[Marxism] Oil Refineries in Israel: Haifa and Ashdod

Yoshie Furuhashi critical.montages at gmail.com
Sun Aug 6 00:13:39 MDT 2006

Does Hizballah actually have the capacity to hit the targets that it
aims at?  Doubtful. -- Yoshie

<blockquote>Oil Refineries Ltd. (ORL) BAZAN provides almost all of
Israel�s petroleum needs and significant export volumes. The company
owns and operates two oil refineries, one in Haifa and one in Ashdod,
which rank among the major refining complexes in the West.
As the only company in Israel refining crude oil for the supply of
petroleum products, ORL plays a central role in planning and
developing energy use. The company�s sales reached $4.4 billion in
2004, including overseas sales of $1.2 billion.

<blockquote>Hezbollah warned that if the Israel Air Force continues
its strikes on Beirut strikes, it would target petrochemical plants in

The group said it intentionally avoided hitting petrochemical
installations in Haifa, which houses Israel's major oil refinery,
according to a statement read on Al-Manar.

"But the next time, it [Hezbollah] will not spare anything in Haifa
and its surroundings," the statement said.  (Yuval Azoulay, Amos Harel
and Yoav Stern, Haaretz Correspondents, Haaretz Service and Agencies,
"IDF: Residents from Tel Aviv Northward to 'Be Alert': Rockets Strike
Afula, Jezreel Valley for First Time; Hezbollah: We Can Hit Anywhere,"
17 July 2006, <http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/738747.html>)</blockquote>


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