SANTIAGO, Nov 19 Chilean miner SQM
announced on Thursday plans for a fresh expansion of its Chile
lithium operations by 2023, predicting its sales of the electric
vehicle battery metal would continue their growth through 2021
even as profits flounder.
SANTIAGO U.S.-based Albemarle Corp, the world's largest lithium producer, has accused its top rival, Chilean miner SQM, and local regulators of seeking to keep secret a coveted report about the environmental impact of lithium mining in Chile's Salar de Atacama, according to a filing made by its lawyers.
SANTIAGO, Nov 12 Chilean regulators have accused
Albemarle, the world's largest lithium producer, of underpaying
royalties by $11 million and vowed to take the U.S.-based miner
to international arbitration over what they called a breach of
its contract with the government.
SANTIAGO Chileans began the long process of writing a new constitution on Monday following a landslide vote in favor of the project by citizens who want the unabashedly capitalist country's principles to enshrine greater equality in healthcare, pensions and education.
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SANTIAGO, Oct 8 Chilean miner SQM said
late Thursday it would immediately slash its use of both fresh
water and lithium-rich brine from Chile's Atacama salt flat in a
push to reduce the overall impact of its operations.
The announcement comes two months after SQM lost a high
profile legal battle that forced it to begin again on a plan to
make amends for over-pumping brine from the environmentally
sensitive Atacama. The salt flat is home to nearly one-quarter
of the world's current supply of lithium, a key ingredient in
the batteries that power electric vehicles.
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SANTIAGO, Sept 24 Chile´s top environmental
regulator on Thursday filed charges against state energy company
ENAP over allegations its Quintero port facilities emitted air
pollution that may have sickened hundreds during an incident in
SANTIAGO Chile´s top environmental regulator on Thursday filed charges against state energy company ENAP over allegations its Quintero port facilities emitted air pollution that may have sickened hundreds during an incident in 2018.
SANTIAGO Albemarle, the world's largest lithium producer, is locked in a feud with Chilean regulators over how it calculates its reserves of the ultralight metal, a potential risk to its plans to ramp up production.