Pending US legislation points to aluminium smelter restart

Legislation currently in play at the Missouri General Assembly, the state legislature of the US state of Missouri, points to the possibility that Arg International AG may restart some amount of production at its smelter in the state.

“Ameren Missouri and other stakeholders are supporting an amendment to legislation in the General Assembly that provides an opportunity to establish a competitive energy rate that could assist with a restart of the aluminium smelter in Southeast Missouri and also possibly attract a new steel mill to the area,” Warren Wood, vp of external affairs and communications for power supplier Ameren Missouri, part of Ameren Corp, told Metal Bulletin sister publication AMM via email on May 9. “This legislation would better enable the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) to set an energy...


Kirk Maltais

May 11, 2017

04:04 GMT