Hearing continues over Century Aluminum rates

Century Aluminum is seeking a power rate structure that would protect it from the wild aluminum price swings that happened in 2008 and 2009. An attorney representing West Virginia's largest manufacturers told the state Public Service Commission this week the rate request is unreasonable, and asked commissioners to reject the plan. Century Aluminum says the rate increase is necessary and it would help it reopen its Ravenswood smelter. The three-day hearing on the rate request wraps up today.