Steelmaker to Restart Lone Star Pipe Mill

David B. Burritt, President and Chief Executive Officer

A leading integrated steel producer headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, recently announced it will restart its pipe ill based in Lone Star, Texas.

U.S. Steel Corporation’s No. 1 Electric-Weld Pipe Mill at Lone Star Tubular Operations was permanently idled in 2016 due to challenging market conditions for tubular products created by fluctuating oil prices, reduced rig counts, and high levels of unfairly traded imports. With this restart, the Lone Star No. 1 Mill will provide full-body normalized electric-welded pipe in size ranges 7 inches to 16 inches outside diameter for customers across the U. S., including the very active Permian Basin.

“We are encouraged by an improvement in market conditions and an increased customer demand for tubular products that are mined, melted and made in America,” said President and Chief Executive Officer David B. Burritt.

Douglas R. Matthews, Senior Vice President – Industrial, Service Center and Mining Solutions and Interim Head – Tubular

“We continue to evaluate all options to align our manufacturing capacity with the growing energy market. Restarting the Lone Star No. 1 Mill will give our customers access to the high-quality electric-welded pipe they expect from U. S. Steel,” said Douglas R. Matthews, Senior Vice President – Industrial, Service Center and Mining Solutions and Interim Head – Tubular.

The Lone Star No. 1 Mill has an annual capacity of approximately 400,000 tons. The restart process will begin immediately and will be completed in early third quarter 2019.

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