Potash Mining News

BHP likely to open Jansen potash mine in Canada by 2023

Company could seek approval from the board for Jansen's expansion as early as June 2018, said chief executive Andrew Mackenzie.

BHP’s Mackenzie, Elliot Management face off

US activist investor steps up pressure on BHP to ditch petroleum. Mackenzie says company already knows what to do to lift value by 50% and double return on capital.

BHP ditching 'Billiton' in $10 million rebranding move

Move comes on the heels of calls from shareholders including activist investor Elliott Management and Australia’s Tribeca Investment Partners for a change of BHP's corporate structure.

Work starts on controversial North York Moors national park potash mine

Park authority confirmed Sirius Minerals has started building its mine.

Argentina to pass new mining law this week

Governments, industry players, unions expected to sign federal mining agreement this week, which aims to double investment in the sector to $25bn in eight years.

INFOGRAPHIC: The numbers behind the world's closest trade relationship

Whether we’re discussing the ancient merchants that traversed the legendary Silk Road, or the transfer of goods across modern border lines, trade has always been about building close relationships.

K+S Potash cuts the ribbon at its Canada’s Legacy mine, now ‘Bethune’

It's the first potash mine built in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan in more than 40 years.

PotashCorp says expected sector recovery has already begun

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.

Vale’s first quarter profit lower than expected as rains hurt iron ore output

Net income totalled $2.5 billion, compared with profit of $525 million in the prior three months and almost $1.8 billion a year earlier.

BHP puts US shale assets back on the block amid investors pressure

The miner said decision was unrelated to Elliott Management's call earlier this month to unlock shareholder value by spinning off about $22 billion of BHP's US oil assets.

Caterpillar soars as first quarter sales jump for first time in over two years

The giant equipment maker's quarterly profit surged past estimates helped by a recovery in most of its end markets.

FLSmidth key supplier for one of the world's largest greenfield phosphate rock projects

Canadian Arianne Phosphate has selected FLSmidth as key supplier for one of the world's biggest greenfield phosphate rock projects, the Lac à Paul project in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.

Turkmenistan opens bid process for country’s second potash plant

The new plant, to be based at the Karabil potash deposit, is estimated to be worth about $1.4 billion.

Another potash mine coming soon to Canada’s Saskatchewan

Western Potash said it’s moving ahead with its Milestone project, expected to produce 146,000 tonnes of potash annually over 12 years of planned operations.

Potash producer Belaruskali to make new kind of fertilizer — report

The company is also said to be mulling a number of investment projects involving a Chinese chemical company.

Iron ore, copper price plunge brings carnage to mining stocks

Worries about Chinese economy and rising tension surrounding North Korea brings fear trade to mining and industrial metals.

Veolia’s HPD® PIC™ Crystallizer Technology chosen by EuroChem to produce potassium chloride

EuroChem Group AG, a leading global fertilizer company headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, has selected Veolia Water Technologies’ proven HPD® crystallization technology for its VolgaKaliy Mine Expansion project in Russia’s Volgograd region.

Potash junior teams up with Indian conglomerate to build new mine in Saskatchewan

JV company Vanguard Potash Corp would develop a small 250,000 tonnes per annum potash mine, initially.

Encanto Confirms Incorporation of Wholly Owned Potash Trading Company

Encanto Potash Corp. is pleased to confirm the incorporation of the Encanto Potash Trading Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Encanto Potash.

Miners to spend $21 billion on exploration by 2025

Equipment and services suppliers will have to wait at least another year until they can fully feel the impact of this trend, says CSA Global — the world's second-largest mining sector consultancy.

This potash producer will help marijuana growers get a better product

IC Potash Corp. is creating a subsidiary that will focus on enhancing yields for cannabis growers and increasing the health impact and effects for consumers.

K+S Potash to begin production at its Legacy mine in Saskatchewan in Q2

Before the end of 2017, K+S Potash Canada and Amec Foster Wheeler hope to start production at their Legacy project in Saskatchewan.

Mosaic to pay hefty fine over accident at its Colonsay potash mine

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.

Amec Foster Wheeler signs MOU with Muskowekwan First Nations and Encanto Potash Corp

First mining development in Saskatchewan on First Nations land

$5.5 billion private capital ready to invest in mining

"Investors are willing to back their positive sentiment towards natural resources with fresh capital commitments," says new study.