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Algeria crisis triggers Libya, Egypt oil security review

Reuters -- Libya rushed to beef up security at its oil fields and energy firms were considering similar measures in Egypt as Islamist militants threatened to attack new installations in north Africa.

More than 20 foreigners were still being held hostage or missing inside Algeria's In Amenas gas plant on Friday after Algerian forces stormed the desert complex near the Libyan border to free hundreds of captives taken by Islamist militants.

Hundreds of workers were evacuated from a number of Algerian production sites on the border with Libya to safer places in the country's centre and industry experts said that could ultimately lead to lower oil and gas production from the OPEC member state.

Libya and Algeria are Africa's third and fourth largest oil producers with Libya also the largest oil reserve


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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 11:42:42 AM

Have security at all these places. They can afford it!
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:32:04 PM

Drill, drill, drill in the USA and forget OPEC.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:31:30 PM

ok
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Switch over to NG and tell OPEC to kiss our A$$...
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I thought Obama single handedly rid the world of Al-Quieda?
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:25:07 PM

Horrible situation. I wish Bush used planes to bomb the hell out of al qaeda every day for a decade.
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I'm sure production will resume.... way to much cash at risk!!
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:22:51 PM

Now that our oil and gas fields are producing, let them keep their oil and problems. Just keep Americans out of harms way.
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imagine staging forces in the deep Sahara.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:20:50 PM

A bunch of nuts.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:19:55 PM

What a disaster. And what does this country and its companies do, ship its resources off to the highest bidder.
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lunitics
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Nuke them from orbit!
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power struggle.
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going up again
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Okay
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but not Nigeria?
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Also a yesterday post.
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Not good,
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too much sugar?
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I doubt we will ever see the middle east peaceful.
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Ok
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The Middle East is an insane asylum.
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One idea: Nuetron bomb!
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Crazy mess.
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Hey just the excuse the oil company's need to raise prices again!!!
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Our oil and gas prices will go up...just because!
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I'm sure Republican speculators are salivating at the profits they'll make driving up the price of fuel.
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I guess mitt4prez is still blaming the president for all that is wrong in the world.
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And we will pay for this in America somehow.
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Butbutbut The Won told us alQaeda is so over! The Won GOT BIN LADEN! The Won's gonna change the world! We're gonna get the Republicans andmakethe world love us by bowing to the sheiks and doing all we can to stop development of North American petroleum resources. And if you disagree, you're a raaaaaaaacccccciiiiiissssssttttt full of white privilege.
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crazies
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Not too surprising.
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not a problem
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safety first!
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Okay!
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All the more reason to find our own supply.
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i cant understand why people revert to violence, as a means of communication. we all know such acts only give rise to derision and rejection!
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well this is over quite the shootout almost looked like a FBI shootout back in Waco.
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More of the same baloney.
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Now the Fracking will pay off.
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No Worries Mate cuz when those Loonies launch their Dirty Bombs, we all get Fried!!!!!!
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It will only get worse
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We must explore all possible domestic energy options before it is too late for us.
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the middle east has made the wrong turn with no hope of return
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No doubt obama will use this as an excuse to undermine the government of Algeria and turn the country over to the radical muslims.
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Here we go again.
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lots o crazies
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