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January 10, 2018

News: Pasar smelter declared FM

January 10, 2018 There are market reports Pasar in the Philippines declared force majeure (FM) late last week. The last time Pasar declared FM was July […]
January 8, 2018

News: Mosaic completes Vale Fertilizantes acquisition

January 8, 2018 Mosaic announced today it completed its acquisition of Vale Fertilizantes in Brazil. The assets now take Mosaic’s global phosphate fertilizer production capacity to […]
January 4, 2018

News: Glencore pursuing west coast North American tank capacity

January 4, 2018 Glencore has launched a request for proposal (RFP) process related to its pursuit of sulphuric acid tank capacity on the west coast of […]
December 13, 2017

News: Southern Copper Reports End Of Strike In Peru

December 13, 2017 In Peru, Southern Copper informed Acuity today that the strike involving around 3,000 of its workers ended on Tuesday. It said the strike, which […]
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. […]