Friday, October 21, 2016
PHMSA Issues Final Orders with $732,100 in Civil Penalties to ONEOK. The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today issued three Final Orders with required corrective actions and civil penalties totaling $732,100 to ONEOK NGL Pipeline, L.P., ONEOK NGL Pipeline, L.L.C., and ONEOK Underground Storage Company, L.L.C. (collectively, ONEOK). The final orders are the result of an investigation into a fire that occurred at a ONEOK facility in Bushton, Kansas that found 15 violations of the pipeline safety regulations in 49 C.F.R. Part 195. ONEOK operates 11,500 miles of pipeline transporting hazardous liquids in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and several other states. For more information on DOT's efforts to promote pipeline and hazardous materials safety compliance, visit www.phmsa.dot.gov. Contact for media: Allie Aguilera (202) 366-4831.