NORWAY GAS-Flows to Europe rise strongly


* Langeled flows to UK surge to 69.3 mcm/d

* Nyhamna expected to be back in operation

OSLO, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Norwegian pipeline gas exports rosestrongly on Friday morning on higher flows to Britain,indicating the Royal Dutch Shell's

Nyhamna gasprocessing plant was back in operation.

Exports to Europe including Britain gained by 30.3 millioncubic metres (mcm) to 282.8 mcm per day by 0600 GMT comparedwith the 252.5 mcm daily average on Thursday, data from gassystem operator Gassco showed.

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

Flows through the 70 mcm Langeled pipeline, UK's main subseagas import route, was up to 69.3 mcm from 43.8 mcm a previousday, putting total exports to Britain at 83.3 mcm.

Technical problems at the 70 mcm Nyhamna plant, which feedsthe Langeled pipeline, reduced supplies this week pushing up UKgas prices at the beginning the winter season.

There was no gas transported through the Vesterled pipeline,but the impact was minimal as the pipeline was running at just2.6 mcm on Thursday.

Combined flows to the Netherlands and Germany also firmed by12.7 mcm to 127.6 mcm.

Exports to France and Belgium slipped by about 2.5 mcm to40.2 and 31.7 mcm respectively.

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 11NBP 27.5/64.7 27/63.8TTF 26.6 26.4NCG 26.5 26.5Gaspool 26.8 26.6Zeebrugge 27.0 26.4Peg Nord 26.8 26.5Peg Sud 28.9 27.6Oil-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 William Hardy)

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