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Ammonia production booms on cheap natural gas

05.01.2014  |  Keel, T.,  IHS Chemical , 

Keywords: [fertilizer] [natural gas] [coal] [hydrocarbons] [China]

Thanks to the availability of a steady supply of affordable natural gas as a feedstock, the ammonia and fertilizer industries in North America are experiencing a renaissance that has not been witnessed in decades. During the past five years, demand for ammonia grew at an annual average rate of almost 2.5% from 153 million metric tons (MMt) in 2009 to more than 170 MMt in 2013.

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