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Nitrogen Plant Shut Down in Alberta
Thu Apr 17, 2014 06:04 PM CDT

WINNIPEG (Dow Jones) -- A shutdown at a nitrogen facility in Alberta threatens to slow what was already a troubled shipping schedule of fertilizer supplies across Western Canada.

A nitrogen plant in Carseland, which is owned by Agrium, suffered a failure of its auxiliary boiler in late March and isn't expected to re-start production until the second half of May. In the meantime, Agrium expects the closure will result in lower product availability of urea by approximately 100,000 metric tons and ammonia by roughly 20,000 tons in the second quarter.

Logistics problems caused by the rail slowdown had ...

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