The Canadian miner, the world’s largest producer of the fertilizer by capacity, expects strong demand to continue this year as North American farmers seek to replenish soil nutrients after record harvests.
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The company is also said to be mulling a number of investment projects involving a Chinese chemical company.
Mosaic was charged with fines of more than more than $85,000 after a worker's leg was crushed in a conveyer in February 2014.
The firm anticipates “challenging market fundamentals” in the phosphate-fertilizer market, adding that it is currently assessing the value of some assets, which may lead to writedowns.
Decision to resume operations at the mine was based on Mosaic's expectations that 2017 will be a stronger year for the potash industry.
The 114 miners who were trapped underground following a fire are now home and operations will resume today.
The company also said it expects layoffs resulting from temporary production halts at its Lanigan and Allan mines in early 2017.
Sirius Minerals’ York mine is expected to be one of the world’s largest in terms of the amount of resources extracted, generating an initial 10 million tonnes of polyhalite per year.
The deal, the biggest Canadian merger since CNOOC Ltd. bought Nexen Energy ULC in 2013, would create the world’s largest crop-nutrient supplier, worth about $36 billion.
The combined firm will be the world's largest crop nutrient producer and third largest natural resource company in Canada.
A tie-up could produce a fertilizer giant worth more than $30 billion.
Analysts see the long-awaited deal to sell potash to Chinese buyers as good news for the beleaguered sector, even though the agreed price is dramatically lower than last year’s.
The company has set Jan. 3 as the restart date for the mine, but that may change based on market conditions.
BHP has been developing its own Canadian potash mine — the Jansen project — in Potash Corp's backyard, and has already invested about $3.8 billion on it.
Belarus has said it might cooperate with Uralkali, in the first sign the two sides might work together since the Russian potash producer broke off their business alliance in 2013.
The overseas marketing arm of Saskatchewan’s three largest potash producers, has abandoned its plans to build a $775-million shipping terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert in British Columbia.
Sirius' mine, located beneath a U.K. national park, is set to generate an initial 10 million tonnes per year of polyhalite – a form of potash.
The offtake deal with Huaken International is for seven years from the moment the York Potash mine is up and running.
The Legacy mine, located approximately 50km north of the city of Moose Jaw, will be the first new potash operation built in the last 40 years in Saskatchewan.
The $3.15 billion project will tap into the world’s largest and highest grade deposit of polyhalite, used as a fertilizer, inside the North York Moors National Park.
The agreement with Kansas-based Koch Fertilizer comes as the European firm attempts to fend off a takeover bid from Potash Corp.
The latest offer was unchanged in its value, but included a more formal “business combination agreement,” K+S said
While oil production is expected to drop by 4% this year, potash output will jump 8%, BMO forecasts.
While it did not release price terms, it is believed the group will be selling its crop nutrient for US$315 per a tonne,
The move may be the first of many more competitive deals by producers in the potash market, which has historically operated with large joint ventures controlling prices.