Roger Bentley, a spokesman for OAO TMK, confirmed to reporters the decision affecting workers at TMK IPSCO is due to falling gasoline prices.
The plants had about 750 workers combined before the layoffs and are two of 12 plants that are part of the Russian-based firm's American division.
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