Southern Star identifies and repairs natural gas leak at storage facility

(Grant County, Oklahoma) – Southern Star has identified and repaired the source of the natural gas leak at its Webb Storage Field located in Grant County near the Kay County line.

All nearby residents who were previously asked to temporarily relocate are now returning to their homes.

Although the relocations were simply a safety precaution, Southern Star recognizes the inconvenience this event caused. We appreciate the support and cooperation of all residents involved. During the period of temporary relocation, all residents were offered accommodations and resources.

For the duration of the event, the leak itself was contained to Southern Star’s facilities.

Additionally, our team continued to provide uninterrupted natural gas transportation service to our customers.

Team members promptly activated our response plan after detecting the leak early last week. Our crews are well-trained and were successful repairing the leak. We appreciate the support from all third parties involved in the resolution process.

Southern Star thanks all local officials for their assistance, including Grant County Emergency Management, Kay County Emergency Management, Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and other agencies.

Throughout this event, our company was committed to providing accurate and timely information to all impacted residents, local media, and other agencies.

Media Contact:Karen Goedde Director, Communications and Public Relations karen.goedde@southernstar.com (270) 852-4495

About Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.

Southern Star is a leading transporter of natural gas to America’s heartland, with approximately 5,800 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline in the Midwest and Mid-Continent regions of the United States. Our pipeline system, facilities and employees are located in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and Texas, with our headquarters in Owensboro, KY.