After seven months of investigating Goldman Sachs' legal and compliance divisions, former NYFed examiner Carmen Segarra found numerous conflicts of interest and breach of client ethics (specifically related to three transactions - Solyndra, Capmark, and the El Paso / Kinder Morgan deal) that she believed warranted a downgrade of Goldman's regulatory rating. Her bosses were not happy, concerned that this action would hurt Goldman's ability to do business, and, she alleges, they urged her to change her position.
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, the biggest U.S. pipeline company, said fourth-quarter profit rose as it shipped more gas in its interstate pipelines and expanded its network.
Net income increased to US$614-million from US$475-million in the same quarter of 2011, Houston-based Kinder Morgan said in a statement today. After payments to Kinder Morgan Inc., its parent company, Kinder Morgan earned 64 cents per unit, 13 cents more than a year ago.
By Todd Johnson:
Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) continues to deliver results for dividend income investors. The entire Kinder Morgan collection of publicly traded companies is the 4th largest energy company in North America. Kinder Morgan is the largest general partner in the master limited partnership space. The vast energy complex has an enterprise value of over $100 billion.
By SteinwayCapital:At the expense of squaring off with the traditional guild of merger arbitrageurs, I will elaborate in this piece my personal view of how I think a strategic transaction such as El Paso (EP) / Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) (OTCBB: KMI-WT-WI, KMI/WS-W) should be "played".
By Todd Johnson:This article highlights the rationale to own Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) and sell equities associated with Kinder Morgan. Kinder Morgan's role as General Partner has Incentive Distribution Rights (IDR) which explicitly indicate the shortcomings of not owning Kinder Morgan, the General Partner.