OKE-2014.3.31-10Q
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

X  Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2014.
OR
___ Transition Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the transition period from __________ to __________.


Commission file number   001-13643



ONEOK, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Oklahoma
73-1520922
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
100 West Fifth Street, Tulsa, OK
74103
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code   (918) 588-7000


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  
Yes X  No __

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  
Yes X No __

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer X             Accelerated filer __             Non-accelerated filer __             Smaller reporting company__

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes __ No X

On April 29, 2014, the Company had 207,868,687 shares of common stock outstanding.


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ONEOK, Inc.
TABLE OF CONTENTS


Page No.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

As used in this Quarterly Report, references to “we,” “our” or “us” refer to ONEOK, Inc., an Oklahoma corporation, and its predecessors, divisions and subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

The statements in this Quarterly Report that are not historical information, including statements concerning plans and objectives of management for future operations, economic performance or related assumptions, are forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements may include words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “should,” “goal,” “forecast,” “guidance,” “could,” “may,” “continue,” “might,” “potential,” “scheduled” and other words and terms of similar meaning.  Although we believe that our expectations regarding future events are based on reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that such expectations or assumptions will be achieved. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are described under Part I, Item 2, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations “Forward-Looking Statements,” in this Quarterly Report and under Part I, Item IA, “Risk Factors,” in our Annual Report.

INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE

We make available, free of charge, on our website (www.oneok.com) copies of our Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, amendments to those reports filed or furnished to the SEC pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act and reports of holdings of our securities filed by our officers and directors under Section 16 of the Exchange Act as soon as reasonably practicable after filing such material electronically or otherwise furnishing it to the SEC.  Copies of our Code of Business Conduct, Corporate Governance Guidelines and Director Independence Guidelines are also available on our website, and we will provide copies of these documents upon request.  Our website and any contents thereof are not incorporated by reference into this report.

We also make available on our website the Interactive Data Files required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T.

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GLOSSARY

The abbreviations, acronyms and industry terminology used in this Quarterly Report are defined as follows:
AFUDC
Allowance for funds used during construction
Annual Report
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013
ASU
Accounting Standards Update
Bbl
Barrels, 1 barrel is equivalent to 42 United States gallons
Bbl/d
Barrels per day
BBtu/d
Billion British thermal units per day
Bcf
Billion cubic feet
Bighorn Gas Gathering
Bighorn Gas Gathering, L.L.C.
Btu
British thermal units, a measure of the amount of heat required to raise the
temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit
CFTC
Commodities Futures Trading Commission
Clean Air Act
Federal Clean Air Act, as amended
Clean Water Act
Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, as amended
Dodd-Frank Act
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010
DOT
United States Department of Transportation
EBITDA
Earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization
EPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Exchange Act
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended
FASB
Financial Accounting Standards Board
FERC
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
GAAP
Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America
Intermediate Partnership
ONEOK Partners Intermediate Limited Partnership, a wholly owned subsidiary
of ONEOK Partners, L.P.
KDHE
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
LIBOR
London Interbank Offered Rate
MBbl/d
Thousand barrels per day
MDth/d
Thousand dekatherms per day
MMBbl
Million barrels
MMBtu
Million British thermal units
MMBtu/d
Million British thermal units per day
MMcf/d
Million cubic feet per day
Moody’s
Moody’s Investors Service, Inc.
Natural Gas Policy Act
Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978, as amended
NGL(s)
Natural gas liquid(s)
NGL products
Marketable natural gas liquids purity products, such as ethane, ethane/propane
mix, propane, iso-butane, normal butane and natural gasoline
Northern Border Pipeline
Northern Border Pipeline Company
NYMEX
New York Mercantile Exchange
NYSE
New York Stock Exchange
ONE Gas
ONE Gas, Inc.
ONEOK
ONEOK, Inc.
ONEOK Credit Agreement
ONEOK’s $300 million Amended and Restated Revolving Credit Agreement
dated January 31, 2014
ONEOK Partners
ONEOK Partners, L.P.
ONEOK Partners Credit Agreement
ONEOK Partners’ $1.7 billion Amended and Restated Revolving Credit
Agreement dated January 31, 2014
ONEOK Partners GP
ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of ONEOK and the
sole general partner of ONEOK Partners
OPIS
Oil Price Information Service
Overland Pass Pipeline Company
Overland Pass Pipeline Company LLC

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Partnership Agreement
Third Amended and Restated Agreement of Limited Partnership of ONEOK
Partners, L.P., as amended
PHMSA
United States Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials
Safety Administration
POP
Percent of Proceeds
Quarterly Report(s)
Quarterly Report(s) on Form 10-Q
S&P
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
SEC
Securities and Exchange Commission
Securities Act
Securities Act of 1933, as amended
Viking Gas Transmission
Viking Gas Transmission Company
XBRL
eXtensible Business Reporting Language

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
ONEOK, Inc. and Subsidiaries
 

 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
 

 
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31,
(Unaudited)
2014

2013
 
(Thousands of dollars, except
per share amounts)
Revenues
 
 
 
Commodity sales
$
2,806,729

 
$
2,198,794

Services
356,567

 
319,161

Total revenues
3,163,296


2,517,955

Cost of sales and fuel
2,652,669


2,146,848

Net margin
510,627


371,107

Operating expenses
 


 

Operations and maintenance
126,726


121,405

Depreciation and amortization
67,414


55,283

General taxes
22,385


19,730

Total operating expenses
216,525


196,418

Gain (loss) on sale of assets
15


41

Operating income
294,117


174,730

Equity earnings from investments (Note K)
33,659


25,855

Allowance for equity funds used during construction
10,971


9,087

Other income
1,409


5,622

Other expense
(25,534
)

(1,501
)
Interest expense (net of capitalized interest of $15,768 and $12,605, respectively)
(94,901
)

(64,486
)
Income before income taxes
219,721


149,307

Income taxes
(14,984
)

(38,804
)
Income from continuing operations
204,737


110,503

Income from discontinued operations, net of tax (Note B)
1,774


55,202

Net income
206,511


165,705

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
112,996


53,184

Net income attributable to ONEOK
$
93,515


$
112,521

Amounts attributable to ONEOK:
 


 

Income from continuing operations
$
91,741


$
57,319

Income from discontinued operations
1,774


55,202

Net income
$
93,515


$
112,521

Basic earnings per share:
 


 

Income from continuing operations (Note I)
$
0.44


$
0.28

Income from discontinued operations
0.01


0.27

Net income
$
0.45


$
0.55

Diluted earnings per share:
 


 

Income from continuing operations (Note I)
$
0.44


$
0.27

Income from discontinued operations
0.01


0.27

Net income
$
0.45


$
0.54

Average shares (thousands)
 


 

Basic
209,130


205,479

Diluted
210,166


209,458

Dividends declared per share of common stock
$
0.40


$
0.36

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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ONEOK, Inc. and Subsidiaries
 
 
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31,
(Unaudited)
2014
 
2013
 
(Thousands of dollars)
Net income
$
206,511

 
$
165,705

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
 

 
 

Unrealized gains (losses) on energy marketing and risk-management assets/liabilities, net of tax of
$10,228 and $3,958, respectively
(49,926
)
 
(13,652
)
Realized (gains) losses in net income, net of tax of $(13,017) and $(4,695), respectively
37,527

 
7,295

Unrealized holding gains (losses) on available-for-sale securities, net of tax of $12 and $38,
respectively
(76
)
 
(62
)
Change in pension and postretirement benefit plan liability, net of tax of $(2,567) and $4,708
respectively
3,851

