Some Ningxia smelters will see their power turned on by the end of the year

Chinese environmental authorities have clarified what they plan to do with the closed ferrosilicon smelters in Ningxia. Those smelters who have put in environmental controls will have their power turned by the end of of 2017 and they can resume production. Those smelters that haven’t installed the necessary controls will remain closed and the power off.

The $64,000 question is how many smelters have a met their requirements and will be allowed to restart. If the major of the ferrosilicon smelters have then the market will return to normal, whatever normal is.

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Tom Rosensweet
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Might the same tactics be used by environmental authorities against FeSi producers elsewhere in China? What about the producers of other ferroalloys?

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