* Norway gas exports total 289 mcm/day
* Supplies to Britain slip by 4 mcm/day
OSLO, May 22 (Reuters) - Norwegian pipeline gas exports to
Britain slipped on Wednesday morning, while those to other
destinations in Europe were steady, data from gas system
operator Gassco showed.
Deliveries to Europe including Britain were down to 289
million cubic metres (mcm) by 0800 GMT versus an average of 293
mcm on Tuesday.
Supplies to Britain, Europe's biggest traded gas market,
eased by 4 mcm to 69 mcm, with flows through the 72 mcm Langeled
pipeline running at 38 mcm.
Combined deliveries to Germany and the Netherlands were
steady at 140 mcm. Exports to France and Belgium were also
unchanged at 43 mcm and 37 mcm.
Norwegian gas output is expected to be reduced by 54 mcm per
day from May 23 until July 12, due to field maintenance, but
another outage of 40 mcm per day is scheduled to end by that
time, resulting in a net reduction of 14 mcm.
Analysts at Point Carbon, a Thomson Reuters company, said
both outages are likely to be related to maintenance at the
country's biggest gas field, Troll.
Ormen Lange gas field could be reduced by 10 to 36 mcm
per day due to maintenance, the analysts 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 20 May 21
NBP 27.1/67.1 27.4/68.4
TTF 27.1 27.2
NCG 27.4 27.5
Gaspool 27.1 27.4
Zeebrugge 26.7 27.1
Peg Nord 27.4 27.5
Peg Sud 33.7 32.9
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 Jason Neely)