Authorities in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul also eye Bolivian gas.
A lawyer at Pacífica Global said that Tianqi, SQM and Albemarle would hold 74.7% of the global lithium market after the acquisition.
Petrobras receives more than R$ 1 billion recovered by Operation Car Wash
But the prospects for the acquired company, now called Mosaic Fertilizantes, are positive, as the teams in Brazil are well ahead of schedule to achieve US$100mn in net savings this year, and US$275mn by the end of 2020, CEO Joc O'Rourke told a conference call.
The Venezuelan president has accused outgoing Colombian leader Juan Manuel Santos of involvement in an alleged assassination attempt against him.
Petrobras posts profit in the first half and reduces its debt
Rodrigo Baptista, business unit director at Quintiq for Latin America, talked to BNamericas about the technology trends in the oil and gas industry.