Helium interest has increased since enactment of the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013. Some of the richest helium-bearing gas in the world was produced in Arizona. Helium concentrations range from trace amounts up to ten percent in the Holbrook Basin and Four Corners. Both areas have good potential for additional discovery and production of helium. This potential was the focus of the Winter 2003 edition of Arizona Geology.
Additional reports about helium in Arizona are available online at the AZGS document repository.
Learn more about the Federal Helium Program.
Read the 2015 report by the Government Accountability Office about BLM's difficulties implementing the Helium Stewardship Act.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management conducted its 2018 Federal Crude Helium Auction.