Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) is the third-largest energy company in the U.S. by enterprise value. But make no mistake, this company is far from a lurching, unwieldy conglomerate. Kinder Morgan and its master limited partnerships, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE:KMP) and El Paso Pipeline Partners (NYSE:EPB), form a nimble and diverse partnership, able to weather the effect of whatever the energy world throws at it. In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy examines the opportunity at Kinder Morgan, and offers up examples of how the partnership is able to mitigate tough times and succeed when others fail.

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