Pinkham, Myra
September 2011
Metal Center News;Sep2011, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p28
Trade Publication
The article reports on the potential demand of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) for domestic cheap energy resources despite the controversy over the environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing or fracking in the shale plays in the U.S. Shale plays and drilling has been significant in the energy pipe and OCTG business which account for 63% of the country's total natural gas reserves. Also, the country's shale natural gas will account for about 35% of the total natural gas production by 2020.


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