natural gas-algeria (2)
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - natural gas-algeria (2)
ALGERIAN NATURAL GAS
• Algeria has the second largest natural gas
reserves in Africa with more than half of
it located in the Hassi R’Mel gas facility.
IN AMENAS HOSTAGE CRISIS
• Date: January 16-19, 2013
• Location: In Amenas Natural Gas Facility
Militants from Al-Mulathameen or
the Masked Brigade stormed the In
Amenas gas facility and the nearby
living quarters with the intent of
capturing foreign hostages.
GAS GOES BOOM
Reports have indicated that the site plans were studied meticulously by
the militants before the attack with the intent of destroying the facility.
There were no armed guards present in the gas site as Algerian law
prohibits the presence of foreign security personnel.
The weapons cache left by the
Qaddafi regime in Libya has been
problematic to the security in the
EUROPE’S DESERT DILEMMA
Despite growing security concerns
in Algeria, Europe has a
high tolerance for high risk areas
in the energy business.
Energy exports comprise the majority of Algeria’s total
revenue; therefore economic protection goes hand in hand
with national security especially in a neighborhood festering
with transnational terrorism.