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Inaugural Run Of USS-LIBERTY TC™ Proves Successful


PITTSBURGH, Sept. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today U. S. Steel Tubular Products, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X), announced that USS-LIBERTY TC™, the company's newest American-made premium connection, was successfully installed by Range Resources at the Range Resources Greaves 6H Unit well in West Alexander, Pa.

USS-LIBERTY TC™, U. S. Steel Tubular Products' newest American-made premium connection, is prepared for installation at the Range Resources Greaves 6H Unit well in West Alexander, Pa.

U. S. Steel Tubular Products' USS-LIBERTY TC™ was chosen by Range Resources for this application because of its innovative design, including the proprietary TightFit™ thread form plus other patent-pending features. 

"We are thrilled that the first real-life application performed flawlessly," said David Rintoul, senior vice president – tubular business at U. S. Steel. "As a solutions provider and partner, we look forward to bringing USS-LIBERTY TC™, part of our next generation of premium connections, to more customers."

USS-LIBERTY TC™ is entirely designed, tested and manufactured in the United States.  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 RP 5C5: 2014 CAL IV.    

"Range is proud to support the domestic production of steel products for our shale gas operations, which is helping to revitalize domestic manufacturing," said John K. Applegath, senior vice president – southern Marcellus shale at Range Resources Corporation. "U. S. Steel shares Range's commitment to quality and innovation and has been a terrific partner for Range and the entire industry."

To learn more about USS-LIBERTY TC™ call (877)893-9461 or visit

U. S. Steel Tubular Products has been serving the energy industry since 1901 as North America's largest fully-integrated tubular products manufacturer. Today, U. S. Steel Tubular Products has an annual tubular products capacity of 2.8 million net tons.

United States Steel Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a leading integrated steel producer and Fortune 200 company with major production operations in the United States and Europe and an annual raw steelmaking capability of 24.4 million net tons. The company manufactures a wide range of value-added steel sheet and tubular products.  For more information about U. S. Steel, please visit

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