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Industrial Info Resources

April 13, 2010 05:15 ET

Planned Projects by Sulfuric Acid Producers Reflect Upbeat Outlook on Demand, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) -  Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Last year, producers of sulfuric acid witnessed a dramatic drop in demand as petroleum refinery operating rates fell sharply, consumption by agricultural chemical producers tapered off, and mining operations slowed. Although the tide hasn't completely turned, there are some signs of improvement on the immediate horizon. The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) is planning several upgrades of sulfuric acid operations in Florida this year. Several plant owners, including DuPont (NYSE: DD), are planning to begin construction for emission-reduction projects to meet stricter sulfur dioxide emissions requirements.

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