UK GAS-Prompt prices rise in undersupplied market

June 21 (Reuters) - British wholesale prompt gas prices rose on Wednesday morning as lower imports and domestic production curbed supply.

* The British within-day gas price was up by 0.4 pence at 35.2 pence/therm at 0900 GMT.

* The day-ahead gas price rose by 1 pence to 35 pence/therm.

* Britain's gas system was undersupplied by 30.1 million cubic metres (mcm), with demand forecast at 184.7 mcm and flows at 154.6 mcm/day, National Grid (LSE: NG.L - news) data showed.

* Traders said that reduced imports from Norway, combined with lower domestic production in Britain because of maintenance, had left the market undersupplied, boosting prices.

* Two unplanned outages at the Nyhamma gas plant and Visund gas field cut Norwegian production, operator Gassco said.

* Imports to Britain from Norway through the Langeled pipeline were around 18 mcm, down from more than 30 mcm the previous day.

* Maintenance at Britain's Laggan Tormore gas field, from June 17-24, cut UK domestic gas output.

* Demand for gas to be used in power plants was firm on forecasts for low wind power output.

* Peak wind power generation is forecast at 4 gigawatts (GW) on Wednesday and 3.6 GW on Thursday, National Grid data showed.

* Wind power met about 7.6 percent of Britain’s electricity demand on Wednesday morning, while gas-fired plants provided more than 50 percent, the data showed.

* The British wholesale day-ahead electricity price was up by 2.65 pounds at 41.25 pounds per megawatt hour (MWh)

* The July gas contract rose by 0.17 pence to 36 p/therm.

* Day-ahead gas at the Dutch TTF hub was up by 0.06 euros at 15.32 euros/MWh.

* The benchmark Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) -17 EU carbon contract rose by 0.01 euros to 4.96 euros a tonne.

* Thomson Reuters (Dusseldorf: TOC.DU - news) analyst view: (Reporting By Susanna Twidale; Editing by David Goodman)

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