26 September 2007 17:43 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--US phosphate fertilizer producer Mosaic will bring forward a planned outage at one of its Florida facilities due to a lack of sulphur, a company source said on Wednesday.
The outage, expected to last around two weeks, will take place at Mosaic’s 2m tonne/year facility at Bartow in September, rather than October, due to a lack of raw material feedstock sulphur.
Mosaic purchases most of the sulphur it requires from North American oil and natural gas producers. However, the sulphur market in 2007 has been characterised by tight supply globally, due in part by increased demand downstream from phosphate fertilizer producers facing record crop prices.Other US DAP and MAP producers include CF Industries and Mississippi Phosphates.
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