Summit Utilities Oklahoma Assists with Emergency Response and Cleanup After Tornado Hits Seminole


LAWTON, Oklahoma - (June 17, 2022) Summit Utilities Oklahoma (Summit) proudly stands by its mission of delivering clean, safe, affordable, and reliable energy solutions to its customers every day. Summit does this through exceptional service and a strong commitment to its communities.

Summit delivers on its promises, as evidenced by its disaster relief efforts following the May 4, 2022 tornado that struck Seminole, OK. Some customers lost service and there was damage to multiple meters. That evening, Summit dispatched field techs who responded to the emergency orders quickly and efficiently. They worked with the City of Seminole to get all gas service restored and provided other assistance to the community.

“As a Summit team member who has served this area for more than two decades, it was an honor and a privilege to stand alongside other local, hometown team members as we gave back to the community that has given so much to us,” said Steven Fry, Operations Supervisor at Summit.

Over the next two days following the tornado, Summit team members from multiple offices continued with restoration and clean-up efforts. Team members contributed to the community beyond cleanup efforts by grilling over 400 hot dogs and delivering them to appreciative residents and workers in the area.

Summit Utilities, Inc. closed on its acquisition of CenterPoint Energy’s natural gas distribution assets in Arkansas, Oklahoma and the Texarkana, Texas area on January 10, 2022. The gas distribution systems included in the transaction serve approximately 525,000 customers in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, and include 17,000 miles of gas main pipeline throughout those three states. As part of the acquisition, Summit has welcomed nearly 600 CenterPoint team members to the company.

Throughout 2022, Summit and CenterPoint will work together to migrate all operations and services to Summit. During that transition period, CenterPoint will continue to provide certain services to customers on behalf of Summit including aspects of billing, customer support and marketing.

Summit Utilities, Inc. owns natural gas distribution and transmission subsidiaries that operate in Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company provides safe, clean and affordable natural gas to businesses and residents in six states through Arkansas Oklahoma Gas, Colorado Natural Gas, Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Summit Natural Gas of Missouri, Summit Utilities Arkansas, and Summit Utilities Oklahoma. Each of Summit’s natural gas distribution and transmission subsidiaries constructs and installs natural gas distribution systems with the goal of supporting economic development by providing clean-burning, safe and reliable natural gas to residential and commercial customers through exceptional customer service and commitment to community. Overall, Summit entities serve approximately 625,000 customers and operate more than 23,400 miles of pipeline.