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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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2Q16 OCTG Inventory Survey Reveal: Ready to Roll or Running on Empty?

The checkered flag has been waved, signaling the results of our 2Q16 OCTG inventory yard survey are in. It is here where the rubber meets the road, suggesting descending inventory stocks are paving the way for improvements moving forward. As … 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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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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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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Spooky Oil Prices Fore-Cast A Spell On Year-end OCTG Results 

Bubble, bubble oil and trouble: it seems as though an attempt has been made to drown out the results of our Q3 U.S. OCTG Inventory Yard Survey and October Report by the dreaded sound of hydrocarbon prices dropping. We’ll address … Continue reading

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Q2 OCTG Inventory Survey: A Fine Balancing Act

This month Houston plays ringmaster to “The Greatest Show on Earth.” And in energy circles, the main attraction is this quarter’s exclusive OCTG Inventory Yard Survey. All things considered it was a banner Q2. Every three months The OCTG Situation … Continue reading

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