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  Skikda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Skikda (Arabic: ولاية سكيكدة) is a city in north eastern Algeria and a port on the Gulf of Stora, the ancient Sinus Numidicus.
Skikda was founded in 1838 by the French on the ruins of an ancient Phoenician city which later flourished as a large Roman city called Rusicade, a Punic word which means "Promontory of fire".
The incomes of the Municipality of Skikda are among the highest in North Africa.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Skikda   (287 words)

  
 Skikda
City in north-eastern Algeria with 170,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate), on the Gulf of Stora, a part of the Mediterranean Sea, between the Skikda Mountain and Bou Yala Mountain.
It is the capital of Skikda province with 880,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate) and an area of 4,026 km².
Skikda is also a very active industrial city, producing processed fish and agricultural products, smelting of iron ore and manufacture of aluminium.
lexicorient.com /e.o/skikda.htm   (252 words)

  
 Algeria blast to hit LNG exports, importers calm | EnergyBulletin.net | Peak Oil News Clearinghouse
The blast ripped through the Skikda LNG plant, one of two in Algeria, late on Monday killing at least 23 people and shutting down all activity at the oil and gas refining complex.
Skikda accounts for about a quarter of the LNG from Algeria, the world's second largest LNG exporter after Indonesia and one of Europe's main gas suppliers.
The port at Skikda is designed to load small LNG tankers and is used for short-distance exports to southern Europe rather than for shipments across the Atlantic, Andrew Flower, an independent gas analyst and former LNG director at BP, told Reuters.
www.energybulletin.net /140.html   (622 words)

  
 Fact Sheet - Algerian LNG Explosion - January 19, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
On January 19, 2004, in Skikda, Algeria, a steam boiler that was part of an LNG production plant exploded, triggering a second, more massive vapor-cloud explosion and fire that took eight hours to extinguish.
The explosions and fire destroyed a portion of the LNG plant and caused death, injury, and material damage outside the plant's boundaries.
"Skikda's LNG Plant Was Insured by the CAAT," Agence Algerienne d'Information, January 21, 2004.
www.energy.ca.gov /lng/news_items/2004-01_algeria_factsheet.html   (920 words)

  
 SABCnews.com - africa/north_africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The blast at the petrochemical complex in the port city of Skikda, 500km east of the capital Algiers yesterday evening, caused at least 74 injuries and shut down all activity at the oil and gas refinery complex.
Skikda is Algeria's largest port and handles the majority of the country's crude, refined and petrochemical products exports.
Khelil said the oil installations at Skikda, which produce 335 000 barrels per day, were not destroyed in the blast but the main electricity plant serving the industrial zone was damaged and had been halted as a preventive measure.
www.sabcnews.com /africa/north_africa/0,2172,72372,00.html   (440 words)

  
 Power Technology - Skikda CCGT Power Plant, Algeria
Skikda is part of a wider government programme to generate more power from the country's own gas reserves.
Skikda is a port on the Gulf of Stora, on the Mediterranean.
In January 2004, a boiler exploded at the Skikda LNG export terminal.
www.power-technology.com /projects/skikda   (834 words)

  
 page_englaise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
After received explanations on models of the 2 ports, heard the talk on the various opportunity and achievements, development prospect, the delegation embarked on a tug boat to join the Port Skikda El-Djedid and the petrochemical platform.
When she was leaving, her Excellence was pleased with the reserved reception and lavished its encouragements to the Harbour Company of Skikda.
We remind again the charter and the policy quality of the Company and the listing of the 3 types of final processes identified for Management of quality according to the reference of the standard ISO 90011-Version 2000.
www.skikda-port.com /version_anglaise/page_englaise.htm   (627 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Skikda disaster is Algeria’s worst industrial accident since independence, the worst safety incident suffered by the LNG industry for more than 30 years, and the worst ever to affect a liquefaction plant.
The Skikda incident is by a long way the worst accident to have occurred at a liquefaction plant.
The Skikda explosion is believed to have been triggered by an explosion of a boiler in Train 40 but it is too early to be able to determine the exact cause and thus the precise implications, if any, for the safety of other LNG plants.
www.gas-matters.com /news2.shtml   (1669 words)

  
 Massive Blast Kills Dozens in Algeria
SKIKDA, Algeria, 21 January 2004 — Rescue workers searched through rubble for missing workers at Algeria’s largest refinery and export port yesterday after a blast at a nearby liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant killed at least 27 people, officials said.
The explosion, the worst LNG accident for nearly 30 years, ripped through the vast petrochemical complex in the port city of Skikda, 500 km east of the capital Algiers on Monday evening, caused at least 74 injuries and shut down all activity at the oil and gas refinery complex.
Khelil said the oil installations at Skikda were not destroyed in the blast but the main electricity plant of Sonelgaz serving the zone was damaged and had been halted as a preventive measure.
www.arabnews.com /?page=4§ion=0&article=38369&d=21&m=1&y=2004&pix=world.jpg&category=World   (635 words)

