Britain’s ambassador to Algeria says that BP employees evacuated from the country after a spectacular terrorist attack in January will soon return.
Martin Roper was quoted Sunday by the Algerian state news agency as saying that BP is continuing with its activities and so its employees “will soon return to Algeria.”
An al-Qaeda-linked militant group in January stormed the Ain Amenas gas facility, jointly run by BP, Norway’s Statoil and the Algerian state company. In the ensuing standoff, 37 workers, all but one foreign, were killed, along with 29 militants.
Security at the site and others across Algeria’s oil-rich desert south has since been dramatically boosted.
Libya Egypt to tighten oil fields security following Algerias crisisLibya rushed to beef up security at its oil fields and energy firms were ... News
UK envoy says BP committed to Algeria after attackThe British ambassador to Algeria says oil and gas giant BP is committed to the ... Energy
Al-Qaeda commander charged in U.S. over Algeria gas plant attackU.S. prosecutors on Friday charged a commander of al Qaeda’s North African ... Middle East