Category Archives: Oilpatch

The OCTG Inventory Survey 2Q15: A Can of Worms or A Keeper? 

Mid-summer has arrived, time to tackle another quarterly inventory survey. As y’all know, every three months we launch our “fishing expedition” designed to measure demand for upstream OCTG. This involves culling inventory counts by surveying truck terminals, mills, processors and … Continue reading

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Unraveling The Inventory Riddle: Q1 2012

This month we unraveled the inventory riddle. As you would expect, there’s a whole lot more to this critical task than reading ‘Texas Tea’ leaves! Our inventory survey, designed to measure the demand for OCTG, encompasses the entire supply chain. … Continue reading

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‘Shalelujah’ Chorus Takes Center Stage At CERAWeek 2012

It was the promise of the shale gas boom that led the ‘Shalelujah’ Chorus during this year’s CERAWeek energy conference in Houston. The oil patch power brokers repeatedly called for a proactive energy policy with state by state oversight while … Continue reading

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Q4 Juggling Act

This month we connected with distributors across the U.S. to see what they were anticipating in Q4 business activity. One thing clearly comes through; there is no slowing of program activity in the remaining months of the year, but a … Continue reading

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Whew! The Dog Days of August Are Over!

Well, the OCTG industry got through the hot and humid “dog days of August” without too many business issues, although some say that there are mounting short term concerns. Supplies are building, product mix has changed considerably, prices are “flattish” … Continue reading

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