Employee Of Texas-Based Company Killed In Egypt

HOUSTON (August 10, 2014) An employee of Texas-based energy company Apache Corp. has been killed in a carjacking in the western Egyptian desert.

The attack occurred last week as the employee was driving in the desert Apache spokesman Bill Mintz said Sunday.

Investigations were ongoing to determine who was behind the death of the man, Egyptian security officials said Sunday.

Mintz says Apache is cooperating in the probes.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Officials at the Houston company are trying to notify the employee's relatives.

Mintz describes the employee, who was slain on Aug. 6, as a long-time employee who worked with production operations.

Apache has a large oil and gas operation in Egypt's western desert