Category Archives: Petroleum

2015 OCTG Forecast: After the ‘Drill’ Is Gone

It’s the beginning of a new year, the 29th for our Report, and this particular January feels like we’re starting from scratch; as in scratch our prior forecasts for 2015. Seems the new year started with a bang this past … Continue reading

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Spooky Oil Prices Fore-Cast A Spell On Year-end OCTG Results 

Bubble, bubble oil and trouble: it seems as though an attempt has been made to drown out the results of our Q3 U.S. OCTG Inventory Yard Survey and October Report by the dreaded sound of hydrocarbon prices dropping. We’ll address … Continue reading

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OCTG Forecast: A High Pressure Front Moves Into The Oil Patch

Come rain or shine you can always count on our OCTG “Annual Report” in February. This is the month when we pore over an avalanche of data to help formulate our forecast for 2014, which is included in this month’s … Continue reading

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Q4 OCTG Inventory Tonnages: A Brilliant Deduction Or Puzzling Build?

“Data! Data! Data! I can’t make bricks without clay.” ~Sherlock Holmes.  This month we tip our cap to the most famous detective in English literature who knew, as we do, that one must have the facts in order to form … Continue reading

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“Sizing Up The OCTG Fall Season’s Potential Hits & Misses”

September marks the beginning of the new fall season and we’re running down the potential hits and misses leading up to the anticipated “cliffhanger”: the final quarter of the year. The action-packed line-up includes the announcement of two new domestic … Continue reading

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A Vote Of Confidence Or The Same ‘Oil’ Song & Dance?

While we at The OCTG Situation Report do our best to remain neutral on all things political, we simply can’t ignore the fact that this is an election year where “Energy” is on the ballot and energy independence is the … Continue reading

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Downhole or Downhill?

This month in the oil patch we took an informal poll across the supply chain to examine the OCTG outlook for the balance of the year. The consensus: we’re entering a period that has all the hallmarks of a lull. … Continue reading

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