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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.