Category Archives: Features

Innovation at BHP Billiton’s Jansen Project

Building the first conventional greenfield potash mine in Saskatchewan for some decades presents a rare opportunity for innovation that BHP Billiton is grasping with both hands as it builds what the company believes will be the safest and most technologically advanced potash mine in the province. As the company continues…

No promise for potash prices

By Melanie Franner The fact that it took China and India (among the largest purchasers of fertilizer in the world) until the third quarter of 2016 to sign their annual potash contracts with Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) does not bode well for a rebound any time soon for the global…

Light at the end of the tunnel: Rebuilding in the wake of the Piccadilly Mine closure

By Tammy Schuster Since the sudden closure of the Piccadilly Mine in Sussex, NB, last January, many workers have since transferred to other company operations, relocated, or accepted positions with other mines. But in the aftermath of the mine closure, the province has been working hard to create new opportunities…