Archive for the ‘Bolivia’ Category

Bolivia Looks to China to Develop Its Lithium

Via Geopolitical Futures, commentary on Chinese firms’ ability to give La Paz its best chance to capitalize on the green transition.   The green energy transition is driving a global race for lithium. Countries sitting on large deposits of “white gold” suddenly find themselves with an exceptional opportunity. The prime example is Bolivia, home to the […]

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The Future Of Lithium Mining In Bolivia

Courtesy of Mongabay, a report on Bolivia’s lithium ambitions: As the Bolivian government negotiates business dealings with foreign lithium companies, questions remain about the future of local desert ecosystems and the Indigenous communities that steward them. Lithium extraction, often used for lithium-ion batteries, has been known to deplete and contaminate freshwater, impacting wildlife populations and […]

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Lithium Monopoly in the Making? Beijing Expands in the Lithium Triangle

Via Geopolitical Monitor, a report on China’s growing engagement in the “Lithium Triangle”: China aims to expand its influence in the “Lithium Triangle” as a component of a broader campaign to construct a near-monopoly in the global lithium market. The Lithium Triangle, comprising Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile, accounts for approximately 56% percent of global lithium supply. Beijing’s […]

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Bolivia Diverts LNG To Argentina, Leaving Brazil In The Dark

Via MercoPress, a report that Bolivia is diverting LNG to Argentina, leaving Brazil 7 million cm short per day: Bolivia is diverting natural gas to Argentina, and unexpectedly has reduced the supply to Petrobras by 30% this month, catching the state-owned company off guard. As a result, Petrobras experienced a loss of more or less than […]

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Bolivia’s Lithium: All Potential, No Action

Courtesy of The Economist, an article on Bolivia’s lithium potential: The salar de uyuni a salt flat in southern Bolivia, is so vast and so white you can see it from the moon. It spans 10,000 km {+2} (4,000 square miles), roughly the area of Kosovo. The top layer consists of salt hexagons, thick enough […]

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Bolivia: Bracing For Economic Change

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), an detailed analysis of Bolivia’s economic prospects: After nearly a decade in power, Bolivian President Evo Morales seems poised to extend his rule even further. On Sept. 26, Bolivia’s National Congress accepted Morales’ petition to hold a national referendum in February 2016 on his ability to seek a fourth term […]

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Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.