Kinder Morgan, Inc., In the Matter of

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In the Matter of Kinder Morgan, Inc.
FTC Matter/File Number:

121 0014

Docket Number:

C-4355

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

On 5/1/2012, the FTC required Kinder Morgan, Inc., one of the largest U.S. transporters of natural gas and other energy products, to sell three natural gas pipelines and other related assets in the Rocky Mountain region as part of a settlement resolving charges that Kinder Morgan's $38 billion acquisition of El Paso Corporation would be anticompetitive. According to the FTC's complaint, Kinder Morgan's proposed acquisition of El Paso would harm competition in the markets for pipeline transportation and processing of natural gas in the Rocky Mountain gas production areas in and around Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah, in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act and Section 7 of the Clayton Act. On 6/14/2012, the FTC approved a final order settling charges that Kinder Morgan Inc.'s proposed acquisition of El Paso Corporation would have been anticompetitive in several natural gas pipeline transportation and gas processing markets.

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