 
(7,462
)
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
(8,624
)
 
(13,881
)
Comprehensive income
197,887

 
151,824

Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests
95,687

 
45,658

Comprehensive income attributable to ONEOK
$
102,200

 
$
106,166

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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ONEOK, Inc. and Subsidiaries
 
 
 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 

 
 
 
 
 

March 31,

December 31,
(Unaudited)
2014

2013
Assets
(Thousands of dollars)
Current assets
 

 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
210,227


$
145,565

Accounts receivable, net
883,673


1,109,510

Natural gas and natural gas liquids in storage
231,237


188,286

Commodity imbalances
82,979


80,481

Other current assets
102,089


133,010

Assets of discontinued operations (Note B)
146,122

 
747,872

Total current assets
1,656,327


2,404,724

Property, plant and equipment
 


 

Property, plant and equipment
11,313,498


10,970,256

Accumulated depreciation and amortization
1,802,704


1,738,302

Net property, plant and equipment
9,510,794


9,231,954

Investments and other assets
 


 

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates (Note K)
1,229,054


1,229,838

Goodwill and intangible assets
1,021,620


1,024,562

Other assets
202,626


224,353

Assets of discontinued operations (Note B)
32,713

 
3,626,050

Total investments and other assets
2,486,013


6,104,803

Total assets
$
13,653,134


$
17,741,481

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


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ONEOK, Inc. and Subsidiaries
 

 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 

 
(Continued)
 
 
 

March 31,

December 31,
(Unaudited)
2014

2013
Liabilities and equity
(Thousands of dollars)
Current liabilities
 

 
Current maturities of long-term debt
$
10,650


$
10,650

Notes payable (Note E)
125,000


564,462

Accounts payable
1,155,114


1,273,102

Commodity imbalances
216,750


213,577

Accrued interest
102,831


109,099

Other current liabilities
127,697


103,752

Liabilities of discontinued operations (Note B)
153,682

 
455,688

Total current liabilities
1,891,724


2,730,330

Long-term debt, excluding current maturities (Note F)
7,199,029


7,753,657

Deferred credits and other liabilities



 
Deferred income taxes
1,144,348


1,146,562

Other deferred credits
229,277


217,522

Liabilities of discontinued operations (Note B)
61,049

 
1,048,230

Total deferred credits and other liabilities
1,434,674


2,412,314

Commitments and contingencies (Note M)





Equity (Note G)
 


 

ONEOK shareholders’ equity:
 


 

Common stock, $0.01 par value:
authorized 600,000,000 shares; issued 245,811,180 shares and outstanding
207,865,891 shares at March 31, 2014; issued 245,811,180 shares and
outstanding 206,618,877 shares at December 31, 2013
2,458


2,458

Paid-in capital
1,377,023


1,433,600

Accumulated other comprehensive loss (Note H)
(109,913
)

(121,987
)
Retained earnings
280,242


2,020,815

Treasury stock, at cost: 37,945,289 shares at March 31, 2014, and
39,192,203 shares at December 31, 2013
(965,310
)

(997,035
)
Total ONEOK shareholders’ equity
584,500


2,337,851

Noncontrolling interests in consolidated subsidiaries
2,543,207


2,507,329

Total equity
3,127,707


4,845,180

Total liabilities and equity
$
13,653,134


$
17,741,481

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


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ONEOK, Inc. and Subsidiaries
 

 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 

 
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31,
(Unaudited)
2014

2013
 
(Thousands of dollars)
Operating activities
 

 
Net income
$
206,511


$
165,705

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
78,768


90,221

Charges attributable to exit activities
1,739

 

Equity earnings from investments
(33,659
)

(25,855
)
Distributions received from unconsolidated affiliates
30,345


23,495

Deferred income taxes
16,301


68,107

Share-based compensation expense
4,450


16,756

Pension and postretirement benefit expense, net of contributions
8,502

 
18,381

Allowance for equity funds used during construction
(10,971
)

(9,087
)
Gain on sale of assets
(15
)

(41
)
Other


(2,227
)
Changes in assets and liabilities:
 


 

Accounts receivable
112,780


90,953

Natural gas and natural gas liquids in storage
63,844


214,541

Accounts payable
27,817


(103,690
)
Commodity imbalances, net
3,555


(56,301
)
 Settlement of exit activities liabilities
(12,176
)
 

Accrued interest
(6,397
)
 
14,288

Other assets and liabilities, net
(1,011
)

(33,748
)
Cash provided by operating activities
490,383


471,498

Investing activities
 


 

Capital expenditures (less allowance for equity funds used during construction)
(429,525
)

(501,065
)
Acquisition
(14,000
)
 

Contributions to unconsolidated affiliates
(627
)

(3,036
)
Distributions received from unconsolidated affiliates
4,725


6,698

Proceeds from sale of assets
93


2,596

Cash used in investing activities
(439,334
)

(494,807
)
Financing activities
 


 

Repayment of notes payable, net
(439,462
)

(265,920
)
Issuance of ONE Gas, Inc. debt, net of discounts
1,199,994



ONE Gas, Inc. long-term debt financing costs
(9,663
)


Repayment of debt
(551,933
)

(1,975
)
Issuance of common stock
3,020


2,831

Issuance of common units, net of issuance costs
52,839


12,819

Dividends paid
(83,275
)

(73,781
)
Cash of ONE Gas, Inc. at separation
(60,000
)
 

Distributions to noncontrolling interests
(101,655
)

(90,336
)
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities
9,865


(416,362
)
Change in cash and cash equivalents
60,914


(439,671
)
Change in cash and cash equivalents included in discontinued operations
3,748

 
(2,372
)
Change in cash and cash equivalents included in continuing operations
64,662

 
(442,043
)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
145,565


579,578

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
210,227


$
137,535

See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


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ONEOK, Inc. and Subsidiaries
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ONEOK Shareholders’ Equity
(Unaudited)
Common
Stock Issued
 
Common
Stock
 
Paid-in
Capital
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
 
(Shares)
 
(Thousands of dollars)
January 1, 2014
245,811,180

 
$
2,458

 
$
1,433,600

 
$
(121,987
)
Net income

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

 
8,685

Common stock issued

 

 
(24,146
)
 

Common stock dividends - $0.40 per share

 

 

 

Issuance of common units of ONEOK Partners

 

 
10,996

 

Distribution of ONE Gas to shareholders (Note B)

 

 

 
3,389

Distributions to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

Other

 

 
(43,427
)
 

March 31, 2014
245,811,180

 
$
2,458

 
$
1,377,023

 
$
(109,913
)
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

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ONEOK, Inc. and Subsidiaries
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
 
 
 
 
(Continued)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ONEOK Shareholders’ Equity
 
 
 
 
(Unaudited)
Retained
Earnings
 
Treasury
Stock
 
Noncontrolling
Interests in
Consolidated
Subsidiaries
 
Total
Equity
 
(Thousands of dollars)
January 1, 2014
$
2,020,815

 
$
(997,035
)
 
$
2,507,329

 
$
4,845,180

Net income
93,515

 

 
112,996

 
206,511

Other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 
(17,309
)
 
(8,624
)
Common stock issued

 
31,725

 

 
7,579

Common stock dividends - $0.40 per share
(83,275
)
 

 

 
(83,275
)
Issuance of common units of ONEOK Partners

 

 
41,846

 
52,842

Distribution of ONE Gas to shareholders (Note B)
(1,750,813
)
 

 

 
(1,747,424
)
Distributions to noncontrolling interests

 

 
(101,655
)
 
(101,655
)
Other

 

 

 
(43,427
)
March 31, 2014
$
280,242

 
$
(965,310
)
 
$
2,543,207

 
$
3,127,707


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ONEOK, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

A.
SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Our accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC. These statements have been prepared in accordance with GAAP and reflect all adjustments that, in our opinion, are necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods presented.  All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. The 2013 year-end consolidated balance sheet data was derived from our audited financial statements but does not include all disclosures required by GAAP.  These unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with our audited consolidated financial statements in our Annual Report.

