lithium

Imperial, E3 Piloting Lithium Extraction in Alberta’s Leduc Oilfield

Imperial, E3 Piloting Lithium Extraction in Alberta’s Leduc Oilfield

The search for lithium, a key ingredient used to build batteries for electric vehicles, is underway by Imperial Oil Ltd. and E3 Lithium, which are piloting an Alberta development in a well first drilled by the Calgary producer in 1947. Imperial, majority owned by ExxonMobil, said Thursday the C$6.35 million ($5 million) investment in Calgary-based…

June 27, 2022
Lithium Supply Chain Transparency in Energy Transition – Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow

Lithium Supply Chain Transparency in Energy Transition – Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow

Click here to listen to the latest episode of NGI’s Hub & Flow podcast for a discussion about the supply chain for lithium, an important raw material for the energy transition that is increasingly garnering the attention of natural gas and oil producers. In the podcast, NGI’s Matthew Veazey talks to Jess Green, UK-based software…

June 13, 2022
Natural Gas, Oil Players Eyeing Lithium to Build ESG Cred

Natural Gas, Oil Players Eyeing Lithium to Build ESG Cred

More than a new source of revenue, extracting lithium from produced water could allow natural gas and oil industry players to achieve environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals, informed sources told NGI. The level of interest in lithium extraction produced water, aka brines, among exploration and production companies, oilfield services firms and others is “growing,”…

June 8, 2022
Natural Gas, Oil Brines Could Help Supply Tight Lithium Market

Natural Gas, Oil Brines Could Help Supply Tight Lithium Market

Lithium is one of many components of the salty brine, or produced water, that accompanies natural gas and oil production. It is also a key component of battery production for electric vehicles (EVs), power grid storage, and numerous other manifestations of the energy transition. Recovering commercial volumes of lithium from the oil and gas byproduct…

June 4, 2022
‘Sexy’ Byproduct of Natural Gas, Oil Production Could Fuel Energy Transition

‘Sexy’ Byproduct of Natural Gas, Oil Production Could Fuel Energy Transition

Lithium is one of many components of the salty brine, or produced water, that accompanies natural gas and oil production. It is also a key component of battery production for electric vehicles (EVs), power grid storage, and numerous other manifestations of the energy transition. Recovering commercial volumes of lithium from the oil and gas byproduct…

June 1, 2022
Lithium Production from Canada’s Aquifer Brines Said ‘Competitive’

Lithium Production from Canada’s Aquifer Brines Said ‘Competitive’

The Western Canadian oil and gas industry stands a chance of adding a side gig in drilling for lithium required by rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles, according to the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI). “Lithium production from deep aquifer brines located within Western Canada can be competitive,” said researchers in a CERI study titled “Economic…

March 9, 2022