To: TigerLikesRooster; PAR35; AndyJackson; Thane_Banquo; nicksaunt; MadLibDisease; happygrl; ...
posted on 12/30/2009 5:46:36 PM PST
(LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
To: TigerLikesRooster; LibreOuMort; mizuki san
Mark my words: steel pipes will NEVER sound as good as African Blackwood pipes!
posted on 12/30/2009 5:49:35 PM PST
(IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
posted on 12/30/2009 5:50:58 PM PST
The pipes, known as "oil country tubular goods" in trade jargon, are used to deliver oil and gas in the petroleum industry.
I thought so.
This isn't a blow struck for the steel industry, it is one struck against the oil industry. As production, drilling, and exploration costs go up, oil prices will, too.
The Obamites really want that $5.00/gallon gasoline, and this is a twofer for them, cause they get to stroke the unions, too.
posted on 12/30/2009 5:52:39 PM PST
by Smokin' Joe
(How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
Which union does this benefit?
posted on 12/30/2009 6:02:00 PM PST
by The Duke
(Duncan Hunter = Ronald Reagan on steroids!)
I’m in the business. When steel prices doubled and tripled earlier this decade pipe and tubing prices did likewise. When steel lost most of those gains pipe and tubing did not. It is as high as ever.
posted on 12/30/2009 6:02:25 PM PST
is not the Chinese steel industry in serious trouble? Is there not megaovercapacity driving prices way down? Ae not private companies being killed by companies with some government ownership?
Then the tariff is justified
posted on 12/30/2009 6:06:41 PM PST
(K.E. N.P. +12 . Lukenbach Texas is barely there)
As long as companies like Charlotte Pipe and Tyler Pipe are made in the U.S. and American owned, any tariffs to protect them the higher quality pipe they produce is justified. Chinese companies like Star have been flooding the market with substandard pipe for several years.
posted on 12/30/2009 6:13:45 PM PST
by Dixie Yooper
I didn’t know there was any pipe that DIDN’T come from china.
posted on 12/30/2009 6:43:17 PM PST
(Confucius: Better to light candle than curse darkness)
How long before this trade war turns into a shooting war?
posted on 12/30/2009 8:20:39 PM PST
(Liberals are nothing more than drooling buffoons. Spread the word.)
I am in the concrete business inasmuch I deliver concrete and this last year I have seen lots of homeowner projects using a whole lot less rebar, many are opting for a fiber mesh additive, some jobs people are using stuff like old wire mesh and chain link fences.
When Mexico city had a major earthquake years ago it was found that many buildings were built with insufficient amounts of rebar, I am seeing this happen here.
Without affordable rebar America will slow its construction projects to a crawl.
posted on 12/31/2009 4:13:58 AM PST
by Eye of Unk
(Phobos, kerdos, and doxa, said the Time Traveler. Fear, self-interest, and honor.)
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