Steven J. Kean is President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Office of the Chairman of Kinder Morgan, the largest midstream and the third largest energy company in North America based on enterprise value.
Mr. Kean is responsible for developing and executing the company's vision and strategy and allocating capital to Kinder Morgan business units in a disciplined manner. He also coordinates the company's efforts to achieve operational excellence. Mr. Kean joined Kinder Morgan in 2002 and has held numerous senior management positions within the company, including Executive Vice President of Operations and President of Natural Gas Pipelines. He was named President of Kinder Morgan in 2013.
Mr. Kean has worked in the energy industry since 1985 in various commercial, operational and legal positions, primarily in the wholesale energy and pipeline sectors. He holds a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and a law degree from the University of Iowa.
Kinder Morgan owns an interest in or operates 84,000 miles of pipelines and approximately 165 terminals. The company's pipelines transport primarily natural gas, refined petroleum products, CO2 and crude oil and its terminals store, transfer and handle such products as gasoline, ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel.
Kinder Morgan is a company headquartered in Downtown Houston. It is the largest energy infrastructure company in North America. Prior to November 26, 2014, the Kinder Morgan group publicly traded companies included Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP), Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR) and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB); a merger transaction combined all under Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI), on November 26, 2014.
Kinder Morgan owns about 165 terminals that store and handle products such as gasoline, coal, and petroleum coke. Kinder Morgan's CO2 division provides carbon dioxide (CO2) for enhanced oil recovery projects in North America. In 2014, a third of the natural gas that moved in the United States passed through a Kinder Morgan asset.
Kinder Morgan has been cited by the U.S. government in 24 incidents which led to five federal enforcement actions from 2006 to 2014.
On August 10, 2014, Kinder announced it was moving to full ownership of its partially owned subsidiaries Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, Kinder Morgan Management, and El Paso Pipeline Partners in a deal worth $71 billion.