Shell, Exxon joint venture considering appeal on planned cut at Groningen

AMSTERDAM, May 24 (Reuters) - A joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil said on Wednesday it was considering appealing a Dutch government plan to cut production at the Groningen gas field by 10 percent.

The Dutch state earlier on Wednesday confirmed it intended to go ahead with a tightening of output at the massive field from Oct. 1. It said interested parties had until July 7 to announce an appeal. (Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Mark Potter)