Daily Mail Business Editor
Felman plant faces tough sell
by Jared Hunt
Thursday, September 12, 2013
 

Appalachian Power customers now have another case to worry about that could affect their electricity rates.

Yesterday, we reported about Felman Production's application to the state Public Service Commission seeking up to $9.5 million in annual power discounts to help keep its New Haven plant open.

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Daily Mail Business Editor
Felman's special rate proposal may hit power customers
by Jared Hunt
Wednesday September 11, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Mason County manufacturer Felman Production is using a law intended to help restart Century Aluminum's Ravenswood plant to seek a special power rate for its idled New Haven plant.

And like the failed rate plan Century asked state regulators to approve last year, Felman's proposal could shift some of the company's power costs to other Appalachian Power customers.

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American Metal Market

By Daniel Fitzgerald

September 9, 2013

US ferrosilicon availability questioned

NEW YORK - Ferrosilicon market participants have cast doubt on U.S. producers' ability to cover the needs of domestic steel producers, although imports are likely to make up the balance.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted to continue an anti-dumping investigation into ferrosilicon imports from Russia and Venezuela, issuing a preliminary determination that the domestic industry could be materially injured by such imports [amm.com, Aug. 30).

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American Metal Market

By Daniel Fitzgerald

September 4, 2013

Felman seeks New Haven power deal

NEW YORK - Felman Production LLC said it will be able to restart silicomanganese production at its New Haven, W.Va., plant if its request for a 10-year special-rate electricity contract is approved by the state's Public Service Commission (PSC).

The company applied for the special rate Aug. 30, claiming the deal would ensure other West Virginia ratepayers do not incur any higher costs than if Felman were forced to shut down permanently.

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American Metal Market

By Daniel Fitzgerald

September 3, 2013

Silicomanganese market eyes Nucor tender

NEW YORK - Silicomanganese market participants are eyeing a Nucor Corp. tender that represents one of the first major inquiries since producer Felman Production LLC suspended operations.

Nucor reportedly has released a request for quota-lions for up to 3,000 tons of silicomanganese for fourth quarter delivery to three of its mills. The company could not be reached for comment.

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