A month into a new little scribbling job doing stock market ticker stuff. Not exactly the most taxing of tasks although the work rate is high. Sometimes it can be a little more than just “x went up and y went down”.
At which point a little experiment, concerning Helium One. Just to see how much work is needed to make that stand out that piece.
I’ve even just found out that the thing I’ve been saying about helium for years now is in fact true. That is, actual science has noted it – which is different from it merely being true because I say so. No, I don’t say that the science is quoting me, just that we’ve independently got to the same point:
The total helium resources in the United States – as of
the year 2006 – are given by the United States Geological
Survey (USGS)  in metric tons as 3.6 × 106 t and the total
resources outside the US as 5.2 × 106 t, thus giving a global
value of 8.8 × 106 t. (Note that this is a factor of several
hundred less than the amount of helium in the atmosphere.) The US, Qatar, Algeria and Russia have the largest
resources at their disposal. Nineteen plants are currently
in operation in the US, as well as 7 elsewhere. New plants
for helium in conjunction with liquid natural gas (LNG)
production will come online in the next few years in
Algeria, Qatar, Australia and probably Russia.
Quite so, the helium market is now a product of the LNG one.