Kinder Morgan Inc. has agreed to pay about $3 billion, including debt, to buy a pipeline network from oil billionaire Harold Hamm that will give the company a foothold in the Bakken shale formation.

The world’s largest pipeline company by market value will buy Hiland Partners from Hamm, the chief executive officer of Bakken producer Continental Resources Inc., and certain Hamm family Trusts, according to a Kinder statement Wednesday.

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