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  • 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.

  • AEC applauds decision to protect aluminum industry Jan 27, 2017

    The Aluminum Extruders Council announced its strong support for the new trade enforcement action against the People's Republic of China.

  • Trade winds Jan 27, 2017

    Trade cases boost some sectors, while others still struggle, but extruded aluminum and steel coils have come roaring back as the new Trump administration in Washington is bringing in individuals to key posts who give industry officials cause for optimism when it comes to global dealings.

  • Automotive speeds up Dec 22, 2016

    Growth in Mexican automaking draws steel imports and production as ambitious plans in the country may clash with imports from U.S. and Asia, all while car producers must analyze variables from fuel economy to safety standards to consumer tastes in size and function.

  • Southernexposure Dec 22, 2016

    The debate over Nafta, which created a large marketplace in North America, has raged among economists and politicians since before its 1994 approval, but overall it has been a relatively beneficial relationship for the steel trade between the U.S. and Mexico, many involved in the industry say.

  • Line items Nov 16, 2016

    This decades quick ramp-up of oil extraction through hydraulic fracturing offered the rail industry a timely opportunity to service the fledgling oil fields, but steel and transportation industry observers expect the pipeline industry to be better positioned by the time prices and local production rebound.


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