Two Malaysian Held Hostage At The Amenas Gas Facility In Algeria

French news channel France 24 reported on Wednesday that Malaysian and Filipino citizens are among the hostages being held at a gas field in Algeria.

The gas field, In Amenas is jointly operated by British’s BP, Norway’s Statoil and state-run Algerian energy firm Sonatrach.

Algeria said an Algerian and a Briton were killed in the attack.

There are reports that Norwegian, French, British, US and Japanese citizens are also among the hostages.

The Star reported that:

“Wisma Putra confirmed Thursday that two Malaysians were among those held hostage at the Amenas gas facility in Algeria. Malaysia is working closely with the Algerian authorities and the families of the two have been contacted, it said in a statement.”

Pictures Of Gulf Coast Oil Spill-Are Malaysian Oil Rigs Safe?

On the April 20, 2010 there was an explosion at the BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

The oil spilled to the ocean and caused a bad pollution.

The waves carry the oil to the beaches.


The polluted water killed the sea creatures and birds.

A sea turtle is mired in oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Grand Terre Island, Louisiana, June 8, 2010. REUTERS/Lee Celano

The birds died because when they dived into the sea to get their prey, they were soaked in the oil.

The oil soaked bird cannot fly.


This is a disaster.

There are off shore oil rigs in Malaysia too.

So we have to be careful to avoid the oil rig explosion.

Are Malaysian oil rigs safe?

We can avoid the oil rig explosion if we do not dig the oil from the sea.


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