The recent helium shortages in the last decade have sprung up dozens of startups to take a keen interest in the helium market. An estimated 30 or more small companies are involved with helium exploration primarily in the Southwestern United States, Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada, Tanzania, Australia and South Africa. These companies are at various stages of development. Some of them have successfully raised large amounts of capital, most have acquired leases to explore for helium, some have drilled wells and a handful or so are actually producing helium. Around 10 or so of these companies are now publicly traded. Nearly all of them are actively looking for additional investment.
Helium start-up activity at unprecedented levels
Updated: Dec 1, 2021