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U.S. Steel Tubular Products Honots Michael C. Linn with Chief Roughneck Award

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Founder of Linn Energy honored

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Nov. 11, 2011 – U. S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc., a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X), announced that Michael C. Linn, Executive Chairman of Linn Energy, LLC, is the recipient of its Chief Roughneck Award for 2011.  The announcement was made today at the 82nd annual meeting of the Independent Petroleum Association of America.  

U. S. Steel Vice President – Tubular Commercial George H. Thompson, Jr. presented Mr. Linn with the traditional Chief Roughneck bronze bust and hard hat.  “Michael Linn’s dedication, perseverance, ingenuity, leadership and integrity demonstrate what it takes to be successful and ensure the continued growth and prosperity of the energy industry,” said Thompson.  “These qualities and many others exhibited by Michael every day make him a natural choice for this year’s Chief Roughneck Award.”  

Michael C. Linn founded Linn Energy in 2003.  The company became the first publicly traded E&P partnership in 2006.  From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Linn served as President of Allegheny Interests, Inc., a private oil and natural gas investment company.  Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Meridian Exploration Corporation, a private oil and natural gas company with operations in both the Appalachian and Permian Basins, until its sale in 1999.  Mr. Linn graduated from Villanova University in 1974 and from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1977.

The prestigious Chief Roughneck Award was created in 1955 to honor the lifetime achievements of petroleum industry leaders.  Today, U. S. Steel Tubular Products proudly continues to present this important award, which is widely recognized as one of the industry’s highest honors.  

U. S. Steel Tubular Products, Inc., a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, is the largest tubular products manufacturer in North America, with total annual production capability of 2.8 million net tons.  Energy industry customers utilize U. S. Steel Tubular Products’ casing, tubing, line pipe and couplings to help them locate, retrieve, transport and refine the oil and natural gas products that fuel the world.

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