OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Feb. 28, 2013 – Kansas Gas Service will be replacing natural gas distribution service pipelines throughout the city of Assaria, Kan., beginning Monday, March 11.

Work will begin in the southwest and move north and east throughout the city. The project is expected to be completed by March 18, weather permitting. Company officials do not anticipate any major interruption to traffic flow.

“This project is a part of our regularly scheduled maintenance plan and is a system-improvement program,” said James Lambert, manager of community relations for Kansas Gas Service.

Customers affected by these projects will be notified by NPL Construction Company, the contractor assisting Kansas Gas Service, or by notice left at their home or business.

Kansas Gas Service provides clean, reliable natural gas to more than 630,000 customers in 360 communities in Kansas.   It is a division of ONEOK, Inc. (pronounced ONE-OAK) (NYSE: OKE), a diversified energy company.  ONEOK is the general partner and owns 43.4 percent of ONEOK Partners, L.P. (NYSE: OKS), one of the largest publicly traded limited partnerships, which is a leader in the gathering, processing, storage and transportation of natural gas in the United States and owns one of the nation’s premier natural gas liquids (NGL) systems, connecting NGL supply in the Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain regions with key market centers.  ONEOK is among the largest natural gas distributors in the United States, serving more than 2 million customers in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas.  Its energy services operation focuses primarily on marketing natural gas and related services throughout the United States.  ONEOK is a Fortune 500 company and is included in the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index.