The Hindu Business Line  Nov 20  Comment 
The Government has abolished the requirement for industrial licences for production of ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) – a move that will benefit the cement and construction industry. Th...
New York Times  Nov 20  Comment 
Takata switched to ammonium nitrate, which is cheaper but is highly sensitive to temperature changes and breaks down over time. Above, Mark Lillie, a former senior engineer with Takata at its propellant plant in Moses Lake, Wash.
Yahoo  Nov 12  Comment 
TOKYO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Takata Corp (7312.T) has modified the composition of an air bag propellant that contains a volatile chemical at the center of a recall of millions of cars worldwide, the company told Reuters. A Takata official, who did...
Red Orbit  Oct 13  Comment 
Provided by Hannah Hickey, University of Washington The largest migration on the planet is the movement of small animals from the surface of the open ocean, where they feed on plants under cover of darkness, to the sunless depths where they...
SeekingAlpha  Oct 6  Comment 
By Price Point: The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS), one of the largest North American fertilizer companies, announced a reduction in operating rates for its phosphate operations. The company cited high raw material costs (increased sulfur and ammonia...  Sep 30  Comment 
The fertilizer giant reduces phosphate production, blaming "disconnected" ammonia and sulphur prices. It curbs ideas of phosphate and potash sales too  Jul 1  Comment 
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The Hindu Business Line  Jun 29  Comment 
   Of the ten workers injured in an ammonia compressor blast on Saturday in the Glochem Industries pharma unit at Parawada in Visakhapatnam district, one was discharge...
WA Business News  Jun 25  Comment 
Pankaj Oswal has lost a bid to delay a $500 million lawsuit in which he is suing Apache Corporation over damages related to the cost overrun on the development of Burrup Fertilisers’ ammonia plant in the Pilbara.


Ammonia is a chemical whose largest industrial use it to produce fertilizer. Ammonia can itself be used as a simple nitrogen fertilizer, but it is more commonly used to produce other nitrogen fertilizers, such as Urea Ammonium Nitrate (UAN). Although generally the least expensive source of nitrogen fertilizer available to agricultural customers, ammonia may be less attractive since it requires specialized equipment and has limited application flexibility.

The largest cost component of ammonia production is natural gas.

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