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line pipe supplies may be in jeopardy

U.S. Pipeline Operators Concerned About Sourcing Enough Line Pipe

From 2013 up until this recent increase, activity in the market had been continuing at a slow rate – marking one of the slowest years steel mills have seen. However in 2015 those who utilize large-diameter line pipe are worrying about where the next steel products for their projects will be coming from.

mariuchi plans a new steel mill in washington

Maruichi Plans Washington Mill

Maruichi American Corporation, a subsidiary of Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd., based in Japan, is looking into constructing a structural steel tubing mill in Washington. The mill, which would be built at the Port of Vancouver and would be the third United States location for Maruichi Steel Tube Ltd.

borusan names new cco

U.S. Operations of Boursan Mannesman Names New CCO

The United States division of Borusan Mannesman – a leading pipe manufacturer in Turkey – has filled the position as chief commercial officer with a seasoned veteran with more than 36 years of experience in the oil and gas industries.

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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.

us pipe distributors are in demand

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.

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