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UK GAS-Prices rise on Norwegian Nyhamna plant outage

(Updates throughout as prices change direction)

LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) - British wholesale gas prices rose on Friday after news of an extended outage at Norway's Nyhamna gas processing plant prompted buying.

* Within-day gas price rose 2.60 pence to 30.00 pence per therm at 1428 GMT.

* Day-ahead gas price rose 3.10 pence to 30.00 p/therm.

* "The Nyhamna (outage) is looking much longer than expected," a gas trader said.

* Operator Gassco said on Friday afternoon an outage at the processing plant would last until Aug. 26 at the earliest.

* It had been scheduled to come back on July 6.

* UK gas prices had fallen earlier in the day on expectations of higher supplies from Norway.

* Peak wind generation is forecast at 6.2 gigawatts for Friday, dropping to 5.5 GW on Saturday.

* Send-out from liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals is seen steady at 13 mcm.

* Day-ahead gas price at the Dutch TTF hub rose 0.55 euro to 10.90 megawatt hours to trade.

* Benchmark Dec-19 EU carbon contract was up 0.29 euro at 26.31 euros a tonne. (Reporting by Susanna Twidale; editing by Nina Chestney)

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