LONDON, July 8 Spreading unrest in Egypt has led
British energy firms BG Group and BP to pull 160
expatriate staff out of the country.
BG Group, which sources a fifth of its total production from
Egypt, is taking 100 non-essential expatriate staff out of the
country, a spokesman said.
The firm has about 150 expatriate staff, including
dependents, in Egypt, and the evacuation is temporary, it said.
"Operations are continuing unaffected despite recent
events," a BG Group spokesman said.
BP also plans to withdraw a number of non-essential foreign
staff on a temporary basis.
A source with knowledge of evacuation plans said 40 of BP's
essential expatriate staff will remain and that its office in
Cairo remains open.
No impact on production is expected, he said.
BP typically has about 100 staff in Egypt, including