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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

F O R M 10-Q
 
[X]
  
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2010
or

[  ]
  
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from _____________to_____________

Commission file number 1-16459

KINDER MORGAN MANAGEMENT, LLC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
  
76-0669886
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

500 Dallas Street, Suite 1000, Houston, Texas 77002
(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 713-369-9000


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes [X]  No [   ]
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes [   ]  No [   ]
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Large accelerated filer [X]  Accelerated filer [   ]  Non-accelerated filer [   ]  Smaller reporting company [   ]
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes [   ]  No [X]
 
The number of shares outstanding for each of the registrant’s classes of common equity, as of April 30, 2010 was two voting shares and 87,114,731 listed shares.
 

 
 

 
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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1.  Financial Statements.
 
KINDER MORGAN MANAGEMENT, LLC AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In Millions Except Per Share Amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
   
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
Equity in earnings (loss) of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
  $ (8.9 )   $ 10.4  
Income taxes
    (3.3 )     5.1  
  
               
Net Income (Loss)
  $ (5.6 )   $ 5.3  
  
               
Earnings (Loss) Per Share, Basic and Diluted
  $ (0.06 )   $ 0.07  
  
               
Number of shares used in computing Basic and Diluted Earnings (Loss) per Share
    86.4       79.0  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 
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KINDER MORGAN MANAGEMENT, LLC AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In Millions Except Shares)
(Unaudited)
 
   
March 31,
2010
   
December 31,
2009
 
ASSETS
           
  
           
Current assets
           
Accounts receivable, related party
  $ 6.4     $ 9.9  
Other current assets
    1.5       1.3  
Total current assets
    7.9       11.2  
  
               
Investment in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
    2,534.5       2,523.5  
  
               
Total Assets
  $ 2,542.4     $ 2,534.7  
  
               
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
               
  
               
Current liabilities
               
Accounts payable
  $ 1.0     $ 2.6  
Accrued other current liabilities
    6.8       8.5  
Total current liabilities
    7.8       11.1  
  
               
Deferred income taxes
    150.0       146.1  
  
               
Shareholders’ Equity
               
Voting shares - unlimited authorized; 2 voting shares issued and outstanding
    0.1       0.1  
Listed shares - unlimited authorized; 87,114,731 and 85,538,261 listed shares issued and outstanding, respectively
    3,052.8       2,966.0  
Retained deficit
    (641.7 )     (549.3 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
    (26.6 )     (39.3 )
Total Shareholders’ Equity
    2,384.6       2,377.5  
  
               
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
  $ 2,542.4     $ 2,534.7  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 
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KINDER MORGAN MANAGEMENT, LLC AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In Millions)
(Unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
Cash Flows From Operating Activities
           
Net income (loss)
  $ (5.6 )   $ 5.3  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash flows from operating activities
               
Deferred income taxes
    (3.3 )     5.1  
Equity in (earnings) loss of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
    8.9       (10.4 )
Changes in components of working capital
               
Accounts receivable, related party
    3.5       0.6  
Other current assets
    (0.2 )     (1.7 )
Accounts payable
    (1.6 )     0.5  
Accrued other current liabilities
    (1.7 )     0.6  
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities
    -       -  
  
               
Cash Flows From Investing Activities
               
Purchase of i-units of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
    -       -  
Net Cash Used In Investing Activities
    -       -  
                 
Cash Flows From Financing Activities
               
Shares issued
    -       -  
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities
    -       -  
  
               
Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents
    -       -  
Cash and Cash Equivalents, beginning of period
    -       -  
Cash and Cash Equivalents, end of period
  $ -     $ -  

SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION
 
We consider all highly liquid investments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents.  No cash payments for interest or income taxes were made during the periods presented.  We issue our shares or fractions thereof in distributions to our shareholders, and receive distributions from Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. on the i-units we own in the form of additional i-units in noncash transactions discussed in Note 3.
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.
 

 
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KINDER MORGAN MANAGEMENT, LLC AND SUBSIDIARY
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)
 
1.   General
 
Organization
 
Kinder Morgan Management, LLC is a publicly traded Delaware limited liability company that was formed on February 14, 2001.  Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., of which Kinder Morgan, Inc. (“KMI”) indirectly owns all of the outstanding common equity, is the general partner of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (“KMP”) and owns all of our voting shares.  Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., pursuant to a delegation of control agreement among us, Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc. and KMP, has delegated to us, to the fullest extent permitted under Delaware law and KMP’s limited partnership agreement, all of its rights and powers to manage and control the business and affairs of KMP, subject to the general partner’s right to approve specified actions.  We are a limited partner in KMP through our ownership of its i-units, and manage and control its business and affairs pursuant to the delegation of control agreement.  Our success is dependent upon our operation and management of KMP and its resulting performance.  See Note 5 for summarized income statement information for KMP.  Unless the context requires otherwise, references to “we,” “us,” “our,” or the “Company” are intended to mean Kinder Morgan Management, LLC and its consolidated subsidiary, Kinder Morgan Services LLC.
 
