U.S. energy companies fume over rejected steel tariff exemptions

FILE PHOTO: Rolled steel is seen after being treated on the pickle line at the Severstal steel mill in Dearborn, Michigan, U.S., June 21, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo

HOUSTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Commerce Department recently granted a tariff exemption to oil major Chevron for its imports of 4.5-inch Japanese steel tubes for oil exploration. But the department rejected a similar request from Borusan Mannesmann Pipe to exclude 4.5-inch steel pipes imported from Turkey for casing used to line new oil wells. The […]

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