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Lithium from Brine - Commission Decisions


Great Lakes Chemical Corporation, and Arkansas Lithium Corporation, are undertaking the deployment of a Pilot Plant to test the commercial viability of the extraction of lithium from processed brine produced from the Smackover Formation underlying certain lands in Union County, Arkansas.

After due notice and public hearing in El Dorado, Arkansas, on October 23, 2018, the Oil and Gas Commission, in order to prevent waste, carry out an orderly program of development and protect the correlative rights of each owner in the common source(s) of supply in this brine unit, has found the following facts and issued the following Order.

The Applicants’ request for operation of a Pilot Plant to test the commercial viability of the extraction of Lithium from processed brine produced from the Smackover Formation underlying certain lands in Union County, Arkansas is granted, and shall be effective from and after November 08, 2018.


Requirements for the project include:

 

  • The term of the Pilot Plant testing period shall not exceed 18 months once commencement of extraction begins.
  • The Applicants shall file a quarterly report, within 15 days of the conclusion of each calendar quarter.
  • The Arkansas Lithium Corporation shall provide and update Oil & Gas Commission staff of any public disclosures that are made as required under any applicable Canadian Securities Law.

The entirety of Order No. 057-218-10 is viewable here.


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