Founded in 1968, the Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Co. Ltd. (EAPC) serves as a land bridge for transporting crude oil from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean and vice versa.
The crude oil pipeline system consists of 3 separate pipelines:
A 42″, 254-km long line links the Red Sea Port of Eilat with the Mediterranean Port of Ashkelon. Two other lines feed the Oil Refineries in Haifa and Ashdod. The company operates two oil ports and two oil terminals with a total storage capacity of 3.7 million cubic meters for crude oil and oil products.