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Kinder Morgan Inc. signage is displayed at the company's facility in Richmond, California, U.S., on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Kinder Morgan cuts capital spending, takes $1.2 billion writedown

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Kinder Morgan said Wednesday it plans to pare back its capital spending after a $1.2 billion impairment pushed the company into a fourth-quarter 2015 loss.
Richard D. Kinder Chairman of the Board and CEO of Kinder Morgan, Inc. during the luncheon keynote IHS Energy CERAWeek Wednesday April 22, 2015 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

In 2015, more than a dozen new faces stepped into energy CEO roles

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Some of the most notable changes were at Houston-based companies.
Richard D. Kinder Chairman of the Board and CEO of Kinder Morgan, Inc. during the luncheon keynote IHS Energy CERAWeek Wednesday April 22, 2015 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

Kinder Morgan rebounds on dividend-cut news

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The new Kinder Morgan is a safer, more financially conservative company than it was last week.
Richard Kinder at IHS Energy CERAWeek April 22, 2015 (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

Kinder Morgan to move away from equity financing through mid-2016

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Kinder Morgan said Wednesday it will move away from selling equity to raise money, as the low share prices have made financing new projects through stock sales more expensive.
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.
(Bill Montgomery/Houston Chronicle)

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, former 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.