Algeria announces ‘major’ oil discovery

Algeria has reportedly discovered a new oil field containing an estimated 1.3 billion barrels. The discovery made by state oil company Sonatrach is believed to be near the city of Ouargla in the southern part of the country. Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi is quoted as saying this is “one of Sonatrach’s biggest discoveries in the […]

‘Eighty dead’ in Algeria gas field attack

The death toll after the Algeria gas field siege has mounted to 80 according to reports today, with British, American, Japanese, French, Norwegian, Filipino and Romanian workers reported dead or missing alongside militant casualties. Three Britons were killed during the hostage crisis at BP’s gas field in Algeria (pictured) while a further three British nationals […]

Attack on BP Algeria site ‘kidnaps eight’

British energy giant BP’s gas field in Algeria is the focus of an “ongoing” terrorist attack, the Foreign Office confirmed today. Reports suggest eight people were kidnapped in the attack on the field located on the Algerian border with Libya in the early hours this morning, although this is unconfirmed. The Amenas gas field is […]