Ways to Increase Helium Mining – The United States is the world’s fourth-largest natural gas producer. Although natural gas is a clean-burning fuel that reduces carbon emissions, it’s expensive to produce. In order to lower the cost of natural gas, many US energy companies are turning to low-quality shale formations (which are rich in natural gas) that have been historically unproductive.
The United States has only produced 0.13% of its total helium requirements up to this point. However, many new extraction technologies are starting to come online. These opportunities are limited, but still worth exploring to see if there’s potential for increased production in the future.
In the United States, helium is primarily produced via natural gas processing. However, there are a few companies that have started to mine helium from natural gas, which is done to extract lighter gases from the natural gas.
If natural gas is found in significant quantities in an area, it’s usually mined for its value as a source of energy. While natural gas is a valuable commodity, it is also abundant, making natural gas processing an efficient way to extract it.
Mining helium is a niche industry that is not well known or understood by the general public. However, as the demand for helium increases, we can expect to see mining of helium increase as well, especially in the United States.
In this article, we highlight some of the ways in which you can increase the likelihood of your company being awarded the contract to mine helium in the United States.