Bluestone pipeline begins gas operations in Pennsylvania

           Bluestone pipeline begins gas operations in Pennsylvania

PR Newswire

DETROIT, Nov. 29, 2012

DETROIT, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --DTE Pipeline Co. began natural gas
operations today through its Bluestone Gathering pipeline system in
Susquehanna County, Pa.

Thesouthern portion of thepipeline will connect local gas production of
Southwestern Energy to the Tennessee Gas Pipeline in Lenox Township, Pa. The
pipeline has a capacity of 275 million cubic feet per day. The remaining 32
miles of pipeline will interconnect with the Millennium Pipeline in Sanford,
N.Y. and should be completed in January 2013.

"We are pleased to be working with the many communities of Susquehanna County
and to be a part of bringing local gas production to markets in the northeast
United States," DTE Pipeline President Peter Cianci said. "Many stakeholders
will benefit, especially landowners as they realize royalty payments, and
natural gas consumers along the Tennessee and Millennium pipelines, who will
have an additional large-scale supply source available to them."

Bluestone created about 1,000 construction jobs at the peak of construction.

Bluestone Gathering is being developed as the Bluestone Pipeline Co. of
Pennsylvania LLC, Bluestone Gas Corp. of New York Inc. and Susquehanna
Gathering Company I LLC, all of which are wholly owned subsidiaries of DTE
Pipeline Company, an affiliate of DTE Energy. Bluestone is DTE's first natural
gas gathering project outside Michigan. DTE Pipeline also is a 40 percent
ownerof the Vector Pipeline, 26.25 percent of the Millennium Pipeline and 33
percent of the recently announced Nexus Gas Transmission System.

DTE Energy (NYSE:DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved
in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services
nationwide. Its operating units include Detroit Edison, an electric utility
serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan, MichCon, a natural gas
utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan and other non-utility,
energy businesses focused on gas storage and pipelines, unconventional gas
production, power and industrial projects, and energy trading. Information
about DTE Energy is available at, and


Contact: Alejandro Bodipo-Memba, DTE Energy, +1-313-235-3202; or Michael
Armiak, Bluestone, +1-607-237-9909
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