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Mauritania hopes to agree plan for BP's BirAllah gas field in 2-3 years

Spectators are seen reflected in a British Petroleum sponsors building in Olympic Park at the London 2012 Paralympic Games

DAKAR (Reuters) - Mauritania hopes to agree a business plan for BP's BirAllah offshore gas field in two to three years time, Energy Minister Abdessalam Ould Mohamed Saleh said at a conference in Dakar on Thursday.

Speaking earlier at the same conference, BP Executive Vice-President for Production and Operations Gordon Birrell said it was working with the Mauritanian government on the most attractive development path for the field.

(Reporting by Bate Felix; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)