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June 4, 2012
EPA has issued a draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment for ammonia, including a recommended limit regarding how much is likely safe for a person to inhale...
June 1, 2012
Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative (IFFCO; New Delhi) has invited bids to build a gas-based ammonia-urea complex in eastern Canada. The proposed project is planned to be set up by...
May 30, 2012
Industrial explosives and blasting services supplier Dyno Nobel International (Salt Lake City) says it will conduct a $30-million feasibility study for building an $800...
May 29, 2012
LSB Industries (Oklahoma City, OK) says it has purchased $6.5 million of chemical plant components to improve the operation and efficiency of its ammonia plant at Pryor, OK and for...
May 29, 2012
Marubeni (Tokyo) says it will buy U.S. grain merchant Gavilon Holdings (Omaha) for $3.6 billion. Gavilon is the third-biggest U.S. grain merchant in terms of the size of its marketing...
May 9, 2012
Agrium's first-quarter 2012 net earnings slipped 9% year-on-year, to $155 million.  Adjusted earnings were $210 million and exclude a pre-tax loss of $13 million on natural gas...
May 9, 2012
K+S (Kassel, Germany) says its net and operating profits decreased 29% and 24% in the first quarter of 2012, to €193.4 million ($250.8 million) and €281.1 million...
May 8, 2012
Eurochem (Moscow) says it has signed an agreement to acquire K+S's nitrogen fertilizer for €140 million ($182 million).   The sale is the “best option” for K+S...
May 2, 2012
Sirius Minerals (London), a global potash exploration and development company, has completed a detailed scoping study to develop the previously announced York potash project in the...
April 30, 2012
Orascom Construction Industries (Cairo) said today that it has been given approval by the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA; Cairo) to call for an extraordinary general...
April 27, 2012
Yara International (Oslo) says that in the first quarter it has achieved “healthy margins” and that sales volumes have returned to “normal levels.” Net income...
April 26, 2012
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp) posted a 33% decline in profits, as potash buyers continued to hold off purchases and margins sunk on higher costs. The company reported...
April 24, 2012
Notore Chemical Industries (Notore; Lagos) has signed a joint venture agreement with Mitsubishi Corporation to develop an ammonia and urea complex at its Onne, Nigeria site. Notore...
April 23, 2012
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading global fertilizer player, today reported an 88% increase in 2011 net profits to rubles 22.5 billion ($765 million) on sales 31% higher at rubles 100.5...
April 16, 2012
State-controlled energy company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) and mining company Vale (Rio de Janeiro) have agreed to study the joint development of projects in a range of sectors. They...
April 5, 2012
Yara International and IC Potash Corp. (ICP; Toronto) say that Yara has agreed to make a strategic investment of about C$40 million ($40.1 million) in ICP and has entered into an...
April 4, 2012
Acron (Vielikii Novgorod, Russia), a leader in fertilizers production, has started up a new urea facility. The capacity of the new unit is 335,000 m.t./year, which increases Acron's...
April 3, 2012
LSB Industries (Oklahoma City, OK) says it has resumed production of ammonia at its Pryor, OK facility following an unplanned maintenance outage that began March 15. Urea ammonia...
April 3, 2012
BASF says it has completed the previously announced sale of its fertilizer activities at Antwerp to EuroChem (Moscow). The total amount of the transaction will reach approximately...
March 28, 2012
Mosaic third quarter earnings slid 50% on weak potash sales and higher phosphate costs, although the company still anticipates near-record global shipments in 2012. The company posted...
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