Our significant accounting policies are consistent with those disclosed in Note A of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report.

Organization and Nature of Operations - On January 31, 2014, we completed the separation of our natural gas distribution business into a stand-alone publicly traded company called ONE Gas. On March 31, 2014, we completed the accelerated wind down of our energy services business. ONEOK and its subsidiaries continue to be the sole general partner and own limited partner units of ONEOK Partners (NYSE: OKS), which together represented an aggregate 41.0 percent interest in ONEOK Partners at March 31, 2014. The results of operations for our former natural gas distribution and energy services businesses have been classified as discontinued operations for all periods presented. See Note B for additional information.

Unless indicated otherwise, the information in the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements relates to our continuing operations.

Change in Reportable Segments - Following the separation of our natural gas distribution business into ONE Gas and wind down of our energy services business, our chief operating decision maker reviews the financial performance of each of the three businesses of ONEOK Partners on a regular basis to assess the performance of, and allocate resources to, ONEOK Partners. As a result, our reportable segments have changed to reflect the three business segments of ONEOK Partners, which include the following:
the Natural Gas Gathering and Processing segment, which gathers, treats and processes natural gas;
the Natural Gas Liquids segment, which gathers, treats, fractionates and transports NGLs and stores, markets and distributes NGL products; and
the Natural Gas Pipelines segment, which operates regulated interstate and intrastate natural gas transmission pipelines and natural gas storage facilities.

We have reflected the change in reporting segments for all periods presented. See Note N for additional information.

Income Taxes - Deferred income taxes are recorded for the difference between the financial statement and income tax basis of assets and liabilities and carryforward items, based on income tax laws and rates existing at the time the temporary differences are expected to reverse. Deferred tax liabilities and deferred income tax expense were reduced by $34.6 million in the first quarter 2014 due to a reduction in our estimate of the effective state income tax rate to reflect a change in the mix of taxable income in the states in which we now operate, resulting from the separation of our former natural gas distribution business and the wind down of our energy services business. We also recorded a valuation allowance of $8.2 million for state tax credits as it is more likely than not that we will not be able to utilize these credits as a result of the separation of our former natural gas distribution business and the wind down of our energy services business. Together, these adjustments resulted in a net $26.4 million reduction in deferred tax liabilities and deferred income tax expense.

Recently Issued Accounting Standards Update - In April 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-08, “Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity,” which alters the definition of a discontinued operation to include only asset disposals that represent a strategic shift with a major effect on an entity's operations and financial results.  The amendments also require more extensive disclosures about a discontinued operation’s assets, liabilities, income, expenses and cash flows. This guidance will be effective for interim and annual periods for all assets that are disposed of or classified as being held for sale in fiscal years that begin on or after December 15, 2014. We will adopt this guidance beginning in the first quarter 2015, and we are evaluating the impact on us.


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B.
DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

Separation of ONE Gas - On January 31, 2014, we completed the separation of ONE Gas. ONE Gas consists of ONEOK’s former natural gas distribution business that includes Kansas Gas Service, Oklahoma Natural Gas and Texas Gas Service. ONEOK shareholders of record at the close of business on January 21, 2014, retained their shares of ONEOK stock and received one share of ONE Gas stock for every four shares of ONEOK stock owned in a transaction that was tax-free to ONEOK and its shareholders. ONE Gas shares were distributed following the close of business on January 31, 2014. We retained no ownership interest in ONE Gas. On the date of the separation, ONE Gas consisted of approximately $4.3 billion of assets, $2.6 billion of liabilities and $1.7 billion of equity, and the separation was accounted for as a noncash activity. These balances included certain estimates that we expect to be finalized in the second quarter of 2014.

Wind Down of Energy Services Business - On March 31, 2014, we completed the accelerated wind down of our energy services business. We executed an agreement to release a nonaffiliated, third-party natural gas storage contract to a third party, resulting in a noncash charge of $1.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014. All of the remaining natural gas transportation and storage contracts not previously released or assigned expired on their own terms on or before March 31, 2014. Our energy services business continued to serve its contracted premium-services until these remaining contracts expired on or before March 31, 2014. Our energy services business was classified as discontinued operations, effective at the close of business March 31, 2014, when substantially all operations ceased.

The following table summarizes the change in our liability related to released capacity contracts for the period indicated:
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31, 2014
 
(Millions of dollars)
Beginning balance
$
122.0

Noncash charges
1.7

Settlements
(12.8
)
Accretion
0.6

Ending balance
$
111.5


We expect future cash payments associated with previously released transportation and storage capacity from the wind down of our energy services business to be approximately $68 million on an after-tax basis, with approximately $23 million paid in the remainder of 2014, $23 million in 2015, $11 million in 2016 and $11 million over the period 2017 through 2023. These cash flows are not considered direct cash flows of the continuing entities of ONEOK, as they are contractually obligated payments of the discontinued business, are not generating any further expenses in the results of operations and are not part of the operations of our continuing entities.

Results of Operations of Discontinued Operations - The results of operations for our former natural gas distribution and energy services businesses have been reported as discontinued operations for all periods presented. The tables below provide selected financial information reported in discontinued operations in the Consolidated Statements of Income:
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31, 2014
 
 
Natural Gas
Distribution
 
Energy
Services
 
Total
 
 
(Thousands of dollars)
Revenues
 
$
287,249

 
$
353,404

 
$
640,653

Cost of sales and fuel
 
190,893

 
364,648

 
555,541

Net margin
 
96,356

 
(11,244
)
 
85,112

Operating costs
 
59,431

(a)
3,127

 
62,558

Depreciation and amortization
 
11,035

 
319

 
11,354

Operating income (loss)
 
25,890

 
(14,690
)
 
11,200

Other income (expense), net
 
(888
)
 
(7
)
 
(895
)
Interest expense, net
 
(4,592
)
 
(413
)
 
(5,005
)
Income taxes
 
(10,670
)
 
7,144

 
(3,526
)
Income from discontinued operations, net
 
$
9,740

 
$
(7,966
)
 
$
1,774

(a) - Includes approximately $21.7 million of costs related to the ONE Gas separation.

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Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31, 2013
 
 
Natural Gas
Distribution
 
Energy
Services
 
Total
 
 
(Thousands of dollars)
Revenues
 
$
635,931

 
$
470,195

 
$
1,106,126

Cost of sales and fuel
 
384,257

 
469,521

 
853,778

Net margin
 
251,674

 
674

 
252,348

Operating costs
 
113,403

 
4,888

 
118,291

Depreciation and amortization
 
34,867

 
71

 
34,938

Operating income (loss)
 
103,404

 
(4,285
)
 
99,119

Other income (expense), net
 
619

 
28

 
647

Interest expense, net
 
(15,306
)
 
(645
)
 
(15,951
)
Income taxes
 
(30,288
)
 
1,675

 
(28,613
)
Income from discontinued operations, net
 
$
58,429

 
$
(3,227
)
 
$
55,202


Prior to the ONE Gas separation, natural gas sales and transportation and storage services provided to our former natural gas distribution business by ONEOK Partners were $7.5 million and $13.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Prior to February 1, 2014, these revenues and related costs were eliminated in consolidation. Beginning February 1, 2014, these revenues represent third-party transactions with ONE Gas and are not eliminated in consolidation, as such sales and services have continued subsequent to the separation and are expected to continue in future periods.

Prior to the completion of the wind down process, natural gas and natural gas liquids sales and transportation and storage services provided to our energy services business by ONEOK Partners were $46.0 million and $68.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. While these transactions were eliminated previously in consolidation, they are reflected now as affiliate transactions and no longer eliminated in consolidation.

Statement of Financial Position of Discontinued Operations - The following table presents the carrying value of assets and liabilities of our former natural gas distribution and energy services businesses included in assets and liabilities of discontinued operations in the Consolidated Balance Sheets for the period presented:
 
 
December 31, 2013
 
 
Natural Gas
Distribution
 
Energy
Services
 
Total
 
 
(Thousands of dollars)
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
3,535

 
$
213

 
$
3,748

Accounts receivable, net
 
368,214

 
87,315

 
455,529

Gas and natural gas liquids in storage
 
166,128

 
62,663

 
228,791

Other current assets
 
30,328

 
29,476

 
59,804

Net property, plant and equipment
 
3,065,272

 
279

 
3,065,551

Goodwill
 
157,953

 

 
157,953

Other assets
 
402,161

 
385

 
402,546

Total assets
 
$
4,193,591

 
$
180,331

 
$
4,373,922

Liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current maturities of long-term debt
 
$
6

 
$

 
$
6

Accounts payable
 
168,785

 
77,287

 
246,072

Other current liabilities
 
168,964

 
40,646

 
209,610

Long-term debt, excluding current maturities
 
1,318

 

 
1,318

Deferred income taxes
 
826,921

 
(35,221
)
 
791,700

Other deferred credits
 
184,214

 
70,998

 
255,212

Total liabilities
 
$
1,350,208

 
$
153,710

 
$
1,503,918



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At March 31, 2014, the major classes of assets and liabilities in discontinued operations related to our energy services business. These amounts consisted of current assets, which included accounts receivable of $124.0 million and current tax assets of $15.8 million; noncurrent assets, which included deferred tax assets of $32.0 million; current liabilities, which included accounts payable of $112.8 million, capacity release obligations of $50.1 million and current tax liabilities of $26.3 million; and noncurrent liabilities, which included $61.4 million of noncurrent capacity release obligations.

C.
FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

Determining Fair Value - We define fair value as the price that would be received from the sale of an asset or the transfer of a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.  We use market and income approaches to determine the fair value of our assets and liabilities and consider the markets in which the transactions are executed.  We measure the fair value of groups of financial assets and liabilities consistent with how a market participant would price the net risk exposure at the measurement date.

In the first quarter 2014, outstanding commodity derivative positions with third parties entered into by our energy services business on ONEOK Partners’ behalf were transferred to ONEOK Partners. In the future, ONEOK Partners expects to enter into commodity derivative financial contracts directly with unaffiliated third parties.

While many of the contracts in ONEOK Partners’ portfolio are executed in liquid markets where price transparency exists, some contracts are executed in markets for which market prices may exist, but the market may be relatively inactive.  This results in limited price transparency that requires management’s judgment and assumptions to estimate fair values.  For certain transactions, ONEOK Partners utilizes modeling techniques using NYMEX-settled pricing data, historical correlations of NGL product prices to crude oil prices and implied forward LIBOR curves. Inputs into ONEOK Partners’ fair value estimates include commodity-exchange prices, over-the-counter quotes, historical correlations of pricing data and LIBOR and other liquid money-market instrument rates.  ONEOK Partners also utilizes internally developed basis curves that incorporate observable and unobservable market data.  ONEOK Partners validates its valuation inputs with third-party information and settlement prices from other sources, where available.

In addition, as prescribed by the income approach, ONEOK Partners computes the fair value of its derivative portfolio by discounting the projected future cash flows from its derivative assets and liabilities to present value using interest-rate yields to calculate present-value discount factors derived from LIBOR, Eurodollar futures and interest-rate swaps.  ONEOK Partners also takes into consideration the potential impact on market prices of liquidating positions in an orderly manner over a reasonable period of time under current market conditions.  It considers current market data in evaluating counterparties’, as well as its own, nonperformance risk, net of collateral, by using specific and sector bond yields and monitoring the credit default swap markets.  Although ONEOK Partners uses its best estimates to determine the fair value of the derivative contracts it has executed, the ultimate market prices realized could differ from its estimates, and the differences could be material.

The fair value of ONEOK Partners’ forward-starting interest-rate swaps is determined using financial models that incorporate the implied forward LIBOR yield curve for the same period as the future interest-rate swap settlements.

Fair Value Hierarchy - At each balance sheet date, we and ONEOK Partners utilize a fair value hierarchy to classify fair value amounts recognized or disclosed in the financial statements based on the observability of inputs used to estimate such fair value. The levels of the hierarchy are described below:
Level 1 - fair value measurements are based on unadjusted quoted prices in active markets, including NYMEX-settled prices and actively quoted prices for equity securities. These balances are comprised predominantly of exchange-traded derivative contracts for natural gas and crude oil. Also included in Level 1 are equity securities.
Level 2 - fair value measurements are based on significant observable pricing inputs, such as NYMEX-settled prices for natural gas and crude oil, and financial models that utilize implied forward LIBOR yield curves for interest-rate swaps.
Level 3 - fair value measurements are based on inputs that may include one or more unobservable inputs, including internally developed basis curves that incorporate observable and unobservable market data, NGL price curves from broker quotes, market volatilities derived from the most recent NYMEX close spot prices and forward LIBOR curves, and adjustments for the credit risk of ONEOK Partners’ counterparties.  ONEOK Partners corroborates the data on which its fair value estimates are based using its market knowledge of recent transactions, analysis of historical correlations and validation with independent broker quotes.  These balances categorized as Level 3 are comprised of derivatives for natural gas and NGLs.  ONEOK Partners does not believe that its Level 3 fair value estimates have a material impact on its results of operations, as the majority of its derivatives are accounted for as hedges for which ineffectiveness is not material.

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Recurring Fair Value Measurements - The following tables set forth our recurring fair value measurements for our continuing operations for the periods indicated:
 
March 31, 2014
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total - Gross
 
Netting (a)
 
Total - Net (b)
 
(Thousands of dollars)
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivatives
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity contracts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial contracts
$
133

 
$
39

 
$
542

 
$
714

 
$
(573
)
 
$
141

Physical contracts

 

 
3,332

 
3,332

 
(926
)
 
2,406

Interest-rate contracts

 
38,384

 

 
38,384

 

 
38,384

Total derivatives
133

 
38,423

 
3,874

 
42,430

 
(1,499
)

40,931

Available-for-sale investment securities (c)
1,480

 

 

 
1,480

 

 
1,480

Total assets
$
1,613

 
$
38,423

 
$
3,874

 
$
43,910

 
$
(1,499
)
 
$
42,411

Liabilities
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Derivatives
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Commodity contracts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Financial contracts
$
(3,099
)
 
$
(1,722
)
 
$
(401
)
 
$
(5,222
)
 
$
3,326

 
$
(1,896
)
Physical contracts

 

 
(1,501
)
 
(1,501
)
 
926

 
(575
)
Interest-rate contracts

 
(4,574
)
 

 
(4,574
)
 

 
(4,574
)
Total liabilities
$
(3,099
)
 
$
(6,296
)
 
$
(1,902
)
 
$
(11,297
)
 
$
4,252

 
$
(7,045
)
(a) - Derivative assets and liabilities are presented in our Consolidated Balance Sheets on a net basis.  ONEOK Partners nets derivative assets and liabilities when a legally enforceable master-netting arrangement exists between the counterparty to a derivative contract and ONEOK Partners.  At March 31, 2014, ONEOK Partners held no cash collateral and posted $2.8 million cash collateral with various counterparties.
(b) - Included in other current assets, other assets or other current liabilities in our Consolidated Balance Sheets.
(c) - Available-for-sale investment securities represent assets of ONEOK.

