BHP gets a free kick

Sirius blinked. That might not mean much to most BHP shareholders but financial troubles for a British-based potash developer called Sirius Minerals could clear the way for BHP to complete the construction of its contentious Jansen potash project in Canada. Three months ago, the question of who would blink first was asked in a Eureka Report article, A potash stand-off, on May 1 which compared Jansen with the Woodsmith project of Sirius near Middlesbrough in North Yorkshire. Both potash mines are part-built. Both have a price tag of more than $US5 billion and both have the potential to eventually supply 10 million tonnes of

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