LONDON Jan 16 Oil major BP said on
Wednesday it believed the In Amenas gas field in Algeria was
currently shut following an attack by Islamist militants.
The company said the field had been producing around 9
billion cubic metres of gas a year (160,000 barrels of oil
equivalent per day), or over a tenth of the country's overall
gas output. It also normally extracts some 60,000 barrels per
day of condensate.
BP has a working interest of 46 percent in the In Amenas
joint venture with Statoil and Algeria's state oil firm
Sonatrach as partners.