AERONAUTICS: Dirigible Helium

Last week Helium Co. of Louisville revealed the whereabouts of its new wells, discovery of which was reported last month (TIME, May 20). They are in Utah. From one Utah well 3.6% helium can be isolated from the natural gases, from another 7.07%. This is unusual richness. The Government well at Amarillo, Tex., yields but 1.7%, the Helium Co.'s well at Dexter, Kan., 2.4%. A result is that the price of helium gas may be reduced from $35 to about $12 per 1,000 cu. ft.

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