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Robert Mintak, CEO of Standard Lithium Ltd.
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Standard Lithium Announces Partnership to Accelerate Arkansas Plant Development

The deal with the Equinox, of Stavanger, Norway, is worth up to $160 million. read more >
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Exxon Mobil Dives Into South Arkansas

Commercializing lithium should be natural for the Natural State, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said last week as Exxon Mobil Corp. announced the start of major brine operations in south Arkansas. read more >
Energy

New Standard Well Yields High Concentrations of Lithium, Potash and Bromine

Standard Lithium says it has drilled a new brine well in the Smackover Formation of east Texas that broke its own record for lithium concentration. read more >
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$365M Lithium Plant Plans Move Ahead for El Dorado

Vancouver-based Standard Lithium predicts commercial production will start in 2026. An even bigger project could come soon afterward. read more >
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A Gusher for an Era of EVs?Lock Icon

The lithium race, like the boom that followed drillers striking oil in the Smackover Formation a century ago, could transform Magnolia, El Dorado and the entire region. read more >
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Exxon Investment Didn’t Surprise Standard’s MintakLock Icon

Exxon Mobil Corp.'s $100 million investment in Arkansas land leases was a validation of Standard Lithium's six years of work here, its CEO says. read more >
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A Bigger Bang (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Is lithium really the next big thing? According to energy reporter Kyle Massey’s cover story this week, the signs increasingly point to yes. read more >
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Lithium Boom: Magnolia Gets Ready for the RushLock Icon

South Arkansas offers advantages beyond its mineral-rich underground water, Standard Lithium Ltd. CEO Robert Mintak says. read more >
Energy

Preliminary Study Foresees $1.27B Standard Lithium Project in Arkansas

Standard Lithium announces results from its preliminary study of the feasibility of a $1.27 billion lithium production project in southwest Arkansas. read more >
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Koch Industries Veteran David Park Joins Standard Lithium in Arkansas Projects

He'll be a senior strategic adviser to Standard, which has two pilot plants deriving lithium products from underground brine streams in El Dorado. read more >
Energy

Standard Lithium Announces 2 New Independent Directors

The new board members, experienced energy executives Claudia D’Orazio and Anca Rusu, are expected to provide additional expertise in project management and financial and human resources for the south Arkansas project. read more >
Robert Mintak, CEO of Standard Lithium Ltd.
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Standard Lithium Announces Hirings, Progress Toward El Dorado Plant

Two engineering experts with decades of experience managing energy and mining projects have joined the company. read more >
Robert Mintak, CEO of Standard Lithium Ltd.
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Triumphs and Doubts Bracket South Arkansas Lithium Play

Standard Lithium Ltd. gets Lanxess and Koch aboard, but some questions persist. read more >
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Standard Lithium, Lanxess Proceed Toward Big Plant in El Dorado

A new agreement between the two companies streamlines planning for the facility. read more >
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$100M Koch Investment Backs Standard Lithium’s Arkansas Venture

Wednesday’s announcement could be just the beginning. Standard Lithium is exploring further collaboration with Koch Industries subsidiaries, including Koch Engineered Solutions. read more >
Robert Mintak, CEO of Standard Lithium Ltd.
Energy / Investments

Standard Lithium to Trade on NYSE American

A Canadian company making steady strides toward establishing a lithium extraction industry in south Arkansas passes another milestone, announcing approval to list its shares on the NYSE American exchange. read more >
Robert Mintak, CEO of Standard Lithium Ltd.
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More Focus on Lithium Flowing Under Arkansas

On the cusp of an electric vehicle revolution that could expand the market for lithium fivefold over the next 10 years, CEO Robert Mintak of Standard Lithium Ltd. is right where he wants to be. read more >
Lanxess, the German chemical multinational with major bromine production infrastructure in south Arkansas.
Manufacturing

Lanxess Enters Battery Chemical Market, Extending Plans for Arkansas Lithium

Lanxess, the German multinational chemical maker that’s partnered in a major south Arkansas lithium-extraction project, will soon be producing electrolyte solutions for lithium-ion batteries. read more >
Robert Mintak, CEO of Standard Lithium Ltd.
Manufacturing

El Dorado Project Has Proved Itself, Standard Lithium Says

Standard Lithium LLC says it has proved that its technology can collect lithium from Arkansas’ underground brine and process it into better-than-battery grade lithium carbonate for the lithium-ion market. read more >
Robert Mintak, CEO of Standard Lithium Ltd.
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Remote From Canada, a Cheerleader for Arkansas Lithium

Robert Mintak, the crisp and precise CEO of Standard Lithium LLC, has been on a public relations tour that’s anything but standard, promoting south Arkansas’ lithium resources from 3,500 miles away. read more >