ONEOK Named Top U.S. Natural Gas Utility

December 2010 Vol. 237 No. 12

ONEOK, Inc. and ONEOK Partners, L.P. were recently named to the Platts Top 250 Global Energy Companies List for 2010, a global survey that measures financial performance by examining each company’s assets, revenues, profits and return on invested capital. ONEOK ranked first among natural gas utilities in the Americas region, moving up one spot from 2009. ONEOK also ranked seventh worldwide among natural gas utilities and 64 in overall performance in the Americas region.

“This recognition reflects the continued hard work and dedication of our 4,800 employees,” said John W. Gibson, president and chief executive officer of ONEOK and chairman, president and chief executive officer of ONEOK Partners.

ONEOK ranked first among natural gas utilities in the Americas region, moving up one spot from 2009. ONEOK also ranked seventh worldwide among natural gas utilities and 64 in overall performance in the Americas region.

“ONEOK’s number one ranking among American natural gas utilities highlights our focus on improving our financial performance through innovative rate strategies, while continuing to focus on meeting our customers’ needs. Through the commitment of our employees, we’ve been able to continue to create value for both our customers and investors,” Gibson concluded.

ONEOK Partners ranked tenth globally among natural gas storage and transportation companies, as well as 54 in overall performance in the Americas region, up from 61 last year.

ONEOK’s and ONEOK Partners’ overall global performance rankings were 157 and 139, respectively.

To be ranked by Platts, companies must have assets greater than $2 billion and must be publicly traded.