NEWSBREAK: Oxygen shortage threatens Mississippi Silicon ops, sends US Si price to 13.5-year high

A shortage of oxygen containers brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic has left one of two main silicon producers in the United States, Mississippi Silicon, almost unable to produce silicon, Fastmarkets understands.

The US silicon price - which was already at a 10-year high on short supply - jumped by 13.35% in a week, hitting its second-highest ever level on Thursday September 16.
Mississippi Silicon did not comment, but several sources close to the Burnsville, Mississippi-based supplier confirmed the situation.

Fastmarkets assessed the price of silicon, ddp US, at $1.70-1.95 per lb on Thursday, up from $1.57-1.65 per lb a week earlier, its highest level since April 2008. The range was $1.80-2.00 per...


Orla O'Sullivan

September 17, 2021

06:28 GMT

New York