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American Division of TMK Receiving Boost From August AD & CD Rulings

The American division of TMK – the largest manufacture and exporter of steel pipe in Russia – is expected to benefit from the United States International Trade Commission’s ruling declared in August to implement anti-dumping and countervailing duties on nine countries that import pipe products.

US Steel industry may get a boost from end of deal

Deal’s End May Boost U.S. Steel Industry

The recent termination of a suspension agreement that shelters Russian hot rolled coil from high import duties could have some positive effects for steelmakers in the United States. The termination of the 15-year-old agreement, as well as the implementation of anti-dumping duties, was finalized in December.

russian steel and american suspension agreement

Suspension Agreement Between Russia and U.S. Terminated

The United States Department of Commerce released a notice in October 2014 that issued the termination of a long-standing suspension agreement between the U.S. and Russia, and imposed anti-dumping duties on hot rolled steel products from the Russian Federation.

new steel pipe plant in mexico announced

Ameron Plans Steel Pipe Plant in Mexico

To meet the demand for steel pipe in Mexico, as well as major North American cities on the West Coast, Ameron International Corporation is planning to build a pipe plant outside of San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. This facility, which is estimated to be a total investment of $88 million, will produce pipe that is utilized in oil, gas, and water transportation industries.

north dakota natural gas flaring

North Dakota Reduces Natural Gas Flaring

Due to the increase in oil production North Dakota has recently seen, there is an increased volume of associated gas that is burned into the atmosphere which has the potential to negatively contribute to global warning. In an effort to avoid being a factor to global warming and to decrease how much natural gas is flared, the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) has established targets to be reached over the course of the next several years.

lower oil prices mean different things for consumers and companies

The Impact of Oil Price Reduction

While it is clear that consumers are happy with the recent, continuous decrease in oil, the impact such a change is having on the global economy needs to be closely examined. The price of oil hasn’t been this low, dropping almost by half, since 2009 when the United States’ was suffering from a recession.

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JFE Shoji Trade to Acquire US Pipe Distributor

A recent announcement released information that JFE Shoji Trade Corp., including its subsidiaries JFE Holdings and JFE Steel, will be acquiring one of the United States’ largest pipe distributors, Kelly Pipe, whose history extends over 100 years.

the Saddlehorn pipeline will deliver crude oil from the niobrara play

Saddlehorn Oil Pipeline Moving Forward

The planned Saddlehorn pipeline, running between the Niobrara play and Oklahoma, is a "go" according to Magellan Midstream. This announcement comes on the heels of commitments made by subsidies of Anadarko Petroleum and Noble Energy. The proposed line will carry various qualities of crude oil from Northeast Colorado straight to Magellan's facilities in Cushing.

jd fields forecasts onshore pipeline demand through 2015

Onshore Pipe Projections Positive Through 2015

In the wake of the downturn in developed economies across the world in 2012, demand for energy infrastructure as well as available credit lines both took a negative hit. However, at least one recent projection pegs both of these as rising, and continuing to do so throughout the next year.

as temperatures drop, natural gas consumption rises across US

Natural Gas The Fuel Of Choice In Colder Regions

Just as temperatures are beginning to drop across the country, natural gas consumption is on the rise. However, the trend does not extend to all regions. Rather, it is centered most notably in the coldest parts of the country, namely the Midwest and Northeast.

OCTG Line Pipe Distributors feeling affects of foreign steel decision

Some US OCTG Line Pipe Distributors In Tough Position

In a trend that has affected more than one OCTG line pipe distributor, domestic mills are either charging a premium on their goods, or just flat out refusing to sell outside their current circle of contacts. In the past, this practice has forced distributors to buy abroad. However, this has become a much tougher proposition since the recent trade ruling.

jd fields reports north dakota's natural gas flare problems

North Dakota’s Natural Gas Problem

Currently, nearly 1/3 of the natural gas produced from oil-drilling projects in North Dakota is flared. In response to the state's increased oil production in recent years, and subsequent increase in burn-off, the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) has put goals into place in order to decrease the amount of flared gas in the coming months and years.

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