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Kinder CEO sees deal opportunity under combined company

HOUSTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Kinder Morgan Inc as a combined company will have the opportunity to make sizable acquisitions in the natural gas and crude oil pipeline and processing sector, the company's chief executive officer told investors on a conference call on Monday.

"We have such a broad platform, virtually anything in the midstream area would fit us," said Rich Kinder, the company's chairman and CEO.

Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc said on Sunday it will put all its publicly traded units under one roof in a $70 billion restructuring, responding to investor concerns about its growth prospects and complicated financial structure.

(Reporting by Anna Driver; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)