Category Archives: steel industry

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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Following The 1Q17 OCTG Inventory Audit Trail

It’s that taxing time of year when readers of The OCTG Situation Report count on us to roll up our sleeves and crunch the numbers in preparation for our exclusive Inventory Quarterly. Our analysis, derived from our yard survey of … 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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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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American ‘Idle’: OCTG and The Sound of Silence

Judging by the unsettling sound of silence that has come over the oil patch one might suspect the stage is being set for a new reality show: American ‘Idle.’ The fever pitch that defined the state of the energy industry … Continue reading

Posted in Crude Oil Prices, Energy, OCTG, OCTG Pricing, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil Country Tublular Goods, Oil Patch, Oil Prices, Prime Pipe, Shale Plays, steel industry, Tubular Goods | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Crude’ For Thought: OCTG Pricing Fares Less Than Well

The crude awakening continues for the second month of the new year, bringing cold comfort for the deep freeze that’s taken over the oil patch. February is the month of our annual state of the ‘industry’ address: a time when … Continue reading

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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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