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Agrium delays $3-billion US nitrogen fertilizer project

2:06 PM MDT | June 3, 2013 | Lindsay Frost

Agrium announced today that it has decided to suspend engineering development on its greenfield nitrogen fertilizer project in the US Midwest and “focus efforts on attempting to secure a strategic partner and a gas contract for the project at this time,” the company says. The total cost for the planned facility, with production capacity of 1.8 million m.t./year, is estimated to be about $3 billion. Agrium announced in June 2012 that it was planning a nitrogen fertilizer plant in the Midwest to take advantage of low natural gas prices in the United...

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