Category Archives: Hot Rolled Coil

Testing the OCTG Market’s ‘Metal’ in Early 2019

If it’s February it must be our “Annual State of the Industry Report.” But alas, that isn’t the ‘Situation’ this month as the shutdown got the better of anyone who relies on the government for stats. Thus, we’ve postponed our … Continue reading

Posted in Crude Oil Prices, Department of Commerce, DUCs, E&P, E&P spending, Energy, ERW Pipe, Government Shutdown, Hot Rolled Coil, HRC, OCTG, OCTG Consumption, OCTG Consumption & Pricing, OCTG domestic shipments, OCTG Imports, OCTG mill, OCTG Mills, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Processors, OCTG Producers, OCTG Spot Prices, OCTG Trade Case, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, oil country tubular goods, Oil Patch, Oil Prices, Onshore, Pipe, Prime Pipe, Seamless Pipe, Section 232, Shale, Shale Plays, steel industry, Steel Tarrifs, Steel Trade Case, Supply Chain, Trade Case, Tubular Goods, upstream OCTG, WTI prices | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Oil Patch Confidential: 3Q18 OCTG Inventory Yard Survey

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” ~Sherlock Holmes. Holmes clearly understood that having data to back up one’s conclusions is paramount and our exclusive quarterly OCTG inventory yard survey is further proof of this fact. … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 E&P Budgets, E&P spending, Energy, Hot Rolled Coil, HRC, Inventory, OCTG Consumption & Pricing, OCTG domestic shipments, OCTG Imports, OCTG inventories, OCTG Inventory Survey, OCTG mill, OCTG Mills, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Processors, OCTG Producers, OCTG Spot Prices, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Oil Services & Equipment, Onshore, Permian Basin, Q3, Seamless Pipe, Section 232, steel industry, Steel Tarrifs, Third Quarter, Tubular Goods, upstream OCTG | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

OCTG at Crossroads?

Baseball Hall of Famer and philosopher Yogi Berra said it best: “If you come to a fork in the road, take it!” And so we forge ahead into the second half of the year despite the occasional speed bumps and … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, ERW Pipe, Hot Rolled Coil, HRC, Inventory, OCTG, OCTG Consumption, OCTG Consumption & Pricing, OCTG domestic shipments, OCTG Exports, OCTG Imports, OCTG inventories, OCTG Mills, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Processors, OCTG Producers, OCTG Spot Prices, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Oil Services & Equipment, Onshore, Permian Basin, Prime Pipe, Seamless Pipe, Section 232, steel industry, Steel Tarrifs, upstream OCTG | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2Q18 OCTG Inventory Yard Survey: Who Turned Up the Volume?

Drum roll, please…the results of our exclusive quarterly OCTG inventory yard survey is here. The objective of this endeavor is always the same: to measure demand for upstream pipe throughout the supply chain across the lower 48. The question is, … Continue reading

Posted in Crude Oil Prices, E&P, E&P spending, Energy, ERW Pipe, Hot Rolled Coil, HRC, Inventory, OCTG, OCTG CAPEX, OCTG Consumption, OCTG Consumption & Pricing, OCTG domestic shipments, OCTG Exports, OCTG Imports, OCTG inventories, OCTG Inventory Survey, OCTG mill, OCTG Mills, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Processors, OCTG Producers, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Oil Prices, Oil Services & Equipment, Onshore, Prime Pipe, Q2, Section 232, steel industry, Steel Tarrifs, Supply Chain, Tubular Goods, U.S. HRC Spot Price, upstream OCTG | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Surviving Post-Traumatic ‘232’ Disorder

As we barrel ahead toward summer in the oil patch there’s an intermittent up-stream of opportunities for various sectors of the supply chain that are in a position to capitalize on them. Be that as it May, suppliers of OCTG have reported suffering a little post-traumatic ‘232’ disorder. Continue reading

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OCTG and The Section 232: A Numbers Game?

The tariffs are coming, the tariffs are coming! Or are they? The dog days of summer in the oil patch are being dogged by the protracted Section 232: a rare investigation into “national security implications” of steel imports. Stubborn commodity prices … Continue reading

Posted in E&P, E&P spending, Energy, ERW Pipe, Hot Rolled Coil, HRC, Inventory, OCTG, OCTG inventories, OCTG Mills, OCTG Trade Case, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Prime Pipe, Seamless Pipe, Section 232, steel industry, Steel Trade Case, Supply Chain, Trade Case, upstream OCTG | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting a Read on OCTG Inventories for 2Q17

As we close the chapter on another exclusive quarterly inventory survey, we’re grateful to the hundreds of OCTG yards throughout the supply chain that enable us to get the inside story on inventory volumes across the lower 48. We’ll preface this by saying last quarter’s reveal—exposing the first build in inventories since March of 2015—was a bit of a cliffhanger. Not surprisingly inventories and the suspense continued to build in Q2. As OCTG inventory is a leading barometer of oil patch health, what follows is our read on the situation. Continue reading

Posted in Department of Commerce, ERW Pipe, Hot Rolled Coil, HRC, Inventory, OCTG, OCTG Consumption, OCTG Consumption & Pricing, OCTG domestic shipments, OCTG Exports, OCTG Imports, OCTG inventories, OCTG Inventory Survey, OCTG mill, OCTG Mills, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Processors, OCTG Producers, OCTG Trade Case, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Oil Services & Equipment, Onshore, Prime Pipe, Q2, Seamless Pipe, Section 232, Steel Trade Case | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment