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Roman Pysznyj, a hoist man at the BHP Jansen mine in Saskatchewan. For about $15-billion more than the cost of building the Jansen potash mine, BHP could own the world’s biggest potash supplier.
Roman Pysznyj, a hoist man at the BHP Jansen mine in Saskatchewan. For about $15-billion more than the cost of building the Jansen potash mine, BHP could own the world’s biggest potash supplier.
(DAVID STOBBE FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

At BHP, the stars align for second run at Potash Corp.

A window is opening for BHP Billiton Ltd. to once again try a takeover of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan.

Speculation is intense in the fertilizer industry that BHP may mount another campaign to win over Saskatoon-based Potash Corp. after being shot down in 2010. It failed the federal government’s murky “net benefit test” after a strong push from a Saskatchewan government that opposed the transaction.