* Norway gas exports total 250 mcm/d
* Deliveries to Britain rise to 49 mcm/d
STOCKHOLM, May 24 (Reuters) - Norwegian pipeline gas exports
partially recovered on Friday morning after dropping sharply due
to major field maintenance and unexpected shutdown of a gas
processing plant the previous day.
Deliveries to Europe including Britain were up to 250
million cubic metres (mcm) by 0700 GMT versus an average of 227
mcm on Thursday, data from gas system operator Gassco showed.
Supplies to Britain, Europe's biggest traded gas market,
firmed by 13 mcm to 49 mcm, with flows through the 72 mcm
Langeled pipeline running at a rate of 22 mcm per day.
Langeled flows fell to zero on Thursday afternoon as
Kaarstoe gas processing plant was shut due to a gas leak. The
production was partly restored later.
Combined deliveries to Germany and the Netherlands also rose
by 10 mcm to 135 mcm.
Exports to France and Belgium were stable at 43 and 23 mcm
Output from Europe's second-biggest gas supplier was cut by
55 mcm per day on Thursday due to a major field maintenace on
the Norwegian continental shelf.
More maintenance with a similar impact is scheduled to start
on Saturday and is expected to last until July 12, Gassco said.
Norway's export figures are based on gas fed into the system
at a certain time and calculated to a daily average. Volumes can
vary throughout the day as producers adjust the amount of gas
Following is a summary of spot price settlements at European
gas trading hubs:
Gas hub May 22 May 23
NBP 27.6/69.2 27.6/69.2
TTF 27.7 27.5
NCG 27.8 27.6
Gaspool 27.8 27.5
Zeebrugge 27.5 27.6
Peg Nord 27.6 27.9
Peg Sud 33.5 31.9
Oil-indexed price 37.26/92.18 37.26/92.18
NOTE: Prices are in euros per megawatt-hour, except for NBP and
oil-indexed prices, which are also given in pence per therm.
The oil-indexed price is a monthly estimate by Thomson Reuters
Point Carbon and can vary due to day-to-day currency
(Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis, editing by William Hardy)