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As of January 1st 2018, helium is going to be more expensive.
The EU Critical Raw Materials List has been updated with the addition of 9 new materials. Helium is one of the 9 new materials to be added to the list due to concerns surrounding its supply.
An update on the Qatar helium supply crisis where all production from the world's second largest producer of helium was halted following diplomatic sanctions.
Qatar, the world's second largest helium producer, has been forced to close it's helium production plants after Saudi Arabia closed its border with Qatar, blocking overland exports of the gas.
Although it is the second most plentiful element in the universe after hydrogen, helium is relatively rare on Earth.