Algerian Gas Plant Resumes Some Production After Attack-Minister

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Algeria's Tiguentourine gas plant resumed some production on Sunday, more than a month after 37 foreign workers were killed in an Islamist attack on the plant, Abdelhamid Zerguine, the chief executive of state energy firm Sonatrach, told state radio.

Algeria's Tiguentourine gas plant resumed some production on Sunday, more than a month after 37 foreign workers were killed in an Islamist attack on the plant, Abdelhamid Zerguine, the chief executive of state energy firm Sonatrach, told state radio.

"It is a partial resuming of production ... we will get 3 billion cubic metres per year," Zerguine was quoted as saying.

The plant produces about 9 billion cubic metres per year of gas, about 11.5 percent of the country's annual total.