Energy Surcharge Statement For July 2019
Energy Surcharge Implementation – July Update
Dear Valued Customer:
Since October 2018, Natural Gas prices to our Western Operations have been high and volatile. As you most likely have heard, this was caused by a catastrophic explosion to one of our main natural gas sources, the Sumas Canadian Pipeline Enbridge. The repair process to get this line back to normal operation was long and painful resulting in massive amounts of extra costs.
We have implemented an Emergency Energy Surcharge of $21/ton for our Lovelock, NV and Vale, OR facilities and $12/ton for products shipping from our Clark, NV facility. This Emergency Energy Surcharge will continue into July due to circumstances beyond our control.
We continue to work to minimize the impact on you and have taken several actions to do so. We are nearing the end of this extreme situation and will have our next update at the end of the month.
We thank you for your business and support during this difficult time.
Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing