Domestic shale boom could make building fertilizer plants in the U.S. more cost effective than importing fertilizer

Abundant domestic supply of natural gas is credited as the driving force behind the creation of the first new fertilizer production capacities in the United States in more than two decades, reports. Producers of ammonia and urea are looking to the United States because the price of natural gas is making it more cost-effective to produce fertilizers in newly built plants than it is to import them.