We have prepared our accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements under the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).  These rules and regulations conform to the accounting principles contained in the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification, the single source of generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and referred to in this report as the Codification. Under such rules and regulations, we have condensed or omitted certain information and notes normally included in financial statements prepared in conformity with the Codification.  We believe, however, that our disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading.
 
The consolidated financial statements reflect normal adjustments, and also recurring adjustments that are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of our financial results for the interim periods.  You should read these interim consolidated financial statements in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and related notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 (“2009 Form 10-K”) and KMP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 (“KMP 2009 Form 10-K”) and KMP’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.
 
Accounting for Investments in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
 
We use the equity method of accounting for our investment in KMP, a publicly traded limited partnership and its common units are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “KMP.” We record, in the period in which it is earned, our share of the earnings of KMP attributable to the i-units we own.  We receive distributions from KMP in the form of additional i-units, which increase the number of i-units we own.  We issue additional shares (or fractions thereof) to our existing shareholders in an amount equal to the additional i-units received from KMP.  At March 31, 2010, through our ownership of KMP i-units, we owned approximately 29.1% of all of KMP’s outstanding limited partner interests.
 
2.   Earnings Per Share
 
Both basic and diluted earnings per share are computed based on the weighted-average number of shares outstanding during each period, adjusted for share splits.  There are no securities outstanding that may be converted into or exercised for shares.
 
3.   Share Distributions
 
On February 12, 2010, we paid a share distribution of 0.018430 shares per outstanding share (1,576,470 total shares) to shareholders of record as of January 29, 2010, based on the $1.05 per common unit distribution declared by KMP.  On May 14, 2010, we will pay a share distribution of 0.017863 shares per outstanding share (1,556,130 total shares) to shareholders of record as of April 30, 2010, based on the $1.07 per common unit distribution declared by KMP.  These distributions are paid in the form of additional shares or fractions thereof calculated by dividing KMP’s cash distribution per common unit by the average market price of a share determined for a ten-trading day period ending on the trading day immediately prior to the ex-dividend date for our shares.
 

 
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4.   Business Activities and Related Party Transactions
 
We do not receive a fee for our services under the delegation of control agreement, nor do we receive any margin or profit when we are reimbursed for expenses incurred.  We incurred, on behalf of KMP, approximately $76.8 million of expenses during the three months ended March 31, 2010 and approximately $73.6 million of expenses during the three months ended March 31, 2009.  The expense reimbursements by KMP to us are accounted for as a reduction to the expense incurred by us.  At March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, $6.4 million and $9.9 million, respectively, primarily receivables from KMP, are recorded in the caption “Accounts receivable, related party” in the accompanying interim Consolidated Balance Sheets.
 
One of our affiliates provides, and incurs expense with respect to, payroll services to KMP.  These expenses are reimbursed by KMP at cost.  These expenses totaled approximately $114.9 million and $105.7 million during the three months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively.
 
5.   Summarized Income Statement Information for KMP
 
Following is summarized income statement information for KMP (in millions).
 
   
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
Revenues
  $ 2,129.6     $ 1,786.5  
Operating costs, expenses and other(a)
    1,841.7       1,446.5  
Operating income
  $ 287.9     $ 340.0  
  
               
Net income
  $ 227.4     $ 266.8  
                 
Net income attributable to KMP
  $ 225.3     $ 263.9  
                 
General Partner’s interest in net income
  $ 249.2     $ 223.7  
  
               
Limited Partners’ interest in net income (loss)
  $ (23.9 )   $ 40.2  
____________
(a)
Amounts include a $158.0 million expense associated with rate case liability adjustments.

Our net income (loss) for the three months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 was $(5.6) million and $5.3 million, respectively.  Our net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2010 includes a reduction of $29.0 million, representing our share of KMP’s $158.0 million expense associated with rate case liability adjustments, net of income taxes.  The three months ended March 31, 2009 includes a $3.9 million out of period net expense, which is primarily our share of KMP’s tax expense resulting from non-cash deferred tax liability adjustments in its Kinder Morgan Canada segment.  This information should be read in conjunction with the KMP 2009 Form 10-K and KMP’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.
 
