January’s terrorist attack on the In Amenas gas facilities continues to cast its shadow over the Algerian energy sector, pushing back a bellwether bid round and undermining the appeal of the country to international oil companies.

A report commissioned by Statoil in the wake of the In Amenas hostage crisis found the security arrangements provided by the Algerian army inadequate. Released earlier this month, the report coincides with negotiations between foreign oil companies and the government about security going forward. (CONTINUED - 362 WORDS)