Steel

Commerce Outlines Procedure For Oil, Gas Industry to Request Tariff Exemptions

After garnering feedback from many circles, including the oil and natural gas industry, the Trump administration outlined a procedure for requesting an exemption to its recently announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and began accepting such requests on Monday.

March 19, 2018

API, LNG Allies Reach Out to Trump Administration Over Policies

The executive board of the American Petroleum Institute (API), along with several Big Oil executives, met with President Trump and Vice President Pence at the White House on Thursday to discuss a range of issues that affect the oil and natural gas industry.

March 16, 2018

Oil, Gas Industry Discouraged by Tariffs, May Seek Exemptions

In the wake of President Trump enacting tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, an industry expert said the oil and gas industry should pursue an exemption for specialty steel products, while an energy trade group said the products, which are used in pipeline construction, meet the criteria for the exemption.

March 9, 2018

Oil, Gas Industry Urges Trump to Consider Exemptions to Proposed Steel Tariff

As President Trump considers imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, a coalition of trade groups representing the oil and gas industry urged the president to at least consider exemptions for steel products in the energy sector, especially when there isn’t a sufficient domestic supply.

March 7, 2018

Zinke Urging Carrots Over Sticks in Natural Gas Flaring Battle

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday said it was “wasteful” for natural gas to be flared from oil wells, but he wants to find a way to incentivize rather than penalize operators.

March 6, 2018
Natural Gas, Oil Industry Rips Trump’s Steel Tariff Proposal

Natural Gas, Oil Industry Rips Trump’s Steel Tariff Proposal

The U.S. oil and natural gas industry is blasting President Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, claiming the decision would destroy jobs by raising the costs and even scuttling infrastructure projects, but the president appeared unwilling to compromise.

March 2, 2018
NatGas, Oil Groups Urge Global Sourcing of Steel for Pipelines

NatGas, Oil Groups Urge Global Sourcing of Steel for Pipelines

A quintet of trade associations representing the majority of U.S. pipeline operators engaged in transporting natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, refined petroleum products and carbon dioxide, said Friday they support President Trump’s call for the use of American steel pipeline construction, but warn that there are serious hurdles to be overcome.

April 11, 2017

PA PUC Weighs Settlement With Columbia Gas, Approves UGI System Improvement Charges

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has released a settlement with Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania for public comment that alleges safety violations at two of the company’s work sites in the state.

November 15, 2016
U.S. Steel Idles Two Tubular Pipe Plants, Lays Off Up to 770

U.S. Steel Idles Two Tubular Pipe Plants, Lays Off Up to 770

U.S. Steel Corp. is laying off up to 770 people and idling plants in Texas and Alabama that make tubular pipe products for the energy industry.

March 21, 2016

Oil/Gas Downturn Continues Beating Up Appalachian Oilfield Suppliers

The downturn in oil and natural gas prices that has prompted the industry to cut back in the field continues to weigh on the Appalachian Basin’s supply chain as a new wave of layoffs and plant closures is set to take effect in the coming months.

January 12, 2016