Kinder Morgan: What Lies Ahead For Investors?

I’ve finally got the chance to take a look at the Kinder Morgan consolidation, and am finally getting around to that promised post on the deal. The Kinder Morgan investments have fascinated me for awhile because it’s probably the highest-quality American firm that never quite reached blue-chip status in the eyes of the casual investing public. It’s always been seen as a few notches below Exxon, Chevron, and Conoco.

If I had to guess why that perception exists, my speculation would be that people think “Kinder came from Enron. Enron bad. Used to be friends with Ken Lay. Therefore, Kinder-Morgan will eventually blow up.” Even though most people would agree that guilt by … Read the rest of this article!