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    Process gases: Leading the search for sustainable alternatives

    2019-11-11T06:00:00Z

    Throughout this year gasworld has covered ‘Helium Shortage 3.0’ with reports of price increases of up to 100%. Such price volatility is a real incentive to search for sustainable alternatives!

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    World class industrial gas production facilities to be established

    2019-11-07T10:01:00Z

    World class industrial gas production facilities and distribution networks are set to be established in the industrial cities of Royal Commission as part of a new deal.

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    Valves to prevent a leak

    2019-11-01T06:00:00Z

    Gaseous helium is one of the most elusive and hard to contain gases on the planet. As the second lightest gas next to hydrogen, it has many industrial uses and is of critical importance as a process gas. Gaseous helium requires robust and tight-sealing valves and fittings in order to ...

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    Helium shortage Q&A

    2019-11-01T06:00:00Z

    How do you see the current global helium shortage progressing – will there be any improvement in 2020 and why?

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    Helium lifts the SuperTower

    2019-11-01T06:00:00Z

    We all recognize the value of high-speed internet access to economic opportunity, job creation, education, and civic engagement. According to the UN, close to half of the world’s population still lacks a reliable connection to the internet. 

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    Privatizing the US Federal Helium Program

    2019-11-01T06:00:00Z

    This article complements previous articles and describes Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) declining role in providing helium to worldwide markets. It provides further transparency to the helium industry and the public at large on the plans to offer for sale the Federal Helium Program real property, and all US interests ...

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    Exploration, expansion and expectations

    2019-11-01T06:00:00Z

    Exploration, expansion and expectations: who are the players hoping to ease the helium shortage?

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    MRI in good health, despite helium shortage

    2019-11-01T06:00:00Z

    Cryofab is busy serving the needs of MRI market, and beyond.

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    Helium supply reliability comes at a price

    2019-11-01T06:00:00Z

    Helium supply has fluctuated from a slight surplus when the large Qatar 2 production came fully onstream in 2014, to in-balance with the supply disruption of the Qatar blockage in June 2017, to tight supply beginning spring 2018.

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    The West Coast report

    2019-11-01T06:00:00Z

    There has been quite a bit of activity in the West Coast region, which reached revenues of just over $3.73bn in 2018, up from $2.17bn in 2008 with an average annual growth rate of 6% p.a for the decade.

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    Robust pipeline of new projects bodes well for future helium supply

    2019-11-01T06:00:00Z

    While the worst of Helium Shortage 3.0 may be behind us, the gas industry and many helium users continue to struggle with helium supply allocations and high prices.

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    North American Helium

    2019-11-01T06:00:00Z

    Based in Calgary, Alberta, North American Helium currently controls over 3.1 million acres of helium mineral rights in North America. The helium exploration and production company was founded in 2013 by its CEO, Nicholas Snyder, on the belief that grassroots helium exploration is essential in North America.

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    Renergen commissions LNG and helium plant

    2019-10-28T15:16:00Z

    Renergen has commissioned South Africa’s first commercial LNG and liquid helium plant.

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    NASA awards two helium contracts

    2019-10-17T14:10:00Z

    NASA has awarded contracts worth a combined total of $203.2m to Air Products and Messer LLC to supply gaseous and liquid helium for its space projects.

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    GAWDA Annual Convention recap part two: Helium shortage set to ease in 2020

    2019-10-01T22:20:00Z

    Helium expert Phil Kornbluth told the GAWDA (Gases and Welders Distributors Association) 2019 Annual Convention that the current helium shortage should begin to ease late next year.

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    Big Star Energy provides helium update

    2019-09-19T13:45:00Z

    Big Star Energy Ltd. has entered into additional leases at its Enterprise helium prospect in the US, taking the total area under lease at Enterprise to 5,120 gross acres.

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    Linde, BASF develop new process to recover helium and CO2

    2019-09-13T13:52:00Z

    Linde Engineering and BASF have developed a new process that combines treatment of natural gas for pipeline transportation with the simultaneous recovery of helium, liquid hydrocarbons, and purified carbon dioxide (CO 2 ).

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    Royal Helium identifies drill targets

    2019-09-05T11:15:00Z

    Royal Helium Ltd. has completed the first phase of exploration at its Climax property in southwest Saskatchewan, Canada, and identified drill targets for primary helium production.

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    Desert Mountain Energy gets permits

    2019-09-03T16:34:00Z

    Desert Mountain Energy (DME), which is involved in helium exploration in Southwestern US, has received permits to drill two wells on its Oklahoma Kight-Gilcrease property.

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    Lease secured for Big Star helium exploration project

    2019-08-23T11:58:00Z

    Big Star Energy Ltd. has acquired its first oil and gas lease in an area prospective for helium in the US.