Helium supply outlook more optimistic for second half of 2022


After a series of events that had negative implications for helium supply since the beginning of 2022, there have been several recent developments that bode well for improved supply during the second half of 2022.

One of the major causal factors behind Helium Shortage 4.0 has been the outage of the US Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Crude Helium Enrichment Unit (CHEU) which upgrades the purity of crude helium removed from Federal Helium Reserve before sending it down to BLM Pipeline for delivery to four privately owned helium refining facilities that depend on the BLM System for feed gas.

Read more: Helium markets now experiencing ‘Helium Shortage 4.0’

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