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U.S. Steel Launches USS-Liberty TC™

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The latest generation of premium casing connection, delivering top performance in the most challenging wells.

PITTSBURGH, July 27, 2015 – Today U. S. Steel Tubular Products, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X), introduced USS-LIBERTY TC™, the company’s newest American-made premium connection to oil and gas customers operating in challenging conditions.

The highly engineered premium and semi-premium connections offered by U. S. Steel Tubular Products expertly utilize state-of-the-art threads and seals to connect individual joints of steel pipe to form a continuous casing string that ensures safe and effective exploration and transmission of oil and gas.  The patent-pending USS-LIBERTY TC™ premium connection incorporates the proprietary TightFit™ thread form with a unique metal-to-metal seal and shoulder configuration to improve performance in collapse, compression and torque.  Ranging in size from 4 1/2” to 7 5/8” outside diameter, the connection is ideal for a broad range of complex applications including shale, horizontal and extended reach wells as well as sour service.

“We are extremely excited to offer our customers the USS-LIBERTY TC™ premium connection,” said Mario Longhi, president and CEO of United States Steel Corporation. “The introduction of this new product continues U. S. Steel’s transformation as we provide highly engineered products to our customers in the oil and gas market.”

“Our tubular products customers now have the freedom to choose an innovative product designed, tested and manufactured entirely in the United States, just like our other proprietary premium and semi-premium connections,” said U. S. Steel’s Sr. Vice President – Tubular Business David Rintoul.

Keeping in line with U. S. Steel Tubular Products’ commitment to quality, the rugged connection has been verified through comprehensive full-scale testing conducted under the most modern and rigorous industry testing standard - API 5C5 (2014) CAL IV. 

“USS-LIBERTY TC™ provides the oil and gas industry peace of mind that they are choosing the best available premium connection technology as they work to secure America’s energy independence,” said Craig Horan, U. S. Steel’s vice president - commercial, Tubular.

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