BP: Small number employees unaccounted for

BP's priority is the safety and security of our people.

On early Wednesday morning we mobilised our full emergency response system, with teams on the ground in Algeria and in the UK working with the situation and liaising with other parties involved.

We are in close contact with the UK government and colleagues in Statoil, in Sonatrach and in the companies that are contractors to the joint venture.

There is a small number of BP employees at In Amenas whose current location and situation remain uncertain.

BP is working with the Algerian government and authorities to confirm their status.

We do not intend to publicly comment on details of the number, nationalities or identities of these staff.

BP is in direct contact with the families of all of those staff affected, offering support and providing confirmed information as we can.