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   Technology StocksKMI- a fallen high dividend yielder - for how long?

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To: robert b furman who wrote (120)1/18/2021 1:04:16 PM
From: E_K_S
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I stumbled on some research plots out in those Oil Sands where they convert that messy oil directly into hydrogen. Probably the reason why I still hold on to my investment there.

Oil Sands Producer Eyes Hydrogen Exports

Canada has the potential to become a top hydrogen exporter and shake off a reputation of global warming offender. That this vision is beginning to gain traction in the heart of the country’s oil patch goes to show how the world’s energy transition is taking center stage with growing pressure from consumers and investors — even if it’s still unclear how long it will take until cleaner sources will have enough scale to displace crude and other fossil fuels.
Proton is testing its zero-emissions technology on a well in Saskatchewan that could reach output of as much as 20 tons of hydrogen a day this fall, Chief Executive Officer Grant Strem said in an interview. A facility the company aims to build in the next two years could produce 500 tons per day at a cost of about 10 Canadian cents (7.6 cents) a kilogram, compared with $1 to $3 per kilogram for the currently cheapest method, he said.

“As far as I know, it’s the only path that can lead to hydrogen production on a gigajoule basis that’s less expensive than natural gas,” Strem said.

Never say never

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To: E_K_S who wrote (121)1/18/2021 1:22:01 PM
From: robert b furman
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Well anyone who has been looking must acknowledge our world is constantly being upturned by innovative creative destruction.

Good thing to watch for.

Thanks. Probablt should not hold my breathe tho eh? <smile>


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To: robert b furman who wrote (122)1/20/2021 4:39:43 PM
From: robert b furman
2 Recommendations   of 260
KMI beats consensus by 3 cents at 27 cents and beats on revenue with 3.12 revenue with consensus at 3.05.

Cash flow covering dividend comfortably.

Confirms 1.08 2020 dividend expectation.

Lot of big projects completing this 2021 Q1.

Shoould get better with demand for oil and gas growing as noralcy recovers.

I forgotten , what's normal? <smile>

AH stock trading $15.98 to $16.00.

I think KMI will continue to be a solid comeback story and excellent dividend growth stock.

Patiently waiting to get into the black on this one . Had some before the dividend slash and burn.

I'm a years dividend away from being in the black.

Adding up all the dividends received. I am in the black, so well within my longterm comfort zone and it is a very nice high yielder.

Kinder Morgan Announces Results for Fourth Quarter of 2020; Maintains $0.2625 Per Share Dividend

Author of the article:

Business Wire

Publishing date:
Jan 20, 2021 • 27 minutes ago • 32 minute read

Article contentHOUSTON — Kinder Morgan, Inc.’s (NYSE: KMI) board of directors today approved a cash dividend of $0.2625 per share for the fourth quarter ($1.05 annualized), payable on February 16, 2021, to common stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 1, 2021. This dividend represents a 5% increase over the fourth quarter of 2019.

KMI is reporting fourth quarter net income attributable to KMI of $607 million, compared to net income attributable to KMI of $610 million in the fourth quarter of 2019; and distributable cash flow (DCF) of $1,250 million, an 8% decrease from the fourth quarter of 2019.

“Despite the pandemic’s continued drag on the economy and on energy demand, our company weathered the fourth quarter well, producing substantial earnings as expected and robust coverage of this quarter’s dividend,” said KMI Executive Chairman Richard D. Kinder.

“Our assets continue to provide strong cash flow and our corporate philosophy remains sound: fund our capital needs internally, maintain a healthy balance sheet, and return excess cash to our shareholders through dividend increases and/or share repurchases. As noted in our December financial guidance, the board expects to increase the dividend by 3% for 2021, to $1.08 per share (annualized). The company also has the capacity to engage in opportunistic share repurchases up to $450 million,” Kinder concluded.

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To: robert b furman who wrote (123)1/20/2021 4:59:36 PM
From: E_K_S
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Fwiw sold 30% of my position yesterday along w/ small amounts of WMB, CVX to redeploy into Green New Deal stocks/project.

I was way over weight in pipeline stocks and w/ the new Administration felt it prudent to lighten up a bit.

Nice to see KMI covering dividend and if/when Green New Deal looks at NG (especially w/ fuel cells) I expect pipe line usage/growth may be limited.


One of the positives is that these pipeline companies own all the land rights that these pipes sit on. Can they put up cell towers, solar panel arrays in certain areas, and/or look at other revenue streams that a $10 Trln Green new Deal/Infrastructure program may offer.

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To: E_K_S who wrote (124)1/20/2021 10:34:12 PM
From: robert b furman
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Yup pump that green nitrogen eh?

The future energy is a balance of it all.

Always has been, but exremists have their view and a bigger mouth. LOL


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From: E_K_S1/22/2021 12:20:53 PM
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Even without Keystone XL, U.S. set for record Canadian oil imports

By Nia Williams, Devika Krishna Kumar


CALGARY/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Keystone XL pipeline project may be dead, but the United States is still poised to pull in record imports of Canadian oil in coming years through other pipelines that are in the midst of expanding.

