• Four Asia-bound LNG tankers change destination after virus outbreak

    Four liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers originally destined for North Asia have changed destinations or have diverted after the coronavirus outbreak hit gas demand in China, trade and shipping sources said on Thursday.

    Three of the tankers loaded from Qatar and one in Oman and were originally showing ‘Far East’ as their destination, the sources said.

    Two of them will now arrive at South Hook terminal in the United Kingdom instead while another made a U-turn in the Arabian Sea and is now in the Gulf of Oman, heading back to the Gulf, said Rebecca Chia, LNG analyst at data intelligence firm Kpler.

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