The Canadian-based petro-chemical giant, Nutrien, on Tuesday announced “the indefinite closure” of one of its four ammonia plants in Trinidad and Tobago, putting an estimated 50 workers on the breadline.

“This suspension of operations is in response to market conditions and lower global prices for ammonia,” the company said in a statement on its website, adding that two of their Ammonia plants and the associated urea facility will continue to operate at maximum capacity.

The other plant which was taken offline in May 2020 due to market conditions is expected to come back online as market conditions improve.

Nutrien said that market conditions have pressed the need for the closure of the plant, which will result in a 15 per cent reduction in the workforce effective October 30th.

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