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CVR Partners to defer Coffeyville plant turnaround

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CVR Partners, LP has said that it intends to defer the scheduled turnaround at its Coffeyville, Kansas, US, nitrogen fertilizer facility from October 2021 to 3Q22.

CVR Partners now expects its total forecasted turnaround spending for 2021 of approximately US$8 million to US$10 million of expense for the Coffeyville facility to be spent in 2022, which will be in addition to the planned 2022 turnaround for the Partnership’s East Dubuque nitrogen fertilizer facility.

“The health and safety of our employees, contractors and communities remains our critical priority,” said Mark Pytosh, President and CEO of CVR Partners’ general partner. “Between the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and the addition of Louisiana to Kansas’ travel quarantine list, we thought it prudent to reconsider the timing of this turnaround.

“Our proactive performance of maintenance activities during recent downtime events together with a planned short, opportunistic outage later in the year should enable us to safely defer this turnaround and complete the installation of the urea expansion project,” Pytosh said. “This turnaround deferral should also position us to capitalise on the strong margin environment we are currently seeing for both ammonia and UAN.”

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