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23/07/24

US House passes waterways bill

US House passes waterways bill

Houston, 23 July (Argus) — The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill on Monday authorizing the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to tackle a dozen port, inland waterway and other water infrastructure projects. The Republican-led House voted 359-13 to pass the Waterways Resources Development Act (WRDA), which authorizes the Corps to proceed with plans to upgrade the Seagirt Loop Channel near Baltimore Harbor in Maryland. The bill also will enable the Corps to move forward with 160 feasibility studies, including a $314mn resiliency study of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, which connects ports along the Gulf of Mexico from St Marks, Florida, to Brownsville, Texas. Water project authorization bills typically are passed every two years and generally garner strong bipartisan support because they affect numerous congressional districts. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously passed its own version of the bill on 22 May. That bill does not include an adjustment to the cost-sharing structure for lock and dam construction and other rehabilitation projects. The Senate's version is expected to reach the floor before 2 August, before lawmakers break for their August recess. The Senate is not scheduled to reconvene until 9 September. If the Senate does not pass an identical version of the bill, lawmakers will have to meet in a conference committee to work out the differences. WRDA is "our legislative commitment to investing in and protecting our communities from flooding and droughts, restoring our environment and ecosystems and keeping our nation's competitiveness by supporting out ports and harbors", representative Grace Napolitano (D-California) said. By Meghan Yoyotte Send comments and request more information at feedback@argusmedia.com Copyright © 2024. Argus Media group . All rights reserved.

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AdvanSix releases higher amsul values


23/07/24
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23/07/24

AdvanSix releases higher amsul values

Houston, 23 July (Argus) — Domestic chemicals producer AdvanSix raised its ammonium sulfate prices today as market attention shifts to fall purchasing amid potential supply issues from a competitor. Amsul volumes across upper Mississippi River warehouses increased to $345/st fob, up from $325-330/st fob summer fill values announced in mid-July. Ohio River warehouse pricing for amsul rose by $20/st to $340/st fob. These values netback to a $300/st fob Nola value. The fresh prices released by AdvanSix are also significantly higher compared with 2023 levels , when the producer increased from its summer pricing to sell amsul at $290/st fob at its river warehouses. Higher amsul prices may be noted throughout the coming weeks amid an unknown restart timeline for US amsul producer Interoceanic Corporation (IOC) that shut in its Pasadena, Texas, facility in early July ahead of Hurricane Beryl's landfall. By Meghan Yoyotte Send comments and request more information at feedback@argusmedia.com Copyright © 2024. Argus Media group . All rights reserved.

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Brazil's seaport arrivals of NP/NPS up 15pc in Jan-July


23/07/24
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23/07/24

Brazil's seaport arrivals of NP/NPS up 15pc in Jan-July

London, 23 July (Argus) — Seaborne arrivals of NP/NPS products to Brazil during January-July are set to be 15pc higher on the year at around 1.1mn t, thanks in part to tight MAP supply. NP/NPS deliveries during the period have primarily come from China with 449,000t, while deliveries from Russia have amounted to 366,000t and the US 312,000t. Chinese MAP exports have been limited, while the US and European markets have drawn in product from other origins, supporting elevated prices. The combination of limited MAP supply and high prices for the product that was available forced Brazilian buyers to look for alternative — and more affordable — sources of phosphate nutrient, resulting in a rise in NP/NPS arrivals. Brazil — which primarily uses blended complex fertilizers — is expected to receive 426,800t of seaborne compound NP/NPS in July, according to provisional line-up data from forwarding agents, up by 179pc on July 2023. But the overall quantity of complex-fertilizer arrivals in January-July is in line with last year at 1.5mn t — with July data again provisional only. The highest monthly volume of NP/NPS seaborne arrivals to Brazil — since Argus began monitoring such cargoes in January 2019 — was 450,000t in September 2023. By Nykole King Send comments and request more information at feedback@argusmedia.com Copyright © 2024. Argus Media group . All rights reserved.

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Yankuang eyes takeover of potash developer Highfield


23/07/24
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23/07/24

Yankuang eyes takeover of potash developer Highfield

London, 23 July (Argus) — Chinese state-controlled coal giant Yankuang Energy is set to become the majority shareholder in ASX-listed prospective potash producer Highfield Resources in a proposal that would also secure the remaining funding for the first phase of Highfield's Muga potash project in Spain. The two firms along with a number of investors signed a non-binding initial agreement on 19 July, under which Highfield would acquire Yankuang's wholly owned subsidiary Yancoal Canada, which includes its Southey potash project in Saskatchewan, Canada, and the rights to four other potash mining projects. In return, Highfield would issue new ordinary shares to Yankuang, making Yankuang the firm's largest shareholder. The deal would also see Highfield raise $220mn, of which Yakuang would provide $90mn, to fund the Muga project, which would mean that phase 1 of the project — with a capacity of 500,000 t/yr — would be fully funded. Highfield Resources began initial construction at the 1.3mn t/yr Muga potash mine in 2022. The project is located in the provinces of Navarra and Aragon close to Atlantic ports, ideal for shipments to the US and Brazil, as well as the MOP market in Europe. The Southey project has a planned MOP capacity of 2.8mn t/yr utilising solution mining. It has already acquired environmental approval and completed a feasibility study. The prospective deal represents a potential production capacity of 3.8mn t/yr across all the potash projects. By Nykole King Send comments and request more information at feedback@argusmedia.com Copyright © 2024. Argus Media group . All rights reserved.

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Canpotex potash sales fully committed through Sept


22/07/24
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22/07/24

Canpotex potash sales fully committed through Sept

Houston, 22 July (Argus) — Canadian potash distributor Canpotex is completely committed on volumes for potash sales through September because of robust demand in non-North American markets. All potash volumes available for sale through 30 September are fully contracted following strong demand and engagement in all major offshore markets, the company said today. Canpotex is the joint marketing arm of Nutrien and North American fertilizer producer Mosaic. The announcement comes less than a week after Canpotex and Indian fertilizer importer Coromandel International (CIL) settled a new Indian standard MOP contract price. Committed volumes from Canpotex could also include potash to be exported to China, though no official contract by Canpotex has been announced yet. Canpotex has access to three Canadian marine terminals and one US marine terminal that moves its potash from railcars into ocean vessels. By Taylor Zavala Send comments and request more information at feedback@argusmedia.com Copyright © 2024. Argus Media group . All rights reserved.

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