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Agrium Shelves Gasification Plans

3:29 PM MDT | March 17, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Agrium says that it has decided not to build a gasification facility to supply coal-based syngas to its 325,000-ton/year nitrogen fertilizer plant at Kenai, AK and that the Kenai plant will be mothballed “shortly.” Agrium says that it had been evaluating the feasibility of building a gasification plant to supply Kenai since 2005 but has determined that“current economics are not sufficient” to proceed. Agrium’s Kenai nitrogen facility was closed last year due to a shortage of natural gas supply. Agrium says it will still pursue other...

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