Capacity on UK-Belgium gas interconnector curtailed due to heatwave

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(Reuters) - About 8.1 gigawatt hours (GWh) will be unavailable between July 18 and 19 due to an unplanned transmission system outage on the UK-Belgium gas interconnector due to high temperatures, operator Fluxys said in a market update on Monday.

High temperatures limiting achievable flow rates were further compounded by a loss of supply pressure, the market update showed.

Much of Europe is baking in a heatwave that scientists say is consistent with climate change and has pushed temperatures into the mid-40s Celsius (over 110 Fahrenheit) in some regions.

(Reporting by Ashitha Shivaprasad and Kavya Guduru in Bengaluru; Editing by Catherine Evans and Jonathan Oatis)

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