DETROIT (WWJ) — Blackstone Technology Group, a San Francisco IT services provider, announced the launch of its Trellis 3.7 system with DTE Energy subsidiary Bluestone Gathering 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 of business development. “We are pleased with the flawless implementation and all the new configurable features Trellis 3.7 provides.”

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Trellis is a secure cloud-based natural gas gathering and pipeline transaction management system. Managing more than 5 billion cubic feet 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 allows 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.

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“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.

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