Liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers previously en route to Asia are still diverting toward Europe as the western part of the continent continues to deal with reduced pipeline flows and low storage inventories that have supported high prices.

After diverted LNG vessels made headlines last month, market research firm Kpler has continued to track 14 more ships that have all changed course for Europe since prices there fell from record highs on Dec. 21.

Kpler analyst Laura Page said almost all of the ships – chiefly from the United States and West Africa – were originally destined for Northeast Asia, except for one headed for South America.

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