Category Archives: Oil Prices

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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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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Oh-CTG! The Problem with Pipe: Rolling with the Punches in 2H16

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the “heavyweight” main event of the month: the buzz over the bitter cost disparity between seamless and welded OCTG and the narrowing pricing delta between the two. In one corner we have seamless OCTG and … Continue reading

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OCTG Downturn Goes Into Overtime. Will 2H16 Be A Game Changer? 

If you’re reading this today — congratulations, you’re still in the game! You’ve made it to the halfway point of a grueling year. June is the month we confer with a number of OCTG players from all walks of the … Continue reading

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Weighing in on OCTG Performance: Shedding Tons and Tears 

As we proudly celebrate three decades of OCTG reporting this year I’ve decided to break with tradition and start my blog post from a personal perspective. First I want to thank our founder, Duane Murphy, who 30 years ago had … Continue reading

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OCTG Forecast 2016: A Mountain of Metrics Leads to a Hill of Beans

      There was a lot on our plates this month as we delivered two critical forecasts for the new year: OCTG consumption and pricing. Mind you, this is no piece of cake considering the state of flux in … Continue reading

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Survivor: Oil Patch. The Harsh Reality.

Welcome to a new season of “Survivor: Oil Patch.” The name of the game this episode is finding an advantage to the challenges ignited by the tumultuous oil price environment that blindsided even the most savvy oil patch veterans. Lest … Continue reading

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