Category Archives: Helium exploration

Exploration In Western Canada Could Hold The Answer To The Global Helium Shortage

The world is currently experiencing its third major helium shortage in the past 14 years, putting science and industry at risk. Helium is a key gas used in industries like space exploration, health care and technology. While everyone is familiar … Continue reading

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Helium Shortage Is Sucking The Air Out Of Balloon Stores’ Business

Businesses say not enough helium to fill demand Thinking about visiting a party store to pick up helium balloons for a birthday or anniversary celebration? You might leave a little deflated. Helium is in short supply worldwide, forcing merchants to … Continue reading

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Fracking in Arizona Could Lead To The Next Helium Boom

Trump’s “energy dominance” policy threatens Petrified Forest National Park The high desert of northern Arizona was once a tropical forest, home to large animals with sharp teeth—crocodilians, small dinosaurs, and reptiles. Freshwater sharks swam in the streams. Trees fell, animals … Continue reading

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Helium Shortages And Emerging Helium Provinces

The search for new sources of helium is of paramount importance as a combination of declining production and increasing demand have made helium prices soar. This follows a century in which the United States had a near monopoly on helium … Continue reading

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Focus: A Home For Helium Inside Earth

Hot helium mystery. Ancient helium can emerge from the ground along with lava (here from Kilauea Crater in Hawaii). Computational studies now show that the helium source could be the compound FeO2He in rocks close to the Earth’s core. Computations … Continue reading

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