DTE Energy Goes Live with Blackstone Technology Group’s Trellis 3.7, a Secure Cloud Web Solution for Natural Gas Transaction

  DTE Energy Goes Live with Blackstone Technology Group’s Trellis 3.7, a
  Secure Cloud Web Solution for Natural Gas Transaction Management.

Business Wire

DETROIT -- November 19, 2013

Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm, and DTE
Energy announces the launch of Trellis 3.7 allowing Bluestone Gathering, a
wholly owned subsidiary of DTE Energy, to increase service capabilities for
its Marcellus Shale gathering assets.

“Trellis 3.7 significantly enhances our gas gathering services in a unique way
so that we can tailor services to our customers,” said Steve Richman, DTE
Energy Manager – Business Development. “We are pleased with the flawless
implementation and all the new configurable features Trellis 3.7 provides.”

Trellis is the only secure cloud, web-based natural gas gathering and pipeline
transaction management solution in the marketplace. Managing over 5bcf of gas
transportation per day, Trellis helps energy service providers stay ahead of
the curve in the ever-changing and unique world of natural gas transportation
management. Trellis, the most configurable platform in the natural gas
industry, allowing users to manage the complex natural gas transportation
business of various asset types, while performing business functions at a
lower total cost of ownership. Trellis significantly enhances DTE Pipeline’s
ability to manage all commercial activities related to counterparties,
contracts, nomination, scheduling, measurement, allocation, balancing,
billing, and invoicing.

“Trellis 3.7 leaps forward in the area of custom configuration, meeting the
high demand and unique business needs of natural gas gathering and
transportation management. It showcases Blackstone’s in-depth knowledge and
strategic commitment to transforming the natural gas, gathering, pipeline and
utilities industry with state-of-the-art technological capabilities and
innovations,” said Rakesh Agrawal, Executive Vice President of Blackstone
Technology Group.

For more information on Trellis or Blackstone Technology Group,
visithttp://www.bstonetech.com/trellis.

Contact:

Blackstone Technology Group, Inc.
Rakesh Agrawal, 415-837-1400 ext. 112
EVP