Demand is surging for natural gas pipeline and storage capacity in North America, and as a purveyor of both, that’s good news for Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI), CEO Kim Dang said Thursday.

Dang, a KMI veteran who took over the top job this year, said there are “a lot of fantastic tailwinds” for the company during a fireside chat at the Wells Fargo Midstream & Utilities Symposium.

KMI’s roughly 70,000 mile pipeline network moves some 40% of U.S. natural gas production, and the company has interest in 700 Bcf or about 15% of U.S. natural gas storage capacity.

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“If you look at natural gas demand, it’s increased by 35% between 2015 and...