US pipe sector eyes boost from natural gas

Feb 25, 2013 | 02:48 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Welspun, Welspun Global Trade, NASPD, National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors, Joel Johnson, natural gas, coal, gas pipe

NEW YORK — The U.S. pipe industry is set to benefit from growing natural gas demand, according to a top executive at Welspun Global Trade LLC.

The reshoring of manufacturing is one factor likely to increase demand.

"There’s a lot of manufacturing, due to the low energy prices, that’s moving back to the U.S.," Joel Johnson, Welspun Global Trade’s senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Americas, told participants at the National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors’ (NASPD) 2013 annual convention in Las Vegas.....

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