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    Re: Helium shortage

    OC Trimix is way too expensive now!
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    Re: Helium shortage

    'Even at a discounted price for scientific research, she said her laboratory pays $795 per litre. That's up from $300 not so long ago.'

    Where is the other $794.00 going?

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    Re: Helium shortage

    Locally, the price hasn't changed that much but the availability has. Need about 2 more weeks lead time for blending. Having said that, the efficiency of CC shines!

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    $795 per litre!?!?!? they proofing their stories before publication ???

    Even here it's only £200 for 50ltr@200bar

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    Re: Helium shortage

    I can hardly believe that price.
    Most of the world He reserve is in Texas.
    I pay in France 262euro for a B50@200b so 9.1m3 so roughly 30euro for 1000l
    For dives up to 60m with Tx 15/30 I use about 50bar diluent on 3l tank = 150l mix and 45l He = 1.35eur per dive = less than 2USD.

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    Re: Helium shortage

    Quote Originally Posted by thetrickster  View Original Post
    $795 per litre!?!?!? they proofing their stories before publication ???

    Even here it's only £200 for 50ltr@200bar

    research grades an get very expensive but I doubt that expensive.. I have seen some semiconductor grades go for several thousand dollars for a small cylinder...

    Just got a quote for UHP 5.0 T cylinder from my supplier... $429 and he can't guarantee he can get me even one cylinder.. All of his stock is reserved already, He has to check and see if any of his reserved customers are going to use thir allotment..

    He said he doesn't expect normal delievery again until at least late october or early november..
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    Re: Helium shortage

    I just got my AV O2 refilled (my own cylinders) and asked about this about 3 weeks ago at my local gas company. They said their price for He had not gone up but that it could take a week or two to fill an order for my "lazer grade" / four 9's and that for the present they were not taking on any new He accounts. He didn't have even a guess as to what the REAL cause of the shortage was.

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    Re: Helium shortage

    You guys are making me nervous!

    Just called my supplier, $232 for my normal order of 3 or 4 nine grade (about 300 cubic feet) with "a FEW available right now". Put one on hold and may pick up a 2nd later this week.

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    Re: Helium shortage

    There are a couple new HE/Natural Gas extraction plants coming online in the next 3-12 months one on the USA and Australia. Prices and availability should get better in the next 3-6 months.

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