The number of tankers crossing the Atlantic Ocean with US liquefied natural gas, which has declared Western European ports as its destination, jumped by 50 percent. In just 24 hours, the old continent’s energy crisis worsened.

There are now 15, up from 10 on Wednesday, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

In addition, there are 11 other cargoes of LNG in the United States from undisclosed destinations whose routes indicate destined for Europe, including Minerva Chios, which departed Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Louisiana in mid-November. And she was in the Indian Ocean when she was last. The week has been redirected to Europe.

Europe’s energy crisis has intensified in recent days after nuclear reactors shut down in France and wind power production fell in Germany, exacerbating the situation by forcing countries to burn more coal and even oil to keep their homes electrified. and heat.

News of US relief shipments of LNG bound for the mainland has caused record gas prices in Europe to fall from record levels.

Of the 15 LNG carriers that have declared their ports, four have arrived in Great Britain, France and Spain and one in the Netherlands, Gibraltar and Malta.

In addition, one tanker, whose port of destination has not been announced, is moored at Milford Haven in Great Britain.

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