Jim Beck

Rusal Parent Company Says Report Of Bans On Russian Aluminium “Irresponsible”

Rusal Parent Company Says Report Of Bans On Russian Aluminium “Irresponsible”

En+ Group took the offensive against media reports suggesting that the United States government is considering sanctions on Russian aluminium and other materials this week, asserting that it has been fully compliant with US import regulations. UC Rusal’s parent company spoke through...


Despite Unfathomable Destruction, Harvey to Cause Minimal Interruptions to Aluminium Industry

The once-in-a-millenium storm that is Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey will likely have a limited impact upon aluminium facilities located on the Gulf Coast. According to reporting by Platts, Alcoa closed a petroleum coke calciner located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Alcoa spokesman Jim Beck indicated that the newly-restarted plant was idled due to a storm-related power disruption. […]

Alcoa Says Reopening Alumina Refinery at Port Comfort Must Wait

Despite reopening operations at its plant in Evansville, Indiana, representatives for Alcoa Corporation informed local media in Texas that the plant at Point Comfort is likely to remain idle for the foreseeable future. Company spokesman Jim Beck was quoted in the Victoria Advocate as saying that, though the firm regularly reevaluates the economic arguments for […]