A-BnC Parties and More, Inc., as well as all party suppliers, has been battling the helium shortage. In case you did not know the world is facing a helium shortage. Helium, a natural gas, is in short supply and in danger of becoming extinct. The United States produces about 75% of the nations helium and its use is not limited to party balloons. The medical industry uses helium for use in MRIs. Even this years Thanksgiving Day Parades are in jeopardy if there is not enough helium for their giant balloons and inflatable characters.
Some party stores are rationing the number of balloons a customer may purchase and others have no helium at all. It is predicted that by the year 2020 helium will be a thing of the past.