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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook metals, minerals, and fuels 1972
Year 1972, Volume 1 (1972)

Briggs, Ted C.
Nitrogen,   pp. 881-896 PDF (2.1 MB)


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PRICES 
Table 5.—Price quotations for major nitrogen compounds in 1972 
(Per short ton) 
Compound 
Jan. 1 Dec.25 
Ammonium nitrate, domestic, fertilizer-grade, 33.5% nitrogen, bulk, delivere&
- - 
 80-pound bags, same basis                                          Ammonium
sulfate, standard-grade, commercial, bulk, f.o.b. works           Anhydrous
ammonia, fertilizer, wholesale, tanks, delivered east of Rockies, except
East Coast  
$47—$49 
47—54 
115_27 
55—65 
$47—$49 
47—54 
55—65 
Aqueous ammonia, 29.4% NH,, anhydrous basis, tanks, freight equalized, east
of Rockies                                                     
65-70 
65—70 
Delivered east coast                                           
60—65 
60—65 
Sodium nitrate, domestic, agricultural, bulk, carlots, f.o.b. works     
         Bags, carlots, f.o.b. works                                    
Sodium nitrate, imported, commercial, bulk, carlots, f.o,b. Atlantic and
Gulf 
warehouses                                                   
51.50 
55.50 
51.50 
51.50 
55.50 
51.50 
100-pound bags, carlot, same basis  
Urea: 
55.50 
55.50 
 Industrial, 46% nitrogen, bulk, 50-ton carlots, delivered East         
 Agricultural, 46% nitrogen, bulk, same basis                         
 Agricultural, 45% nitrogen, bulk, 50-ton carlots, delivered East       
   Diammonium phosphate, fertilizer grade, 18-46-0, bulk, carlots, f.o.b.
Florida works                                                       
64—76 
62-63 
60-61 
55-66 
64—76 
62-63 
60—61 
55-66 
Bags, same basis  
61—73.50 
61—78.50 
 NITROGEN 885 - ' Chemical Marketing Reporter. Agricultural Chemicals. V.
201, No. 21, June 5, 1972, p. 23.Source:Chemical Marketing Reporter. 
 In general, prices of major nitrogen compounds increased or, in some instances,
remained stable during 1972. The following are samples of pricing actions
during 
1972. 
 Vistron Corp.'s price for agricultural ammonia was set at $59.40 per ton
on Apt-il 1, 1972, for ammonia delivered to all States east of the Continental
Divide, except Montana, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, West
Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and the New England States.
For roughly the same geographical area, W. R. Grace & Co. and Wycon Chemical
Co. set the delivered tankcar price for ammonia of $60 per ton into effect
on February 1, while Olin Corp. established a listing of $57 per ton, same
basis. 
 Vistron Corp.'s prices for low-pressure nitrogen solution (37% nitrogen,
in tankcar lots) was set at $120 per ton of contained nitrogen or $44.40
per ton of product, f.o.b. Lima, Ohio, freight equalized against the delivered
cost of the same solution shipped from approved competitive shipping points.
 American Cyanamid Co. set new schedules, effective July 1, 1972, for ammoniusu
nitrate fertilizer. The bulk price of antmonium nitrate prills to fertilizer
manufacturers was set at $45 per ton f.o.b. South River, Mo. The delivered
price in bulk 50-ton carlots was $47 per ton. Generally the delivered price
applied to custom- 
ers in the Midwest and South. A delivered price of $51 per ton was quoted
fee- bulk material in 50-ton carlots from Port Robinson, Ontario, Canada,
and applied to customers in New England, the East, and the Southeast. Monsanto
Chemical Co. announced similar prices for ammonium nitrate. 
 W. R. Grace Sc Co. announced a price for direct application anhydrous ammonia
of $60 per ton on August 1, 1972, the price included delivery by truck or
rail to the New England States, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland,
West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Delivered prices
in States east of the Continental Divide, excluding Montana, Georgia, Florida,
and the other States previously listed, was $55 per ton. Announced price
for urea (45% nitrogen) was $58 per ton f.o.b. Woodstock, Tenn. Delivered
price for urea in 50-ton carlots was $61 per ton, while minimum car and trucklots
were set at $65 per ton. Urea (46% nitrogen) was $2 per ton higher. 
 Vicksburg Chemical Co. announced. delivered bulk prices from $91 to $103
per ton, depending on the delivery zone, for potassium nitrate. Prilled material
was $4 per ton higher and an additional $8.50 per ton was charged for material
packaged in bags of 100-pound capacity. 
 H. J. Baker & Bro., Inc., issued a new price list, effective July 7,
1972, for its p0- 


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