Algeria says will not let foreigners guard its oil facilities

ALGIERS Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:08am IST

Related Topics

Coal Mining In The Punjab

Coal Mining In The Punjab

In Choa Saidan Shah miners dig coal with crude pick axes and load it onto donkeys to be transported to the surface earning a team of 4 workers around $10 to be split between them.  Slideshow 

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria will not allow foreigners to help secure its oil facilities, Oil Minister Youcef Yousfi said on Sunday during a short visit to the In Amenas gas plant.

"It is out of the question to allow foreign security forces to handle the security of our oil facilities," Yousfi was quoted as saying by the official APS news agency.

Yousfi, speaking after Algerian forces ended a hostage crisis at the plant in the Sahara desert, said that security would be reinforced at oil facilities.

He added that damage at the plant was not very significant, and that the Tiguentourine plant should resume functionning after two days.

(Reporting By Lamine Chikhi)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Gaza

WORLD SHOWCASE

Obama's Message

Obama's Message

Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’.  Full Article 

Ebola Spreads

Ebola Spreads

Liberia shuts schools as Ebola virus spreads.  Full Article 

Graft Investigation

Graft Investigation

With "Big Tiger" caught, Chinese media can finally name its prey.  Full Article 

Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine Crisis

Obama says strains over Ukraine not leading to new Cold War with Russia.  Full Article 

Military Rule

Military Rule

Thai junta to keep tight grip after transfer of power.  Full Article 

'Ethical Behaviour'

'Ethical Behaviour'

Turkish women laugh online to protest deputy PM's remarks.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage