No 08



Khelil Blames Skikda Accident On Gas Pipe Leak

Algerian Energy and Mines Minister Chakib Khelil said on 18 February that the explosion and fire at the Skikda LNG plant on 19 January was caused by a gas leak from one of the pipelines. A preliminary inquiry indicates that a gas leak in one of the pipelines caused the fire which destroyed three LNG units in Skikda, he is reported to have said on the sidelines of a conference. The 19 January blast killed 27...