Legendary lithium fortunes from Bolivia’s salt flats may remain a mirage

SALAR DE Uyuni, Bolivia, May 23 (Reuters) – In the Salar de Uyuni region of Bolivia, a vast white salt flat that looks almost like another world, Karina Quispe watches from the sidelines a global resource race for the world’s largest – and untapped – precious collection Approx. – metal lithium battery. Her village on … Read more

Exclusive: After renovating the smallest oil refinery in Venezuela, Iran has decided to repair the largest oil refinery in Venezuela

Fishing boats are moored on the coast from the Paraguana Refining Center (CRP) after the September crude oil spill from the pipeline connecting production areas with the state’s largest oil refinery, in Punta Cardon, Venezuela, October 2, 2021. Photo taken October 2, 2021 REUTERS/Leonardo Fernandez Fil√≥ria Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Exclusively TikTok planning big push in gaming, testing in Vietnam sources

The TikTok app on a smartphone is shown in this illustration taken on July 13, 2021. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG/HANOI (Reuters) – TikTok is running tests so users can play games on its video-sharing app in Vietnam, four … Read more

Iraq is retreating because of China’s greater control over its oil fields

Iraq persuaded Lukoil to stop selling to Sinopec – sources Baghdad worried about China becoming too dominant – sources Western companies are not satisfied with the terms of Iraqi deals LONDON/BASRA (Reuters) – Last year, Iraq’s Oil Ministry thwarted three potential deals that would have given Chinese companies more control over its oil fields and … Read more

Analysis: White House balances inflation and farmers in new biofuel mandates

May 16 (Reuters) – The White House is expected to announce in coming weeks how much biofuels like corn ethanol that U.S. refiners will have to blend into their fuel this year, a decision that will force it to balance taming consumer inflation against subsidizing the nation’s farmers. How the administration balances competing priorities could … Read more