FIGURE 1.4 Actual and projected BLM crude helium prices (blue line), with annual percentage increases from 2010 to 2015 based on an estimated Consumer Price Index shift of 2.6 percent per year. The BLM posted crude price does not include additional pipeline use and service fees that average 5 percent of the posted price. Overall trend in selling prices for privately owned crude helium (shaded areas). See text for discussion.
FIGURE 1.5 BLM crude and reported private Grade A, or standard retail, helium prices. SOURCE: USGS, 2006-2009.