Notwithstanding the consolidation of KMP and its subsidiaries into KMI’s financial statements, except as explicitly disclosed, KMI is not liable for, and its assets are not available to satisfy, the obligations of KMP and/or its subsidiaries and vice versa.  Responsibility for settlements of obligations reflected in KMI’s or KMP’s financial statements are a legal determination based on the entity that incurs the liability.
 

 
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6.   Comprehensive Income
 
Our comprehensive income, which differs from our net income solely due to our equity in the other comprehensive income (loss) of KMP is as follows (in millions):
 
   
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
Net income (loss)
  $ (5.6 )   $ 5.3  
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
               
Change in fair value of derivatives utilized for hedging purposes (net of tax expense of $1.4 and $2.3, respectively)
    2.4       4.2  
Reclassification of change in fair value of derivatives to net income (net of tax expense (benefit) of $2.6 and $(1.2), respectively)
    4.6       (2.2 )
Foreign currency translation adjustments (net of tax expense (benefit) of $3.3 and $(3.5), respectively)
    5.9       (6.4 )
Adjustments to pension and other postretirement benefit plan liabilities (net of tax benefit of $0.1 and $0.2, respectively)
    (0.2 )     (0.3 )
Total other comprehensive income (loss)
    12.7       (4.7 )
Comprehensive Income
  $ 7.1     $ 0.6  

7.   Income Taxes
 
We are a limited liability company that has elected to be treated as a corporation for federal income tax purposes.  Our income taxes consist solely of deferred income tax.  Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are recognized for temporary differences between the basis of our assets and liabilities for financial and tax reporting purposes.  We have excluded nondeductible goodwill associated with our investment in KMP.  Changes in tax legislation are included in the relevant computations in the period in which such changes are effective.  Currently, our only such temporary difference results from our investment in KMP.
 
Income taxes included in our interim Consolidated Statements of Income are as follows (in millions, except percentages):
 
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
2010
 
2009
Income taxes
$
(3.3
)  
$
5.1
 
Effective tax rate
 
37.1
%
   
49.0
%

For the three months ended March 31, 2010, our effective tax rate was higher than the statutory federal rate of 35% primarily due to an increase in our share of nondeductible goodwill associated with our investment in KMP and state income taxes, partially offset by the impact on deferred taxes on the increase in our state tax rate. For the three months ended March 31, 2009, the effective rate was higher than the statutory federal rate primarily due to a decrease in our share of nondeductible goodwill associated with our investment in KMP.
 

 
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Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
 
General
 
We are a publicly traded Delaware limited liability company, formed on February 14, 2001, that has elected to be treated as a corporation for federal income tax purposes.  Our voting shares are owned by Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., of which Kinder Morgan, Inc. (“KMI”) owns all the outstanding common equity.  Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc. is the general partner of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (“KMP”).
 
Business
 
Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc. has delegated to us, to the fullest extent permitted under Delaware law and KMP’s limited partnership agreement, all of its rights and powers to manage and control the business and affairs of KMP, subject to the general partner’s right to approve specified actions.
 
Financial Condition
 
As indicated by the accompanying interim Consolidated Balance Sheets, there has been no material change in our financial condition during the current quarter.
 
Results of Operations
 
Our results of operations consist of the offsetting expenses and receipts associated with our managing and controlling the business and affairs of KMP and our equity in the earnings of KMP attributable to the i-units we own.  At March 31, 2010, through our ownership of i-units, we owned approximately 29.1% of all of KMP’s outstanding limited partner interests.  We use the equity method of accounting for our investment in KMP and record earnings as described below.  Our percentage ownership in KMP changes over time upon the distribution of additional i-units to us or upon issuances of additional common units or other equity securities by KMP.
 
Our earnings, as reported in the accompanying interim Consolidated Statements of Income, represent equity in earnings of KMP attributable to the i-units we own, reduced by a deferred income tax provision and adjusted for the purchase method of accounting push-down effect on us from KMI’s Going Private transaction, further described in Note 2 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in our 2009 Form 10-K.  The deferred income tax provision is calculated based on the book/tax basis difference created by our recognition, under GAAP, of our share of the earnings of KMP  Our earnings per share (both basic and diluted) is our net income divided by our weighted-average number of outstanding shares during each period presented.  There are no securities outstanding that may be converted into or exercised for our shares.
 
KMP reported limited partners’ interest in net income (loss) of $(23.9) million and $40.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively.  Our net income (loss) was $(5.6) million and $5.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively. Following is summarized income statement information and segment earnings contribution by business segment for KMP.  This information should be read in conjunction with the KMP 2009 Form 10-K and KMP’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.
 

