Kinder Morgan Defends Gas Pipeline Rate Hike To FERC

Law360, New York (August 21, 2012, 7:24 PM EDT) -- Kinder Morgan Inc. on Tuesday urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reject a protest lodged by natural gas shippers accusing the company of trying to upend a previous price agreement and retroactively increase rates for use of its Trailblazer pipeline.

Kinder Morgan, through subsidiary Trailblazer Pipeline Co. LLC, told FERC that the shippers — including Shell Energy North America LP, Anadarko Energy Services Co., Marathon Oil Co. and others — are currently free-riding on an expansion project that they are benefiting from and that they're...
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