HOUSTON (ICIS)--Canadian fertilizer producer Agrium restarted its nitrogen plant in Borger, Texas, after it suffered an unplanned shutdown over the weekend, according to a regulatory filing made available on Monday.
On 21 February employees at the fertilizer facility discovered a leaking discharge line coming from the compressor and decided to shut down the urea operation, according to a filing made with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
There were no injuries to employees and no damage to the plant as a result of the leak.
The plant was restarted late on Sunday.
The plant produces both ammonia and urea, with the ammonia segment having an estimated capacity of 490,000 tonne/year while the urea capacity is listed at 100,000 tonne/year.
Agrium officials were not immediately available for comment.