Not quite nine months ago only a handful of midstream operators dipped their collective toe in the renewables waters by adding solar and wind to power operations. A low-carbon future and its writing on the wall already had spurred actions and investments by Big Oil and a few larger independents to include renewable strategies and carbon capture in their infrastructure. Some pipeline operators also responded by implementing (operative word here) renewables where they made sense in sunny or windy locales. Pipeline giant Kinder Morgan, however, has a bigger plan for its adaption to the energy transition. Reese Energy Consulting today is following the latest news from Houston-based KM that not only looks to implement a full array of clean-fuel options into its midstream operations but commercialize them. The company’s newly formed Energy Transitions Ventures group will pursue and develop a combo platter of alt-energies and new tech to include carbon capture and sequestration, hydrogen, renewable natural gas, renewable power generation, renewable diesel production, and electric transmission.
Kinder Morgan, Inc. is one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. The company specializes in owning and controlling oil and gas pipelines and terminals. Kinder Morgan owns an interest in or operates approximately 85,000 miles of pipelines and 152 terminals.