LSB Industries, Inc. announced that its Pryor, Okla., chemical facility ran its anhydrous ammonia plant for the full month of April 2014 at its targeted production rate of approximately 650 tons per day on average and has continued that into May. As previously reported, the Pryor Facility’s anhydrous ammonia plant returned to production during the last several days of February 2014 at a reduced rate and was gradually brought up to its targeted rate during March. Additionally, in early May 2014, the Pryor Facility resumed production of urea and UAN.
Jack Golsen, LSB’s Board Chairman and CEO stated, “The extensive work we have performed to upgrade and improve the reliability of our Pryor Facility is beginning to yield results. With the anhydrous ammonia plant now producing at targeted rates, we can significantly increase LSB’s output of urea and UAN, and capitalize on the market opportunities for these products. While our upgrade of Pryor is not yet complete, we are pleased with the progress we have made to date, and anticipate meaningful improvement of the plant’s operating performance in the future.”
LSB is a manufacturing and marketing company. LSB’s principal business activities consist of the manufacture and sale of chemical products for the agricultural, mining, and industrial markets, and the manufacture and sale of commercial and residential climate control products, such as geothermal and water source heat pumps, hydronic fan coils and modular geothermal chillers, and large custom air handlers.