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BPC agrees new potash contract at US$290/t CFR

BPC agreed a new potash contract price with a buying consortium in China at US$290/t CFR, a BPC official and local sources in China confirmed. The price marks a US$60/t increase on the 2H17 price.


Sirius Minerals signs supply agreement for South America

Sirius Minerals Plc announces the signing of a take-or-pay supply agreement between its wholly owned subsidiary York Potash Ltd, OFD Supply Inc. and Cibrafertil Companhia Brasileira de Fertilizantes for the supply and resale of POLY4 into Brazil and certain other countries in South America.


Development in £3.5 billion polyhalite mine at Whitby

Sirius Minerals marked another major milestone in the development of its £3.5bn polyhalite mine near Whitby today, as it named its new Vertical Shaft Sinking Machine, which will start hollowing out a 360 m deep shaft that will allow the construction of the 23 mile tunnel that will transport mined ore to Teesside.


Production interruption at Hattorf plant

Due to the persistent severe drought, the water level in the Werra river remains at an exceptionally low level, meaning production at the Hattorf site has also been temporarily interrupted.