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  • Algerian security forces escort a bus carrying freed hostages outside a police station in In Amenas in the desert in Algeria's deep south on January 19, 2013.

    A consortium that deals with security issues is warning about possible threats to oil installations in Libya.

  • Will Oil Companies Pull Out of North Africa?

    Neil Atkinson, director of Energy Research & Analysis at Datamonitor, tells CNBC that BP are talking about suspending drilling activities in Libya following the terrorist attack in Algeria.

  • Aftermath of the Gas Plant Siege in Algeria

    Tony Nash, Managing Director, IHS discusses the ground level risks that energy firms face. He says companies are taking a more disciplined and methodological approach to risk.

  • Algerian security forces escort a bus carrying freed hostages outside a police station in In Amenas in the desert in Algeria's deep south on January 19, 2013.

    The biggest mistake the energy industry makes is to ignore regional and geopolitical dynamics. It's complicated, and the corporate world doesn't have the patience for it.

  • Revival of Centrist Vote in Israel 'Good News': Expert

    Lord Malloch-Brown, EMEA chairman of FTI Consulting, tells CNBC that the revival of the centrist vote in Israel is 'good news' but a weaker Netanyahu may become a 'prisoner' of the right.

  • Oil Refining’s Fortunes Rise

    Brent crude rose above $112 a barrel on Tuesday, after Japan pledged to pump in more money to boost its economy.

  • Oil Prices to Retreat Drastically: Expert

    Andrew Su, CEO, Compass Global Markets says the economic picture in the U.S. and Europe will worsen, which will lead WTI prices to retreat drastically in the next few months.

  • Algerian security forces escort a bus carrying freed hostages outside a police station in In Amenas in the desert in Algeria's deep south on January 19, 2013.

    Algerian special forces have found the bodies of two Canadian Islamist fighters after a bloody siege at a desert gas plant, a security source said on Monday, as the death toll reached at least 80 after troops stormed the complex to end the hostage crisis.

  • Algeria Attack To Lift Oil Prices, But Not By Too Much

    Tom Price, Global Commodity Analyst, UBS says Algeria's gas plant attack is the latest in a series of supply-side shocks to oil, but unconventional supplies could constrain the upside to oil prices.

  • Algerian policemen stop cars at a checkpoint in In Amenas, deep in the Sahara near the Libyan border.

    Algeria said on Sunday it expected heavy hostage casualties after its troops ended a desert siege, but Western governments warned against criticizing tactics used by their vital ally in the struggle with Islamists across the Sahara.

  • This is a satellite image of the Amenas, Algeria. Islamist militants held dozens of foreign hostages and hundreds of Algerian workers hostage in a gas field located approximately 45 km from the city.

    The Algerian army carried out a dramatic final assault to end a siege by Islamic militants at a desert gas plant on Saturday, killing 11 al Qaeda-linked gunmen after they took the lives of seven more foreign hostages.

  • US Officials: One American Killed & 2 Escaped in Algeria

    "Let's not forget this is an act of terror," said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in commenting on the hostages held in Algeria. Americans are still being held hostage, among others, with Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation senior fellow.

  • Terrorists Still Holding Hostages in Algeria

    Terrorist want to exchange hostages for Omar Abdel Rahman, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis. Also, a look at the impact on energy prices, with CNBC's Sharon Epperson.

  • Algeria Hostage Saga Continues

    The hostage rescue operation in Algeria is an ongoing, fluid situation, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.

  • Hostage Situations Are Never Simple: Expert

    Oualid Khelifi, research analyst at African Energy, talks to CNBC about the hostage situation in Algeria and why the Algerian army decided to move in.

  • How to Trade Oil Now

    Oil is slipping slightly this morning as the Algeria hostage crisis continues, with Boris Schlossberg, Managing Director, BK Asset Management; Kevin Book, ClearView Energy Partners; Barry Knapp; Barclays; and Rebecca Patterson, Bessemer Trust.

  • Could the Algerian Terrorism Spread?

    Helima Croft, geopolitical strategist at Barclays, draws attention to the vulnerability of the oil market if the Algerian groups targeted the Libyan energy facilities.

  • How Important Is Algerian Gas for Europe?

    Neil Atkinson, director of energy research & analysis at Datamonitor, tells CNBC that Algeria is very important for the European oil and gas market, with countries like Italy taking about a third of their gas from the country.

  • Algerian Government Began Military Action

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the chronology of the terrorist attack in Algeria and on the intervention by the Algerian government that has taken place already; saying as many as 7 U.S. citizens were involved in the situation.

  • Rio Tinto's New Chief to Turn Company Around?

    Jonathan Barratt, Founder, Barratt's Bulletin says Rio Tinto remains a takeover target but he thinks new CEO Sam Walsh can turn the company around.