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An OCTG Snapshot: Zooming In On the Balance Of The Year

The month of August is zooming by, time to focus in on the state of OCTG circa summer 2014. The big picture would seem to suggest the outlook for the second half of the year remains encouraging. While we’d like … Continue reading

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OCTG: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

We took an informal poll across the supply chain this month to examine the OCTG outlook for the balance of the year: “the good, the bad and the ugly.” The objective was to determine if the deck is stacked in … Continue reading

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‘Shale’ House Rock: A Rock Solid Fourth Quarter for OCTG

Drum roll, please… It’s our 27th year of monitoring and reporting on OCTG and time to raise the curtain on the results of our exclusive OCTG quarterly inventory yard survey. The objective remains the same: to measure demand for OCTG … Continue reading

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Third Quarter: 4th-and-Goal!

It’s the end of the third quarter, time to kickoff our exclusive inventory yard survey with the goal of measuring demand for OCTG throughout the entire supply chain across the lower 48. The name of the game this time around … 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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‘Shalelujah’ Chorus Takes Center Stage At CERAWeek 2012

It was the promise of the shale gas boom that led the ‘Shalelujah’ Chorus during this year’s CERAWeek energy conference in Houston. The oil patch power brokers repeatedly called for a proactive energy policy with state by state oversight while … Continue reading

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Q4 Juggling Act

This month we connected with distributors across the U.S. to see what they were anticipating in Q4 business activity. One thing clearly comes through; there is no slowing of program activity in the remaining months of the year, but a … Continue reading

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Whew! The Dog Days of August Are Over!

Well, the OCTG industry got through the hot and humid “dog days of August” without too many business issues, although some say that there are mounting short term concerns. Supplies are building, product mix has changed considerably, prices are “flattish” … Continue reading

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