December 2014

Oman’s Orpic signs financing agreement for Muscat Sohar pipeline

Oman’s Orpic Logistics Company (OLC) signed a financial agreement with the country’s Ahlibank for the former’s Muscat-Sohar Pipeline project Pipeline on December 24.

ChelPipe appoints ex-Severstal top manager ceo

Former Severstal ceo Alexander Grubman has been appointed as the new head of Chelpipe, with effect from January 1 the Russian pipemaker said on Wednesday December 24.

Mexico starts anti-dumping probe into welded pipe from 3 countries

Mexico has opened an anti-dumping investigation into imports of welded carbon steel tube from the USA, Spain and India, the country’s economy secretariat said on Tuesday December 23.

STEEL FIRST OUTLOOK: US steel pipe markets react to falling oil prices

With the swift decline in oil prices over the past month, oil country tubular goods (OCTG) and linepipe market participants are raising stronger concerns over demand going into 2015.

Vallourec supplies seamless pipes to support magnetic levitation train in Brazil

Vallourec has supplied seamless steel pipes to create a high road for the tracks of a magnetic levitation train prototype in Brazil, the tubemaker said on Monday December 22.

Russian pipemakers notified of South Stream suspension

Russian pipemakers have received official notification of the construction halt of the South Stream gas pipeline, sources told Steel First on Friday December 19.

EPC contract signed for Oman’s Muscat-Sohar pipeline

Oman’s Orpic Logistics Co (OLC) and Spain’s Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Sohar-Muscat Pipeline on Tuesday December 16.

Anglo American's pipeline in Brazil consumed 133,000 tonnes of steel

The construction of Anglo American’s slurry pipeline in Brazil consumed 133,000 tonnes of steel, the miner said on Thursday December 18.

ArcelorMittal Europe to supply HRC for TANAP gas pipeline

ArcelorMittal Europe will supply 310,000 tonnes of hot rolled coil (HRC) for the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) , the company said on Thursday December 18.

Russia’s LD pipe use to rise 35% in 2014, no clarity for 2015

Russia’s consumption of large-diameter (LD) pipes is expected to grow by 35% overall in 2014 to 2.36 million tonnes, but there is no clarity for the next year as yet, the head of an industry fund said.