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Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during the opening panel discussion of IHS Energy CERAWEEK on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Houston. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle )

Quotable CERAWeek: Memorable lines from energy industry leaders

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The new reality of oil, was the biggest topic, and the executives who took the stage focused on detailing how their companies would survive.
Kinder Morgan CEO Richard Kinder speaks at the 2015 CERAWeek conference in Houston. (Billy Smith/Houston Chronicle)

Richard Kinder at CERAWeek: Industry hides from public “like we’re selling cigarettes”

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Kinder said in an interview that oil and gas leaders hadn’t done enough to show how important the industry is
Businessmen arrive to CERA Week at the Hilton Americas on March 4, 2014, in Houston. ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

CERAWeek Day Three: Rich Kinder, Charif Souki, Joe Kaeser

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Day Three of the annual conference shifts to natural gas, and will feature speakers like Charif Souki, CEO of Cheniere Energy, which is building a pair of massive natural gas exports terminals in Texas.
Rich Kinder, left, chairman and CEO of Kinder Morgan. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle)

Kinder Morgan CEO says to expect more acquisitions

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Kinder Morgan’s board said it would raise the dividend to 48 cents per share, up 14 percent from the prior year’s Q1 payout of 42 cents per share.
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Cash-starved oil producers trade treasured pipelines for money

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Bakken shale billionaire Harold Hamm and Canadian gas giant Encana Corp. are among the latest to peddle some of their most valuable assets and steadiest earners.
Charif Souki, CEO of Cheniere Energy speaks during an interview. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle)

Cheniere CEO Charif Souki to take $1 salary

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Souki’s $142 million in compensation for his role in 2013 – mostly on paper, in stock grants – drew raised eyebrows from investors this year.
Rich Kinder, left, chairman and CEO of Kinder Morgan. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle)

Kinder Morgan COO says he’ll take the reins

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Kinder Morgan’s second-in-command Steve Kean said he will eventually take over as CEO of the nation’s largest pipeline company by market value after Richard Kinder steps back.
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Kinder Morgan may include condensate exports in revived West Coast line

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The line, dubbed the Freedom Pipeline Oil Project, was originally planned to ship as many as 400,000 barrels of crude per day to refineries on the West Coast.
Rich Kinder, left, chairman and CEO of Kinder Morgan. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle)

As deadline on proxy vote for major deal nears, Kinder Morgan seeks to sway investors

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While Richard Kinder himself is strongly in favor of the deal, a few smaller investors have raised concerns that the move away from the tax-advantaged master limited partnership structure will cause problems.
Nancy and Rich Kinder at "Modern" the  Museum of Fine Arts Houston's Grand Gala Ball  Friday Oct. 12,2012.(Dave Rossman photo)

Oil fortunes fall, rise amid dropping markets

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The personal fortunes of the oil industry’s wealthiest weathered the massive fluctuations in global markets Wednesday better than most