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TETRA & Arkansas – A Long History Together

TETRA and Arkansas share a common, proud history in the oil and gas industry. TETRA has been using Arkansas bromine to produce our completion fluids since the early 1980s.

  • In the late 1980s, we began acquiring significant acreage in Southwest Arkansas to ensure a long-term brine and bromine supply, also rich in lithium.
  • In 1992, we built a bromine fluids manufacturing plant in West Memphis, Arkansas, which is a cornerstone of our current business today.
  • In 2009, our industrial chemical plant in El Dorado, Arkansas was completed and after becoming idle in 2020, we are continuously reassessing it for repurposing opportunities.
  • In September 2023, the Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission unanimously approved our 6,138-acre Evergreen Brine Unit that we plan to develop with Saltwerx, a wholly owned subsidiary of ExxonMobil.
  • In January 2024, a resource study of the mineral leases in Arkansas identified 1,413,000 tons of elemental bromine and 729,251 tons of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE), both with recovery levels of 80%1. That’s enough bromine for 406 GWh of zinc-bromide battery storage electrolyte—and enough lithium to support annual production of 100,000 electric vehicles for 30 years.

TETRA is excited to continue contributing to Arkansas’ economy and low-carbon energy production, bringing with us a legacy of innovation and sustainable solutions, and paving the way for mutual growth. Our work in developing the mineral leases will create local jobs—directly and indirectly—as well as training opportunities for locals and collaboration with community colleges and organizations. 

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