 
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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
 
   
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
   
(In millions)
 
Segment earnings before depreciation, depletion, amortization and amortization of excess cost of equity investments(a)
           
Products Pipelines(b)
  $ 6.4     $ 145.4  
Natural Gas Pipelines
    220.6       200.8  
CO2
    253.2       167.4  
Terminals
    150.5       134.7  
Kinder Morgan Canada
    45.0       19.5  
Total segment earnings before DD&A
    675.7       667.8  
Total segment depreciation, depletion and amortization
    (227.3 )     (210.2 )
Total segment amortization of excess cost of investments
    (1.4 )     (1.4 )
General and administrative expenses
    (101.1 )     (82.5 )
Unallocable interest expenses, net of interest income
    (116.3 )     (104.6 )
Unallocable income tax expense
    (2.2 )     (2.3 )
Net Income
    227.4       266.8  
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
    (2.1 )     (2.9 )
Net income attributable to KMP
  $ 225.3     $ 263.9  
  
               
General Partner’s Interest in Net Income
  $ 249.2     $ 223.7  
  
               
Limited Partners’ Interest in Net Income (Loss)
  $ (23.9 )   $ 40.2  
____________
(a)
Includes revenues, earnings from equity investments, allocable interest income and other, net, less operating expenses, allocable income taxes and other expense (income).
(b)
2010 amount includes a $158.0 million increase in expense associated with rate case liability adjustments.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
Our authorized capital structure consists of two classes of interests: (1) our listed shares and (2) our voting shares, collectively referred to in this document as our “shares.”  Additional classes of interests may be approved by our board and holders of a majority of our shares, excluding shares held by KMI and its affiliates.  The number of our shares outstanding will at all times equal the number of i-units of KMP, all of which we own.  Under the terms of our limited liability company agreement, except in connection with our liquidation, we do not pay distributions on our shares in cash but we make distributions on our shares in additional shares or fractions of shares.  At the same time KMP makes a distribution on its common units and i-units, we distribute on each of our shares that fraction of a share determined by dividing the amount of the cash distribution to be made by KMP on each common unit by the average market price of a share determined for a ten-trading day period ending on the trading day immediately prior to the ex-dividend date for our shares.  See Note 3 of the accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for further discussion of our share distribution activity.
 
We expect that our expenditures associated with managing and controlling the business and affairs of KMP and the reimbursement for these expenditures received by us from KMP will continue to be equal.  As stated above, the distributions we expect to receive on the i-units we own will be in the form of additional i-units.  Therefore, we expect neither to generate nor to require significant amounts of cash in ongoing operations.  We currently have no debt and have no plans to incur any debt.  Any cash received from the sale of additional shares will immediately be used to purchase additional i-units.  Accordingly, we do not anticipate any other sources or needs for additional liquidity.
 
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
 
None.
 

 
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Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
 
This filing includes forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are identified as any statement that does not relate strictly to historical or current facts.  They use words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “plan,” “projection,” “forecast,” “strategy,” “position,” “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “may,” or the negative of those terms or other variations of them or comparable terminology.  In particular, statements, express or implied, concerning future actions, conditions or events, future operating results or the ability to generate sales, income or cash flow, service debt or to pay dividends or to make distributions are forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance.  They involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions.  Future actions, conditions or events and future results of our operations and those of KMP may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements.  Please see “Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” for KMP included in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.  Many of the factors that will determine these results are beyond our ability to control or predict.  Specific factors that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements include:
 
 
·
price trends and overall demand for natural gas liquids, refined petroleum products, oil, carbon dioxide, natural gas, electricity, coal, steel and other bulk materials and chemicals in North America;
 
 
·
economic activity, weather, alternative energy sources, conservation and technological advances that may affect price trends and demand;
 
 
·
changes in tariff rates charged by KMP’s pipeline subsidiaries implemented by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission or the California Public Utilities Commission;
 
 
·
KMP’s ability to acquire new businesses and assets and integrate those operations into its existing operations, as well as the ability to expand its facilities;
 
 
·
difficulties or delays experienced by railroads, barges, trucks, ships or pipelines in delivering products to or from KMP’s terminals or pipelines;
 
 
·
KMP’s ability to successfully identify and close acquisitions and make cost-saving changes in operations;
 
 
·
shut-downs or cutbacks at major refineries, petrochemical or chemical plants, ports, utilities, military bases or other businesses that use KMP’s services or provide services or products to it;
 
 
·
changes in crude oil and natural gas production from exploration and production areas that KMP serves, such as the Permian Basin area of West Texas, the U.S. Rocky Mountains and the Alberta, Canada oil sands;
 
 
·
changes in laws or regulations, third-party relations and approvals and decisions of courts, regulators and governmental bodies that may adversely affect KMP’s business or its ability to compete;
 
