• STP tech Feb 17, 2017

    A number of companies, including Fives, IMS and 5 Star Engineering, continue to push forward in developing new technologies for tube and pipe manufacture, creating innovative mills, production lines and testing equipment for a variety of producers of OCTG and similar products.

  • Pipe up Feb 17, 2017

    Energy tubulars demand, pricing are fully in comeback mode for providers of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) and line pipe, and indicators are moving solidly in the right direction for the first time since the oil price crash of 2014-15, due to rising rig counts, and dipping imports.

  • 2020 sulfur bunkerrules surprise everyone Feb 17, 2017

    In October 2016 the International Maritime Organization issued new rules for reducing sulfur in the heavy ship fuel called bunker oil.

  • Refined behavior Feb 17, 2017

    Demand is growing for heavy chromoly pressure vessels as new rules for ship fuel drive a global process review by refiners, leading to an increase in demand for metals and possibly creating a new market for steelmakers to sell existing and new products.

  • Fuel rewards Feb 17, 2017

    With some headwinds to begin a new year and hopes for industry recovery, prospects remain quietly rosy for natural gas, wind and solar power expansion, and pipemakers face another potential sales opportunities as large-scale municipal water projects also begin a renewed ramp up.

  • Energy surges Jan 30, 2017

    A recent surge in oil rigs may signal a return to higher production levels, which in turn could lead to increased orders for steel products, while at the same time the new Trump administration is seen as potentially lifting line pipe, and OCTG, according to energy experts, industry analysts.

  • Metal foundation Jan 30, 2017

    AMM’s 10th Steel Tube and Pipe Conference, held in conjunction with Metal Bulletin Research, is scheduled for March at the Doubletree Houston Greenway Plaza Hotel in Houston, and is America’s largest gathering for the steel, tube and pipe industry, offering outlooks on 2017 markets.

  • Titan the reins Jan 30, 2017

    The steel industry has a strong presence on commerce, trade and other issues in the new administration of President Donald Trump following a number of key appointments as well as advisors who have worked for years to improve conditions within and on behalf of steel and other metals.

  • Nerves of steel Jan 30, 2017

    U.S. mills are likely to benefit from aggressive trade policies that could further limit steel imports and potentially imports of other steel-containing goods such as passenger vehicles and appliances, steelmakers said, adding that such outcomes could boost profits as the playing field levels.

  • Home remedies Jan 27, 2017

    All is not quiet on the domestic trade front, as action is expected to increase in the coming months and years, building on work U.S. mills have already undertaken to cut out a large swatch of offshore steel via three large, landmark flat-rolled trade cases filed in 2015 and completed last year.