The State Journal
Felman Production wants special rate, says consumers won't be harmed
By Ann Ali
September 20, 2013
http://www.statejournal.com/story/23484601/felman-production-wants-special-rate-says-consumers-wont-be-harmed 

Sometimes one bad apple can spoil the bunch. 

In this case, the bunch would be energy intensive industrial consumers who want to take advantage of a 2012 bill to allow those customers a special rate for electricity.

And some would consider Century Aluminum to be the bad apple.

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Charleston Daily Mail
Manufacturer says power proposal of minimal risk
By Jared Hunt
September 15, 2013 

http://www.dailymail.com/Business/201309150062?page=1&build=cache 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Felman Production representatives on Friday defended the company's request for a special power contract, saying the plan is structured differently and presents far less risk to consumers than a proposal pushed by Century Aluminum last year. 

Felman wants the state Public Service Commission to approve a 10-year special power rate for its New Haven steel additive manufacturing plant.

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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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AMM

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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