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Linde starts shipping helium from Qatar to cover Asian demand

7:54 AM MDT | July 9, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Linde Gases has shipped the first container from its newest helium source, Helium II, operated by RasGas at Ras Laffan, Qatar. Linde has secured long term rights to 30% of the output from the largest helium source in the world. Helium is one of the world’s rarest and most sought-after gases, and the Helium II facility will support Linde's global growth, particularly in Asia.    Helium is critical to the manufacture and operation of MRI scanners as well as the manufacture of semiconductors, LCD screens, and fiber-optic cable. There are only a...

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