Today, Fool.com's Joel South and Taylor Muckerman look at Kinder Morgan, the third largest energy company in North America. 

The company is structured as a master limited partnership, a popular vehicle for income investors. Kinder Morgan pays a nearly 4% yield today and appears well positioned to continue paying, and raising, that dividend for a while. 

Joel sees this is as a safe income producer for the foreseeable future and thinks energy-focused investors should put it on their radar today.

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