Joffre, AB — Nutrien

UPDATED: 02/06/2018 — see Change Log

OWNER: Nutrien, formerly Agrium
PROJECT: Ammonia plant

COST (reported): None given
JOB CREATION (reported): 30+ permanent — see Job Openings [LINK]
START-UP DATE (reported): 1987

Ammonia 473,708 mtpy [Membership required] [Membership required]
Units: stpd, stpy, mtpd, mtpy = short/metric tons per day/year.
[1] United States Geological Survey (USGS) Mineral Yearbook, Nitrogen gives capacity in metric tons per year, calculated as “engineering design capacity adjusted for 340 days per year of effective production capability,” rounded to three significant digits. Source: most recent year, Table 4: Domestic Producers of Ammonia,
[2] Nutrien Fact Book 2018. Sources linked below.
[3] [Membership required]. Sources: linked below.
[4] [Membership required]. See Methodology.


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ADDRESS: Joffre Petrochemical Complex, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 5G6, Canada



  • USGS: Minerals Yearbook, Nitrogen [RECENT / ARCHIVE]
  • Alberta Environmental Authorization: permit document search [LINK / PDF]
  • US Securities and Exchange Commission regulatory filings: EDGAR Search Results, Agrium Inc., CIK#: 0000943003 [LINK]


  • 01/02/2018: Nutrien press release: Agrium and PotashCorp Merger Completed Forming Nutrien, a Leader in Global Agriculture [LINK]
  • 01/2018: Nutrien Fact Book 2018 [PDF]
  • 09/12/2016: Agrium / PotashCorp merger presentation: Creation of a World-Class Integrated Global Supplier of Crop Inputs [PDF]
  • 09/12/2016: Agrium press release: Agrium and PotashCorp to Combine in Merger of Equals to Create a World-Class Integrated Global Supplier of Crop Inputs [LINK]
  • 2015: Agrium Fact Book 2014-2015 [PDF]
  • June 2015: Agrium Brochure: Joffre [PDF]
  • 11/01/1985: Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board minutes: Industrial Development Permit decision (archive) [LINK]


  1. Hi,

    It was before Agrium time. An accident happened with upstream check valve sending some part into compressor wings to damage them. Could you send some details about it. Which compressor and how.

    • Trevor Brown says:

      Hi Archie,

      I have to admit I don’t know about that. There was a derailment of LPG and ammonia rail cars back in 1999, but that wasn’t on the Joffre site – other than that, I can’t find information about any accidents having to do with this plant. Do you have any more information about it?


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