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Our View: Sales show the power of trona ore

 


Businesses are going crazy for trona.

The ore, and the soda-ash generated from it, are the focus of a few major business acquisitions that have a lot of people in Sweetwater County talking.

With OCI’s recent announcement that it will sell its trona mine west of Green River, the move follows a trend started in 2008 with the purchase of General Chemical by Tata Chemicals. During the last year, two of the four trona mines have been sold to other companies. While some would interpret this as a sign that the trona industry might be headed for a rough patch, considering how quickly the establi...



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