Fake news tweet about Freeport LNG sends gas prices plummeting

US based Freeport LNG, the country’s second largest producer of he fuel, said a tweet about cracks in pipes at its Texas export terminal, which led to US natural gas futures plummeting Friday, contained false information, as did a letter stating the terminal would restart soon.

Fake news tweet about Freeport LNG sends gas prices plummeting Fake news tweet about Freeport LNG sends gas prices plummeting Fake news tweet about Freeport LNG sends gas prices plummeting Fake news tweet about Freeport LNG sends gas prices plummeting Fake news tweet about Freeport LNG sends gas prices plummeting

 

It came shortly after Twitter, now owned by Elon Musk, began handing out "verified" account badges to any user who paid US$8 per month.

Gas futures for December delivery plunged as much as 7.

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