American Metal Market
AMM
May 26, 2014
By Daniel Fitzgerald

Sen. urges action in Russian ferrosilicon duty trade case

NEW YORK - Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) has accused Russian ferrosilicon exporters of undermining the U.S. Commerce Department's anti-dumping investigation by "withholding key information necessary to determine the duties that would be imposed on Russian imports."

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Ryan’s Notes
May 16, 2014

 Felman talks dominate US market

The potential restart of Felman Production's silicomanganese smelter remained the topic of discussion across the US bulk ferroalloys market over the past week. Late last week, the Public service Commission of West Virginia confirmed its ruling on the special utility agreement for Felman Production after multiple objections. The agreement would tie Felman's electrical rate to the free market price for silicomanganese produced at the New Haven, West Virginia smelter. The producer was still awaiting the signing of a contract with Appalachian Power Company in order to restart its furnaces. As of last week, no firm start-up date was available from Felman pending its final agreement.

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American Metal Market
AMM
May 15, 2014
By Daniel Fitzgerald

W.Va. confirms Felman ruling for special energy rate plan

NEW YORK - The Public Service Commission (PSC) of West Virginia has denied two petitions opposing its order awarding Felman Production LLC a special electricity rate from Appalachian Power Co. Inc. (APCo).

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American Metal Market
AMM
May 14, 2014
By Daniel Fitzgerald & Metal Bulletin

Power rate spat hampers Felman restart

Felman Production, still trying to overcome objections to its special electricity rate plan in order to take advantage of an improving silicomanganese market, has yet to sign a new deal with electricity supplier Appalachian Power Co (APCo).

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Platts
May 14, 2014
By Bob Matyi

West Virginia PSC confirms Felman SiMn power rate

West Virginia regulators denied requests to reconsider a favorable April 3 electricity rate ruling for Felman Production on May 14, potentially clearing the last major hurdle to restart the company's 105,000 mt/year silicomanganese plant in New Haven, idled last July. 

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