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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The Charleston Daily Mail
December 3, 2013
By Jared Hunt

Felman rebuffs power rate proposal criticism

Felman Production is rebutting criticisms that its special power rate proposal will guarantee the profits and allow the New Haven plant to skirt much of its power costs over the next 10 years.

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AMM
American Metal Market

By Daniel Fitzgerald
November 25, 2013

Silicomanganese suppliers seek reduction in discounts

 

NEW YORK - Silicomanganese suppliers are chasing a reduction in discounts for 2014 contracts, although ongoing uncertainty over Felman Production LLC's petition for a special electricity rate for its plant in New Haven, W.Va., may see some consumers lean more heavily on the spot market next year.

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