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CGA on U.S. Exclusion of Helium from the Critical Minerals List

The Compressed Gas Association (CGA) has made public comments to the U.S. Geological Survey regarding the 2021 Draft List of Critical Minerals. The organisaton represents companies with storage contracts for helium in the Bureau of Land Management’s Federal Helium Reserve Texas. They have conveyed their displeasure with to the decision to exclude helium from the list of Critical Minerals and have stated that removing helium from the Draft may cause further supply chain disruptions for numerous sectors. The CGA has called on the U.S. Geological Survey to reverse its decision and keep helium on the 2021 List of Critical Minerals.

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