Details on the “100 Best Companies to Work For” ListThe full list is available exclusively on FORTUNE's free iPad app today. The rest of the Best Companies to Work For package can be found www.Fortune.com/BestCompanies beginning tomorrow, Thursday, January 17 at 8 a.m. (ET). According to FORTUNE, Google claims the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row and the fourth time overall. Find out more about the new issue here: http://bit.ly/W5HB0n. To see the full list, download FORTUNE's free iPad app here: http://bit.ly/13nvAsi. The February 4 th issue of FORTUNE goes on sale on Monday, January 21. Methodology for the “100 Best Companies to Work For” List To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America: 259 firms participated in this year’s survey. More than 277,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the results of the institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management’s credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. After evaluations are completed, if news about a company comes to light that may significantly damage employees’ faith in management, FORTUNE may exclude it from the list. Any company that is at least five years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible.
About NuStar Energy L.P.NuStar Energy L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership based in San Antonio, is one of the largest independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators in the nation. NuStar currently has 8,573 miles of pipeline; 87 terminal and storage facilities that store and distribute crude oil, refined products and specialty liquids; and 50% ownership in two asphalt refineries with a combined throughput capacity of 104,000 barrels per day. The Partnership’s combined system has approximately 95 million barrels of storage capacity, and NuStar has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, including St. Eustatius in the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and Turkey. For more information, visit NuStar Energy L.P.'s Web site at www.nustarenergy.com.