Kinder Morgan is a private company that owns and operates more than 37,000 miles of pipelines and over 170 terminals in North America. The company is one of the largest, independent transporters of refined petroleum products in the United States. It specializes in handling various bulk materials, such as coal, petroleum coke and steel products. Kinder Morgan s facilities have capacities to hold neraly100 million barrels of liquids and handle approximately 100 million tons of materials annually. The company s Kinder Morgan Ship Channel Services is one of the largest, independent boat operators in Texas. Kinder Morgan operates fabrication, railcar and heavy equipment repair shops. The company operates Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and Kinder Morgan Management.