Air Products, Messer and Linde were selected by NASA to supply 1.4 million litres (~50mcf) of liquid helium and 87.7 mmcf of gaseous helium for use at facilities across the agency. The contract has no set delivery amount, but for two years plus an option period, the total price is estimated at $149 million. The deal takes effect Oct. 1,. Based on the combined volume of liquid and gas the implied price works out to almost US$1,100/mcf.
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