Category Archives: First Quarter

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

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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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OCTG By the Yard: Measuring the Health of the Oil Patch in Q1

When it comes to OCTG inventory, it’s commonly accepted that The OCTG Situation Report is in a league of its own. And every April we swing into action to report the results for the first quarter of our exclusive OCTG … Continue reading

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“Close Encounters Of The ‘Inventory’ Kind”

Our inventory survey, designed to measure the demand for OCTG, encompasses the entire supply chain. This production involves a cast of characters who count pipe at truck terminals, mills, processors and inspection yards across the lower 48 every quarter. While … Continue reading

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