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Richardson buys up veg oil-based drilling lubricant maker

Grain firm supplies canola oil to Control Chemical

The Calgary maker of Matex drilling fluids is under new ownership from one of its minority owners and its biggest supplier of crude canola oil. Winnipeg grain firm Richardson International announced last Tuesday it has bought full ownership of Control Chemical Corp. for an undisclosed amount. Control Chemical is billed as a specialized manufacturer of […] Read more




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Canola crush margins deteriorate

CNS Canada — Canola crush margins have deteriorated over the past few months to hit some of their weakest levels of the past two years. However, domestic processors continue to show good demand despite their declining profit margins. As of Monday, the Canola Board Crush Margin calculated by ICE Futures Canada was about $44 above […] Read more






Canola seed, oil and meal. (Photo courtesy Canola Council of Canada)

Canola crush margins continue downward slide

CNS Canada — Canola crush margins have continued their downward slide, falling to their lowest levels in 10 months over the past week. As of Friday, the Canola Board Crush Margins calculated by ICE Futures Canada were at about $86 above the March contract, which compares with levels a month ago of roughly $126. Crush […] Read more


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Canola crush margins tumble

CNS Canada — Canola crush margins dropped by more than $30 per tonne over the past two weeks, which may be putting a damper on end-user demand. As of Thursday, the Canola Board Crush Margins calculated by ICE Futures Canada were at about $100 above the March contract, which compares with levels only two weeks […] Read more

Richardson International’s canola crushing facility at Lethbridge, shown here in July 2016. (Photo courtesy Richardson International)

Canola crushers running at full steam

CNS Canada — Canadian canola crushers showed no signs of slowing down their record pace over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, with the weekly crush topping 200,000 tonnes for only the second time ever. The canola crush during the week ended Wednesday came in at 200,294 tonnes, according to the most recent Canadian Oilseed […] Read more