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Federal Helium Program

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The Federal Helium Program, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Amarillo Field Office, is responsible for the conservation and sale of Federally owned helium. The BLM operates and maintains a helium storage reservoir, enrichment plant, and pipeline system near Amarillo, Texas, that supplies over 40 percent of domestic demand for helium. The program operates under the authority of the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013.




About Helium

 Helium Resources 
on Federal Lands

Federal Helium

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Information about the properties and uses of this unique element and the Federal role in managing it as a strategic resource.



Information about
leasing and developing
Federal helium.



Information of interest to refiners, distributors and end users of helium, including detailed reporting as  required by the Helium  Stewardship Act.

News & Alerts

Invitation for Offer – Helium (IFO No. BLM-2014-OMCHS-001)
BLM to offer 210 million cubic feet (MMcf) of helium at $95 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf). Request for purchase due to BLM Amarillo Field Office on or before May 5, 2014. Click here for complete details.

Public Scoping Period for Implementation of the Helium Stewardship Act is Now Closed
The Bureau of Land Management, Amarillo Field Office, has completed public public scoping to identify issues and concerns that should be analyzed in connection with implementation of the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013 (HSA). A summary of comments received during the scoping period, which ran from March 6 through March 21, 2014, is available here.

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General and media inquiries about the Federal Helium Program may be directed to Paul McGuire, Public Affairs Specialist, at (405) 790-1009,

Amarillo Field Office Manager: Robert Jolley, (806) 356-1000