Breaking: Helium supply tightens again


Midway through the second month of 2018, and helium markets are again experiencing tight supply conditions, according to Phil Kornbluth, President of Kornbluth Helium Consulting.

While it might yet be a bit premature to declare a shortage, and helium market conditions might not even reach that point, gasworld understands at least two of the major global helium suppliers are now allocating supply in some geographic markets.

Allocations have so far been limiting helium customers to 100% of their historical consumption, as opposed to reducing their supply, to prevent stockpiling.

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