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UK National Grid ups peak winter gas demand forecast

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

"For security planning the 2012/13 peak gas demand forecast assumes a high level of gas demand for power generation," it said.

(Reporting by Oleg Vukmanovic; Editing by Alison Birrane)

((Oleg.Vukmanovic@thomsonreuters.com)(44 207 542 0014)(Reuters Messaging: oleg.vukmanovic.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

Keywords: UK GAS