 
·
changes in accounting pronouncements that impact the measurement of KMP’s  or our results of operations, the timing of when such measurements are to be made and recorded, and the disclosures surrounding these activities;
 
 
·
our ability to offer and sell equity securities, and KMP’s ability to offer and sell equity securities and its ability to sell debt securities or obtain debt financing in sufficient amounts to implement that portion of KMP’s business plan that contemplates growth through acquisitions of operating businesses and assets and expansions of its facilities;
 
 
·
KMP’s indebtedness, which could make it vulnerable to general adverse economic and industry conditions, limit its ability to borrow additional funds and/or place it at competitive disadvantages compared to its competitors that have less debt or have other adverse consequences;
 
 
·
interruptions of electric power supply to KMP’s facilities due to natural disasters, power shortages, strikes, riots, terrorism, war or other causes;
 
 
·
our or KMP’s ability to obtain insurance coverage without significant levels of self-retention of risk;
 

 
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·
acts of nature, sabotage, terrorism or other similar acts causing damage greater than KMP’s insurance coverage limits;
 
 
·
capital and credit markets conditions, inflation and interest rates;
 
 
·
the political and economic stability of the oil producing nations of the world;
 
 
·
national, international, regional and local economic, competitive and regulatory conditions and developments;
 
 
·
the ability of KMP to achieve cost savings and revenue growth;
 
 
·
foreign exchange fluctuations;
 
 
·
the timing and extent of changes in commodity prices for oil, natural gas, electricity and certain agricultural products;
 
 
·
the extent of KMP’s success in discovering, developing and producing oil and gas reserves, including the risks inherent in exploration and development drilling, well completion and other development activities;
 
 
·
engineering and mechanical or technological difficulties that KMP may experience with operational equipment, in well completions and workovers, and in drilling new wells;
 
 
·
the uncertainty inherent in estimating future oil and natural gas production or reserves that KMP may experience;
 
 
·
the ability of KMP to complete expansion projects on time and on budget;
 
 
·
the timing and success of KMP’s business development efforts; and
 
 
·
unfavorable results of litigation and the fruition of contingencies referred to in KMP’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.
 
The foregoing list should not be construed to be exhaustive.  We believe the forward-looking statements in this report are reasonable.  However, there is no assurance that any of the actions, events or results of the forward-looking statements will occur, or if any of them do, what impact they will have on our results of operations or financial condition.  Because of these uncertainties, you should not put undue reliance on any forward-looking statements.
 
See Item 1A “Risk Factors” of our 2009 Form 10-K for a more detailed description of these and other factors that may affect the forward-looking statements.  When considering forward-looking statements, one should keep in mind the risk factors described in our 2009 Form 10-K and the KMP 2009 Form 10-K.  The risk factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.  We disclaim any obligation, other than as required by applicable law, to update the above list or to announce publicly the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements to reflect future events or developments.
 
Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.
 
The nature of our business and operations is such that no activities or transactions of the type requiring discussion under this item are conducted or entered into.
 
Item 4.  Controls and Procedures.
 
As of March 31, 2010, our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rule 13a-15(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  There are inherent limitations to the effectiveness of any system of disclosure controls and procedures, including the possibility of human error and the circumvention or overriding of the controls and procedures.  Accordingly, even effective disclosure controls and procedures can only provide reasonable assurance of achieving their control objectives.  Based upon and as of the date of the evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer concluded that the design and operation of our
 

 
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disclosure controls and procedures were effective to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in the reports we file and submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported as and when required, and is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.  There has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended March 31, 2010 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
 
Item 1.  Legal Proceedings.
 
We are not a party to any litigation.
 
Item 1A.  Risk Factors.
 
There have been no material changes in or additions to the risk factors disclosed in Item 1A “Risk Factors” in our 2009 Form 10-K.
 
Item 2.  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.
 
None.
 
Item 3.  Defaults Upon Senior Securities.
 
None.
 
Item 4.  (Removed and Reserved)
 
Item 5.  Other Information.
 
None.
 
Item 6.  Exhibits.
 
 
31.1*
—    
Certification by CEO pursuant to Rule 13a-14 or 15d-14 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
 
31.2*
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Certification by CFO pursuant to Rule 13a-14 or 15d-14 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
 
32.1*
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Certification by CEO pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
 
32.2*
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Certification by CFO pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
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*Filed herewith
 

 
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SIGNATURE
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
KINDER MORGAN MANAGEMENT, LLC
(Registrant)
 
 
May 4, 2010
/s/ Kimberly A. Dang
 
Kimberly A. Dang
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)


 
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