An Algerian military truck drives past a road sign indicating the city of Ain Amenas where hostages have been kidnapped by Islamic militants at a gas plant, Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)

Four BP employees missing after Algeria attack

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One or more of BP’s employees may have been killed during the hostage crisis at its jointly operated facility in Algeria, BP CEO Bob Dudley told reporters Saturday morning.
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Drumbeat: January 19, 2013

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U.S. Oil Demand Falls to 16-Year Low, API Reports
U.S. oil demand fell to the lowest level in 16 years in 2012 as economic growth weakened while domestic output surged the most in more than 150 years, the American Petroleum Institute said.

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Algeria mounts assault on gas complex

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Algerian troops are attempting to retake parts of the In Amenas gas complex still held by heavily armed terrorists holding western hostages
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