West Coast structural tubing prices hold

Feb 20, 2014 | 04:51 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  steel, West Coast market, steel tubing, hollow structural section, HSS, anti-dumping, oil country tubular goods, OCTG Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Structural steel tubing prices remain steady on the West Coast, with buyers and mills scrutinizing the market for threats to its stability.

"Prices are holding but people are growing uneasy," a market source said, while a service center executive described conditions as "flat, but we’re not especially comfortable."

Buyers said this week that they are being surveyed by what they describe as nervous mill suppliers for indications that prices are eroding as overall demand continues to remain flat.....

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