Militants attacked an Algerian gas plant operated by Norway’s Statoil and BP with rocket-propelled grenades on Friday, but there were no casualties or damage, the companies and sources said.
Algeria’s energy infrastructure is heavily protected by the army especially since the 2013 Islamist militant attack on the In Amenas gas plant, also operated by BP and Statoil, during which 40 oil workers were killed.
Statoil said in a statement that the gas facility was hit by explosive munitions from a distance.
“In the early morning, three or four rocket-propelled grenades hit a central processing facility, there were no casualties or damage reported,” an industry source said.
The Algerian army were controlling the area and pursuing the attackers.
BP said in a statement that the facility had been closed down as a safety precaution.