July 16 U.S. fertilizer producer CF Industries
Holdings Inc said on Tuesday that regulators have granted
air emission permits to allow it to expand two of its nitrogen
fertilizer sites in the United States.
CF plans to add new urea and UAN plants by the second half
of 2015 as well as an ammonia plant in 2016 to its
Donaldsonville, Louisiana facility, which is the largest of its
kind in North America. A blast at the complex in June killed one
worker and sent seven others to hospital.
The Deerfield, Illinois-based company also plans to add new
ammonia and urea plants at its Port Neal, Iowa, site.
CF is one of numerous companies planning to expand or build
new nitrogen fertilizer capacity to take advantage of high crop
prices and relatively low prices of natural gas, a key input in
Construction is expected to begin this summer, the company