Category Archives: Helium shortage

Party Time Deflated By Helium Shortage

Festive party balloons may soon be harder to come by. A nationwide helium shortage is making tanks of the lighter-than-air gas used to fill balloons more expensive. It’s changing the way one Texoma retailer does business. “We would usually be … Continue reading

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Helium Shortage May Burst Your Holiday Decorating Bubble

If you’ve visited a party supply store recently you may have seen a sign saying “out of helium.” There’s a helium shortage across the country, including South Florida. Just weeks before the New Year’s celebrations, there is absolutely no helium … Continue reading

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Helium Is A Finite Resource. And There’s A Shortage.

There isn’t much helium on planet Earth, however: just a few parts-per-million. The problem is that the helium nucleus is so light that our Earth’s gravity cannot hold it. Once helium enters our atmosphere, it escapes into the vacuum of … Continue reading

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Helium Shortage Reaches Critical Level

The world’s supply of helium is quickly diminishing, and one local expert says that means changes to birthday celebrations. Wayne Barker, of Norco in Bend, says helium is, essentially, a non-renewable resource. It is a byproduct of natural radioactive decay … Continue reading

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Gazprom Suspends Helium Exports From Orenburg

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. Apparently, this action has been taken in … Continue reading

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