In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy outlines three major risks facing midstream giant Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI ) and its master limited partnership Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (UNKNOWN: KMP.DL ) :
- Opposition to pipeline construction
- Commodity risk, particularly in KMP's CO2 business
- Declining domestic demand for refined petroleum products, coal, and steel
Check out the video below for an in-depth look at how these risks can affect Kinder Morgan, and how the partnership can mitigate these impacts.
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