The price of oil and gas casing and tubing goods has fallen on the back of receding input costs
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2015
The buyer power score for oil and gas casing and tubing goods is 3.5 out of 5, which indicates moderate buyer leverage during negotiations. Prices growth has subsided in recent years, strengthening buyer negotiation power. Also, rising import penetration levels and the fragmented nature of the market have intensified price-based competition, favoring buyers. Keeping buyer power from being stronger, however, is the low availability of direct substitutes, which has kept demand for casing and tubing steady over the three years to 2014. In addition, says IBISWorld research analyst Agiimaa Kruchkin, “The noteworthy level of recent price volatility and high switching costs have significantly undermined buyer power.” Therefore, despite the ongoing challenges, buyer power has strengthened in the three years to 2014.
Following the recession, domestic oil drilling and gas exploration activities rebounded strongly on the back of a reviving economy, boosting demand for oil country tubular goods (OCTG), including casing and tubing products. Understandably, suppliers have benefited from the recovery in the downstream markets. Meanwhile, “external demand drivers have risen along with the rebounding activity in buyer markets,” says Kruchkin. “For example, the industrial production index and the world production of oil have trended upward during the past three years.”
Offsetting the demand-induced price growth are falling input costs. Manufacturers of oil and gas casing and tubing goods require a variety of raw material inputs, including steel, aluminum and titanium. In the three years to 2014, the world price of steel has dropped, cutting purchasing costs for suppliers. As a result, many vendors in the market have passed down cost savings to buyers in the form of lower prices, fueling buyer power. Current vendors include US Steel Corp., National Oilwell Varco Inc., and Sandvik AB. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Oil & Gas Casing & Tubing Products procurement category market research report page.
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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics
This report is intended to assist buyers of oil and gas casing and tubing products, which fall under oil country tubular goods (OCTG). Casing is a pipe used in well completion that stabilizes the wellbore, controls well pressure and protects fresh water formations. Types of OCTG casings include conductor, surface, production, liner and protection varieties. Tubing is placed in the well after the casing is cemented in place, and is used to transport oil and gas from the production site to surface facilities for further processing. This report excludes oil country couplings, pipe coatings, pup joints and thread protectors.
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