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Saudi Arabia may go broke before the US oil industry buckles 0

It is too late for OPEC to stop the shale revolution. The cartel faces the prospect of surging US output whenever oil prices rise.  If the oil futures market is correct, Saudi Arabia will start running into trouble within two years. It will be in existential crisis by the end of the decade. 

The contract price of US crude oil for delivery in December 2020 is currently $62.05, implying a drastic change in the economic landscape for the Middle East and the petro-rentier states.

The Saudis took a huge gamble last November when they stopped supporting prices and opted instead to flood the market and drive out rivals, boosting their own output to 10.6m barrels a day (b/d) into the teeth of the downturn.

Bank of America says OPEC is now "effectively dissolved". The cartel might as well shut down its offices in Vienna to save money.

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  • Chance Gristy

Trupply now offers Weld Saddles, Hot Tap Tees & Full Encirclement Saddles 1

Trupply is pleased to add the full line up of Hot Tap Tees, Full Encirclement Saddles, Weld Saddles and Shape Nipples. Hot Tap Tees and Saddles are critical for in-service repair of pipelines. Trupply offers many common sizes for online purchase with same day and extended hour delivery. Cannot find what you need, online? Call us at 281.516.8100 or email at We will be happy to work on your custom request for size and material.

Check our new brochure here.

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What is Open Die Forging? 2

Open-die forging can produce forgings from a few pounds up to more than 150 tons. Called open-die because the metal is not confined laterally by impression dies during forging, this process progressively works the starting stock into the desired shape, most commonly between flat-faced dies. In practice, open-die forging comprises many process variations, permitting an extremely broad range of shapes and sizes to be produced. In fact, when design criteria dictate optimum structural integrity for a huge metal component, the sheer size capability of open-die forging makes it the clear process choice over non-forging alternatives. At the high end of the size range, open-die forgings are limited only by the size of the starting stock, namely, the largest ingot that can be cast. Practically all forgeable ferrous and non-ferrous alloys can be open-die forged, including some exotic materials like age-hardening superalloys and corrosion-resistant refractory alloys.

Trupply carries large variety of Flanges and Fittings that are forged out of Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel and Nickel Alloy materials. It is the forging process that significantly reduces the cost of product from 1/5th to 1/10th of comparable machined-only part. Visit our Knowledge Central section to learn more about forged flanges, fittings and products offered by Trupply.

Call 281.516.8100 or email for more information.



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Pipeline Repair Clamps 0

Here is another interesting video on pipeline repair. It is always a challenge to repair a pipeline in place without having to disrupt the operation or do extensive excavation, cutting and welding to fix a pipe leak. There are wide variety of pipeline repair clamps and sleeves that can isolate a pipe leak, flaw with minimal service interruption. They all are based on a simple principle of creating sealing mechanism on the outside of the pipe and clamp on the damaged section by mechanical means (bolts, welding etc.)

 Trupply carries large variety pipeline repair products including clamps, sleeve and saddles for in-service (hot) repair or complete overhaul. Visit our Knowledge Central section of the website to learn more about these products.


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What is Hot Tapping? 0

Hot tapping is a method to tap into an existing pipeline (gas, water etc.) to make repairs, install valves or diversions during construction and repair. It allows the pipeline to be fully operational thereby avoiding any service interruption and associated revenue loss. Trupply provides wide variety of "Hot Tapping Tees" with or without flange for these critical operations. Trupply also carries pipeline fittings, bolts, gaskets and valves required for such projects. Call 281.516.8100 or email


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Trupply Newsletter Vol 2 0

Why buy from us?


Before we started the business, we asked this question ourselves as to why a customer will buy pipes, fittings & flanges from us when there are hundreds of suppliers locally and nationally. They all;

  1. Carry pretty much the same product
  2. Offer same price with +/-5% difference
  3. They all claim (and rightfully so, to some extent) superior customer service
  4. They all buy from the same manufacturers in US and Abroad

So what differentiates Trupply from rest of the crowd? Is it a “Me too” offering?

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  • Chance Gristy
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