INA's Syrian Gas Facilities Torched By Islamic State


ZAGREB, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have set fire to facilities on gas fields in Syria owned by Croatian energy group INA, Croatia's foreign minister said on Monday.

Responding to reporters' questions about media reports of an Islamic State attack on the facilities, which had been mothballed in early 2012 because of the civil war in Syria, Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier said: "The first reports we got confirm it, but we will seek additional information to get a final confirmation and an assessment of damage."

INA is nearly 50 percent owned by Hungary's MOL with the Croatian government holding close to 45 percent.

The two stakeholders have been at odds for years over management rights and investment policy and Zagreb said last month that its goal now is to buy back INA shares from MOL.

(Reporting by Igor Ilic; Editing by David Goodman)

Copyright 2017 Thomson Reuters. Click for Restrictions.


Click on the button below to add a comment.
Post a Comment
Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.


Our Privacy Pledge

Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
HSE Lead - Drilling
Expertise: Client Representative|HSE Manager / Advisor|Safety Officer
Location: Odessa, TX
Mid-Level Water Resources Engineer
Expertise: Civil Engineering|Environmental Engineer
Location: Durham, NC
Emergency Response Technician - Norco, LA
Expertise: Emergency Response|Fire Protection
Location: Norco, LA
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $56.86/BBL 0.76%
Light Crude Oil : $50.66/BBL 0.21%
Natural Gas : $2.959/MMBtu 0.30%
Updated in last 24 hours