Category Archives: OCTG Trade Case

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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2017 U.S. OCTG Mill Supply Forecast: The Million ‘Tubes’ March

The quote, “Prediction is very hard, especially about the future” captures the essence of the responses we received to our request for domestic OCTG mills supply forecasts in a year where uncertainty seems to be the only certainty. Thus, we … Continue reading

Posted in E&P, Energy, ERW Pipe, OCTG, OCTG Consumption, OCTG domestic shipments, OCTG Imports, OCTG Mills, OCTG Trade Case, oil country tubular goods, Oil Patch, Oil Services & Equipment, Onshore, Seamless Pipe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

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

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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

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If You Can’t Stand The Heat, Get Out Of The Oil Patch!

The heat is on and the oil patch is percolating in preparation for the second half of the year. In talking with folks throughout the supply chain it seems everyone is fired up about something. We sense full ‘June’ fever … Continue reading

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Oil Patch Update: All’s Well That Ends Well Come What May

The oil patch was bubbling over this May when attendees of the world’s largest offshore technology event, the Offshore Technology Conference, gathered in Houston. With the highest recorded attendance in its 45-year history, the OTC proved, once again, to be … Continue reading

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