Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corp. has entered into agreements to acquire Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. and the US portion of the Cochin Pipeline system from Kinder Morgan for a total purchase price of approximately $4.35 billion. Seven years after discovering commercial reserves in the northern part of the country, the Kenyan government and a group led by Tullow have accepted a bid from the Chinese trading company to purchase its first shipments of crude. Trafigura confirmed that it had begun shipments from the Permian to Corpus Christi via the pipeline, which has a 670,000-B/D capacity. Operator Plains All American announced last week that it had completed work on the pipeline. The private investment firm said it will partner with Treeline Well Services, one of the largest private rig providers in Canada, to build its service fleet following acquisition of the company.