Tulsa-based ONEOK, Inc. announced that its Mont Belvieu, Texas complex near Baytown is operational and has not experienced significant damage from the impact of Hurricane Harvey. All ONEOK employees located in the Gulf Coast area have checked in with the company and are safe, according to a company press release issued on Wednesday.
Some ONEOK assets in the affected area are operating at reduced capacity due to temporary refinery and petrochemical facility outages and restraints on its customers’ ability to receive natural gas liquids (NGL) products. Upstream volumes from ONEOK’s producer customers have not been significantly impacted. With the help of other energy companies, ONEOK is working to serve its customers as NGL markets recover and resume normal operations. As volumes and customer operations recover, ONEOK will increase company operations at all Mont Belvieu area facilities.
“Our hearts and thoughts go out to everyone impacted by the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey,” said Terry K. Spencer, ONEOK president and chief executive officer. “Many ONEOK employees live and work in the areas impacted and have experienced the devastation firsthand. I’d like to thank our employees for their remarkable efforts during this difficult time and for their many hours working to keep our assets operating safely. As we work together to resume normal operations, our focus remains on the safety of our employees and their families, the safe operation of our assets and our commitment to continue operating reliably for our customers.”