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Current Prices for Helium in US and Europe

Discussion in 'Technical Diving Specialties' started by BurhanMuntasser, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    I'd like to know the current prices for Helium per liter and Ft3 in Europe and US please.

    I found a source for He in Libya that costs $330 for a 50L Tank at 150 Bar (it works out to be $1.25/Ft3 and $0.04/L if my math is right) and I'd like to know how it compares to the rest of the world.
     
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  2. ajanelle

    ajanelle Angel Fish

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    I've seen it range from $1-1.20/ft^3 in Florida
     
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  3. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    T-cylinder (291 cf) was $299 exchange a month ago. That is Arizona pricing.
    The K of aviator was $40 for more reference. Praxair, no account, walk in.
    August 2020
     
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  4. Jared0425

    Jared0425 Public Safety Diver

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    $2.25 ft^3 here in the lakes region. Stuff is getting scarce. They will not sell to anyone but welding, industrial,and medical. Ours is through a welding shop as a middleman.
     
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  5. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Depends on the grade and how long you have had an account + the volumes you have bought in the past here. $1 to $3 cf is the range though. $1.25cf is a good price
     
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  6. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    Ouch, that is a very wide range.
     
  7. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    its a big country :p
     
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  8. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

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    Hahaha, you are absolutely right :)

    Now I just thought of a question I have to ask the local supplier, do his prices change when the exchange rates of our local currency vs. the US change. Right now with very high $/Euro vs. LYD, the price appears to be in the same range as European and US prices but will it go down if LYD goes up vs. $/Euro. If they are like other goods here, the cost never goes down even with improved local currency value, it only goes up.
     
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  9. Dusty123

    Dusty123 Nassau Grouper

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    They started drilling for helium in some western states. Be interesting to see if they can make any money.
     
  10. rjack321

    rjack321 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    helium is never found alone, its a trace component of natural gas deposits. its often not profitable to separate it out and its lost to the atmosphere
     

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