National Assessment of Helium Resources Within Known Natural Gas Reservoirs

Scientific Investigations Report 2021-5085
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Using available data, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated that 306 billion cubic feet of recoverable helium is presently within the known geologic natural gas reservoirs of the United States.

Suggested Citation

Brennan, S.T., Rivera, J.L., Varela, B.A., and Park, A.J., 2021, National assessment of helium resources within known natural gas reservoirs: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2021–5085, 5 p.,

ISSN: 2328-0328 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Sources
  • Methods
  • Findings
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title National assessment of helium resources within known natural gas reservoirs
Series title Scientific Investigations Report
Series number 2021-5085
DOI 10.3133/sir20215085
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center, Geology, Energy & Minerals Science Center
Description Report: vi, 5 p.; Data Release
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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