WILLMAR, Minn. — The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is urging farmers around the state to plan ahead for their propane needs this fall. Due to the reversal of the Cochin pipeline and an increase in U.S. propane exports, propane supplies in Minnesota could be stretched thin if everyone waits until the fall to buy propane.
No comments have been made yet on the Air Pollution Control Permit to Construct requested by CHS for its proposed nitrogen fertilizer plant in Spiritwood, N.D., according to Craig Thorstenson, environmental engineer for the North Dakota Department of Health.
A pump test has sent 2,300 gallons of water per minute spilling onto the ground about eight miles south of Spiritwood, N.D., since April 23. The test ends today and is required by the North Dakota State Water Commission.
It is part of the permitting process for the proposed CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant near Spiritwood.
CHS corporate officials continue to review the status of the proposed nitrogen fertilizer plant at Spiritwood, N.D., according to Carl Casale, CHS president and CEO. The latest information does not include a timeline for any future decisions.
An anticipated announcement on the proposed CHS Inc. nitrogen fertilizer plant in Spiritwood, N.D., was delayed by the company Tuesday.
Annette Degnan, marketing communications director for CHS, said “significantly higher than expected construction and labor cost estimates,” were prompting further review of the project.
The combination of a high valuation and a long construction period has made determining the value of tax incentives for the proposed CHS nitrogen plant in Spiritwood (N.D.) Township difficult, according to Casey Bradley, auditor and chief operating officer for Stutsman County.
CHS Inc. is offering nearly 17 million shares of stock with a possible intended purpose of partially funding the anticipated construction of a nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing plant in Spiritwood, according to Lani Jordan, director of corporate communications for CHS.
CHS Inc. of St. Paul on Friday announced it will spend a total of $50 million on several projects in northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota, including a grain terminal and shuttle train loader in Langdon, N.D., and a fertilizer depot at Erskine, Minn.
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