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Bringing In the Brine: South Arkansas Lithium Projects Face Engineering ChallengesLock Icon

Companies have invested hundreds of millions to create an Arkansas lithium industry, the infrastructure for which will be costly. read more >
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Oil & Gas Commission to Revisit Lithium Royalties at April MeetingLock Icon

Companies working to extract commercial lithium products from underground brine are looking for price clarity. read more >
Standard Lithium's drill rig at the well re-entry site in Lafayette County. The drill rig has since demobilized from the site after reaching a total measured depth of 8,940 feet, and has been replaced by a workover rig to complete perforations, final testing and sampling.
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Arkansas Lithium Is Now a Reality

The only remaining question is this: How big will the industry’s potential be? read more >
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Arkansas Year in Review: Top 10 Business Stories of 2023Lock Icon

Businesses and consumers in Arkansas and the rest of the country spent 2023 in the shadow of rising interest rates. Businesses dealt with other adversity, including rising insurance rates and a deadly March tornado. Other stories this year were more hopeful. read more >
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Top Online Stories of 2023: Eatery News, a Lyon College Setback And 27 Marijuana Laws Tossed Out

Readers were hungry for restaurant news on the Arkansas Business website this year. read more >
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Standard Lithium Boasts Test Plant Results Near El Dorado

The publicly traded Canadian company said two tests show that its lithium extraction process is "ready to scale." 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 / Public Companies

New Standard Lithium Well Produces Record Lithium Concentrations

The well in east Texas is the latest of the company's projects in the Smackover geological formation. read more >
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Hints for Landowners On Lithium Royalties

Some of the people paying closest attention to the birth of a lithium industry in south Arkansas are the landowners with mineral rights leased out for their underground brine. read more >
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Standard Lithium Buys 118 Acres for $1.3B Plant

The company hopes to start construction on what it calls its South West Arkansas project sometime in 2025. 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 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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Good News for Lithium Industry (Editorial)

There was good news last week for the emerging lithium industry in south Arkansas. read more >
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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

Exxon and the Race for Arkansas Lithium

The lithium mining boom is on in south Arkansas, and Exxon Mobil has entered the field. read more >
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BNP Paribas to Handle Debt Financing for Standard Lithium Plant

BNP Paribas is the European Union’s leading bank and key player in international banking. read more >
Energy / Public Companies

Standard Lithium, Koch Affiliate in Deal to Speed Commercial Development

The deal, in which the companies will share data and together develop and commercialize lithium brine processing flow sheets for Standard’s use in the region, forges another bond with subsidiaries of Koch Industries of Wichita, a significant investor in the project. read more >
Robert Mintak, CEO of Standard Lithium Ltd.
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Standard Lithium Shareholders to Meet in El Dorado April 4

The company, based in Vancouver, has been refining battery-ready lithium products at two test plants in El Dorado. read more >
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Standard Lithium Reports Key Results From Texas Drilling

Samples have yielded the highest confirmed levels of the element ever found in North American brine, the company said. read more >