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Gazprom Suspends Helium Exports

According to industry sources, Gazprom has declared a supply shortfall and suspended all deliveries of bulk liquid helium for export from Russia, effective immediately, due to an order issued by Russia’s anti-trust committee.

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Posted on Oct 29, 2018

BLM reaps surprising windfall from FY 2019 Crude Helium Auction

The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held its FY 2019 Crude Helium Auction in Amarillo, Texas earlier today, with the average price rising $160.64/Mscf, or 135%, from the average price of $119.31/Mscf that resulted from the FY 2018 auction.

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Posted on Aug 31, 2018

We Discovered Helium 150 Years Ago: Are We Running Out?

On August 18, 1868, astronomers turned their telescopes toward a solar eclipse, not knowing they were about to expand the periodic table.

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Posted on Aug 17, 2018

Helium Drilling Supported by Sask. Geological Survey

Regina, Consul – In the very southwest corner of the province, Savanna Drilling Rig 629 was drilling for a natural gas, but not the one you might think.

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Posted on Aug 14, 2018

North American Helium sees opportunity in Saskatchewan

When people think of helium they often think of party balloons. But the party favourites make up just a fraction of the global $2-billion helium industry. The inert gas is the only safe way to pressurize liquid fuel in rockets and keep silicon chips cool while making semiconductors.

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Posted on Jul 22, 2018

Transitioning to Life Beyond the BLM: Helium Summit 2018 Preview

The global helium business has seldom been far from the headlines in the last half-decade. The industry endured a long and severe supply shortage from 2011-2013 (Helium Shortage 2.0) and though it has been through periods of recovery and equilibrium in the years since, the business is still often on the edge of imbalance.

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Posted on Jun 6, 2018

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