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The Ain Amenas gas field in Algeria, where Islamist militants raided and took hostages Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Kjetil Alsvik, Statoil via NTB scanpix)

Family says BP lied about man’s cause of death in terrorist attack

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The family of a Houston man killed in a terror attack on a BP plant in Algeria early last year claims the oil company lied about how the man died and that its Internet access policy contributed to his death.
The Amenas natural gas field in Algeria, where Islamist militants raided and took hostages Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013.

Algeria hostage crisis ends; Katy man killed

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Katy resident Frederick Buttaccio was killed in the attack on a natural gas facility in Algeria. Another Houston-area man also was taken captive. His fate is unknown.
The Ain Amenas gas field in Algeria, where Islamist militants raided and took hostages Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Kjetil Alsvik, Statoil via NTB scanpix, File)

Houston engineer still captive in Algeria

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A Houston engineer was alive and still being held hostage by al-Qaida-linked militants Friday morning at a natural gas plant in the North African nation, the man’s brother told the Houston Chronicle.
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An Anadarko Petroleum Corp. production site in Algeria. (Source: Anadarko Petroleum Corp.)

Anadarko ‘closely monitoring’ its Algeria operations

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Anadarko Petroleum Corp., which has three oil and gas production sites in Algeria, is “closely monitoring” events there following an attack and hostage crisis at a BP-related facility.
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Spanish owners hoping pirates want boat for crude oil

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Spanish owners of an oil tanker hijacked off West Africa are hoping pirates just want to steal the crude, rather than hold the 23-member crew hostage for ransom.