Kinder Morgan orders LNG product tanker.


Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. has expanded its contract with General Dynamics NASSCO to include design and construction of an additional 50,000 deadweight ton LNG-conversion-ready product tanker with a 330,000-bbl cargo capacity.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015 with delivery scheduled for the second quarter of 2017. The tanker will be a sister to the four Jones Act tankers KMP has under construction at the NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA.

"There continues to be increasing demand for waterborne transportation to move petroleum products, and these tankers will provide stable, fee-based cash flow to KMP unit holders for many years to come through multiyear...

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