 
December 31, 2013
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total - Gross
 
Netting (a)
 
Total - Net (b)
 
(Thousands of dollars)
Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derivatives
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity contracts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial contracts
$

 
$
3,657

 
$
2,812

 
$
6,469

 
$
(1,746
)
 
$
4,723

Physical contracts

 

 
2,023

 
2,023

 
(946
)
 
1,077

Interest-rate contracts

 
54,503

 

 
54,503

 

 
54,503

Total derivatives

 
58,160

 
4,835

 
62,995

 
(2,692
)
 
60,303

Available-for-sale investment securities (c)
1,569

 

 

 
1,569

 

 
1,569

Total assets
$
1,569

 
$
58,160

 
$
4,835

 
$
64,564

 
$
(2,692
)
 
$
61,872

Liabilities
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Derivatives
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Commodity contracts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial contracts
$

 
$
(2,953
)
 
$
(2,154
)
 
$
(5,107
)
 
$
1,746

 
$
(3,361
)
Physical contracts

 

 
(3,463
)
 
(3,463
)
 
946

 
(2,517
)
Total derivative liabilities
$

 
$
(2,953
)
 
$
(5,617
)
 
$
(8,570
)
 
$
2,692

 
$
(5,878
)
(a) - Derivative assets and liabilities are presented in our Consolidated Balance Sheets on a net basis.  ONEOK Partners nets derivative assets and liabilities when a legally enforceable master-netting arrangement exists between the counterparty to a derivative contract and ONEOK Partners. At December 31, 2013, we and ONEOK Partners had no cash collateral held or posted.
(b) - Included in other current assets, other assets or other current liabilities in our Consolidated Balance Sheets.
(c) - Available-for-sale investment securities represent assets of ONEOK.


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The following table sets forth the reconciliation of our Level 3 fair value measurements for our continuing operations for the periods indicated:
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31,
Derivative Assets (Liabilities)
2014
 
2013
 
(Thousands of dollars)
Net assets (liabilities) at beginning of period
$
(782
)
 
$
(2,423
)
Total realized/unrealized gains (losses):
 
 
 
Included in earnings (a)
(928
)
 

Included in other comprehensive income (loss)
(52
)
 
(2,432
)
Purchases, issuances and settlements
3,734

 

Net assets (liabilities) at end of period
$
1,972

 
$
(4,855
)
(a) - Reported in commodity sales revenues and cost of sales and fuel in our Consolidated Statements of Income.

Realized/unrealized gains (losses) include the realization of ONEOK Partners’ derivative contracts through maturity. During the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, gains or losses included in earnings attributable to the change in unrealized gains or losses relating to assets and liabilities still held at the end of the period were not material.

ONEOK Partners recognizes transfers into and out of the levels in the fair value hierarchy as of the end of each reporting period.  During the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, there were no transfers between levels.

Other Financial Instruments - The approximate fair value of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and notes payable is equal to book value, due to the short-term nature of these items. Our cash and cash equivalents are comprised of bank and money market accounts and are classified as Level 1.  Our notes payable are classified as Level 2 since the estimated fair value of the notes payable can be determined using information available in the commercial paper market.

The estimated fair value of our consolidated long-term debt, including current maturities, was $7.8 billion, and $8.2 billion at March 31, 2014, and December 31, 2013, respectively.  The book value of long-term debt, including current maturities, was $7.2 billion and $7.8 billion at March 31, 2014, and December 31, 2013, respectively.  The estimated fair value of the aggregate of ONEOK’s and ONEOK Partners’ senior notes outstanding was determined using quoted market prices for similar issues with similar terms and maturities.  The estimated fair value of our consolidated long-term debt is classified as Level 2.

D.
RISK-MANAGEMENT AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES USING DERIVATIVES

Risk-Management Activities - ONEOK Partners is sensitive to changes in natural gas, crude oil and NGL prices, principally as a result of contractual terms under which these commodities are processed, purchased and sold.  ONEOK Partners uses physical-forward sales and financial derivatives to secure a certain price for a portion of its natural gas, condensate and NGL products.  ONEOK Partners follows established policies and procedures to assess risk and approve, monitor and report its risk-management activities.  ONEOK Partners has not used these instruments for trading purposes.  We and ONEOK Partners are also subject to the risk of interest-rate fluctuation in the normal course of business.

Commodity-price risk - ONEOK Partners is exposed to the risk of loss in cash flows and future earnings arising from adverse changes in the price of natural gas, NGLs and condensate.  ONEOK Partners uses the following commodity derivatives instruments to mitigate the commodity-price risk associated with a portion of the forecasted sales of these commodities:
Futures contracts - Standardized contracts to purchase or sell natural gas and crude oil for future delivery or settlement under the provisions of exchange regulations;
Forward contracts - Nonstandardized commitments between two parties to purchase or sell natural gas, crude oil or NGLs for future physical delivery. These contracts typically are nontransferable and only can be canceled with the consent of both parties; and
Swaps - Exchange of one or more payments based on the value of one or more commodities. This instrument transfers the financial risk associated with a future change in value between the counterparties of the transaction without also conveying ownership interest in the asset or liability.

ONEOK Partners’ Natural Gas Gathering and Processing segment is exposed to commodity-price risk as a result of receiving commodities in exchange for services associated with its POP contracts. ONEOK Partners is also exposed to basis risk

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between the various production and market locations where it receives and sells commodities.  As part of its hedging strategy, ONEOK Partners uses the previously described commodity derivative financial instruments and physical-forward contracts to minimize the impact of price fluctuations related to natural gas, NGLs and condensate.

ONEOK Partners’ Natural Gas Liquids segment is exposed to basis risk primarily as a result of the relative value of NGL purchases at one location and sales at another location. To a lesser extent, ONEOK Partners is exposed to commodity-price risk resulting from the relative values of the various NGL products to each other, NGLs in storage and the relative value of NGLs to natural gas. ONEOK Partners utilizes physical-forward contracts to reduce the impact of price fluctuations related to NGLs. At March 31, 2014, and December 31, 2013, there were no financial derivative instruments used in ONEOK Partners’ natural gas liquids operations.

ONEOK Partners’ Natural Gas Pipelines segment is exposed to commodity-price risk because its intrastate and interstate natural gas pipelines retain natural gas from its customers for operations or as part of its fee for services provided. When the amount of natural gas consumed in operations by these pipelines differs from the amount provided by its customers, ONEOK Partners’ pipelines must buy or sell natural gas, or store or use natural gas from inventory, which can expose it to commodity-price risk depending on the regulatory treatment for this activity. To the extent that commodity-price risk in its Natural Gas Pipelines segment is not mitigated by fuel cost-recovery mechanisms, ONEOK Partners uses physical-forward sales or purchases to reduce the impact of price fluctuations related to natural gas. At March 31, 2014, and December 31, 2013, there were no financial derivative instruments used in ONEOK Partners’ natural gas pipeline operations.

