PotashCorp Re-evaluating Stakes in SQM and ICL

PotashCorp Re-evaluating Stakes in SQM and ICL

Just days after SQM released less-than-stellar Q1 results, the company was dealt another blow. PotashCorp revealed on May 21 that it is re-evaluating whether to keep its stakes in both SQM and Israel Chemicals.

10 Top Potash-producing Countries

Here's a look at the 10 top potash-producing countries of 2014, as identified by the US Geological Survey.

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EuroChem Open to Selling Potash With Rival Uralkali

Reuters reported that Russia's EuroChem is open to selling potash with its rival Uralkali (LSE:URALL) after completing construction on its two mines, however a senior executive of the company said it is still too early to purse the partnership.

Potash West Reports Construction and Operation of Small Scale Plant for Lithium Production

Potash West Reports Construction and Operation of Small Scale Plant for Lithium Production

Potash West (OTC:PWNNY,ASX:PWN) announced that Lepidico Ltd. used a small scale plant to produce lithium carbonate from a lithium-rich mica called lepidolite, thereby constructing and operating a continuous process operation. Potash West (PWN) owns 25% of Li-Technology Pty Ltd, with 75% owned by Strategic Metallurgy Pty Ltd. (SM). PWN and SM will be transferring ownership of Li-Technology to Lepidico in exchange for shares.

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Potash West Managing Director Patrick McManus Talks Potash in Australia and Germany

Potash West (OTC:PWNNY,ASX:PWN) Managing Director, Patrick McManus, provided an update on the Dandaragan Trough Project in Western Australia and potash projects in Germany: "the feasibility on the Dinner Hill Project within the Dandaragan Trough is progressing; we should be announcing an updated resource on that within the next two to three months. In addition to that, the German project, specifically the Küllstedt project area has a large amount of drilling on it in the last several decades - we are currently reviewing that and we expect to be announcing an update of that drilling work within the next month."

Strata Minerals CEO Jason Bahnsen Talks Phosphate in Utah

Strata Minerals Inc. (TSXV:SMP) CEO Jason Bahnsen provided this video update on what investors can look forward to after the company recently announced its maiden Resource Estimate for the Diamond Mountain phosphate project in Utah.

Market News

India’s Potash Volumes to be Impacted by Higher Import Price

Mining Weekly reported that fertilizer producers in India expect a fall in inward shipments of fertilizer minerals during the current financial year. The producers failed to avoid a price hike in the year's first two potash import deals.

MarketsandMarkets Predicts Specialty Fertilizer Market Will be Worth $19,885 Million By 2020

MarketsandMarkets published a report titled "Specialty Fertilizers Market by Type (Monoammonium Phosphate, Monopotassiun phosphate, Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Sulfate, Urea, UAN, and Others), by Crop Type & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020" that projects the specialty fertilizer global market will reach $19,885 million by 2020.

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