Air Products and Chemicals Increases Helium Price 18 Percent

Rising costs of diesel and gasoline used to haul helium are among the reasons Air Products and Chemicals Inc, Lehigh Valley PA, has announced an 18 percent increase in the price of the product.

The increase applies to worldwide pricing on bulk and dewar liquid and gaseous helium and packaged helium products. Increases may be greater in cases where previous discounts are being eliminated. Rental fees on bulk liquid containers and bulk gaseous tube trailers also will be increased.

We continue to be faced with electrical power cost increases and curtailments, increasing costs of labor and materials, as well as increasing costs of diesel and gasoline to haul product to customers," says Ronald Sheppard, worlwide general manager for the company's helium business.

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