Category Archives: Helium shortage

Global helium Shortages Could Be Good News For Companies Such As Georgina Energy

Prices of the element, which is used to cool MRI scanners and make semiconductors, have risen around 50% year-on-year amid a tightening supply An ongoing shortage of helium, with prices of the gas rising around 135% to US$0.28 per cubic … Continue reading

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Helium Shortage Isn’t Just Hot Air

A global shortage of helium could affect more than the party balloon industry. If you want to buy a helium-filled balloon for a celebration, it’s likely you’ll be paying more, as reported by the BBC. A global shortage of helium … Continue reading

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Helium Shortage: ‘Prices Just Keep Going Up And Up

If you want to buy a helium-filled balloon for a celebration, then it’s likely you’ll be paying a bit more for the privilege. “Prices just keep going up and up,” says Steve Durnford, director of family business Balloons of London. … Continue reading

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Helium: What Should Canada Do?

A global helium shortage has created a crisis for scientists across Canada. Chemists and other researchers depend on this unique element to cool superconducting magnets to 4.2K for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments and certain low-temperature studies. However, helium supplies … Continue reading

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Helium Shortage Leads World to Reconsider Applications, Procedures for Efficient Use

The global market is facing its third shortage of helium. Beginning in the spring of 2018, a series of planned and unplanned outages affected global access to supply. While many may immediately think this means party balloons are at the … Continue reading

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