Alamo Tube Co. announced on July 22 that it plans to build the country’s first, tubing specific OCTG pipe mill and finishing facility south of San Antonio.
The mill is targeted to service the growing U.S. oilfield tubing demand.
“We are excited to bring such a unique facility to San Antonio which will provide unparalleled access to the Eagle Ford and Permian basin areas and even broader markets with our unique rail capabilities,” a company spokeman said.
“Our project has already been well received by the leading exploration companies in the area and we are eager to serve their needs and deliver a world class 100% US produced product.”
The $62.5 million facility will employ over 200 people and be capable of rolling 250,000 tons of oilfield tubing annually.
,The mill will be located in Alamo Junction Rail Park, a 400 acre development situated in Elmendorf, Texas. The strategic location allows interchange with both the Union Pacific (UP) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroads, offering a distinct advantage to Alamo Tube by allowing the company to utilize competitive rail rates on both inbound and outbound shipments.
The plant will contain all equipment necessary to produce downhole tubing from 1-1/2” through 3-1/2” in all weights and grades starting with hot rolled coil and finishing with a completed API product.