NORWAY GAS-Flows to Europe slip on lower output from Nyhamna

* Nyhamna gas plant output reduced by 33 mcm/day

* Flows drop to Germany, Belgium and Britain

OSLO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Norwegian gas exports to Europe fellon Tuesday morning as the Nyhamna gas processing plant wasrunning at a reduced capacity, data from gas system operatorGassco showed.

Exports to Europe including Britain dropped by 8.7 millioncubic metres (mcm) to 271.3 mcm per day by 0600 GMT comparedwith the 280 mcm daily average on Monday.

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

Output from the Royal Dutch Shell-operated


gas processing plant was to be reduced by 33 mcm on Tuesday,Gassco said.

The 70 mcm capacity plant processes gas from the giantoffshore Ormen Lange gas field before it is shipped to Britainand continental Europe.

Combined flows to the Netherlands and Germany fell by 6.8mcm to 119.8 mcm, and deliveries to Belgium were down by 4.7 mcmto 35.8 mcm.

Supplies to Britain slipped by 2 mcm to 70.5 mcm, whileexports to France rose by 4.8 mcm to 45.2 mcm.

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

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 8NBP 26.2/62.0 27.1/64.2TTF 26.3 26.8NCG 26.2 26.7Gaspool 26.1 26.6Zeebrugge 25.9 26.8Peg Nord 26.3 26.8Peg Sud 26.8 28.9Oil-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.The oil-indexed price is a monthly estimate by Thomson ReutersPoint Carbon.

(Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis; Editing by Alison Birrane)

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