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KINDER MORGAN CANADA'S TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE ANCHOR LOOP PROJECT by kby12992

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									Media Relations
Andrew Galarnyk
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   KINDER MORGAN CANADA’S TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE
  ANCHOR LOOP PROJECT COMPLETED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE;
           MOUNT ROBSON SECTION IN SERVICE

       CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 3, 2008 – Kinder Morgan Canada has completed the
construction and commissioning of the Trans Mountain pipeline Anchor Loop Project. The
62-kilometer Mount Robson section of the project in British Columbia was completed
ahead of schedule and placed into service on Oct. 30, 2008. The 97-kilometer Jasper
section was completed in April 2008, seven months ahead of schedule. With both sections
now complete, the Anchor Loop project increases the capacity of the Trans Mountain
pipeline system from 260,000 barrels per day to 300,000 barrels per day.
       Ian Anderson, president of Kinder Morgan Canada, said, “The successful
completion of the project is the culmination of years of planning and execution of a very
complex and highly scrutinized pipeline project. Extremely rugged terrain and very
stringent environmental requirements to work in the UNESCO designated Rocky Mountain
Parks World Heritage Site, which included both Jasper National Park and Mount Robson
Provincial Park, were challenges that were met with excellence. All eyes were on us with
this project and I’m extremely pleased with how well it was executed.”
       Environmental restoration has been completed on the Jasper section and restoration
on the Mount Robson section will be completed during 2009. Ongoing monitoring work
will carry on for several years to come. “We will continue to work closely with park
authorities, regulators and other stakeholders to ensure we leave a positive legacy in both
Jasper National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park,” Anderson said.
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       Anderson went on to say, “This type of commitment to excellence is further
exemplified in our operational capabilities where Kinder Morgan Canada was recently
awarded the 2008 Pipeline Operator of the Year award at the International Pipeline
Conference in Calgary. This award recognizes Kinder Morgan’s commitment to effectively
integrating technology, personnel, safety and regulations in its pipeline operations. These
criteria acknowledge the company’s ability to continue to safely operate the Trans
Mountain pipeline system as it has for more than 50 years.”
       Wayne Van Velzen, area supervisor for Mount Robson Provincial Park, said, “The
project has been a big success in the park. The clearing, construction and final cleanup has
been conducted to a very high standard. The staff and management of Kinder Morgan
Canada and their contractor, North American Construction, have been wonderful to work
with. Both companies have demonstrated a genuine desire to do the best possible job. The
completion of the restoration phase will take place in 2009 and I have every confidence
that it will be to the same excellent standard that we have seen to date.”
       Kinder Morgan also worked closely with Parks Canada specialists throughout the
large, complex and publicly visible project to help ensure adherence to environmental
standards while working in such a sensitive and special place as Jasper National Park.
Parks Canada acknowledged the diligence, care and stewardship shown by the company
and crews during construction and restoration in the Jasper component of the Rocky
Mountain Parks World Heritage Site. It also recognized the contribution Kinder Morgan
made to help protect one of Canada’s national treasures for future generations.
       Village of Valemount Mayor, Jeannette Townsend, and the village council also saw
many positive benefits from the project. They thanked Kinder Morgan and the workers for
the support provided to the community and local businesses over the past six months.
       Jasper Mayor, Richard Ireland, said, “Kinder Morgan was an outstanding corporate
citizen during the construction period and made a number of important contributions to the
community. They have our thanks and our best wishes as they complete this project.”
       Early on in the project planning stages, Kinder Morgan recognized the importance of
early engagement and meaningful collaboration with First Nation’s groups. This approach
also contributed to the overall success of Anchor Loop.
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       Chief Keith Matthew of the Simpcw First Nations commented that he and his
community were pleased to have participated in the Anchor Loop project and looked
forward to working with Kinder Morgan Canada in the future. Chief Matthew said
members from his community were happy to work on this engineering marvel that
traversed through Simpcw Traditional Territory in Jasper and Mount Robson parks.
       Tom Macdonald, consultation coordinator for the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation
(AWN), said, “The AWN were appropriately consulted during the planning and
consultation stages. The project posed some monumental tasks to ensure it would have as
little environmental impact as possible, and it will not have any adverse impacts on AWN
significant sites and areas. The collaborative effort on the part of Kinder Morgan and the
AWN resulted in a final plan with successful outcomes for all involved. Kinder Morgan,
thank you for demonstrating your company’s sincerity and commitment to building a
trusting relationship with the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation.”
       The C$527 million Anchor Loop project was completed ahead of schedule. Kinder
Morgan Canada operates the 1,150-kilometer (710-mile) Trans Mountain pipeline system
that is the only direct pipeline link that transports crude oil and refined products from
Edmonton, Alberta, to marketing terminals and refineries in the greater Vancouver area,
British Columbia, and Puget Sound in Washington state. For more information on Kinder
Morgan Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline system expansion, please visit
www.tmxproject.com.
       Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) is a leading pipeline
transportation and energy storage company in North America. KMP owns an interest in or
operates more than 25,000 miles of pipelines and 165 terminals. Its pipelines transport
natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum
products and chemicals and handle bulk materials like coal and petroleum coke. KMP is
also the leading provider of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery projects in North America. One
of the largest publicly traded pipeline limited partnerships in America, KMP has an
enterprise value of over $20 billion. The general partner of KMP is owned by Knight Inc.
(formerly Kinder Morgan, Inc.), a private company.
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       This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. Although Kinder Morgan believes that its expectations 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 are enumerated in Kinder Morgan’s Forms 10-K and 10-Q as
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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