Kinder Morgan not selling assets – will remain a stand-alone entity
Pipeline company Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd said it would continue as a stand-alone entity, following a strategic review that considered options including a sale.
The company told Reuters its decision was consistent with the recommendation of a special committee of independent directors not affiliated with Kinder Morgan Inc, which holds about 70 per cent majority voting interest in the Canadian entity.
Kinder Morgan Inc said in October that it was exploring all options for Kinder Morgan Canada, as it saw a sellers’ market for the Canadian company’s assets.
Kinder Morgan Canada highlighted its infrastructure operations across western Canada, underpinned by multi-year take-or-pay contracts, and stable cash flows for its decision to remain independent.
Kinder Morgan Canada said it expects adjusted core earnings of about $213 million and distributable cash flow from continuing operations of about $109 million in 2019.
The company said it plans to invest about $32 million in expansion projects, in line with its budget.