Monthly Archives: January 2013

Legislation To Determine Future of Amarillo Helium Plant

Amarillo’s helium plant is looking for guidance from Congress to determine how their mission will extend past 2018? The plant will be paying off its debt to the U.S. Treasury earlier than expected, in October this year. They’ll be fulfilling … Continue reading

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High-tech Helium Airship In OC To Soar Soon

A high-tech helium airship made in an Orange County hangar looks like something from a science fiction movie set. Though it may look surreal, the airship will take to the skies in the next few months. It was constructed inside … Continue reading

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S.J. Users Find Helium Shortfall Deflating

Rising demand and dwindling supplies of helium are hitting San Joaquin County businesses as well as those in the rest of the country. Rising demand and dwindling supplies of helium are hitting San Joaquin County businesses as well as those … Continue reading

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5.6TB Helium Disks Could Balloon, Lift WD Onto Enterprise Throne

So says a number-cruncher, but is it all hot air? Western Digital could topple Seagate as the king of enterprise disk shipments thanks to its helium drives, according to analysts IHS. The technology is being developed by WD’s subsidiary Hitachi … Continue reading

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Helium price goes way up high

Worldwide shortage of gas affects various businesses, industries Francey Freeman has seen the cost of doing business go sky-high. Prices for buying helium to fill balloons and rental tanks at her Balloons Fantastique in Fort Worth have dramatically increased in … Continue reading

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