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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: Unity Envirotech acquires plant to produce amsul

United Suppliers has sold its Henry, Illinois, US fertilizer plant to Unity Envirotech of Illinois (Unity) with the transaction closing on September 19. Unity will produce […]
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 8, 2017

News: Update on Hurricane Irma; global sulphur round up

Hurricane Irma update As the US Gulf Coast region continues to deal with the lingering impacts of Hurricane Harvey, the southeast is preparing for likely landfall of Hurricane […]
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. […]
July 25, 2017

News: Mosaic completes Tampa negotiations up $4/lt

In the US, Mosaic has completed its quarterly price change negotiations with its suppliers up $4/lt from 2Q. The settlement level has been confirmed by one […]
June 29, 2017

News: no sul acid or ammonia to be produced at Kemper County indefinitely

Yesterday, Southern Company and Mississippi Power announced they are immediately suspending start-up and operation activities related to the lignite gasification component of its Kemper County energy […]
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 […]