Global natural gas prices ticked higher on Monday driven partly by ongoing supply fears as winter approaches.

Norwegian exports to the rest of Europe continue to gradually ramp back up. Nominations were at 254 million cubic meters (MMcm) on Monday and closer to normal levels of over 300 MMcm. That’s up from 175.9 MMcm a week prior as maintenance work offshore has lasted longer than expected. 

Equinor ASA said last Thursday it would take a few days to return to full production after finishing planned modifications at a production platform in the massive Troll field. Norwegian grid operator Gassco shows the outage lasting until Oct. 6, while work at the Skarv field is also expected to stretch into next week. 

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