The Third Element could soon siphon off $10.4 TRILLION in oil revenues… and replace 148 billion barrels of black gold.
The U.S. government is quietly spending billions to control this rare substance as a matter of national and economic security.
The key to the world’s energy needs for the next 50 years…
Lies under a windswept sea of sand 50 times drier than Death Valley…
Here, on an arid plain in South America, you’ll find millions of tons of a rare element. One that’s capable of replacing 148 billion barrels of oil worth $10.4 trillion… Or more.
This wonder element has become the most sought-after – and fought-over – commodity on the planet.
All the biggest oil-consuming countries are scrambling, shoving each other out of the way to claim their stake. Including the U.S. government.
The riches buried in this harsh land could create 3 TIMES the wealth oil will produce in the next five years… even after oil shoots back to $147 a barrel!
Over the next ten years, this mother lode could generate 6 TIMES the money oil will produce… even if oil passes the $200 landmark.
As I write, a critical battle has broken out across the globe to gain control of as much of this precious resource as humanly possible.
A Worldwide Battle to Control This Wonder Substance
From the Australian Outback to the wilds of northern Tibet… from deep in the vast deserts of Nevada to the arid flats of South America…
The world’s biggest players are wasting no time staking their claims to control the Third Element. Just look at the first steps being taken in this race:
And these are just the opening moves.
Limited Supply vs. Unlimited Demand…
Projected demand for this wonder fuel already exceeds production… by 16 times.
Meridian International Research says annual worldwide global demand could explode 6 times more than current production.
And all this is happening as exploding demand has the potential to drive prices up 100% in 12 short months… and very likely over 400% in the next 36 months.
The Mad Rush for the Third Element
It’s used in everything from medicines to nuclear bombs.
It’s the lightest metal in the universe.
Its extreme flammability makes it one of the most compact and powerful fuels.
And as with oil, there’s not enough of it to go around.
You see, this element is found only in certain places on earth. And its location and form can make it extremely costly to mine and refine.
I’m talking about lithium… the third element on the periodic table.
Until recently, lithium was a minor commodity used in glass and mood stabilizing drugs.
But then along came lithium-ion batteries.
Suddenly, lithium demand went through the roof!
As Forbes magazine noted last year…
When Blackberries and iPods exploded on the scene, demand for lithium carbonate – the refined form used in batteries – doubled from 2003 to 2007.
Lithium’s ultra-light weight and volatility make it the perfect fuel for powering batteries of every size. Lithium-ion batteries are lighter, smaller, and pack more power than conventional batteries. So they’re perfect for cell phones and laptops.
The Electric Car Revolution… Starts Now
What happened to lithium demand with consumer electronics is nothing compared to what’s about to happen in 2010…
he gas engine made petroleum the world’s biggest commodity. The electric car could do the same for the third element.
There’s little doubt that lithium is about to become the “next oil.” And fast.
It’s already on track to replace up to 148 billion barrels of oil or more.
While countless major automakers are tailoring future fleets based on lithium-powered motors, no automaker is betting more on lithium than General Motors.
GM is counting on lithium-ion batteries to power its new electric hybrid car, the Chevy Volt, starting in 2010.
And nothing less than GM’s rebirth as a company is at stake.
The Volt’s battery pack delivers three times as much energy per pound as the nickel-metal-based batteries in the Japanese hybrids. They are so advanced, they have their own computer controls and heating and cooling equipment.
But here’s what will really get OPEC’s attention…
The Volt will cruise for up to 40 miles without touching even a drop of gas>. Now, that 40 mile range is no coincidence – it’s the average distance 75% of Americans travel on their daily commute.
After 40 miles, an on-board internal combustion engine recharges the batteries. It’s expected to get 230 mpg in the city and give the Volt a 640-mile range on a single tank.
In short, the Volt will average approximately 100 miles per gallon of gas.
Every Automaker Will Soon Need Lithium
Starting this year, every automaker on the planet will begin flooding the market with electric-powered cars…
So, which are the best Lithium companies in the world to take advantage of this opportunity?