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BHP Proposes New Potash Export Facility at Port of Grays Harbor

[ November 6, 2017   //   ]

BHP is proposing a new potash export facility at the Port of Grays Harbor’s Terminal 3 in west Hoquiam.

Potash, or potassium chloride (KCI), is a naturally occurring mineral and is a key ingredient in agricultural and garden fertilizers. The world’s largest known reserves of potash are located in Saskatchewan Canada, where BHP is developing the Jansen Potash Project to supply potash to emerging markets such as China, India and Southeast Asia where economic growth is driving increased agricultural production.

“Economic development and stimulating international trade are two of the Port of Grays Harbor’s top priorities and this project would bring significant economic opportunity to our community, resulting in private investment and job creation,” reports Port Commissioner Stan Pinnick.

BHP is a leading resources company with a global footprint built around 11 core operating assets in Iron Ore, Copper, Petroleum and Coal, with Potash as a potential fifth business.


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