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November 18, 2017

News: Rio Tinto Kennecott confirms restart; Hayden restarted as well

Rio Tinto Kennecott confirmed its smelter in Utah, US was fully operational as of earlier today. It did indicate, however, that force majeure on sulphuric acid […]
November 9, 2017

News: Asarco’s Hayden smelter offline; no restart date for Kennecott

In the US, multiple sources report Asarco’s Hayden smelter in Arizona is down on an unplanned basis. It is understood operations were suspended earlier this week […]
November 7, 2017

News: Agrium sells Conda to Itafos

Agrium has signed a definitive agreement with Itafos to sell its Conda, Idaho phosphate production facility in the US and adjacent phosphate mineral rights at approximately […]
September 21, 2017

News: Sumitomo to build acid tank in California

Sumitomo announced it has entered into a land lease agreement with the Port of Stockton, California, US through its SATCO subsidiary where it intends to build a […]
September 19, 2017

News: Mount Isa operations suffer fire

In Australia, a fire occurred on Monday at Glencore’s Mount Isa mine operations in Queensland. The fire was caused by a transformer malfunction at the site’s […]
August 29, 2017

News: Martin forming new JV for acid business – Saconix

US-based Martin Resource Management (MRM) is forming a new joint venture for its sulphuric acid business with Copperbeck Energy Partners, a portfolio company of Tailwater Capital. […]
June 27, 2017

News: Mosaic to close acid tender today

Brazil’s Mosaic is to close a purchase tender later today, June 27, for a cargo of 14,000t for arrival at Paranagua September 17-20.
April 13, 2017

News: Mosaic/PCS begin settling Tampa 2Q down $5/lt

In the US, Mosaic and PotashCorp (PCS) have begun settling Tampa 2Q contract price negations down $5/lt from the 1Q price of $75/lt DEL. The settlement level […]
April 3, 2017

News: Sulphur market latest

There are strong indications GazpromExport in Russia will allocate around 900,000t of sulphur for exports in 2Q. This comes after no quarterly contracts were agreed for […]
April 3, 2017

News: Yara in Brazil issues tender; Mosaic results pending

In Brazil, Yara issued a tender last Friday for the delivery of 17,000t of sulphuric acid for delivery to Rio Grande in late May. This marks […]