U.S. fertilizer projects start up | May 1, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 18 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 18 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 1, 2017 | Web Date: June 27, 2017

U.S. fertilizer projects start up

Department: Business
Keywords: agriculture, nitrogen fertilizer, shale gas

Two new fertilizer plants fueled by low-cost natural gas from shale have started up in the U.S. In Wever, Iowa, OCI has opened a $3 billion facility that can make up to 2 million metric tons of nitrogen fertilizer per year. The company calls it the first greenfield nitrogen fertilizer plant to be built in the U.S. in more than 25 years. And in Borger, Texas, Agrium has commissioned a 610,000-metric-ton-per-year urea facility on the site of an existing nitrogen fertilizer plant.

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