  
 Planet Ark   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
SKIKDA, Algeria - At least 27 workers died when a gas plant blew up at Algeria's largest refinery complex on the Mediterranean coast and brought its key oil and gas activities to a halt, officials said Tuesday.
A quarter of its shipments leave from the port of Skikda, all to southern Europe.
Khelil said oil exports had been formally suspended, but it was not clear from his comments the extent or details of the force majeure.
www.planetark.com /avantgo/dailynewsstory.cfm?newsid=23525   (494 words)

  
 Skikda
Skikda (Philippeville), Algeria seaport on the Mediterranean coast, 80km (50 miles) west of Annaba.
Skikda occupies the site of ancient Rusicade, port of 4th-century Cirta, and has the largest Roman theatre in Algeria.It also manufactures petrochimicals and plastics, and has a large natural gas liqufaction plant.
There is considerable passenger traffic through Skikda, which, with Stora "its outport", is also a centre for sardine fishing and canning.
www.awg.faithweb.com /en/wilaya/skikda.html   (160 words)

  
 SKIKDA HARBOR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
On November 7th, 2002, by a strong sea and north-west winds reaching 100 km per hour, the ore tanker el-hadjar, 226 m length and 64698 TPL was announced at 21.05 that it derived towards the shore of Ben M'Hidi beach.
For the human means, the registered sailors were reinforced on tug boats and other administratives were on the breach night and day from the 07th to the 11th november.
The ambition of the Harbour Company of Skikda is to be an operator recognized for performance and professionalism in services related to ships and goods as well as in the management of the harbour domain.
www.skikda-port.com /version_anglaise/index_english.htm   (908 words)

  
 UK P&I Club - Major berthing delays - Skikda new port - Algeria
We have been advised of major berthing delays in Algeria's new port of Skikda caused by extreme weather conditions such as heavy rain and snow.
The port, which mainly operates facilities for shipments of liquefied gas, aromatics, crude and oil products, has been shut intermittently since 17th January 2003 and there seems little chance of it opening again in the next few days as the port is unsheltered and therefore susceptible to extreme weather conditions.
Skikda's old port, which is more sheltered, is less affected by delays.
www.ukpandi.com /ukpandi/infopool.nsf/html/LPBulletin284   (205 words)

  
 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - Report sheds new light on LNG blast in Algeria
A display titled "The Incident at the Skikda Plant: Description and Preliminary Conclusions" indicates, instead, that a large amount of liquid gas escaped from a pipe and formed a cloud of highly flammable and explosive vapour that hovered over the facility.
LNG and LPG were present in some quantities at the Skikda plant, the report said, though the damage to the facility was so extensive, it may be impossible to know exactly what kind of gas formed the vapour cloud.
They agreed that in light of the Skikda incident, statements made by the LNG industry and federal officials regarding the explosive potential of LNG vapour clouds may need to be re-examined.
www.gasandoil.com /goc/news/nta41868.htm   (1576 words)

  
 Agence France Presse French: Algérie: 27 morts, 72 blessés dans l'explosion du complexe de Skikda@ HighBeam ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Algérie: 27 morts, 72 blessés dans l'explosion du complexe de Skikda
Une explosion, apparemment d'origine accidentelle, a détruit lundi soir un important complexe gazier à Skikda, faisant plus d'une vingtaine de morts et de soixante-dix blessés, dans la plus grande catastrophe industrielle qu'ait connu l'Algérie depuis son indépendance en 1962.
Une explosion, apparemment d'origine accidentelle, a détruit lundi soir un important complexe gazier à Skikda, faisant plus d'une vingtaine de morts et de soixante-dix blessés, dans la...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:89594771&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (205 words)

  
 Middle East Online
Speaking haltingly, she said the complex was engulfed in smoke and flames.
A local official, in charge of health in the Skikda region, told state radio that a fire at the plant had been brought under control early Tuesday after raging for almost eight hours.
Health Minister Redjimi said 43 people had been discharged from the hospital in Skikda overnight and five people who were seriously hurt in the blast had been taken to hospital in Annaba, 110 kilometers (66 miles) east of Skikda, but their injuries were not life-threatening.
www.middle-east-online.com /english?id=8564   (763 words)

  
 The Herald News - News - 01/22/2004 - LNG tragedy has locals scared   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In some ways, the proposed facility would be similar to the LNG terminal in Skikda, Algeria, that erupted in flame Monday evening.
Skikda is a port city located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, approximately 310 miles to the east of Algiers, the Algerian capital.
According to the federal Energy Information Administra-tion, the Skikda LNG facility was constructed in two phases: one in 1972, and another in 1982.
www.heraldnews.com /site/news.cfm?newsid=10848628&BRD=1710&PAG=461&dept_id=99784&rfi=6   (1433 words)

