Category Archives: OCTG Trade Case

OCTG Q3 Inventories: “Back to the Future”

Another quarter wrapped; time to zoom in on the results of The OCTG Situation Report’s exclusive OCTG inventory yard survey. First, we want to give props to the cast and crew who work behind the scenes to make this production … 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

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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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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

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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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