The final plan for a water supply for the CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant in North Dakota might be nearing completion, according to Brian Schouvieller, CHS senior vice president of North American grain marketing and crop nutrients.
The CHS Board of Directors approved final plans for the approximately $3 billion nitrogen fertilizer project at its September meeting. Groundbreaking will take place following completion of additional details, with the plant intended to be fully operational in the first half of 2018. When complete, the plant will employ 160 to 180 people.
One of the largest natural gas pipelines in North Dakota in the past decade is in the planning and permitting process, according to Tim Rasmussen, spokesman for WBI Energy, a division of MDU Resources Group.
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.
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