  
 Steve Quayle News Alerts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Prices marched higher after the Algerian explosion, which ripped through the vast petrochemical plant in the port city of Skikda on Monday, killing at least 23 people and shutting down all activity at the oil and gas refinery complex.
State oil company Sonatrach said there was no major damage to the Skikda refinery's electricity plant, and that the blast would have minimal impact on liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries.
Officials said they believed a boiler at one of the gas units was the origin of the blast, which was felt for kilometers and destroyed three liquefied natural gas (LNG) trains.
www.stevequayle.com /News.alert/04_Terror/040120.oil.prices.html   (461 words)

  
 Security of supply: the Skikda example
On 19 January 2004, an accident took place at one of Gaz de France's suppliers, the natural gas liquefaction plant in Skikda, northeastern Algeria.
The accident was apparently the result of a boiler exploding and starting a fire.
Liquified natural gas supply from Skikda was immediately suspended for 6 months, and then gradually resumed, reaching just 50% at the end of 2004.
www.gazdefrance.com /public/page.php?iddossier=837   (266 words)

  
 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - LNG plant explosion claims 22 lives in Algeria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
21-01-04 Twenty-two people were killed and 74 were injured when a huge explosion destroyed a LNG plant in the eastern Algerian port of Skikda, in the country’s worst industrial accident since independence in 1962, the state energy group Sonatrach said.
Khelil said 26 people were still under observation in Skikda hospital but 43 others had been discharged after receiving treatment.
A local official, in charge of health in the Skikda region, told that the fire had been brought under control.
www.gasandoil.com /goc/news/nta40658.htm   (433 words)

  
 afrol News - New Algerian gas power plant financed
The borrower is Shariket Kahraba Skikda (SKS), a special-purpose corporation formed to develop the project.
The Skikda Power Company has set the completion date for the advanced gas power plant to early 2006.
The Skikda plant is part of a larger government scheme of producing more power from the country's indigenous gas reserves to provide households and the industry and to generate water.
www.afrol.com /articles/10727   (429 words)

  
 Skikda
Algérie: 6 morts et 71 blessés dans complexe gazier à Skikda
Photo prise sur écran TV de l'explosion de Skikda Une explosion, apparemment d'origine accidentelle, a détruit lundi soir.
Photo prise sur écran TV de l'explosion de Skikda Une explosion, apparemment d'origine accidentelle, a détruit un complexe.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0845467.html   (229 words)

  
 FERC: LNG - Safety Record
FERC staff visited Skikda, Algeria to learn more about accident at this LNG export terminal.
This facility was an LNG export terminal where natural gas was being liquefied and loaded on LNG tankers.
On January 19, 2004, in Skikda, Algeria, a steam boiler that was part of an LNG liquefaction production plant exploded, triggering a second, more massive vapor-cloud explosion and fire that took eight hours to extinguish.
www.ferc.gov /industries/lng/safety/safety-record.asp   (537 words)

  
 World Markets Analysis - Sample Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Plans to build new refineries in Djen-Djen, Skikda and Arzew have still to materialise, although Naftec did award a $350 million tender to China's CNPC for a small (13,000 bpd) refinery in Adrar to be completed in 2006.
The current petrochemical industry is centred on three locations - Annaba, Arzew and Skikda, which have over seven petrochemical complexes between them and a combined capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per year.
Algeria was one of the first countries to develop its natural gas reserves and was the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer in the world.
www.worldmarketsanalysis.com /wma_sample_pages/site_pages/WEOSampCtrOGD.htm   (1571 words)

  
 Naftec/Raffinerie de Skikda Appels d'offres   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Rehabilitation and modernization of instrumentation by the implementation of the DCS, APC and optimization and the design and construction of a new central control room.
Conduct a feasibility study which will include all the production facilities to be added for the refineries of Skikda to meet the Euro 2005 and the future specifications for the production of gasoline and diesel fuel.
Opening of the commercial bids will be done the same day in a public session, with the presence of the concerned bidders.
www.naftec-dz.com /appels9ry.htm   (559 words)

  
 Keyvan Hedvat and Michael Georgy, Algerian Oil Refinery Strike Will Hit US European Markets
The sources said oil products loadings at the Skikda export terminal had also come to a halt due to a strike by customs officials at the port.
An oil trader estimated that the Skikda refinery ships out roughly one 80,000 tonne cargo a week of fuel oil to the United States.
European petrochemical producers are heavily dependent on Algeria for supplies of naphtha to run their plants manufacturing ethylene and propylene that are in turn converted into a wide range of plastics for everyday use.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/32/093.html   (471 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Skikda, Algeria (Algerian Political Geography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
You are here : AllRefer.com > Reference > Encyclopedia > Algerian Political Geography > Skikda
Natural gas, oil refining, and petrochemical industries have been developed and pipelines have been built for their transportation.
Skikda was founded by the French in 1838 on the site of a Carthaginian colony, Rusicade, which later flourished as a port under the Romans.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/Skikda.html   (183 words)

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