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UK National Grid ups peak winter gas demand forecast

LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The UK's National Gridexpects peak gas demand at 516 million cubic meters/day(mcm/day) in the coming winter, 9 mcm/day above its preliminaryforecast, it said in its outlook report on Wednesday.

"For security planning the 2012/13 peak gas demand forecastassumes a high level of gas demand for power generation," itsaid.

(Reporting by Oleg Vukmanovic; Editing by Alison Birrane)

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