Category Archives: Helium shortage

Could A Helium Shortage Derail The Tech Boom?

Discovered over a century ago, helium was never intended for balloons. It wasn’t supposed to be a party gas. At the height of the Cold War, the United States recognized its strategic nature and started stockpiling it and controlling supply … Continue reading

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How To Invest in Helium as The Price Heads Higher And Higher

Helium gas is a highly versatile commodity in short supply. The bull market is far from over: we have had the aperitifs, but the dancing is still to come, says Dominic Frisby Every few years a bull market comes along … Continue reading

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Helium Markets Tighten Up Due To Unplanned Outages

At a time when helium supply would be ample if the major sources were operating normally and helium markets are anticipating a significant influx of new supply from Gazprom’s Amur Project by the end of the year, a series of … Continue reading

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Rising Helium Prices Force Balloon Artist To Rethink Using The Gas

A balloon artist wants her customers to ditch helium balloons because of the significant price hikes she faces when buying the gas. Riss Wall owns a Capalaba party supply store and she said she had never seen a decrease in … Continue reading

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Happy ‘Helium Conservation Day’, faeces-firing penguins, more physics of bending spaghetti

As well as floating balloons and making your voice sound funny, helium plays a crucial role in science and medicine – thanks to its cryogenic properties. Although the second most abundant element in the universe, helium is rare on Earth … Continue reading

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