Monday, August 13, 2012
Helium Shortage Means You'll Have to use Your Own Hot Air
Would you have ever thought you'd hear of a helium shortage? It may not even seem that disconcerting, but consider if you want ballons for a special event? some suppliers are actually turning people away because they can't supply them. some stores locally have been told by their suppliers, shipments of helium may not be available until mid September and will not take new orders until it arrives. the price of the helium is also going up so the cost will trickle down to the consumers. Why the shortage? Helium is a non renewable source. It's a by product of natural gas production and with natural gas production down..so is helium.