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LNG ships flock to Europe as Ukraine crisis builds: satellite data

Fuel vessels in continental waters soar 70% from a year ago

As of Wednesday, Europe's gas inventories equaled some 40% of storage capacity, the lowest level since 2011, when comparable same-day data was first available. 

TOKYO -- Vessels in European waters carrying liquefied natural gas have sharply increased in number, satellite data indicates, as countries go on an LNG import binge in case the Ukraine crisis flares up and they get cut off from Russian supplies of the fuel.

European nations currently depend heavily on natural gas from Russia, which are delivered through land. But those supplies could stop, depending on what happens in Ukraine.

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