Tag Archives: OCTG Processors

4Q17 OCTG Inventories: Not All Black & White

As we zoom past 2017 it’s time to bring focus to the current OCTG inventory situation. 4Q17 OCTG inventory results are best framed as a tale of two ‘quarters.’ There is simply no way to provide a clear snapshot of … Continue reading

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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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“Unconventional” & “Unpredictable”: What Politics and the Oil Patch Have in Common.

Photo Courtesy Vallourec Star, Youngstown, OH   Who would have thought the raucous presidential campaign we’re witnessing in the U.S. would be as “unconventional” and “unpredictable” as the oil patch these days? On that note, we’ve decided to give political … 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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Rolling Though A Rough ‘Patch’ in OCTG

We’ve made it through the end of a grueling third quarter; time to tackle our Q3 Inventory Yard Survey. The goal of our exclusive survey remains the same: measuring demand for upstream OCTG and reading the signals that gauge the … Continue reading

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Q1 OCTG Inventories: The Best Or Worst Cas(ing) Scenario?  

Something about this current period in oil patch history feels like “deja vu all over again.” Others might call it “that sinking feeling,” harking back to 2009. Either way it certainly hasn’t put a spring in anyone’s step this April. … Continue reading

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