One third of gas produced at In Amenas to come back on stream shortly.

By bne IntelliNews February 1, 2013
One third of production at Algerias Tiguentourine natural gas plant in In Amenas, which was damaged by a terrorist attack on January 16, is expected to come back on stream shortly, Algerie Presse Service reported citing the plant's director Lotfi Benadouda. The plant, jointly operated by British BP, Norwegian Statoil and Algeria's Sonatrach, ceased production two weeks ago when it was attacked by Islamist gunmen who took hundreds of hostages. Rescue attempts by the Algerian army resulted in the death of at least 69 people. Sonatrach said it is losing USD 11mn a day due to the plants shutdown. Algeria generates 75% of its revenues from the oil and gas sector. In Amenas accounts 18% of the country's gas exports, industry experts say.

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