Kinder Morgan Energy Partners (NYSE: KMP) reported earnings mid-week, and the energy behemoth continues to push revenue upward, particularly in its natural gas pipelines business segment. That being said, volumes in this segment were significantly affected by declining demand for natural gas in power generation. In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy looks at the forces behind this trend and what it may mean for investors.

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