Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) is advancing numerous projects across its vast Lower 48 natural gas pipelines footprint as LNG and Mexico export demand continues to rise, management said Wednesday.

The midstream giant kicked off the third quarter earnings season touting robust volumes and demand across its gas network during the period. 

“This quarter KMI continued to benefit from strong demand for our natural gas transportation and storage services,” said CEO Kim Dang. “And the future is bright as we expect natural gas demand to grow by more than 20% through 2028, led by liquefied natural gas exports, exports to Mexico and power generation.

“Our network of interconnected assets is ideally located to serve those export markets, and our 700 Bcf of operated natural gas storage...