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Lithium industry at a crossroad

Lithium industry at a crossroad
Aerial view of brine pools at SQM lithium mine on the Atacama salt flat in the Atacama desert of northern Chile, Jan. 10, 2013. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado/File Photo -
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Global lithium producers, investors, analysts and regulators are in Santiago this week for the annual Fastmarkets Lithium Supply & Markets Conference. Breakneck demand for the white metal from Tesla Inc and other automakers has sparked rapid development, but oversupply concerns, as well as controversy over the best way to track industry pricing, is clouding that growth.

INDUSTRY

> How much does lithium cost? The industry can’t seem to agree https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lithium-electric-prices/how-much-does-lithium-cost-the-industry-cant-seem-to-agree-idUSKCN1TA04F

> Chile to clean up rules for lithium industry to boost production https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lithium-electric-chile/chile-to-clean-up-rules-for-lithium-industry-to-boost-production-idUSKCN1TC1ZA

COMPANIES

> China’s Tianqi says happy ‘for now’ with stake in Chile’s SQM https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lithium-electric-tianqi-lithium/tianqi-says-happy-for-now-with-stake-in-sqm-president-idUSKCN1TB20K

> LME shocks market with Fastmarkets choice as lithium partner https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lme-lithium-fastmarkets/lme-shocks-market-with-fastmarkets-choice-as-lithium-partner-idUSKCN1TB272

> Albemarle declines to participate in LME lithium contract https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lithium-electric-lme/albemarle-declines-to-participate-in-lme-lithium-contract-idUSKCN1TC21Q

> Albemarle details efforts to boost its Chilean lithium output by 30 % https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lithium-electric-albemarle/albemarle-details-efforts-to-boost-its-chilean-lithium-output-by-30-percent-idUSKCN1TC2SO

GRAPHICS

> GRAPHIC-Game of Mines https://tmsnrt.rs/2WiWp6o

> GRAPHIC-Global Lithium Production https://tmsnrt.rs/2HLefGh

(Compiled by Dave Gregorio)

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