Category Archives: Crude Oil Prices

Will The 232 Rain On The Oil Patch’s Parade?

Maybe it’s the heat, maybe it’s the market but this month everyone in the oil patch seems to be fired up about something. Fortunately for us they’re talking; offering an insightful barometer of upstream confidence throughout the supply chain. Foremost among the “hot topics” is the Section 232, which shows no signs of running out of steam anytime soon. As it stands right now the EU, China, Russia, Mexico and India have all filed dispute settlement cases against the US for its 232 tariffs via the World Trade Organization. These are in addition to the retaliatory measures that have been brought forth by the same five countries. Other countries including Japan, Russia and Turkey have warned of potential retaliation but haven’t released formal documents. Congressional efforts to “gain authority” over the Section 232 decision will be discussed in a hearing set for June 20. Continue reading

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Santa vs Scrooge: 2017 OCTG Forecasts

As we prepared to weigh in on our 2017 OCTG forecasts we couldn’t help but look back over the past two years with a mix of shock and awe. It was Thanksgiving Day 2014 when OPEC all but gave us … Continue reading

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Will OCTG Prove Its ‘Metal’ in 2016?

It’s medal mania all over again as we bask in the afterglow of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. And it’s “metal” mania here in the OCTG Situation Room as we dig into the various drivers that impact oil country tubular … Continue reading

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2Q16 OCTG Inventory Survey Reveal: Ready to Roll or Running on Empty?

The checkered flag has been waved, signaling the results of our 2Q16 OCTG inventory yard survey are in. It is here where the rubber meets the road, suggesting descending inventory stocks are paving the way for improvements moving forward. As … Continue reading

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OCTG Downturn Goes Into Overtime. Will 2H16 Be A Game Changer? 

If you’re reading this today — congratulations, you’re still in the game! You’ve made it to the halfway point of a grueling year. June is the month we confer with a number of OCTG players from all walks of the … Continue reading

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It’s MayDay Not HeyDay For OCTG

    The month of May has arrived bringing a mix of may or may-nots for OCTG. If oil prices can rise and hold around $50/bbl in the near term we may see a slight counter-seasonal rebound in the rig … Continue reading

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“Unconventional” & “Unpredictable”: What Politics and the Oil Patch Have in Common.

Photo Courtesy Vallourec Star, Youngstown, OH   Who would have thought the raucous presidential campaign we’re witnessing in the U.S. would be as “unconventional” and “unpredictable” as the oil patch these days? On that note, we’ve decided to give political … Continue reading

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