Tag Archives: Q4

OCTG 4Q16 Inventory: Is the Yard Half Empty or Half Full?

The past 26 months in the oil patch have run our industry through the mill, so the glimmer of light we see at the end of the tunnel sets the tone for a decidedly happier new year. Each January (and … Continue reading

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Q4 OCTG Inventory Tonnages: A Brilliant Deduction Or Puzzling Build?

“Data! Data! Data! I can’t make bricks without clay.” ~Sherlock Holmes.  This month we tip our cap to the most famous detective in English literature who knew, as we do, that one must have the facts in order to form … 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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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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