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Helium hunt is on after Santos ships final Bayu Undan LNG cargo

As Santos’ winds down Bayu Undan, the hunt for helium is speeding up in Australia, and becoming increasingly urgent, as supplies from the field have stopped. Significantly, there is now no more helium production in Australia, as the only helium production plant in the southern hemisphere has shut down temporarily after its gas supply from Santos finished.

Colin Hay
 LNG tanker off Darwin

LNG tanker off Darwin

BOC had been producing helium at a plant in Darwin, as a by-product from the Santos-owned Darwin LNG (DLNG) project, since 2010. Santos has now temporarily closed the DLNG plant after its Bayu-Undan gas...

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