Category Archives: Federal Helium Reserve

Nothing on Earth Can Replace Helium — and It’s in Peril

Liquid helium has helped build billion-dollar industries and generate multiple Nobel Prizes. Now our supply is running low. Liquid helium is a quiet engine of American research and business. It is essential to a broad range of technologies, from cutting-edge … Continue reading

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Helium Shortage Impacts Local Businesses, Researchers

A nationwide helium shortage is deflating local businesses and researchers that rely on the gas as tanks become harder and more expensive to acquire. The shortage, which started several weeks ago, appears to be caused by several factors, including sanctions … Continue reading

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Phasing Out The U.S. Federal Helium Reserve: Policy Insights From A World Helium Model

This paper develops a detailed partial equilibrium model of the global helium market to study the effects of the recently decided rapid phase out of the U.S. Federal Helium Reserve (FHR), a vast strategic stockpile accumulated during the 1960s. The … Continue reading

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BLM: Three Steps To Federal Helium Reserve Privitisation, Says Sam Burton

The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) continues to work towards the privitisation of the Federal Helium Reserve and is following three key steps to a smooth transfer to private administry, according to Sam Burton, Field Manager for the BLM’s … Continue reading

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Global Helium Summit 2018: Transitioning To Life Beyond The BLM

“It’s pretty safe to say at least 2019 is going to be a very tight market vulnerable to upset and it could be ugly for a while. It’s not going to get better tomorrow, it’s not going to fix itself … Continue reading

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