Two of the most widely discussed topics at the recent gasworld Helium Summit in Houston were the potential impact of the end of the US Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) crude helium sales to private industry and the privatization of the BLM’s helium assets which is scheduled to take place between
The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) continues to work towards the privitisation of the Federal Helium Reserve and is following three key steps to a smooth transfer to private administry, according to Sam Burton, Field Manager for the BLM’s Federal Helium Programme.
“It’s pretty safe to say at least 2019 is going to be a very tight market vulnerable to upset and it could be ugly for a while. It’s not going to get better tomorrow, it’s not going to fix itself right away, but when everything is running right and all the plants are running, there could be times
A tight market in-progress; shortages seemingly never far away; a market evidently exposed to geopolitical risks; and a number of future supply scenarios in the mix. The global helium business might be described as something of a tinder box ready to catch light in the months and years ahead.
According to a new study led by Klaus Hopster, Assistant Professor of large animal anaesthesiology at Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Heliox – a breathing gas composed of a mixture of helium (He) and oxygen (O2) – when used under higher pressure ventilation, could achieve