Helium Stewardship Act
October 19, 2013 | Geological Society of America
Congress approved legislation that will continue the sale of helium from the Federal Helium Reserve.
Related: Who Needs Helium?
Federal Helium Reserve to Shut Down?
February 11, 2013 | Arizona Geology Blog
The Arizona Geology blog has two entries related to the federal helium reserve:
Bill would keep helium reserve open, promote competition
Arizona could help avoid global helium shortage
Related: Helium: A byproduct of the natural gas industry
Another New Use for Helium
November 5, 2013 | Geology.com
Helium has the lowest density and lowest specific heat of all nonflammable substances. It is a rare natural gas byproduct that can be produced in just a few parts of the world with unusual geologic conditions. Now another use could begin to consume this rare gas at a rapid rate.