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Why Is One Company Building a Pipe Mill in Bay City When Oil Prices are So Low?

Tenaris is one the world’s largest oilfield services companies, specializing in manufacturing steel pipe. And it’s building an enormous new mill to do just that in Bay City, about an hour southwest of Houston. It will be operational next year (2017). But why build such a huge new operation at a time when oil prices […]

Tenaris Bay City Steel Pipe Plant - Courtesy Tenaris

German Cura is the North American Area Manager for Tenaris. (Photo: Dave Fehling, Houston Public Media)
German Cura is the North American Area Manager for Tenaris. (Photo: Dave Fehling, Houston Public Media)

Tenaris is one the world’s largest oilfield services companies, specializing in manufacturing steel pipe. And it’s building an enormous new mill to do just that in Bay City, about an hour southwest of Houston. It will be operational next year (2017).

But why build such a huge new operation at a time when oil prices are so low?

News 88.7 energy and environment reporter Dave Fehling toured the new plant to find out and talked with German Cura, the company’s North American Area Manager. But first, he asked Cura why the company chose to build the plant in Bay City.

(Above: The Tenaris Bay City plant, which will manufacture steel pipe for the oil and gas industry, will be operational in 2017. Image Courtesy: Tenaris)

MORE:
$30 Oil Not Stopping Massive Project Near Houston (News 88.7, April 4, 2016)
Details Emerge on $1.8B Houston Pipe Plant (Houston Business Journal, Feb. 3, 2016)
Tenaris Bay City Plant Overview

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