FILE PHOTO: A depot used to store pipes for Transcanada Corp's planned Keystone XL oil pipeline is seen in Gascoyne, North Dakota, January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
U.S. President Joe Biden canceled Keystone XL’s permit on his first day in office Wednesday, dealing a death blow to a long-gestating project that would have carried 830,000 barrels per day of heavy oil sands crude from Alberta to Nebraska.

Environmental activists and indigenous communities hailed the move, but traders and analysts said U.S.-Canada pipelines will have more than enough capacity to handle increasing volumes of crude out of Canada, the primary foreign supplier of oil to the United States.

Currently, Canada exports about 3.8 million bpd to the United States, according to U.S. Energy Department data. Analysts expect that to rise to between 4.2 million and 4.4 million bpd over the next few years. Pipeline expansions currently in progress will add more than 950,000 bpd of export capacity for Canadian producers before 2025, according to Rystad Energy.

Canada’s Energy Regulator says there is enough capacity currently to export more than 4 million bpd to the United States.

Biden’s administration has set a goal of moving towards decarbonization and reducing the country’s reliance on oil and gas and cutting harmful air pollutants. Most of the nation’s energy still comes from fossil fuels.

“Whatever limited benefit that Keystone was projected to provide now has to be obviously reconsidered with the economy of today,” said Gina McCarthy, Biden’s leading domestic climate policy coordinator at the White House.

Even without Keystone, however, the United States now relies on Canada for more than half of its imported oil. Several of the lines carrying that crude are in the midst of expansions.

For a graphic on U.S. imports of Canadian oil surge:

Enbridge Inc’s Line 3 replacement project is in the process of doubling its capacity, which will allow it to deliver about 760,000 bpd of crude from Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin, by the end of this year.

Canada’s government is also expanding the state-owned Trans Mountain line by 590,000 bpd to 890,000 bpd. That line terminates at the Port of Vancouver, where it should be able to deliver barrels via tankers to the United States.

Meanwhile, TC Energy received U.S. approval last year to expand its existing Keystone 590,000-bpd line - located far from the proposed Keystone XL - which would add an additional 170,000 bpd into the U.S. Midwest and Gulf Coast.

“We will be over-piped assuming the other pipelines go ahead on schedule,” said Wood Mackenzie research director Mark Oberstoetter. “If you add them all up, you can make the argument KXL was not needed.”

Construction underway on Trans Mountain and Line 3 could still be held up by environmental protests, but unlike Keystone XL, both pipelines have cleared legal and regulatory hurdles.

Oil production in western Canada will rise in 2021 to a new record of 4.45 million bpd, RBN Energy estimates, up from 3.9 million bpd in 2020, most of which will be exported to the United States.

Canada is the world’s fourth-biggest crude producer, but has been grappling for years with congestion on pipelines. That caused a glut of oil in storage tanks in Alberta, driving prices down, and spurring the province to impose production curtailments to drain record inventories.

Those curtailments were lifted in November, and production has been rising ever since. Even as production is rising again, pipeline companies have boosted efficiency on existing pipelines through the use of drag-reducing agents.

“While the politics around KXL will continue to reverberate for some time, the reality is that western Canada - for the first time in recent memory - may soon reach a juncture at which it has excess oil export capacity,” Rystad Energy’s vice president for North American shale Thomas Liles said in a note.

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To: E_K_S who wrote (126)2/26/2021 1:56:36 PM
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Williams will unload upstream assets it gained through producer bankruptcies

Williams Cos. Inc. President and CEO Alan Armstrong reassured investors and analysts that the gas pipeline giant does not plan to retain the upstream acreage it acquired as part of Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Southland Royalty Co. LLC's Chapter 11 bankruptcy exit strategies.
Williams also disclosed that it bought out EnCap Flatrock Midstream and Oaktree Capital Management LP's interests in the Caiman Energy II LLC joint venture that owns 50% of Blue Racer Midstream LLC for about $160 million.

"They had held on to that much longer than a typical private equity shop likes to," Armstrong said. "I can tell you we were super patient. We've been wanting to gain control of that asset."

Looks like they are selectively buying BK assets on the cheap and keep those only that fit and sell at a premium everything else.

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From: miraje4/21/2021 4:58:10 PM
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Finally, some good news from KMI..

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To: miraje who wrote (128)4/21/2021 9:00:23 PM
From: robert b furman
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Hi miraje,

The revenue from the new pipeline from the Permian couldn't have hurt either.

A great report! this should get us back in the 20's!


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From: E_K_S7/22/2021 1:14:30 PM
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Kinder Morgan Delivers Steady Second-Quarter Earnings


Started to add to my already large position.

I believe KMI also announced an increase in their dividend.

Solid results keep the dividend on rock-solid ground
Kinder Morgan delivered a typical quarter of stable earnings and cash flow. Because of that, the company remains on track to achieve its full-year forecast, which will see it produce enough cash to cover its 6%-yielding dividend and expansion program, with money left over.

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