Platts
February 25, 2015
By Anthony Poole

US ferroalloys flat in vacuum of spot demand

Prices of US bulk ferroalloys were flat this week in a vacuum of spot demand, with signs of high-carbon ferromanganese coming under pressure as participants reported receiving low-priced, unsolicited offers of large tonnages.

The Platts weekly assessment of high-carbon ferromanganese fell to $1,020-1,035/lt, in-warehouse major US hubs, on February 25 from $1,025-1,035/lt on February 18.

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Platts
February 23, 2015
By Bob Matyi

Ohio consumer advocate opposes Eramet extension

An Ohio consumer advocate said Eramet Marietta, one of two producers of manganese ferroalloys in the US, has failed to demonstrate its requested extension of a discounted electricity rate is "just and reasonable" and should not be approved by the Ohio Public Utilities Commission.

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Ryan’s Notes
February 23, 2015

Felman Production reported that it has shut down one of it electric arc furnaces at the company's West Virginia operations. The company plans to perform maintenance on the furnace in order to increase efficiencies and meet environmental compliance. The outage will last approximately 10 weeks. Felman's second furnace will continue to run during this time. Customers' requirements will continue to be met, the press release said.

 

 

Ryan’s Notes
February 23, 2015

Felman files AD suit against Australian SiMn

Felman Production reported this week that the US-based silicomanganese producer has filed an anti-dumping petition with the US Department of Commerce and US International Trade Commission (USITC). The petition alleges that dumped imports of Australian silicomanganese are causing material injury to the company's West Virginia operations, as well as harm to the greater US silicomanganese industry.

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Platts
February 20, 2015
By Bob Matyi

Felman shuts one SiMn furnace at New Haven for maintenance

Felman Production said February 20 it had temporarily idled one of two operating electric-arc furnaces at its 105,000 mt/year New Haven, West Virginia, plant for maintenance and upgrades, a move expected to reduce its output of silicomanganese for approximately 10 weeks.

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