Interest-rate risk - We and ONEOK Partners manage interest-rate risk through the use of fixed-rate debt, floating-rate debt and interest-rate swaps. Interest-rate swaps are agreements to exchange interest payments at some future point based on specified notional amounts.

ONEOK Partners has forward-starting interest-rate swaps designated as cash flow hedges of the variability of interest payments on a portion of forecasted debt issuances that may result from changes in the benchmark interest rate before the debt is issued. At March 31, 2014, ONEOK Partners had forward-starting interest-rate swaps with notional amounts totaling $400 million with settlement dates greater than 12 months and $500 million with settlement dates less than 12 months.

Accounting Treatment - We and ONEOK Partners record all derivative instruments at fair value, with the exception of normal purchases and normal sales that are expected to result in physical delivery.  The accounting for changes in the fair value of a derivative instrument depends on whether it has been designated and qualifies as part of a hedging relationship and, if so, the reason for holding it.

The table below summarizes the various ways in which we and ONEOK Partners account for derivative instruments and the impact on our consolidated financial statements:
 
 
Recognition and Measurement
Accounting Treatment
 
Balance Sheet
 
Income Statement
Normal purchases and normal
sales
-
Fair value not recorded
-
Change in fair value not recognized in earnings
Mark-to-market
-
Recorded at fair value
-
Change in fair value recognized in earnings
Cash flow hedge
-
Recorded at fair value
-
Ineffective portion of the gain or loss on the
derivative instrument is recognized in earnings
 
-
Effective portion of the gain or loss on the
derivative instrument is reported initially
as a component of accumulated other
comprehensive income (loss)
-
Effective portion of the gain or loss on the
derivative instrument is reclassified out of
accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
into earnings when the forecasted transaction
affects earnings
Fair value hedge
-
Recorded at fair value
-
The gain or loss on the derivative instrument is
recognized in earnings
 
-
Change in fair value of the hedged item is
recorded as an adjustment to book value
-
Change in fair value of the hedged item is
recognized in earnings

Under certain conditions, we and ONEOK Partners designate derivative instruments as a hedge of exposure to changes in fair values or cash flows. We and ONEOK Partners formally document all relationships between hedging instruments and hedged items, as well as risk-management objectives, strategies for undertaking various hedge transactions and methods for assessing and testing correlation and hedge ineffectiveness. We and ONEOK Partners specifically identify the forecasted transaction that has been designated as the hedged item. We and ONEOK Partners assess the effectiveness of hedging relationships quarterly by performing an effectiveness analysis on fair value and cash flow hedging relationships to determine whether the hedge

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relationships are highly effective on a retrospective and prospective basis.  ONEOK Partners also documents normal purchases and normal sales transactions expected to result in physical delivery and that are exempted from derivative accounting treatment.

The presentation of settled derivative instruments on either a gross or net basis in our Consolidated Statements of Income is dependent on the relevant facts and circumstances of our different types of activities rather than based solely on the terms of the individual contracts.  All financially settled derivative instruments are reported on a net basis in revenues in our Consolidated Statements of Income.  The realized revenues and purchase costs of derivative instruments that are not considered held for trading purposes and nonderivative contracts are reported on a gross basis. Derivatives that qualify as normal purchases or normal sales that are expected to result in physical delivery are also reported on a gross basis.

Cash flows from futures, forwards and swaps that are accounted for as hedges are included in the same category as the cash flows from the related hedged items in our Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.

Fair Values of Derivative Instruments - See Note C for a discussion of the inputs associated with our fair value measurements. The following table sets forth the fair values of derivative instruments for our continuing operations for the periods indicated:
 
March 31, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
 
Assets (a)
 
(Liabilities) (a)
 
Assets (a)
 
(Liabilities) (a)
 
(Thousands of dollars)
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity contracts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial contracts
$
714

 
$
(5,222
)
 
$
6,469

 
$
(5,107
)
Physical contracts
3,301

 
(1,501
)
 
1,064

 
(3,463
)
Interest-rate contracts
38,384

 
(4,574
)
 
54,503

 

Total derivatives designated as hedging instruments
42,399

 
(11,297
)
 
62,036

 
(8,570
)
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity contracts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Physical contracts
31

 

 
959

 

Total derivatives not designated as hedging instruments
31

 

 
959

 

Total derivatives
$
42,430

 
$
(11,297
)
 
$
62,995

 
$
(8,570
)
(a) - ONEOK Partners’ derivative assets and liabilities are included on a net basis in other current assets, other assets or other current liabilities on our Consolidated Balance Sheets.

Notional Quantities for Derivative Instruments - The following table sets forth the notional quantities for derivative instruments for our continuing operations for the periods indicated:
 
 
March 31, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
 
Contract
Type
Purchased/
Payor
 
Sold/
Receiver
 
Purchased/
Payor
 
Sold/
Receiver
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash flow hedges
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fixed price
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
- Natural gas (Bcf)
Futures and swaps

 
(41.6
)
 

 
(48.1
)
- Crude oil and NGLs (MMbbl)
Futures, forwards
and swaps

 
(3.7
)
 

 
(4.0
)
Basis
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

- Natural gas (Bcf)
Futures and swaps

 
(41.6
)
 

 
(48.1
)
Interest-rate contracts (Millions of dollars)
Forward-starting
swaps
$
900.0

 
$

 
$
400.0

 
$


These notional quantities are used to summarize the volume of financial instruments; however, they do not reflect the extent to which the positions offset one another and consequently do not reflect ONEOK Partners’ actual exposure to market or credit risk.

Cash Flow Hedges - Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) at March 31, 2014, includes losses of approximately $2.7 million, net of tax, related to these hedges that will be recognized within the next 21 months as the forecasted transactions

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affect earnings.  If prices remain at current levels, we will recognize $3.6 million in net losses over the next 12 months and net gains of $0.9 million thereafter.  The amount deferred in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) attributable to our settled interest-rate swaps is a loss of $42.6 million, net of tax, which will be recognized over the life of the long-term, fixed-rate debt. We expect that losses of $4.8 million, will be reclassified into earnings during the next 12 months as the hedged items affect earnings. The remaining amounts in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) are attributable primarily to ONEOK Partners’ forward-starting interest-rate swaps with future settlement dates, which will be amortized to interest expense over the life of long-term, fixed-rate debt upon issuance of ONEOK Partners’ debt.

The following table sets forth the effects of cash flow hedges recognized in other comprehensive income (loss) for our continuing operations for the periods indicated:
Derivatives in Cash Flow
Hedging Relationships
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2014
 
2013
 
(Thousands of dollars)
Commodity contracts
$
(35,762
)
 
$
(19,768
)
Interest-rate contracts
(20,693
)
 
6,788

Total unrealized gain (loss) recognized in other comprehensive income (loss) on derivatives
(effective portion)
$
(56,455
)
 
$
(12,980
)

The following table sets forth the effect of cash flow hedges on our Consolidated Statements of Income for our continuing operations for the periods indicated:
Derivatives in Cash Flow
Hedging Relationships
Location of Gain (Loss) Reclassified from 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
(Loss) into Net Income (Effective Portion)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2014
 
2013
 
 
(Thousands of dollars)
Commodity contracts
Commodity sales revenues
$
(26,419
)
 
$
2,566

Interest-rate contracts
Interest expense
(11,321
)
 
(3,437
)
Total gain (loss) reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) into net income
on derivatives (effective portion)
$
(37,740
)
 
$
(871
)

Ineffectiveness related to our and ONEOK Partners’ cash flow hedges was not material for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013.  In the event that it becomes probable that a forecasted transaction will not occur, ONEOK Partners will discontinue cash flow hedge treatment, which will affect earnings.

