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By Tie Shank 

ONEOK – Helping To Build Stronger Communities


ONEOK, Inc. is the sole general partner of Oneok Partners, L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership engaged in the natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas liquids and natural gas pipelines businesses. As Oneok has evolved from a traditional natural gas distributor into a pure-play general partner, they've kept their focus in the right place – on their stakeholders and their mission to operate safely, reliably and environmentally responsibly.

As of March 31, 2015, Oneok owned 37.6 percent of Oneok Partners.

Oneok is a Fortune 500 corporation and is included in Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 Stock Index.

Originally founded in 1906 as an intrastate natural gas pipeline business in Oklahoma, today Oneok is one of the nation's premier energy companies.

By contributing financially and through volunteer work, Oneok helps to build stronger communities and create a better environment for their employees, customers and the general public. Oneok accomplishes this in a number of ways, including grants from the Oneok Foundation, corporate contributions to nonprofit organizations and employee volunteer efforts.

Making a difference in the community:

As a company, Oneok recognizes and believes that good corporate citizenship is an essential and important responsibility.

In July 2014, Oneok made a $1 million pledge to the McKenzie County Healthcare System toward the construction of a new hospital in Watford City, North Dakota. "These funds will be used to build a consolidated medical campus to improve efficiencies and ensure state of the art patient care, which will include: clinic/outpatient services, hospital, long-term nursing home care, assisted living and wellness center services. Building this new medical facility will improve quality of care to the community, including current and future Oneok employees," states Stephanie Higgins, Communications Consultant for Oneok, Inc.

Terry K. Spencer, President and chief executive officer of Oneok, said "Oneok is committed to improving the communities where we operate and our employees live, and we hope that this contribution will help McKenzie County Healthcare Systems achieve its goal of bringing essential medical services to the expanding population of McKenzie County and western North Dakota."

Since its inception in 1997, the Oneok Foundation has awarded $39 million in grants to support nonprofit organizations throughout their operating areas. Primary focus areas for community investments are education, health and human services, arts and culture, and community improvement. Priority consideration is given to educational programs and to health and human services organizations, particularly organizations with programs that help people become self-sufficient.

Oneok also matches employee contributions, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, to annual United Way campaigns, making their total contribution to United Way since 1997 more than $22 million.

Oneok continues to set a precedent in the oil industry and continues to demonstrate their commitment in each and every community in which they are involved.


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