COMMENTARY: Randy Boswell shares his take on OCTG case

Feb 28, 2014 | 06:57 PM | None

Tags  steel, pipe and tube, oil country tubular goods, OCTG, imports, Randy Boswell, commentary, Energex Tube JMC Steel Group Inc.

Everyone in the United States has read about, heard about, or experienced the dramatic increase in oil and natural gas production here in the past several years. State and federal legislators continually discuss the benefits of U.S. energy independence.

As a result, the energy industry has been a driving force in the domestic recovery from the economic downturn resulting from the financial crisis in late 2008. The industry has created good-paying jobs across many walks of life: construction companies to build infrastructure to get equipment into new areas for drilling; dining and lodging can hardly keep up in shale play areas; trucking companies continue to need to move equipment into the areas where drilling is growing; and exploration and production companies are increasing the number of wells being drilled. The creation of these jobs has had a profound positive impact on the recovering U.S. economy. ....

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