El Paso Pipeline Partners LP on Friday said its first quarter ended with a 67 percent rise in profit on previous CIG and SNG acquisitions.

It posted net income increase of $46.0 million or $0.40 per share from $27.6 million or $0.32 per share in the same period a year ago. Distributable cash flow of increased 84 percent to $51.2 million in the first quarter of 2009 compared with $27 million the same period in 2008.