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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. “Oil Country Tubular Goods” refer to various commodities imported from overseas. Over the past 2-3 years, large influxes of these goods have made their way into the domestic market. However, due to heavy subsidies in their home countries, many of these products have undercut local steel pipe suppliers.OCTG trade case penalizes S. Korean steel

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Commerce handed down a decision with the intention of leveling the playing field. New duties and tariffs have will be imposed upon OCTG shipments from eight different countries. U.S. based tubular steel manufacturers stand to benefit as a result of the increased prices of these foreign products.

While still new, demand for steel has remained static in the immediate aftermath of the DOC’s decision. Actual consequences remain to be seen over the coming months. Regardless of how the market may react, JD Fields is prepared to continue to supply our clients with the 150,000 tons of steel pipe, tubular goods, and other product we keep in stock at all times.

JD Fields Construction Group

JD Fields Construction Group

Prior to founding J D Fields & Company, Jerry Fields gained decades of experience in construction products and piling applications managing equipment rentals, material sales, and product operations. Coupled with his oil and gas experience, Jerry built a rock solid foundation of industry knowledge and relationships that allowed him and his partners to start the company in 1985. Incorporated in Houston, Texas, JDF quickly diversified into multiple construction markets and applications. Today, it is a premiere international source for natural gas pipe and piling products. Strategically positioned at the Port of Houston corridor, our flagship stocking facility has 40 acres of laydown area with steel processing and fabrication capabilities. We carry more than 50,000 tons of pipe and piling inventory throughout the states to serve North America, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and other international markets.

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