Tanzania’s Huge Helium Gas Field

Whether or not most are aware, our global helium supplies (used in everything from MRI scanners to nuclear energy) were in short supply and running out. That was until a massive helium gas reserve was found recently in Tanzania. A UK team utilized new Norwegian technology to make the discovery in the Volcano-laden Tanzanian Rift Valley—an uncommon feat in itself, as helium discovery has traditionally been “accidental.” Moreover, it’s expected that the technology will soon reveal more.