Thursday, October 19, 2017

Evo Morales Announces 335,000 tonnes of urea export to Brazil

The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, announced on Tuesday that in the next few weeks will begin to export to Brazil of 335,000 tons of urea produced the first Bolivian State petrochemical plant.
Morales made the announcement in Santa Cruz de la Sierra during an act in which the State oil company YPFB signed agreements with the Bolivian agroindustrial sector for the sale of urea produced in petrochemical installed in the region of Cochabamba.
According to the ruler, within two weeks will be made a first shipment of 335,000 tons of urea to Brazil through Puerto Quijarro, on the border between the two countries.
"Imagine, before it was importing. Now we export urea because it is our industry, "Morales said, without giving further details on how to get will be made the sale to the Brazilian market.
The Bolivia opened in September your first petrochemical plant, installed by the South Korean company Samsung in the town of Bulo Bulo, with a cost of $ $953,000,001 daily capacity of 2,100 tons of urea production and 1,200 tons of ammonia.
The authorities have calculated that between 10% and 20% of production will serve to meet the internal demand of fertilizers and the rest will be exported mainly to the States of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul, in addition to Peru, Argentina and Paraguay.
The agreements signed today by YPFB will allow the marketing of 14000 metric tons of granulated urea.
Morales noted that the industrial sector would buy a ton of urea at a cost of $ $550, and now you can purchase fertilizer produced in the country for $ $335, with "almost 50% reduction".
The President of YPFB, Oscar Belly, pointed out that the production and sale of urea in the local market will have a significant positive impact on the development of the agro sector "and in increasing the productive economy to ensure food security.
The Minister of hydrocarbons, Luis Sánchez, pointed out that the signing of these agreements takes place 14 years after the so-called "gas war", a popular revolt against the intention of President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada (1993-1997 and 2002-2003) to export natural gas to the States United through a port in Chile.
More than 60 people died during the Suppression of those protests, which ended 17 October 2003 with the resignation and flight of Lozada.
According to Sánchez, with the signature of these agreements, Morales "came true industrialization" of Bolivian natural gas, one of the demands of those who have mobilized in 2003.
GlobalFert – 18/10/2017
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