Demand for lithium—the hottest commodity on the planet and the only commodity to show positive price movement in 2015—is poised to continue on its upward trajectory, becoming the world’s new gasoline and earning the moniker of "White Petroleum". Lithium is the single-most valuable commodity of our tech-driven future, and one that is already in short supply. Right now, most of the world’s lithium comes from Australia, China and the “Lithium Triangle” of Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. In North America, Nevada is the only player in this game, but more to the point, the U.S. state has the best lithium there is to have—lithium found in the brine. Lithium sourced from brines, or salt water, is the most cost-effective on the market, and sourcing enough of it right at home would be a coup for all sides in the battery, storage and EV game. And while lithium has traditionally been controlled by a handful of major global suppliers, spiking demand is changing this landscape drastically. Many joins the battle for market share in and around this commodity, from major tech players (including Tesla) to trend-setting investor gurus vying for a foothold. http://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-G...ts-Scramble-For-Lithium-As-Prices-Double.html It sounds to me that we soon might have another oil style market that eventually could affect global politics.