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Oil companies pulling employees out of Egypt

The increasing unrest now leads several European oil companies to pull their employees out of Egypt. A.P. Moeller-Maersk, which has, among other things, a joint venture in the country is following the situation closely.

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Several oil companies are now acting on the consequences of the escalating violence in Egypt, which has resulted in the death of 35 locals so far. Major companies such as BP and BG Group have pulled what they refer to as "non essential" personell out of the troubled country.

According to Bloomberg, BG Group has pulled 100 employees out of the country, while BP has pulled 60 employees. Additionally, Shell has informed that the Dutch company is temporarily relocating several employees.

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