Category Archives: WTI prices

The OCTG ‘Space’ 1Q19: The Current Frontier

While visual evidence of a massive Black Hole made headlines recently, we’re happy to report you won’t find any black holes in OCTG inventory metrics due to our exclusive quarterly Inventory Yard Surveys. This breakthrough is credited to our publication’s … Continue reading

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Testing the OCTG Market’s ‘Metal’ in Early 2019

If it’s February it must be our “Annual State of the Industry Report.” But alas, that isn’t the ‘Situation’ this month as the shutdown got the better of anyone who relies on the government for stats. Thus, we’ve postponed our … Continue reading

Posted in Crude Oil Prices, Department of Commerce, DUCs, E&P, E&P spending, Energy, ERW Pipe, Government Shutdown, Hot Rolled Coil, HRC, OCTG, OCTG Consumption, OCTG Consumption & Pricing, OCTG domestic shipments, OCTG Imports, OCTG mill, OCTG Mills, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Processors, OCTG Producers, OCTG Spot Prices, OCTG Trade Case, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, oil country tubular goods, Oil Patch, Oil Prices, Onshore, Pipe, Prime Pipe, Seamless Pipe, Section 232, Shale, Shale Plays, steel industry, Steel Tarrifs, Steel Trade Case, Supply Chain, Trade Case, Tubular Goods, upstream OCTG, WTI prices | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

4Q OCTG Inventory Yard Survey: Rolling with the Punches

The new year got underway with a blustery winter wallop: WTI prices struggling to reach $50/bbl coupled with a government ‘meltdown.’ We trust this isn’t the writing on the wall for 2019, so rather than wallow in woe we’ll kick … Continue reading

Posted in CAPEX, Crude Oil Prices, Department of Commerce, DUCs, E&P, ERW Pipe, Government Shutdown, HRC, Inventory, OCTG, OCTG CAPEX, OCTG Consumption, OCTG Consumption & Pricing, OCTG domestic shipments, OCTG Exports, OCTG Imports, OCTG inventories, OCTG Inventory Survey, OCTG mill, OCTG Mills, OCTG Pricing, OCTG Processors, OCTG Producers, OCTG Spot Prices, OCTG Trade Case, Oil & Gas Industry, Oil & Gas Pricing, Oil Country Tublular Goods, oil country tubular goods, Oil Patch, Oil Prices, Oil Services & Equipment, Oilpatch, Onshore, Permian Basin, Prime Pipe, Q4, Seamless Pipe, Section 232, steel industry, Steel Tarrifs, Steel Trade Case, Supply Chain, Tubular Goods, U.S. CAPEX, upstream OCTG, WTI prices | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Surviving Post-Traumatic ‘232’ Disorder

As we barrel ahead toward summer in the oil patch there’s an intermittent up-stream of opportunities for various sectors of the supply chain that are in a position to capitalize on them. Be that as it May, suppliers of OCTG have reported suffering a little post-traumatic ‘232’ disorder. 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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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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