Category Archives: OCTG Consumption & Pricing

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

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fOiled Again: Section 232’s Catch-22 for OCTG

Every June we take the temperature of the oil patch and judging by the tone of our many conversations this month we’d say, without exception, full ‘June’ fever has taken hold in the form of the Section 232 (aka Section … Continue reading

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OCTG ‘Crude’ for Thought 

As May is historically a light news month and the first four months of this year have been unusually  weighty, we thought it might be prudent to review just how far the OCTG sector has come over the past year. … 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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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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Oil Patch Confidential: OCTG’s Glut-Wrenching Reality 

The month of February closed on a CERAmonious note as the 35th annual energy conference known as CERAweek convened in Houston in hopes of coming to terms with the challenges of energy in transition. The thunderous ‘Shalelujah’ Chorus that led … Continue reading

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“Houston, We Have a Problem”: The Year in OCTG 2015

“Houston, we have a problem here.” That ominous quote from the crew of the Apollo 13 moon flight seems to best sum up a year that put all things OCTG through the mill. And thus we commence our 30th annual … Continue reading

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