BHP potash plans in doubt

Break-up of potash marketing cartel may crush BHP expansion plans.

The decision by the world's largest potash producer to quit a marketing cartel has called into question BHP Billiton Ltd's plans to spend up to $US15 billion ($A16.6 billion) expanding potash production.

Russia's OAO Uralkali announced overnight it would quit the Belarus Potash Company (BPC) joint venture with partner Belaruskali, a move that Uralkali said it expects will slash potash prices by 25%.


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