Texas energy company says worker slaying isolated


HOUSTON (AP) — Texas-based energy company Apache Corp. says it believes the carjack-slaying of one of its supervisors in the western Egyptian desert was an isolated incident.

Spokesman Bill Mintz didn't provide details on how the company made the assessment. He also said in an email Monday night that Apache will not release the victim's name out of respect for the family's privacy.

Security officials in Egypt say the worker's body was found Friday in a car outside Cairo. The man was shot as he was driving last Wednesday in the desert.

Mintz says the victim was a supervisor in Apache's oil and gas field operations in Egypt. He had worked for Apache for many years, including several rotations through Egypt.

The Houston company has an extensive presence in the nation.

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