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Exxon Postponing 2022 Maintenance at La Barge

Exxon has reportedly postponed the planned maintenance at La Barge in August of this year until 2023. La Barge (Shute Creek) in Wyoming provides around 25% of global helium supply and its last maintenance shutdown in 2019 lasted for around 6 weeks in July and August. La Barge had a record year in terms of helium production in 2021 (1.6bcf), a rare bright spot in the current market that has been hit by multiple outages and reduced supply.

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