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Oklahoma business briefs for June 26

Oklahoma business briefs for June 26
Modified: June 25, 2013 at 8:15 pm •  Published: June 26, 2013


Williams advances pipeline plans

The board at the Williams Cos. Inc. has signed off on the company's Bluegrass Pipeline project. Williams has been developing the natural gas liquids pipeline, which is planned to be in service by late 2015, as part of a joint venture with Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP. The pipeline will connect liquids production in the Marcellus and Utica shales to growing petrochemical and export markets in the Gulf Coast.

Sonic plans tornado relief effort

Sonic Corp. will contribute $1 to tornado relief efforts for every order of tater tots sold Wednesday at its Oklahoma locations. Sonic and its state franchise partners hope to raise $50,000 for the United Way of Central Oklahoma during the one-day initiative. “We've witnessed the devastating impact of the recent tornadoes along with the rest of our home state,” CEO Cliff Hudson said. “Sonic, our franchisees and staff all felt the need to offer additional assistance. This effort is just another way we can help our neighbors rebuild.” Sonic made a $100,000 cash and in-kind financial commitment to the Red Cross of Central & Western Oklahoma, the United Way of Central Oklahoma's Tornado Relief Fund and the SONIC Disaster Relief Fund after the recent tornadoes. Sonic also provided thousands of meals to first responders and relief agencies and coordinated water, ice and sanitizer deliveries in the area.

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