Kinder Morgan's Dividend Growth Prospects Just Got a Little Brighter

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There have been some questions about whether Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) will have enough fuel to continue growing its dividend in the future. The pipeline company expects to invest $1.5 billion on capital projects this year, which would nearly exhaust its roughly $1.7 billion expansion backlog. With the company investing in fewer capital projects, cash flow won't grow as fast in the future, limiting its ability to increase the dividend.