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LSB Industries, Inc. Announces the Start of Production at Its El Dorado, Arkansas Facility’s Ammonia Plant; Full Production Level to Be Attained by Third Quarter 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 17, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- LSB Industries, Inc. LXU, +1.03% (“LSB or the Company”) today announced that its new 375,000 ton ammonia plant at its El Dorado, Arkansas facility (“El Dorado”) is operational and ammonia production is now underway. The Company expects to be selling ammonia into the pipeline by the end of May. The plant will gradually ramp production volume over the next two months and is expected to reach full capacity by the beginning of the third quarter of 2016.

As previously stated, LSB expects the total cost of the project to be approximately $830 million, which is at the low end of its previously articulated range of $831 million to $855 million. This includes the ammonia plant and the construction of a new nitric acid plant and concentrator that were completed in 2015.

“We are pleased to have achieved this critical milestone with the start-up of the new ammonia plant at our El Dorado Facility,” stated Daniel Greenwell, LSB’s Chief Executive Officer. “We...