Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Metals and minerals 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 1 (1978-1979)
Foster, Russell J.
Helium, pp. 423-431 ff. PDF (914.8 KB)
424 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 have expressed a desire to cooperate with put into production was Wyoming's Table the Bureau in the possible recovery of Rock field in December 1977 by Colorado helium. The first nondepleting reserve to be Interstate Gas Co. Table 1.—Helium extracted from natural gas in the United States (Thousand cubic feet) 1975 1976 1977 1978 l979~ Crude helium:1 Extracted at Bureau of Mines plants 183,725 195,758 r118,760 77,301 108,946 Extracted at private industry plants 149,794 391,553 419,228 471,226 501,648 Total 333,519 587,311 T537,988 548,527 610,594 High purity helium:2 Extracted at Bureau of Mines plants 184,524 177,677 219,495 221,101 235,597 Extracted at private industry plants° 560,899 r630 805 r727,558 779,434 826,722 Total 745,423 r808482 r947,053 1,000,535 1,062,319 Grand total 1,078,942 r1,395,793 p1,485,041 1,549,062 1,672,913 "Preliminary. rRevised. ' Excludescrude helium purified after interplant transfer. 2lncludes only those quantities produced for sale; quantities entering conservation storage system after purification are included under crude helium. 3lncludes helium purified at the Bureau of Mines Keyes plant for the accounts of others, as follows, in thousand cubic feet:T 1975—39,396; 1976—130,356; 1977—204,948; 1978—229,512; and 1979—222,320. Table 2.—~Ownership and location of helium extraction plants in the United States, 1978-79 Category and owner or operator Location Product purity Government owned: Bureau of Mines Exell,Tex Crude and high purity helium. Do Private industry: Alamo Chemical Co-Gardner Cryogenics Corp Cities Service Cryogenics, Inc CitiesServiceHelex,Inc Keyes, Okla Elkhart, Kans Scott City, Kans Ulysses,Kans Do. High purity helium. Crude helium.1 Crudeandhighpurity helium. Kansas Refined Helium Co NorthernHelexCo PhilhipsPetroleumCo Union Carbide Corp., Linde Div WeaternHelium Co.2 Otis, Kans Bushton,Kans HansfordCounty,Tex -- Bushton,Kans Shiprock, N. Mex High purity helium. Crudehelium. Do. High purityhelium. Do. 1Output is piped to Cities Service Helex, Inc., plant at Uly 2Plant closed in 1978. sses, Kans., for purification.
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