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BP ISSUES UPDATE OF AMENAS SITUATION

(The following press release from BP was received by e-mail. The sender 
verified the statement.) 
IN AMENAS SITUATION UPDATE 4 
We have been informed by the UK and Algerian governments that the
Algerian army is attempting to take control of the In Amenas site. 
The situation remains unclear and we continue to seek updates from the
authorities. 
Sadly, there have been some reports of casualties but we are still
lacking any confirmed or reliable information. There are also reports of
hostages being released or escaping. 
"Supporting these families is our priority and we are doing all we can
to help during this sad and uncertain time," said Bob Dudley, BP Group
Chief Executive. We are in contact with the UK and Algerian Governments
and will provide updates as soon as further confirmed information is
available. 
As a precautionary measure, staged plans are underway to bring a group
of non-essential workers out of Algeria. 
Further information: 
BP Press Office: +44 (0)207 496 4076, bppress@bp.com 
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