No consensus on tubular trade petition option
Feb 05, 2013 | 03:40 PM
| Michael Cowden
HOUSTON New domestic energy tubular capacity may squeeze U.S. producers margins, but theres no consensus as to whether a trade petition is the answer to overcapacity in the sector.
Tigran Atayan, president of the tubular products group at Chicago-based Evraz Inc. North America, is in favor of trade action against imports. "It should happen," he said following a panel discussion at AMMs 6th annual Steel Tube and Pipe Conference in Houston. "When will it happen? I hope soon."
But others suggested that new domestic capacity might be the biggest issue facing the pipe and tube sector. ....
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