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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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OCTG ‘Crude’ for Thought 

As May is historically a light news month and the first four months of this year have been unusually  weighty, we thought it might be prudent to review just how far the OCTG sector has come over the past year. … Continue reading

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3Q16 Inventory: Cracking the Case of the Absent OCTG Tonnages

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data,” ~Sherlock Holmes. Holmes clearly understood that having data to back up one’s conclusions is paramount and our quarterly OCTG inventory yard survey is further proof of this fact. This … Continue reading

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2Q16 OCTG Inventory Survey Reveal: Ready to Roll or Running on Empty?

The checkered flag has been waved, signaling the results of our 2Q16 OCTG inventory yard survey are in. It is here where the rubber meets the road, suggesting descending inventory stocks are paving the way for improvements moving forward. As … 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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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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