Nutrien takes $587M loss on phosphate fertilizer operation
Global phosphate prices have trended higher from strong demand in India and Brazil, trade flow changes.
CN strike prompts potash mine shutdown, triggers 550 temporary layoffs [UPDATED]
Halting operations for two weeks starting Dec. 2, most of the mine’s product is shipped by the railway.
Plug pulled after eight years on urea, methanol plant in Becancour
Unable to negotiate a fixed price with its suppliers of engineering services and construction.
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Nutrien to cut 80 jobs at Vanscoy potash operation in efficiency push
Will take place in the fourth quarter this year and include about 30 staff and 50 hourly positions.
Fertilizer giant Nutrien to lay off up to 1,300 in Saskatchewan
Temporary action related to rail transportation backlogs, a possible Canadian Pacific Railway strike and growing inventory.
Alberta bound phosphate shipment from W Sahara detained in Panama A
Agrium’s Redwater plant has sufficient inventory to continue to process for use in several agricultural fertilizers.
Waterloo, Ont. launches poop-to-power pilot project
Anaerobic digestion process will create biogas, which can be burned for heat and energy; leftovers are used for fertilizer.
Potash Corp., Agrium agree to merge in $36B deal
CALGARY — Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan and Agrium have…
PotashCorp hastens closure of NB mine
Plans production hiatis in Saskatchwan with weak fertilizer market.
Agri-food, fertilizer exports to offset Sask. energy losses
Partial rebound in oil prices expected by 2016, EDC says in latest global export forecast.
Terror threats at US chemical plants underestimated
Report cites threats from toxic, flammable chemicals in densely populated areas.
Explosion at fertilizer plant near Saskatoon
Sulpher-based product blows in transfer equipment, no injuries.
Saskatoon plant turns nutrients from bio waste into fertilizer
The plant is expected to produce about 300 tonnes of fertilizer from human waste.
Potash cartel breakup raises economic growth concerns
Potash production represents about 1.5% of Canadian goods exports.