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A water fight in Chile's Atacama raises questions over lithium mining

Oct 19 2018

SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA Earlier this year, the world's two biggest lithium producers publicly celebrated new deals with Chile's government that will allow them to vastly increase output of the ultralight battery metal from the Atacama, the world's driest desert. | Video

RPT-EXPLAINER-What's next as Tianqi, SQM face off in Chile court

Oct 13 2018

SANTIAGO, Oct 12 Chile's Constitutional Court on Oct. 11 put the brakes on a $4 billion deal allowing the sale of a coveted 24 percent stake in top lithium producer SQM to China's Tianqi Lithium Corp, after its controlling shareholder filed a lawsuit.

Explainer: What's next as Tianqi, SQM face off in Chile court

Oct 12 2018

SANTIAGO Chile's Constitutional Court on Oct. 11 put the brakes on a $4 billion deal allowing the sale of a coveted 24 percent stake in top lithium producer SQM to China's Tianqi Lithium Corp, after its controlling shareholder filed a lawsuit.

Albemarle shares drop after Chile rejects hike in lithium quota

Oct 08 2018

SANTIAGO/HOUSTON Shares of Albemarle Corp fell as much as 2.3 percent on Monday following news that Chile's nuclear regulator refused to increase the company's quota to sell lithium produced from its Salar de Atacama operation.

UPDATE 2-Chile weighs arbitration with top lithium producer Albemarle

Oct 04 2018

VALPARAISO, Chile, Oct 4 The Chilean state agency that oversees lithium mining in the country´s Atacama salt flat will decide within a week whether to take top producer Albemarle Corp to arbitration in a contract dispute, an attorney for the agency said on Wednesday.

REFILE-Chile weighs arbitration with top lithium producer Albemarle

Oct 03 2018

VALPARAISO, Chile, Oct 3 The Chilean state agency that oversees lithium mining in the country´s Atacama salt flat will decide within a week whether to take top producer Albemarle Corp to arbitration in a contract dispute, an attorney for the agency said on Wednesday.

Chilean regulator says agreement reached with Tianqi on SQM stake sale

Sep 08 2018

SANTIAGO Chilean anti-trust regulator FNE said on Friday it had reached an agreement with Tianqi Lithium Corp that would allow the Chinese miner to purchase a stake in top lithium producer SQM, pending court approval.

In Chilean desert, global thirst for lithium is fueling a 'water war'

Aug 29 2018

SANTIAGO On Chilean water regulator Oscar Cristi's desk, a small white espresso cup teeters atop piles of documents and loose folders that appear on the point of collapse, perhaps an apt metaphor for the growing water crisis in parts of the Andean country.

Exclusive: Chile says to clamp down on water rights in lithium-rich Salar de Atacama

Aug 23 2018

SANTIAGO Chile is preparing major new restrictions on the extraction of water from the lithium-rich Salar de Atacama salt flats, home to top lithium miners Albemarle and SQM , the head of the country's water authority told Reuters on Thursday.

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Chile says to clamp down on water rights in lithium-rich Salar de Atacama

Aug 23 2018

SANTIAGO, Aug 23 Chile is preparing major new restrictions on the extraction of water from the lithium-rich Salar de Atacama salt flats, home to top lithium miners Albemarle and SQM , the head of the country's water authority told Reuters on Thursday.

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