MetalBulettin
December 09, 2013 - 04:06 GMT

Silico-manganese prices inch up in USA

Silico-manganese prices have inched up on reportedly higher spot and first-quarter business, with some sources claiming a tightening market due to ongoing power issues in South Africa and continued uncertainty over the future of Felman Production.

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Herald Dispatch
Huntington, WV
December 8, 2013

Company’s power-rate proposal 

For the second straight year, the West Virginia Public Service Commission is considering a company’s request for a special electricity deal that would have other customers of Appalachian Power pick up the tab if conditions in the marketplace went poorly.

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MyDailyRegister.com
December 5, 2013
By Beth Sergent

Commission to support Felman at PSC hearing 

POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Commission will voice its support of Felman Production’s proposal for a special power rate which the company hopes will allow its silicomanganese plant in New Haven to operate when commodity markets are weak. 

Commission President Rick Handley will travel to Charleston on Monday to testify before the Public Service Commission (PSC) on behalf of the proposal.

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Associated Press
December 3, 2013

Felman defends proposed power rate for W.Va. plant

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Felman Production says a proposed special power rate will allow its silicomanganese plant in New Haven to operate when commodity markets are weak.

In testimony filed with the Public Service Commission, the company says allegations that the rate plan guarantees profits are "offensive and naive."

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AMM
American Metal Market

December 4, 2013

Ferroalloy contract season moves into Dec.

NEW YORK - Silicomanganese long-term contracts may not be finalized until Christmas, while negotiations for other ferroalloys also are expected to drag on well into December.

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