Houston Matters

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

Posted on · 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 […]

Energy & Environment

$30 Oil Not Stopping Massive Project Near Houston

Posted on · Since the late 1990’s, jobs in factories have been drying up. Nationwide, over five million manufacturing jobs evaporated. Now, some are coming back. And one place that’s happening is just outside Houston. A global company is going to make pipe for the drilling industry (an industry that’s not drilling so much at the moment).