European gas prices slumped for a sixth day, the longest losing streak in more than a year, as cargoes of the liquefied fuel head to the continent just as industrial shutdowns and warm weather curb demand. Futures fell as much as 9.9% on Wednesday as a flotilla of U.S. LNG cargoes headed to the region, while several vessels that were sailing to Asia have now diverted to Europe. More supplies are coming after record prices earlier this month forced factories to halt or slow output, curbing demand just as the continent faces unseasonably warm temperatures. European gas prices surged more than 400% this year, with Russia limiting extra flows at a time when demand was rebounding. While prices have slumped over the past week, they are still more than five times higher than the average of the past five years. The LNG relief may also prove […]