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Terror attack casts long shadow over Algeria’s troubled upstream

BP fears the worst as the outcomes of the terror attack on Tigantourine wet-gas complex remain unknown

At least 38 workers at the Tigantourine wet-gas complex, near In Amenas, Algeria, were killed in a horrific hostage taking in January that ended with the storming of the plant by Algerian army security forces. As Petroleum Economist went to press, several more workers remained unaccounted for. A week after the 16 January attack, when 40 terrorists entered the compound and took more than 800 workers captive, many details are still unclear. BP, which operates the project alongside Algeria’s state company Sonatrach and Norway’s Statoil, said on 23 January that the fate of four of its employees — 18 worked at the plant — remained unknown. Chief executive Bob Dudley said the company “feared the

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