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Fertilizer Plant Construction in Western ND Boosting Economy
Post Date: Nov 07 2016

by Jamestown Sun

One of North Dakota's largest ongoing construction projects is making its host county a harbor of economic stability in the rough economic waters rocking much of the state.

A $500 million urea fertilizer plant started in 2014 is past the halfway construction mark within the sprawling industrial complex of Basin Electric Power Cooperative's Dakota Gasification Co. plant northwest of Beulah in far western North Dakota..

Already home of four power plants, two lignite coal mines and the synfuels plant, Mercer County saw a substantial rise in taxable sales at a time when that metric nosedived across the state. Sales were up 17 percent in the most recent reporting quarter compared to last year, as that same number declined 26 percent statewide with the oil patch economy dragging along the bottom.

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