Free-falling LNG prices wreak havoc on trade amid coronavirus fears

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Record low prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) are roiling the global gas market, creating havoc as traders rush to find alternative locations for cargoes with Chinese buyers rejecting shipments amid the coronavirus epidemic. Asian spot prices for LNG have already tumbled to troughs of $3 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) - less than half of what they were at the same time last year.

At least one cargo bound for India has already traded below $3/mmBtu, down 30 cents within a week, traders said. Concerns that Chinese.

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