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Qatar Blockade Highlights Fragility of Helium Supply

The ongoing political crisis involving Qatar has highlighted the fragility of the global helium supply, of which the Gulf state is a major producer. In this exclusive news analysis piece, Richard Clarke looks at the geopolitical and economic vulnerabilities of the helium supply chain and explains how technological advances could make these problems a thing of the past.

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Posted on Jun 29, 2017

Helium in Southwestern Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is experiencing renewed interest in the helium potential of southwestern Saskatchewan. Interest in the past, which began in the 1950s, resulted in helium production in the early 1970s from four wells in the Swift Current area. Recently, two wells began producing helium in southwest Saskatchewan: one northwest of Swift Current and one to the southeast, near the town of Mankota.

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Posted on Dec 14, 2016

Helium and Wildcat Wells Highlight Drilling

Estevan – Drilling activity in Saskatchewan was down substantially for January 2016 compared to the same month in previous years, but not as low as might be expected at a time when oil kept dipping well below US$30/barrel WTI.

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Posted on Feb 2, 2016

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