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Southwestern And DTE Energy Sign Deal To Expand Bluestone Gathering System

Southwestern Energy Company and Detroit-based DTE Energy Company have made a deal to expand DTE’s natural gas gathering system in Susquehanna County, PA by 50%. The Bluestone Gathering System delivers gas from the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania through the Millennium Pipeline in Broome County, NY and the Tennessee Gas Pipeline in Susquehanna County. According to Nasdaq, the new agreement will increase Southwestern’s transportation capacity on the Bluestone Pipeline, which currently ships up to 0.8 Bcf per day and will increase to 1.0 Bcf per day by mid-2016. The plan for increased infrastructure is significant for Southwestern, which recently acquired 413,000 net acres and 1,500 wells in southern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia from Chesapeake Energy Corporation and had an increase of 47% in gas production over the past year.