To enhance the activity of the Eilat Ashkelon pipeline, the company created a new transit capability; the pumping of crude oil from the Mediterranean Oil Port of Ashkelon, through the 42" pipeline to Eilat on the Red Sea.
This activity complements the original south-to-north pumping direction, making the system unique in its bidirectional feature. The ability to pump crude oil in both directions has also enabled EAPC to nearly double its operational storage capacity.
The long route around Africa and the limitations of the Suez Canal (related to the size of tankers), boost the competitive advantage of the Reverse Flow Project. Crude oil produced in Russia and the Central Asian Republics and loaded at Black Sea ports, may now be marketed at competitive prices in Southern Asia and the Far East.
EAPC's range of facilities offers the possibility of collecting several cargoes of 600,000 barrels or 1,000,000 barrels at the company's storage terminals, and then redelivering larger cargoes in Eilat. This flexible system along with other transportation and handling alternatives can produce solutions tailored to the customers' needs.