Category Archives: Helium shortage

Helium Shortage Has Ended, At Least For Now

Scientists say they can get as much of the light element as they need, but prices continue upward. The coronavirus pandemic may have deflated uncounted birthday celebrations, but that’s been good news for physicists and chemists who need an assured … Continue reading

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Helium: An Abundant History and a Shortage Threatening Scientific Tools

Most of us know helium as the gas that makes balloons float, but the second element on the periodic table does much more than that. Helium pressurizes the fuel tanks in rockets, helps test space suits for leaks, and is … Continue reading

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Helium: Covid-19 Cuts Shortage As Demand Drops

Covid-19 has been dominating the news for the last few weeks and it is safe to say that most businesses have been impacted in some way. While there have certainly been businesses who have benefited from the pandemic, far more … Continue reading

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A Message From The Editor

As your focal point for global industrial gas news, views and intelligence, as your eyes and ears, mouthpiece and partner, we are closely following the continued outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus) and the impact this is having on the markets. More … Continue reading

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Kornbluth: Coronavirus Likely To Impact Helium Markets

The announcement that China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) has declared force majeure due to the impact of coronavirus on its demand for LNG, provides a reminder that helium markets are also likely to feel at least a temporary impact … Continue reading

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