January 30, 2018 / 2:44 PM / 25 days ago

UPDATE 1-Statoil expects Troll gas output quota to remain steady

(Adds comment on overall Norway output, Brexit)

VIENNA, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Statoil expects the maximum allowed natural gas production from Norway’s Troll field to remain unchanged at 36 billion cubic meters (bcm) in the 12-month period beginning on Oct. 1, the company’s head of natural gas said on Tuesday.

“Troll expects 36 for next year,” Statoil Vice President Peder Bjorland, told Reuters on the sidelines of an energy conference in Vienna.

Last year, the Norwegian government increased the production quota from Troll, the country’s largest gas field, to 36 bcm from 33 bcm.

In 2018, Statoil expects its overall output and exports of natural gas to remain in line with 2017 levels, Bjorland said.

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union is unlikely to affect Statoil’s sale of gas, he added.

“I can’t see that Brexit would impact our exports to the UK.” (Reporting by Shadia Nasralla, writing by Terje Solsvik and Nerijus Adomaitis, editing by Louise Heavens)

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