Category Archives: Department of Commerce

Following The 1Q17 OCTG Inventory Audit Trail

It’s that taxing time of year when readers of The OCTG Situation Report count on us to roll up our sleeves and crunch the numbers in preparation for our exclusive Inventory Quarterly. Our analysis, derived from our yard survey of … Continue reading

Posted in Department of Commerce, E&P, E&P spending, ERW Pipe, First Quarter, Hot Rolled Coil, HRC, Inventory, OCTG, OCTG Exports, OCTG Imports, OCTG Inventory Survey, OCTG Mills, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Processors, OCTG Producers, OCTG Spot Prices, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Permian Basin, Q1, Seamless Pipe, Shale, Shale Plays, steel industry, Steel Trade Case, Tubular Goods, U.S. HRC Spot Price, upstream OCTG | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2016 E&P Budgets, Crude Oil Prices, Department of Commerce, E&P, E&P spending, Energy, Hot Rolled Coil, HRC, OCTG, OCTG Imports, OCTG Mills, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Spot Prices, Permian Basin, U.S. HRC Spot Price | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Crude Oil Prices, Department of Commerce, ERW Pipe, OCTG, OCTG Imports, OCTG inventories, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Producers, OCTG Trade Case, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Prime Pipe, Seamless Pipe, Steel Trade Case, Trade Case, Tubular Goods, upstream OCTG | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The 3Q14 OCTG Situation Report Card

September has arrived, time to turn the page on another summer and write a new chapter in OCTG. We’ve gathered our ‘OCTG-U’ profs to review what we’ve learned thus far, crunch the numbers and chart the course for the last … Continue reading

Posted in Department of Commerce, E&P, E&P spending, ITC, OCTG, OCTG Pricing, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Q3, Trade Case, Tubular Goods | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An OCTG Snapshot: Zooming In On the Balance Of The Year

The month of August is zooming by, time to focus in on the state of OCTG circa summer 2014. The big picture would seem to suggest the outlook for the second half of the year remains encouraging. While we’d like … Continue reading

Posted in Critical Circumstances, Department of Commerce, E&P, E&P spending, Energy, OCTG, OCTG Consumption, OCTG Imports, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Producers, OCTG Trade Case, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Prime Pipe, Trade Case, Tubular Goods | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Q2 OCTG Inventory Survey: A Fine Balancing Act

This month Houston plays ringmaster to “The Greatest Show on Earth.” And in energy circles, the main attraction is this quarter’s exclusive OCTG Inventory Yard Survey. All things considered it was a banner Q2. Every three months The OCTG Situation … Continue reading

Posted in Cowen & Company, Department of Commerce, E&P, E&P spending, Energy, OCTG, OCTG Consumption, OCTG Exports, OCTG Imports, OCTG Inventory Survey, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Producers, OCTG Trade Case, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Pipe, Prime Pipe, Q2, steel industry, Supply Chain, Trade Case, Tubular Goods | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Herd’ On The Street: Taking Stock Of OCTG Supply

“H-Town” plays host to a Texas-sized A-list in March during CERAWeek and the world’s largest Livestock Show and Rodeo. While RodeoHouston never fails to entertain, some found CERAWeek to be “all hat, and few cattle”: suggesting the splashy headlines and … Continue reading

Posted in AD Investigation, CERAWeek, Department of Commerce, E&P, E&P spending, Energy, OCTG, OCTG Imports, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Producers, OCTG Trade Case, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Pipe, Prime Pipe, Trade Case, Tubular Goods | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment