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NORWAY GAS-Flows to Europe rise over 300 mcm/day

* Kollsnes gas processing plant back to full capacity

* More gas pumped to Britain through the Vesterled pipeline

OSLO, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Norwegian gas exports to Europe roseon Monday morning from the previous day as production from amajor gas processing plant has reached full capacity, gas systemoperator Gassco said.

Exports to Europe including Britain rose by 18.9 millioncubic metres (mcm) to 312.9 mcm per day by 0600 GMT comparedwith the 294 mcm daily average on Sunday.

The export figures are based on gas fed into the system at acertain point in time and calculated to a daily average.

Supplies to Britain, Europe's biggest traded market, gainedby 14.4 mcm to 102.2 mcm, mostly due to higher flows through theVesterled pipeline to the St. Fergus receiving terminal.

Deliveries to France and Belgium rose by over 4 mcm to 40.7mcm each, while combined flows to the Netherlands and Germanyslipped by 4.4 mcm to 129.3 mcm.

Volumes can change throughout the day as producers adjustthe amount of gas they pump into the system.

Norway's 145 mcm Kollsnes gas processing plant returned tofull capacity on Sunday after fixing problems with itscompressors.

Norway is the second-biggest pipeline gas supplier to Europeafter Russia.

Spot price settlements at European gas trading hubs:

Gas hub Pvs trading session October 5NBP 26.1/61.4 26.2/62.0TTF 25.6 26.3NCG 25.6 26.2Gaspool 25.6 26.1Zeebrugge 25.9 25.9Peg Nord 25.7 26.3Peg Sud 26.0 26.8Oil-indexed price 37.36/87.12 37.36/87.12

NOTE: Prices are in euros per megawatt-hours, except for NBP andoil-indexed prices, which are also given in pence per therm.Oil-indexed price is a monthly estimate by Thomson Reuters PointCarbon.

(Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis; Editing by Alison Birrane)

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