Shares of Kinder Morgan rose 3.1% in Wednesday’s extended market session after the natural gas pipeline operator posted a better-than-feared profit for the fourth quarter and expects earnings to improve this year. Kinder Morgan (KMI) earned an adjusted $0.27 per share in the fourth quarter, up from the $0.26 posted in the year-ago period and outperforming the $0.24 forecasted by analysts. Revenue declined to $3.12 billion versus $3.35 billion a year ago, but came in above analysts’ estimates of $3.05 billion. Natural gas transport volumes were down 2% compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. “We are optimistic that the U.S.