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Arkansas 'lithium summit' kicks off Thursday in Little Rock

Arkansas is still new to the lithium extraction scene, but experts in the industry have wasted no time in organizing a conference.
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Sanders rips president's EV plans after promoting Arkansas lithium production

Gov. Sarah Sanders ripped President Biden's mandate for electric vehicles about two months after trumpeting lithium production in south Arkansas. Lithium is a key component in batteries for electric vehicles.

Best and Worst 2023

Here's the thing about 2023: You have to grade it on a curve. Things weren’t great; they could have been a whole lot worse.

Exxon comes to town: The Arkansas Times’ Week in Review podcast, Nov. 19, 2023

This week on the Arkansas Times podcast: lithium extraction, tornado recovery and more alarming financial news from the LRSD.

Exxon to begin producing lithium in south Arkansas by 2027 and scale up rapidly

The oil giant said it hopes to produce enough lithium by 2030 to "supply the manufacturing needs of well over a million [electric vehicles] per year."

Judge approves Mayflower settlement, rejects bid to force Exxon to move pipeline

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker today signed off on a settlement agreement between ExxonMobil and several state and federal entities concerning the 2013 rupture of the Pegasus pipeline in Mayflower. The news is a setback for Central Arkansas Water, which has been fighting make the terms of the consent decree tougher.

Federal judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against ExxonMobil over pipeline break

A federal judge has refused an ExxonMobil request to dismiss a federal-state lawsuit over the crude oil pipeline spill in Mayflower a year ago.

ExxonMobil plans press event on its disaster contribution

ExxonMobil, whose pipeline showed heavy crude on Mayflower and has more recently been criticized by Gov. Mike Beebe for the nature of its response to another disaster in the area, the recent tornadoes, is going to showcase its contribution to disaster relief at a press event today.

Pegasus pipeline still at least a year away from restart, according to Exxon exec

Karen Tyrone, vice president and operations manager of Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co., said that the remediation plan that Exxon plans to submit to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) outlining why the Pegasus pipeline ruptured and how Exxon will ensure that it doesn't break again will take at least a year to execute.

The Mayflower oil spill robbed Michelle Ward of her middle-class dream

One year later, she and other residents and stakeholders in Mayflower consider the toll exacted by Exxon's spill.

Game and Fish Commission disagrees with Exxon’s conclusion that 'there are no unacceptable ecological risks' in cove of Lake Conway due to Mayflower oil spill

It’s been almost a year since the Pegasus pipeline spilled an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in Mayflower. After months of back-and-forth, a final environmental report from ExxonMobil to state regulators appears to be complete. But though the science behind the report is sound, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Deputy Director Ricky Chastain said its overarching conclusions about ongoing ecological risk are flawed.

Oil transport by rail carries risks in Arkansas

Little Rock, Conway, Pine Bluff along transport routes.