Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) is seeking acquisitions. Kinder Morgan said, "Unless we inform you otherwise in a prospectus supplement, we intend to use the net proceeds from the sale of debt securities or common stock we are offering for general corporate purposes. This may include, among other things, additions to working capital, repayment or refinancing of existing indebtedness or other corporate obligations, financing of capital expenditures and acquisitions, investment in existing and future projects, and repurchases and redemptions of securities."