Line pipe a challenge for midstream: exec

Mar 05, 2014 | 03:59 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Energy Transfer Partners, Perry Roberts, procurement, line pipe, AMM Steel Tube and Pipe conference, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — Despite perceptions of a buyer’s market, procuring line pipe remains a key challenge for midstream companies, according to Perry Roberts, senior director of procurement at Energy Transfer Partners LP.

This comes as demand is expected to increase in the near future, likely driving down availability and raising prices.

“In hot markets, which I believe is around the corner, we’re going to see line pipe prices increase rapidly and we’re going to see market reliability fall as a result,” Roberts told attendees at AMM’s seventh annual Steel Tube and Pipe Conference in Houston, adding that this will occur across the supply chain, not just for....





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