Blog, Steel Pipe and Sheet Piling news
New Oil Pipeline Project Announcements
JD Fields is proud to announce multiple new projects either breaking ground or in the final stages of completion. Our clients are always busy, and we're honored to supply such innovative and exciting developments!
Lack of Infrastructure in Permian Basin Contributing to Price Differences
Current pipeline infrastructure throughout the Permian Basin is insufficient in handling the recently increased production of crude oil in the area. Prices have fallen as a result of this inability to transport the crude product to refineries.
Shifting Hot Roll Coil Prices In The U.S.
Increased availability of domestically-manufactured hot rolled coil steel has contributed to a fluctuation in prices for suppliers and buyers alike.
JD Fields Receives Verdict In Breach Of Contract Suit
In April of 2013, JD Fields filed a petition citing a breach of contract by T & R Pipeline Services, Inc. The dispute arose after the defendant received an order of steel pipe, but did not fully compensate JD Fields as a supplier.
Line Pipe Prices Showing Effects Of OCTG Case Ruling
According to one source in the industry, domestic distributor prices rose approximately 0.2% per short ton, while foreign-sourced line pipe more than doubled that, at a 0.5% increase.
Canada Taking OCTG Dumping Seriously
In a move mirroring that made by the U.S., Canada's International Trade Tribunal recently began looking into the dumping of various Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) by the same countries recently taken to task by the United States.
Lead Times For SSAB Plate Mills Increase
A spokesperson for SSAB Americas confirmed what the company is referring to as a planned maintenance outage running from late October into early November. End markets such as the energy and transportation industries have contributed to the increase in lead times in the domestic market.
PSL1 Vs. PSL2 Differences
The American Petroleum Institute (API) designates different specifications on selling line pipe. The two specs under API 5L are PSL-1 and PSL-2. These specs cover seamless and welded steel line pipe from grades X42 through X80.
According to estimates, there are currently 30,000 less truck drivers available than shipping companies need. This shortage of laborers could lead to increased costs across many industries.
API Launches Community Engagement Standards
The American Petroleum Institute is working hard to smoothly introduce the energy industry to areas ripe for energy development. Through a recently released set of standards, API intends to guide engagement between the industry and these communities.
Hot Rolled Coil Steel Prices Update
HRC steel is used to construct shipping containers, automotive wheels, steel racks, oil and gas pipeline, and more. Because of hot rolled steel’s many uses, a recent increase in price has caused some concern.
OCTG Trade Case
To most outsiders, “OCTG” probably means very little. However, those 4 letters represent a highly debated topic that has taken the energy and steel industries by storm.
Flood protection, Steel sheet piling in dike building
Steel sheet piling in dike building. Safety and cost-efficiency combined. For decades, steel sheet piling has been the classic solution for flood protection. These proven products can be used as permanent or temporary system and allow a situation-specific response to flood risks.
Foundation industry launches standardised open source tool to compare the sustainability of different foundation techniques
Foundation industry launches standardised open source tool to compare the sustainability of different foundation techniques.