Kinder Morgan, Incorporated, a private business, owns the general and limited partner units in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. The company, also known as KMI, operates the Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (NGPL). Kinder Morgan, Incorporated is a part of Kinder Morgan, which is one of the largest pipeline transportation and energy storage companies in North America. Kinder Morgan has a network of more than 37,000 miles of pipelines. It transports, stores and handles energy products, such as natural gas, crude oil, ethanol, coal and carbon dioxide. The company owns and operates over 165 terminals in North America. With nearly 8,000 employees, Kinder Morgan is an independent transporter of refined petroleum products.