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CF Industries begins restart of Billingham ammonia plant

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CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has begun restarting the ammonia plant at its Billingham, UK, complex. The restart follows an interim agreement reached to cover the costs to restart the ammonia plant and produce CO2 for the UK market.

The company halted operations at the Billingham and Ince manufacturing complexes last week due to high natural gas prices. CO2 is a byproduct of the ammonia production process. Safely restarting the ammonia plant at the Billingham Complex is expected to take several days.

“We want to thank The Honorable Kwasi Kwarteng, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and his entire staff for working tirelessly to bring about this agreement enabling restart of the plant and averting a potential CO2 supply disruption impacting many industries, including food and beverage availability to UK consumers,” said Tony Will, president and CEO, CF Industries Holdings, Inc. “We look forward to working with Secretary Kwarteng and the UK government on developing a longer-term solution, including the development of alternative suppliers of CO2 for the UK market.”

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