Phil Kornbluth

  • Magnum-Development-LLC

    Magnum Development


    Magnum Development, LLC is a Utah-based company that is developing multiple businesses utilizing the only known Gulf Coast-style salt dome in the western US.

  • Supply-and-demand

    Helium Shortage 3.0


    As we enter March 2019, Helium Shortage 3.0, the third period of sustained helium shortage since 2006, has now persisted for over a year.

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    Tight helium supply likely to persist


    As we approach the end of 2018, it appears likely that the current period of supply shortage that has affected global helium markets for most of this year will likely continue through the end of 2019, if not longer.

  • BLM

    Privatization of BLM’s helium assets raises concerns


    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 ...

  • Russia flag

    Gazprom suspends helium exports


    According to industry sources, Gazprom has declared a supply shortfall and suspended all deliveries of bulk liquid helium for export from Russia, effective immediately, due to an order issued by Russia’s anti-trust committee.

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    BLM reaps windfall from FY 2019 Helium Auction


    The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held its FY 2019 Crude Helium Auction in Amarillo, Texas earlier today, with the average price rising $160.64/Mscf, or 135%, from the average price of $119.31/Mscf that resulted from the FY 2018 auction.

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    BLM announces final helium auction date


    The United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced their plans for their FY 2019 Crude Helium Auction and Sale.

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    The helium heatmap: revisited


    gasworld explores where’s hot and getting hotter in the evolving global helium heatmap.

  • Linde Praxair tanker

    Praxair-Linde merger: Major new helium competitor


    Much of the publicity surrounding Praxair’s pending merger with Linde has focused on the geographic overlap between their atmospheric gas businesses, especially in the US. Here, Phil Kornbluth provides a view on the impact of the deal on the helium market.

  • Bahrain, Qatar

    Qatari helium: Back on-stream, but still in a storm


    By now, everyone who has at least a passing interest in the helium business is aware that the Saudi Arabian-led embargo of Qatar resulted in the temporary cut-off of the supply of Qatari helium to world markets.

  • The BLM’s Federal Helium Program

    BLM completes FY 2018 crude helium auction


    The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held its FY 2018 Crude Helium Auction in Amarillo, Texas yesterday, the fourth crude helium auction conducted by the BLM since passage of the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013 and the penultimate auction as this resource nears its estimated depletion.

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    Qatar helium production back on-stream


    gasworld has learned from industry sources that helium production from the two plants in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar restarted on or around 2nd July.

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    Helium Extraction Act of 2017 aims to boost sourcing


    The Energy and Resources Sub-committee of the House Committee on Natural Resources held a hearing in Washington, DC on 21st June to hear testimony on a discussion draft of the Helium Extraction Act of 2017.

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    Helium transportation


    Kelley GTM Manufacturing LLC, a leading provider of gas transportation equipment in the US, is now offering helium trailers with capacity that exceeds the capacity of traditional jumbo tube trailers by 89%.

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    Helium in 2016 – Brisk sourcing activity, despite ample supply


    Despite sluggish growth in demand and continued ample supply in global helium markets, the level of activity aimed at developing new sources of helium continues at an unprecedented rate.

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    Helium Markets Finding Equilibrium


    An update on the hot-topic Helium market from Phil Kornbluth of Kornbluth Helium Consulting.

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    Increased Availability of Balloon Grade Helium


    With helium, the talk turns to purity and availability as Phil Kornbluth of Kornbluth Helium Consulting examines the surge of Grade 5 in the consumer market.

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    Helium: A market update


    As has typically been the case, the helium business continues to be one of the more interesting sectors of the industrial gas business. Here, Phil Kornbluth provides an update on the helium market in 2016 and, potentially, beyond.

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    Evolution of the Global Helium Business


    Congratulations to CryoGas International on reaching the 25th anniversary of publishing its first issue! Throughout its history, CryoGas International has always shown a keen understanding of developments in the helium business and has done an excellent job of keeping its readers informed on helium-related topics affecting their businesses.

  • News

    Hot topic – Helium: Tight times ahead again?


    Rob Cockerill and Phil Kornbluth discuss the impact of the BLM’s revised pricing methodology on the global helium market and the industrial gases business.