For the three months ended March 31, 2014, we reclassified losses of $4.6 million, net of taxes of $3.1 million, to interest expense from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) due to the discontinuance of cash flow hedge treatment from the de-designation of interest-rate swaps related to the early retirement of long-term debt. See Note F for additional information. There were no gain or losses due to the discontinuance of cash flow hedge treatment during the three months ended March 31, 2013.

Credit Risk - In the first quarter 2014, outstanding commodity derivative positions with third parties entered into by our energy services business on ONEOK Partners’ behalf were transferred to ONEOK Partners. In the future, ONEOK Partners expects to enter into commodity derivative financial contracts directly with unaffiliated third parties.

We and ONEOK Partners monitor the creditworthiness of our counterparties and compliance with policies and limits established by our Risk Oversight and Strategy Committee. We and ONEOK Partners maintain credit policies on our counterparties that we and ONEOK Partners believe minimize overall credit risk.  These policies include an evaluation of potential counterparties’ financial condition (including credit ratings, bond yields and credit default swap rates), collateral requirements under certain circumstances and the use of standardized master-netting agreements that allow us to net the positive and negative exposures associated with a single counterparty.  ONEOK Partners has counterparties whose credit is not rated, and for those customers it uses internally developed credit ratings.

Some of ONEOK Partners’ derivative instruments contain provisions that require it to maintain an investment-grade credit rating from S&P and/or Moody’s.  If ONEOK Partners’ credit ratings on senior unsecured long-term debt were to decline below investment grade, the counterparties to the derivative instruments could request collateralization on derivative instruments in

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net liability positions. There were no financial derivative instruments with contingent features related to credit risk in a net liability position at March 31, 2014.

The counterparties to ONEOK Partners’ derivative contracts consist primarily of major energy companies, financial institutions and commercial and industrial end-users.  This concentration of counterparties may affect ONEOK Partners’ overall exposure to credit risk, either positively or negatively, in that the counterparties may be affected similarly by changes in economic, regulatory or other conditions.  Based on ONEOK Partners’ policies, exposures, credit and other reserves, it does not anticipate a material adverse effect on its financial position or results of operations as a result of counterparty nonperformance.

E.
CREDIT FACILITIES AND SHORT-TERM NOTES PAYABLE

ONEOK Credit Agreement - The ONEOK Credit Agreement, which was amended and restated effective on January 31, 2014, and expires in January 2019, is a $300 million revolving credit facility and contains certain financial, operational and legal covenants. Among other things, these covenants include maintaining a ratio of indebtedness to Consolidated EBITDA (EBITDA, as defined in our ONEOK Credit Agreement) of no more than 4.0 to 1. Upon breach of certain covenants by us in the ONEOK Credit Agreement, amounts outstanding under the ONEOK Credit Agreement, if any, may become due and payable immediately. At March 31, 2014, ONEOK’s ratio of indebtedness to Consolidated EBITDA, was 1.5 to 1, and ONEOK was in compliance with all covenants under the ONEOK Credit Agreement. As a result of a reduction in the borrowing capacity of the ONEOK Credit Agreement, we wrote off approximately $2.9 million in interest expense of previously deferred credit agreement issuance costs.

The ONEOK Credit Agreement also includes a $50 million sublimit for the issuance of standby letters of credit and a $50 million sublimit for swingline loans. ONEOK may request an increase in the size of the facility to an aggregate of $500 million from $300 million by either commitments from new lenders or increased commitments from existing lenders. The ONEOK Credit Agreement contains provisions for an applicable margin rate and an annual facility fee, both of which adjust with changes in our credit rating. Based on our current credit rating, borrowings, if any, will accrue at LIBOR plus 125 basis points, and the annual facility fee is 25 basis points.

In February 2014, we repaid all amounts outstanding under our commercial paper program with a portion of the proceeds received from ONE Gas in connection with the separation and terminated the program. See Note F for additional information. At March 31, 2014, ONEOK had $2.2 million in letters of credit issued, leaving approximately $297.8 million of credit available under the ONEOK Credit Agreement.

ONEOK Partners Credit Agreement - The amount of short-term borrowings authorized by ONEOK Partners’ general partner’s Board of Directors is $2.5 billion. At March 31, 2014, ONEOK Partners had $125.0 million in commercial paper outstanding, $14.0 million in letters of credit issued and no borrowings under the ONEOK Partners Credit Agreement.

The ONEOK Partners Credit Agreement, which was amended and restated effective on January 31, 2014, and expires in January 2019, is a $1.7 billion revolving credit facility and includes a $100 million sublimit for the issuance of standby letters of credit, a $150 million swingline sublimit and an option to request an increase in the size of the facility to an aggregate of $2.4 billion by either commitments from new lenders or increased commitments from existing lenders. The ONEOK Partners Credit Agreement is available for general partnership purposes. Amounts outstanding under ONEOK Partners’ commercial paper program reduce the borrowing capacity under the ONEOK Partners Credit Agreement.

The ONEOK Partners Credit Agreement contains provisions for an applicable margin rate and an annual facility fee, both of which adjust with changes in its credit rating. Under the terms of the ONEOK Partners Credit Agreement, based on ONEOK Partners’ current credit ratings, borrowings, if any, will accrue at LIBOR plus 117.5 basis points, and the annual facility fee is 20 basis points. The ONEOK Partners Credit Agreement is guaranteed fully and unconditionally by the Intermediate Partnership.

The ONEOK Partners Credit Agreement contains certain financial, operational and legal covenants. Among other things, these covenants include maintaining a ratio of indebtedness to adjusted EBITDA (EBITDA, as defined in the ONEOK Partners Credit Agreement, adjusted for all noncash charges and increased for projected EBITDA from certain lender-approved capital expansion projects) of no more than 5.0 to 1.  If ONEOK Partners consummates one or more acquisitions in which the aggregate purchase price is $25 million or more, the allowable ratio of indebtedness to adjusted EBITDA will increase to 5.5 to 1 for the quarter in which the acquisition was completed and the two following quarters.  As a result of a pipeline acquisition ONEOK Partners completed in the first quarter 2014, the allowable ratio of indebtedness to adjusted EBITDA increased to 5.5 to 1 through the third quarter 2014. Upon breach of certain covenants by ONEOK Partners in the ONEOK Partners Credit Agreement, amounts outstanding under the ONEOK Partners Credit Agreement, if any, may become due and payable

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immediately.  At March 31, 2014, its ratio of indebtedness to adjusted EBITDA was 3.7 to 1, and ONEOK Partners was in compliance with all covenants under the ONEOK Partners Credit Agreement.

Neither ONEOK nor ONEOK Partners guarantees the debt or other similar commitments of unaffiliated parties. ONEOK does not guarantee the debt, commercial paper or other similar commitments of ONEOK Partners, and ONEOK Partners does not guarantee the debt, commercial paper or other similar commitments of ONEOK.

F.
LONG-TERM DEBT

In January 2014, ONE Gas, which at the time was our wholly owned subsidiary, completed a private placement of three series of Senior Notes totaling $1.2 billion. The following table details information about each of the three series of Senior Notes:
 
 
(In millions)
2.07% notes due February 1, 2019
 
$
300

3.61% notes due February 1, 2024
 
300

4.658% notes due February 1, 2044
 
600

Total
 
$
1,200


Our obligations related to the ONE Gas Senior Notes terminated when we completed the separation of ONE Gas on January 31, 2014.

