For anyone that’s new to the global helium business, there’s a lot to get your head around. Indeed, for anyone familiar with or active in this marketplace, there’s a lot to stay abreast of.
The market has been transformed in the last decade or more, even if it doesn’t necessarily show yet in the picture of global sourcing and supply.
Ramped up capacities in Qatar and Algeria; scores of new explorers and projects in North America; continued project developments in South Africa and Tanzania; the stop-start ambition of market-leading capacity in Eastern Siberia; and the ongoing twists and turns surrounding the future of the BLM-operated Federal Helium Reserve in the US, the traditional ‘flywheel ‘of supply that the world is so accustomed to. It’s a lot to process, and there’s a thirst for knowledge in a market that has endured at least four major shortages since 2006.
Among those bringing clarity, insight and guidance to this critical market is The Edelgas Group, based out of New York. Edelgas was founded as rare gas consultancy with the goal to bring transparency, stability and confidence to project owners and end-users in the sourcing, supply, and pricing of helium and other rare gases.
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