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Helium: ‘Prices just keep going up and up’

In Uncategorized on 19/09/2019 at 4:15 am

Prices for helium gas have surged because there’s a global shortage of the gas.

A UK seller of party balloons tells the BBC that  the cost of the helium he buys has risen three times this year, between 8% and 10% each time.

The gas is also essential in medicine, electronics and deep-sea diving.

For example, it’s crucial in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans that doctors use to get detailed images from inside patients.

It’s also important in deep sea diving and in scientific research, as well as for the production of computer chips and liquid crystal displays such as TV screens.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49715838

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