Kansas Gas Service is the largest natural gas distribution company in the U.S. state of Kansas, operating in 82 counties. It is a regulated public utility which serves 634,000 customers in 360 communities, employing 1,000 employees. In addition to owning seven interstate pipeline connections and three intrastate pipeline connections, Kansas Gas Service operates 13,500 miles of service lines, pipelines and other natural gas properties. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, the company was a division of ONEOK Inc., a Tulsa-based Fortune 200 company since 1997 until ONEOK spun off Kansas Gas Service and its two other distribution companies—Oklahoma Natural Gas Company and Texas Gas Service—to form ONE Gas in 2014. Kansas Gas Service was formed in 1997. It has been known under a variety of names – Gas Service Company, Kansas Gas and Electric Company, KPL and KPL Gas Service - with an 85-year tradition of utility service to customers in Kansas, western Missouri and northeastern Oklahoma. In 1997 when ONEOK, Inc., purchased natural gas assets from Western Resources, the new company was named Kansas Gas Service.