ONE Gas made a cash payment to us of approximately $1.13 billion from the proceeds of this offering. In February 2014, we retired approximately $152.5 million of the 4.25 percent senior notes due 2022 through a tender offer. The total amount paid was approximately $150 million. In February 2014, we called our $400 million, 5.2 percent senior notes due in 2015. The full repayment occurred in March 2014 and totaled $430.1 million, including accrued but unpaid interest to the redemption date. We recorded a loss on extinguishment of $24.8 million related to the debt retirements, which is included in other expense in our Consolidated Statements of Income.

G.
EQUITY

The following table sets forth the changes in equity attributable to us and our noncontrolling interests, including other comprehensive income, net of tax, for the periods indicated:
 
Three Months Ended
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31, 2014
 
March 31, 2013
 
ONEOK
Shareholders’
Equity
 
Noncontrolling
Interests in
Consolidated
Subsidiaries
 
Total
Equity
 
ONEOK
Shareholders’
Equity
 
Noncontrolling
Interests in
Consolidated
Subsidiaries
 
Total
Equity
 
(Thousands of dollars)
Beginning balance
$
2,337,851

 
$
2,507,329

 
$
4,845,180

 
$
2,129,609

 
$
2,102,841

 
$
4,232,450

Net income
93,515

 
112,996

 
206,511

 
112,521

 
53,184

 
165,705

Other comprehensive income
(loss)
8,685

 
(17,309
)
 
(8,624
)
 
(6,355
)
 
(7,526
)
 
(13,881
)
Common stock issued
7,579

 

 
7,579

 
2,831

 

 
2,831

Common stock dividends
(83,275
)
 

 
(83,275
)
 
(73,781
)
 

 
(73,781
)
Issuance of common units of
ONEOK Partners
10,996

 
41,846

 
52,842

 
2,956

 
11,616

 
14,572

Distribution of ONE Gas to shareholders
(1,747,424
)
(a)

 
(1,747,424
)
 

 

 

Distributions to noncontrolling
interests

 
(101,655
)
 
(101,655
)
 

 
(90,336
)
 
(90,336
)
Other
(43,427
)
 

 
(43,427
)
 
(33,427
)
 

 
(33,427
)
Ending balance
$
584,500

 
$
2,543,207

 
$
3,127,707

 
$
2,134,354

 
$
2,069,779

 
$
4,204,133

(a) - Includes certain estimates expected to be finalized in the second quarter 2014.

Dividends - Dividends paid on our common stock to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 10, 2014, were $0.40 per share.  A dividend of $0.56 per share was declared for shareholders of record on April 30, 2014, payable May 15, 2014.


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See Note L for a discussion of ONEOK Partners’ issuance of common units and distributions to noncontrolling interests.

H.
ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

The following table sets forth the balance in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) for the period indicated:
 
Unrealized Gains
(Losses) on Energy
Marketing and
Risk-Management
Assets/Liabilities (a)
 
Unrealized
Holding Gains
(Losses)
on Investment
Securities (a)
 
Pension and
Postretirement
Benefit Plan
Obligations (a)
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss) (a)
 
(Thousands of dollars)
January 1, 2014
$
(43,168
)
 
$
857

 
$
(79,676
)
 
$
(121,987
)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before
reclassifications
(15,508
)
 
(76
)
 
45

 
(15,539
)
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other
comprehensive income (loss)
20,418

 

 
3,806

 
24,224

Other comprehensive income
(loss) attributable to ONEOK
4,910

 
(76
)
 
3,851

 
8,685

Transfer to ONE Gas

 

 
3,389

 
3,389

March 31, 2014
$
(38,258
)
 
$
781

 
$
(72,436
)
 
$
(109,913
)
(a) All amounts are presented net of tax.

The following table sets forth the effect of reclassifications from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) on our Consolidated Statements of Income for the periods indicated:
Affected Line Item in the
Consolidated Statements of Income
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
Affected Line Item in the Consolidated
Statements of Income
 
2014
 
2013
 
 
 
(Thousands of dollars)
 
 
Unrealized (gains) losses on energy marketing
and risk-management assets/liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity contracts
 
$
26,419

 
$
(2,566
)
 
Commodity sales revenues
Interest-rate contracts
 
11,321

 
3,437

 
Interest expense
 
 
37,740

 
871

 
Income before income taxes
 
 
(7,896
)
 
(394
)
 
Income tax expense
 
 
29,844

 
477

 
Income from continuing operations
Discontinued operations, net of tax
 
7,683

 
6,818

 
Income from discontinued operations
 
 
37,527


7,295

 
Net income
Noncontrolling interest
 
17,109

 
(148
)
 
Less: Net income attributable to
noncontrolling interest
 
 
$
20,418

 
$
7,443

 
Net income attributable to ONEOK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pension and postretirement benefit plan
obligations (a)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amortization of net loss
 
$
3,963

 
$
5,078

 
 
Amortization of unrecognized prior service cost
 
(367
)
 
(113
)
 
 
Amortization of unrecognized net asset at
adoption
 

 
7

 
 
 
 
3,596

 
4,972

 
Income before income taxes
 
 
(1,438
)
 
(1,923
)
 
Income tax expense
 
 
2,158

 
3,049

 
Income from continuing operations
Discontinued operations, net of tax
 
1,648

 
8,209

 
Income from discontinued operations
 
 
$
3,806

 
$
11,258

 
Net income attributable to ONEOK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total reclassifications for the period
attributable to ONEOK
 
$
24,224

 
$
18,701

 
Net income attributable to ONEOK
(a) These components of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) are included in the computation of net periodic benefit cost. See Note J for additional detail of our net periodic benefit cost.

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I.
EARNINGS PER SHARE

The following tables set forth the computation of basic and diluted EPS from continuing operations for the periods indicated:
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2014
 
Income
 
Shares
 
Per Share
Amount
 
(Thousands, except per share amounts)
Basic EPS from continuing operations
 
 
 
 
 
Income from continuing operations attributable to ONEOK available for common
stock
$
91,741

 
209,130

 
$
0.44

Diluted EPS from continuing operations
 

 
 

 
 

Effect of dilutive securities

 
1,036

 
 

Income from continuing operations attributable to ONEOK available for common
stock and common stock equivalents
$
91,741

 
210,166

 
$
0.44


 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2013
 
Income
 
Shares
 
Per Share
Amount
 
(Thousands, except per share amounts)
Basic EPS from continuing operations
 
 
 
 
 
Income from continuing operations attributable to ONEOK available for common
stock
$
57,319

 
205,479

 
$
0.28

Diluted EPS from continuing operations
 
 
 

 
 

Effect of dilutive securities

 
3,979

 
 

Income from continuing operations attributable to ONEOK available for common
stock and common stock equivalents
$
57,319

 
209,458

 
$
0.27


J.
EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS

The following tables set forth the components of net periodic benefit cost for our pension and postretirement benefit plans for our continuing operations for the periods indicated:
 
Pension Benefits
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31,
 
2014
 
2013
 
(Thousands of dollars)
Components of net periodic benefit cost
 
 
 
Service cost
$
1,822

 
$
1,532

Interest cost
4,628

 
3,906

Expected return on assets
(4,935
)
 
(4,969
)
Amortization of unrecognized prior service cost
48

 
58

Amortization of net loss
3,755

 
4,755

Net periodic benefit cost
$
5,318

 
$
5,282



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Postretirement Benefits
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31,
 
2014
 
2013
 
(Thousands of dollars)
Components of net periodic benefit cost
 
 
 
Service cost
$
179

 
$
118

Interest cost