Año Nuevo, la misma escasez – EXCLUSIVA


As almost three years of the notorious helium supply shortage fast approaches, gasworld can reveal that little is likely to change as 2009 unfolds.

The cracks began to appear in the helium market back in the second half of 2006. Since then, the supply ‘dilemma’ has continued to snowball and attract much media attention, catching the eye of both industry and public alike.

Over two and half years later and there is perhaps a sense of intrigue towards when exactly the imbalance will be over. Indeed, with the dawn of a New Year there may even exist a renewed hope that an equilibrium is in sight.

In sight it may be, but not in 2009 we understand. In fact, it could be mid 2010 before any noticeable new capacity enters the market.

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